Vice President, Medical Director

Updated: May 23, 2024
Location: Santa Monica, CA, United States
Job ID: 4470






Can you reach people with just a few words?

You express all of your ideas effortlessly, and have the skills to distill other people's ideas into their best possible form. Your messaging is not only clear and concise, but your medical expertise allows you to convey high-level scientific knowledge in meaningful and comprehensible communications. Does this sound like you? A Vice President, Medical Director role with GSW may be the perfect place for you.

GSW is a full-service healthcare communications agency that goes beyond advertising to create personalized brand experiences. We develop strategic marketing solutions for pharmaceutical, biotech and health-and-wellness clients around the world. We create experiences that involve, inspire, educate and activate people through ongoing brand journeys.

  • Strong experience in developing, reviewing, and managing accuracy and quality of scientific content produced within a pharmaceutical advertising agency
  • Provide client and strategic oversight
  • Evaluate how feedback gained from the meeting impacts the client’s tactical plans
  • Assess and communicate market trends; build thought leader and client relationships as well as internal collaborations with the teams
  • Add clinical expertise for new business pitches, including:
    1. Building proposal and pitch decks
    2. Developing scientific insights and strategy
  • Oversee the development of content for multiple disease states/clients, by:
    1. Assisting medical writers and associate medical directors by ensuring appropriate messaging is communicated across all projects
    2. Providing strategic scientific and/or medical advice to clients
  • Remain current on the latest clinical trial data and treatment trends
  • Prioritize and organize workload; manage multiple overlapping work streams
  • Conduct background and literature research to support new business efforts
  • Mentor and assist in training junior-level team members
  • Advanced degree required (MD, DO, PharmD, or PA)
  • MUST have 8+ years of experience in a scientific/medical role (experience in pharmaceutical advertising/medical communications is a plus)
  • Broad therapeutic category experience
  • Highly strategic with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven track record of helping to developing creative scientific solutions for pharmaceutical and healthcare clients
  • Excellent organization skills and precise attention to detail
  • Communicate clearly and articulately when writing and speaking

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $160,000 to $175,000. The base salary range represents the anticipated low and high of the Syneos Health range for this position. Actual salary will vary based on various factors such as the candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role. In addition, some positions may include eligibility to earn commissions/bonus based on company and / or individual performance.

At GSW, 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.

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Syneos Health companies are affirmative action/equal opportunity employers (Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled)

Syneos Health has a voluntary COVID-19 vaccination policy. We strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated. Additionally, certain local governments or Syneos Health customers may have vaccine requirements that apply to some of our employees. These employees are required to submit proof of vaccination to Syneos Health and maintain compliance with these requirements.
At Syneos Health, we believe in providing an environment and culture in which Our People can thrive, develop and advance. We reward and recognize our people by providing valuable benefits and a quality-of-life balance. The benefits for this position will include a competitive compensation package, Health benefits to include Medical, Dental and Vision, Company match 401k, flexible paid time off (PTO) and sick time. Because certain states and municipalities have regulated paid sick time requirements, eligibility for paid sick time may vary depending on where you work. Syneos Health complies with all applicable federal, state, and municipal paid sick time requirements.

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