Senior Medical Strategist

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Updated: February 17, 2022
Location: Westerville, OH, United States
Job ID: 137981

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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 Senior Medical Strategist role with Navicor may be the perfect place for you.

The Senior Medical Strategist is responsible for assisting the agency team in the understanding and application of scientific/clinical data. It is the Senior Medical Strategist’s responsibility to use their scientific knowledge, summarizing skills, and strategic thinking to enhance the Agency’s offerings to the client.

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.



  1. Work closely with account and creative teams to explain, summarize, and simplify scientific/medical information
  2. Ongoing analysis of oncology scientific literature, conferences outcome, social media, manufacturer press releases and news releases from other sources for specific therapeutic areas relevant to our business (inline brands and new business opportunities):
    1. Identify implications for brands, customers, and the market and provide this information proactively to clients, as appropriate
    2. Summarize competitive intelligence
    3. Capture claim statements for use by copywriters in branded/unbranded materials
    4. Identify and follow key influencers and digital opinion leaders
    5. Proactively develop brief powerpoint review of all relevant information found during analysis, accompanied with “so what” implications for a specific brand
  1. Conduct specific literature searches to identify relevant information pertinent to specific tasks
  2. Attend client meetings – role is to listen for unmet scientific informational needs and to provide most relevant and recent insights from their ongoing analysis
  3. Assist the agency team in annual strategic and tactical planning
  4. Performs other duties as assigned by manager

Job Requirements

  • The applicant would ideally possess a Ph.D., M.D. or PharmD  
  • A minimum of 2 years of pharmaceutical promotion experience
  • Must be experienced/comfortable with providing oncology-specific scientific and medical expertise
  • Strong communication and presentation skills 
  • Previous experience with pharmaceutical promotion/ advertising regulations a plus


I understand that if I am made an offer of employment, it will be conditioned on my demonstration  I am fully vaccinated OR I plan to initiate vaccination by my start date AND be fully vaccinated within 4 weeks of start date against the COVID-19 virus.   

IMPORTANT: I understand that if the role for which I am applying requires extensive in-person contact with colleagues, health care providers, clients and other medical professionals who have stringent vaccination requirements that all Syneos Health employees with whom they partner be fully vaccinated and will not accept or consider any exemptions.  I understand I can request an exemption from Syneos Health’s vaccination requirement based on a qualifying medical condition or sincerely-held religious belief. However, in the event that I successfully obtain an exemption, I understand that it is highly unlikely that I will be able to adequately perform the essential functions of this position without imposing an undue hardship on Syneos Health due to the clients’ demands.

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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