Medical Director

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Updated: March 18, 2020
Location: New York, NY, United States
Job ID: 7683


 Cadent Medical Communications is seeking an experienced Medical Director to support our fast-paced, dynamic and growing publications and medical affairs practice. The Medical Director is a key member of our publications and medical affairs team who leads development of all scientific content, and is a mentor to junior members of the scientific team. This critical team member is a key point of contact for our clients on content-related matters and should feel comfortable taking a leading role in any client conversation.  In this role, the Medical Director fosters client relationships and protects Cadent Medical Communications’ reputation for flawless execution.  To achieve these goals, the Medical Director is expected to develop deep scientific knowledge of both the therapeutic category (inclusive of the treatment paradigm and competitive landscape) and the compound.  The Medical Director will support new business initiatives by participating in RPIs/RFPs.





(Duties may include, but not limited to all or some of the following)

  • Responsible for the development of scientific content, including slide decks and manuscripts, as needed
  • Serve as subject matter expert in multiple disease states
  • Understand and have a working knowledge GPP3/ICMJE requirements for author-centric publications
  • Provide subject matter expertise to other team members, as needed
  • 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
  • Communicate clearly and articulately when writing and speaking
  • Liaise directly with KOLs and authors to support content execution
  • Manage a team of biomedical writers and associate medical directors
    • Provide constructive and actionable feedback
    • Ensure efficient workflow
  • Oversee appropriate support and staffing for clients
    • Provide insights into best practices for developing content
    • Oversee the development of content for multiple disease states/clients, including:
  • Assisting medical writers and associate medical directors by ensuring appropriate messaging is communicated across all projects
  • Providing strategic scientific and/or medical advice to clients
  • Ensuring accuracy and quality of all projects
  • Travel to advisory boards (majority Thursday and Friday travel) and assists in:
    • Providing client with strategic oversight
    • Evaluating how feedback gained from the meeting impacts the client’s tactical plans
    • Travel to scientific meetings (majority Thursday and Friday travel) to assess market trends; build thought leader and client relationships
    • Travel and deliver new business pitches, including:
  • Building proposal and pitch decks
    • Developing scientific insights and strategy
  • Build client relationships through strategic partnership and understanding of client goals
  • Provide strategic and tactical recommendations to clients as appropriate



Job Requirements

  • Advanced degree, MD or PhD preferred
  • ≥5 years medical writing/medical communications experience in publications and medical affairs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with account teams, other writers, editors, physicians and clients
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize complex information from multiple sources
  • Communicate medical/technical information to a wide variety of audiences
  • Work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, team-oriented environment
  • Efficiently prioritize multiple tasks and provide effective direction to others; can quickly evaluate the resources necessary to accomplish a goal and put those into action
  • Manage a team of writers, delegating work to appropriate staff as needed and ensuring project execution


Preferred Skills:

  • EndNote reference management database experience
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint and Word experience



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