Scientific Director

Updated: May 9, 2024
Location: London, ENG, United Kingdom
Job ID: 4228

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You are organised, driven, and thrive in an ownership position.

Role Overview

The primary purpose of this role is to work alongside the account teams in being accountable for meeting the business objectives of the clients both strategically and financially. As well as using experience to develop innovative tactical and strategic plans that are well aligned to client needs.


  • Takes final responsibility for the overall output from their group
  • Takes responsibility for issues management, internally and externally
  • Sets the example for professionalism & work ethic for their group
  • Through active mentoring/performance management shows evidence of progressing individuals, especially, to the PMW level by teaching technical and non-technical skills
  • Involved in development of new business, both directly, through pitching, and indirectly by providing scientific background and strategy.
  • Is the voice of calm and reason, the ‘port in the storm’ for their colleagues and clients

Essential Requirements

  • Must have extensive Medical Writing experience gained within a Healthcare Agency setting
  • Apply sound business insight & judgment in the best interests of the agency & our clients
  • Has an expert level of understanding of med comms and the overall healthcare industry and shares their point of view internally and externally
  • Has a track record of identifying potential issues before they arise and pro-actively managing them

At Syneos Health, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. At times, we will consider transferable skills from previous roles. We also encourage you to join our Talent Network to stay connected to additional career opportunities.

Litmus Medical Communications acts as a catalyst to accelerate uptake and embed the value of therapies across the product lifecycle, bringing business strategy to science and scientific expertise to your business. With our base in Europe, we are cognizant of the diverse healthcare systems, regulations and market dynamics of the region; however, we are not limited by geography and support our customers at a local, European and global level. Whatever the reach required, we specialise in building relationships, understanding and collaboration between the biopharmaceutical industry and medical/healthcare professionals. We develop a range of strategic solutions based on an understanding of both the objectives and issues of our customers as well as their stakeholders, focusing on facilitating peer-to-peer and scientific communications through a range of channels. As effective and compelling communication is key, whether for a marketing story, scientific data or market access support, we have a dedicated editorial excellence team providing content that can be syndicated to deliver solutions to enhance patient care.

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