May 15, 2023

Scientific Director

£75,000 - £85,000 yearly
  • MedComms People Limited
  • Amersham
Full time Medical Communications Medical Education Medical Writing

Job Description

Our client is a successful independent medical communications agency based in Buckinghamshire. Due to continued success, they are looking for a Scientific Director to lead and further develop the editorial team and their medical education content strategy capability.

In this role, you will provide the depth of knowledge and experience that underpins all content-led initiatives within the company, as well as provide expert strategic counsel to clients and ensuring the high quality and compliance of deliverables.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a flourishing company with plenty of growth with a remit to shape, develop and upskill the editorial team within a supportive and friendly working environment. The successful candidate and will receive a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package that includes 25 days holidays, healthcare (extendable to family), pension, flexible working, and bonus scheme.


  • To manage and develop the medical writing and editorial team, identifying any training requirements on an on-going basis
  • To be client focused, providing scientific expertise whilst maintaining awareness of the status of on-going editorial projects and ensuring that all projects are delivered on time, within budget and to quality standards
  • To set and maintain editorial standards, and support all writing and editing staff to achieve these objectives
  • To oversee the allocation and distribution of editorial tasks to team members and organise freelance activity
  • To contribute to new business activity, supporting proposal development and budgeting
  • Be prepared to provide writing support on projects as required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Life Science Degree, MSc or PhD preferred
  • Previous experience of developing medical communications content strategy
  • Significant medical writing experience across a range of deliverables and therapy areas gained within a medical communications environment
  • Team management experience and the ability to coach and train writers and editors
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

We can only progress applications from candidates with previous experience gained within a medical communications agency who are resident and eligible for work in the UK.

This is a great opportunity to be pivotal and have the opportunity in leading and structuring the future of this driven and supportive agency, a chance to build a strong career along the way,  with the aim ultimately joining the management team.

For more information or to submit an application for this role, please contact Sabine Willms on 01932 797963 or

MedComms People is a specialist recruiter in medical and healthcare communications. We’ve built many long-term relationships with candidates and clients. We’re now trusted recruitment partners to many leading companies, big, small, network and independent.

Our consultants are knowledgeable and professional and will be happy to offer information and advice. We are with you every step of the way, providing a supportive and communicative service that we will tailor to your unique needs.

Due to client sensitivities and in some cases timing issues we are unable to advertise all the roles that we are currently working on. If you can’t find the perfect role amongst our advertised roles, please call Sabine Willms on 01932 797963 to discuss your requirements in more detail.

Salary description

£75000 - £85000 per annum, Benefits: Pension, private healthcare which is extendable to family members, 24 days holiday, discretionary bonus and more.

Job Reference

MCP 4396

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