Vice President, Medical Director

Updated: May 13, 2021
Location: Newtown, PA, United States
Job ID: 130607

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We are GSW and speaking people is at the core of everything we do. We are a healthcare advertising agency that thinks just a bit differently, works just a bit closer and dives just a bit deeper. We welcome those who strive to work above and beyond their role, who voice their opinion and who are engaged in all aspects of the agency.


  • 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:
    • Building proposal and pitch decks
    • Developing scientific insights and strategy
  • Oversee the development of content for multiple disease states/clients, by:
    • 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
  • 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

Job Requirements

  • Advanced degree required (PhD, PharmD, MS)
  • MUST have 7+ years of experience in a scientific/medical role (experience in pharmaceutical advertising/medical communications is a plus)
  • Broad therapeutic category experience (Oncology experience is a plus) 
  • 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
This position excludes Colorado applicants.

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


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