Medical Director (Associate, Dir or Sr Dir levels)

Global Medical Communications Agency

Various locations – Chicago, SF, PA, NY, Boston

Ref # 910-Immediate hire!


Organizational Values:

Our client’s vision is to build a company that is different from other medical communication companies. It is based on strong client focus, commitment to quality science, & delivery of innovative & powerful programs. Core values:

  1. Embrace principles of teamwork
  2. Respect co-workers & clients
  3. Use common sense in decision making
  4. Promote trust in relationships
  5. Share in the ownership of business
  6. Take full responsibility for actions
  7. Contribute to success through creativity, energy, passion, & initiative


Position Summary:


Medical Director: Will assist in management and facilitation of scientific writing process. Assess client needs. Responsible for overall accuracy, quality, & content of all written material. Also assist team members in meeting company objectives, goals, & deadlines. Deliverables include: medical journal articles, abstracts, advisory panel write ups, patient education, disease awareness content, videos, and augmented reality.

Local talent or work remotely.

Reporting to: Vice President, Scientific Services or Director, Scientific Services

Required Experience & Skills:

  • Advanced degree in Life Science, Writing, or Pharmacology required
  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in medical writing or scientific direction capacity
  • Understanding of Oncology, Inflammation, Cardiovascular, Rheumatology or Dermatology are added values.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication & interpersonal skills
  • Thrives in fast paced environment, work to & within deadlines & juggles multiple projects
  • Strong financial, administrative & organization skills, including ability to multi-task
  • Strong client communication skills – ability to speak & interact with clients & faculty members
  • Keen attention to detail, ability to prioritize responsibilities and work in team oriented environment as well as independently
  • Advanced computer skills, knowledge of Internet searches and Microsoft Windows software including; Word, Excel,
  • Ability to pack and lift up to 20 lb. boxes or objects
  • Travel as needed, including weekends (4-6 times/yr as needed)


Specific Responsibilities:


75-80%: Billable work for clients. Within this percentage: 50%= Content Development & Strategy. 25-30% review & mentor staff on these assignments.

20% Business dev’t, training, mentor team & corporate growth.


Medical Writing  

  • Work directly with clients & physicians/consultants to develop editorial content
  • Maintain & follow current editorial & style guidelines
  • Actively communicate with clients- develop plans, budgets, & project timelines
  • Responsible for writing component of assigned projects, including:
    • background reading & preparation
    • outline development
    • writing of assigned projects
    • identification/preparation of tables & figures for design production
    • quality checks & assurance
    • maintenance of data packages for projects


  • Edit & alter custom communications in AMA style to agreed specifications to meet client requirements
  • Review & interpret scientific/technical documents. Process information into concise & medically accurate scientific communications
  • Coordinate technical editing to clients’ expectations

Scientific Team Management

  • Attend conferences/symposia or other meetings. Act as liaison between company, participants & clients
  • Work with team members to determine criteria for literature searches & content of data packages
  • Review editorial assignments & data to ensure medically accurate information to client specifications
  • Conduct reviews, give feedback & mentor Medical Writers
  • Aide in development of departmental guidelines & procedures
  • Coordinate with internal departments (Creative, Client Services) to develop accurate timelines, monitor projects to ensure deadlines are met
  • Facilitate planning meetings with internal team members to determine specifications & timelines for individual projects
  • Alert appropriate team members to services of project requirements beyond those specified by original contractual agreements (i.e. increased scope of work, changed focus)
  • Coordinate with internal departments (Creative, Client Services) to develop accurate timelines

Business Development

  • Assist in securing new business by representing Scientific Services Department at client presentations. Provide information & therapeutic area expertise
  • Assist in continuing & expanding current business opportunities. Maintain positive client relations.
  • Evaluate new business & assign team members for most effective project management
  • Represent company in professional manner through appropriate demeanor, behavior and dress
  • Manage and lead multiple levels of writers
  • Maintain a sense of humor!


To Apply: Please forward your resume along with writing samples and answers to the 10 questions from this link:

To: Lynn Hazan & Associates. 312-863-5401