Associate Scientific Director

Location: Horsham, PA
ASSOCIATE SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR / pa       Job#: ASD.9.2017.du.725

Our Philadelphia area client is looking to expand its scientific department with the addition of an associate scientific director (ASD). Reporting to the SVP, Director of Medical and Scientific Affairs, the ASD will be responsible for communicating medical/scientific/technical information to a variety of internal and external audiences.
Job Responsibilities
  • Provide scientific expertise and guidance to creative, strategy, editorial, and account management teams; serve as trusted internal resource
  • Educate creative, strategy, editorial, and account teams on scientific aspects of assigned accounts, demonstrating strong understanding of the relevant therapeutic area and market environment
  • Review promotional materials to add value and assure scientific accuracy and strategic alignment, and to ensure quality output that helps to build the scientific foundation for pharmaceutical and biotech brands
  • Guide, review, and assist copywriters on appropriate promotion language in support of client messaging that is consistent with regulatory guidelines associated with product indication
  • Draft outlines or clinical descriptions that guide copywriter efforts within a scientifically rigorous framework that is strategically sound and consistent with client expectations
  • Serve as the team scientific representative during client medical-legal-regulatory review of promotional materials
  • Assist with growing client relationships by demonstrating mastery of the brand’s science and by helping to shape medical strategy as needed
  • Assist in new business development by conducting background research, creating educational materials for the internal team, and contributing to the preparation of new business proposals
Essential Skills Required
  • Excellent effectiveness and clarity in oral and written communication
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Expertise in conducting literature searches and concisely summarizing findings
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, team-oriented environment
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and attend to numerous ongoing projects on defined timelines
  • Excellent skills using MS Office and Adobe Acrobat
  • Advanced degree (PhD or PharmD required)
  • Experience in oncology or immunology preferred
  • 1 to 2 years of professional experience in life sciences (or relevant field) preferred; teaching experience a plus
  • In-depth understanding of clinical trial design and statistics, and ability to develop and present complex data in simple graphical formats
  • Knowledge of FDA regulations/guidelines preferred
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to work independently 
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