Scientific Medical Director

· Yardley, Pennsylvania
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

MMSG, a Red Nucleus company is hiring a new teammate! We are hiring a Scientific Medical Director to join our Medical Communications team.  This position can be based out of our US offices or full-time remote. 

Our Agency

Red Nucleus is the leading provider of strategic learning, performance, and process solutions for the life sciences industry. Our team is composed of more than 500 full-time employees whose commitment to creativity, quality, and on-time delivery is unrivaled in our space. At Red Nucleus, we work in an environment that fosters trust, self-expression, and the ability to excel in our careers. We are proud to have been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in PA” for all 5 years that we have been headquartered in PA.

Job Description

The Medical Director is responsible for planning, development, and oversight of scientific content for an assigned account or accounts across a range of therapeutic areas, addressing different target audiences. Content may be delivered through a variety of print and electronic media outlets, including, articles, slide presentations, executive summaries, eLearning platforms, and Web applications. The Medical Director is accountable for providing clients with strategic medical communication recommendations that support the achievement of brand goals in the marketplace.

Responsibilities range from being the independent lead executing content development activities and liaising with other in-house or freelance staff to managing writing and other content-related tasks, such as conducting background research, data-checking, and reference annotation. The desired candidate will be highly strategic in practice with the ability to quickly process information in order to accurately translate and deliver to the target audience. Scheduling flexibility, timeline prioritization skills, PowerPoint proficiency, and keen attention to detail are essential for success in this role. In summary, this is a developmental role that comes with significant opportunity and individual growth potential.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assumes full leadership of clinical aspects during strategic planning and project meetings with internal and client teams, gathering information and assessing client expectations on assigned initiatives, connecting science with strategy
  • Plans, develops, writes, and edits materials as assigned. Supervises and mentors others in-house (fellows/interns) and contract medical writing resources according to project needs, delegating assignments and revising material to ensure consistency and cohesion of scope and message prior to submission to Editorial Services
  • Collaborates with internal and client teams to help identify creative solutions to fulfill client vision and goals; contributes significantly to timeline and resource planning to meet deliverable milestones
  • Takes ownership of client relationship, partnering with account teams to build confidence in our service offerings; exhibits a professional image and demeanor, demonstrating adaptability and dedication to exceptional client service, assisting with resolution of concerns related to assigned areas
  • Conducts research on assigned topics and secures references
  • Partners with internal team and provides onsite support at key client meetings or events (post-COVID)
  • Thoroughly edits and revises own work and collaborates to resolve errors or concerns, saving time in editorial review process
  • Completes copy review submission into appropriate platform and joins medical, legal, regulatory review process as needed
  • Maintains a current knowledge of industry trends and standards and key medical topics and terminology in order to serve as a credible resource to internal and client teams
  • Applies creative, critical thinking skills to problem solve in a variety of situations
  • Executes mentorship roles and guidance to Fellows and Scientific Associates
  • Performs these and other duties as assigned in adherence with the standards and expectations of MMSG, a Red Nucleus Company. 


Education, Experience, and Required Skills

  • Advanced degree in pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, nursing, or biosciences preferred. Undergraduate degree in related discipline with applicable combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Clinical content development and writing experience required, with strategic focus in a healthcare marketing and medical education agency setting
  • Expert writing and editorial skills with a high level of AMA style and medical terminology expertise
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel and, in particular, PowerPoint
  • Proven organizational and timeline prioritization skills; scheduling flexibility to accommodate work volumes and the ability to manage multiple assignments
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently or as part of a team, whenever appropriate
  • Ability to travel overnight for business on an occasional basis (approximately 15%-20%).

Red Nucleus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 




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  • Location
    Yardley, Pennsylvania
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience