VP, Medical Director

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Updated: February 22, 2021
Location: Westerville, OH, United States
Job ID: 129734


Building brands for specialized markets is our focus here at The Navicor Group. And in the complex world of oncology and immunology, this is no small feat. Making a difference in these areas requires more than a passing interest. It takes commitment. It takes a depth of understanding. It takes a specialist. In fact, it takes a team of specialists dedicated to oncology and passionate about turning patients into survivors. This is exactly what you’ll find at The Navicor Group.

 The VP, Medical Director ensures clinical relevancy/accuracy for all healthcare related communications vehicles for the company. This position manages Associate Medical Directors and works closely with them to ensure the medical/scientific integrity of all materials.  He or she also shares responsibilities for potential client relations.

For more than 16 years, Navicor has been a full-service, oncology-focused communications and advertising agency that has built its reputation by transforming products into brands and patients into survivors. At Navicor, cancer is more than a therapeutic category—it’s personal.


  • Management responsibility for Medical services ensuring that accurate and strategic scientific and clinical information is provided to internal account/creative teams, as well as external clients
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals, key opinion leaders, clients, and other marketing/agency professionals to establish a strategic association between the science and appropriate positioning/marketing of a brand or service
  • Develop and support scientific/clinical educational offerings to maintain an up-to-date staff
  • Develops solid working relationships with medical community and is able to leverage these relationships to expand business opportunities
  • Understands the roles of each functional area within the company and provides appropriate medical and strategic oversight and/or staff, in order to deliver the best work possible
  • Develops direct reports so that they are prepared and equipped for increasing levels of responsibility; addresses personnel issues promptly, fully, and within proper guidelines
  • Assists staff in creating appropriate career development plans and provides guidance, direction, and support for their career growth
  • Helps support new business activities and pitches as needed
  • Actively embraces, promotes, and educates personnel regarding the company’s values, the role of medical services and their roles in helping achieve overall business objectives
  • Collaborates with Managing Director to ensure financial and business objectives are met
  • Position requires some travel

Job Requirements

  • Advanced degree required: MS, MD, DO, PharmD, or PhD or other professional degree with relevant healthcare experience preferred
  • At least 10 years previous experience in the pharmaceutical/medical/science industry
This position excludes Colorado applicants.

Within the walls of Navicor you will find an environment of collaboration. Our culture breaks down barriers and avoids departmental silos. We believe that creative, account, digital, strategy, and support are not so much departments as they are part of the “essential collective” that have cemented our philosophy that everyone is an idea person. This is an expectation for every associate and our invitation to every client. Navicor is not siloed according to our talents; we are united by our passion.

Navicor is part of Syneos Health Communications, a purpose-built collective of agencies focused on supporting health and biopharmaceutical innovators. We work in scalable, collaborative teams that partner across disciplines and geographies to deliver integrated communications strategies that accelerate brand performance. In today’s fast-changing and complex environment, success lies in making connections: between science, emotion, and technology; between data, design and human insight. We’re able to make those connections because our medical communications, digital, advertising, public relations, data science, research and market access specialists work closely with each other and with healthcare experts, including physicians, pharmacists and advocates. Together, we are the connected healthcare partner tapping rich insights to drive innovation, change behavior and pioneer a new era of accountable marketing.

Syneos Health Communications is powered by Syneos Health, a global professional services organization designed to help the biopharmaceutical industry shorten the distance from lab to life.

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Syneos Health is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled) 


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