Scientific Team Lead

Medical Communications London, UK

You will love this role if you:

  • Are a dynamic and motivated individual looking for a dynamic role in a growing medical communications agency
  • Are able to motivate and mentor other team members and junior writers
  • Think creatively, and want to get the best out of people

You will be a success if you:

  • Consistently deliver scientifically accurate work of high quality that meets the client’s objectives
  • Can develop and maintain relationships with clients and actively pursue new business opportunities
  • Have a talent for getting the best of people

As part of the OPEN Health Medical Communications team, you’ll be responsible for the following activities:

  • Leading and managing a team of medical writers
  • Managing the delivery of a range of high-quality medical communication materials, including slide kits, meeting reports, websites and apps
  • Allocating resources, including freelancers, to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Providing strategic direction to team members and other colleagues, based on commercial needs of the business and thorough understanding of clients’ needs and objectives
  • Ensuring maintenance of high editorial standards through review of other writers’ work
  • Developing specialist knowledge in specific therapy areas as directed
  • Coordinating with design, production and account management teams for project delivery
  • Identifying opportunities for new business within existing accounts
  • Supporting new business initiatives, including attendance and presentation at pitch meetings
  • Recruiting scientific team members
  • Training and developing associate medical writers
  • Conducting performance reviews and appraisals

What you’ll bring:

  • A bachelor’s degree (2:1 or higher) in a life science (biological sciences, biomedical sciences or biochemistry, or a closely related subject), and ideally also an MSc and/or PhD
  • At least 4 years’ experience as a senior medical writer or scientific team lead in a medical communications agency, with proven experience of line management
  • Experience of managing and developing a team of medical writers, and proven leadership and influencing skills in a commercial environment
  • Excellent organisation and project management skills, and a full understanding of industry regulations and guidelines underpinning medical communications activities

What we offer:

As a global organization, OPEN Health is committed to supporting our employees and their families through a comprehensive benefits program

  • Competitive pay, generous paid vacation and holidays, and health insurance programs across all our locations
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities which foster and shape your individual career path
  • An active and growing commitment to bettering the communities our employees call home through our Corporate Social Responsibility program
  • The opportunity to thrive in a global, collaborative environment while working every day to improve health outcomes and patient wellbeing.
  • Diverse, Inclusive culture that encourages you to bring your whole self to work

Reasons to join OPEN Health

People are at the heart of our business. Without our incredibly talented people we couldn’t offer our clients the world-class service they have come to expect. We know how important it is to support, develop, reward and encourage.

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About OPEN Health

OPEN Health brings together deep scientific knowledge, global understanding and broad specialist expertise to support our clients in improving health outcomes and patient wellbeing.

We are united as one flexible organization, harnessing the power of the collective to solve complex challenges. Our global team of experts — many with PhDs and PharmDs — work strategically alongside our client partners in Medical Affairs, Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR), Market Access and Commercial teams across a wide range of therapy areas.

OPEN Health: Established as many. United as one.

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If you're interested in this position, please click the link below to apply. If you have any questions, please email us at talentteam@openhealthgroup.com, or call the Talent Team on 01628 481112.

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