Associate Scientific Director

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 6 days ago(2/20/2024 6:57 AM)
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Business Unit : Name
Adelphi Communications


The position:

Associate Scientific Director

The opportunity:

We are seeking an enthusiastic and skilled Associate Scientific Director with a proven ability in a medical communications agency for leading a scientifically focused project team in the delivery of clear, accurate and creative work for a full-time position based at our global head office in Cheshire.

Adelphi Communications is a leading global agency providing comprehensive and innovative medical communication solutions to the healthcare industry. Our ethos − TOGETHER WE CAN − speaks to the importance we place on the relationships we build with our valued clients, with other key experts in science and medicine, and within our own staff teams.

Our business efforts focus on five principal disciplines

through which we channel our passion for simply and effectively commanding and communicating highly complex concepts across an impressive range of therapeutic areas. This gives us a compelling approach to developing creative and inspiring solutions to the complex strategic challenges facing
our clients.

With a vibrant and sociable team environment, intensive on-the-job coaching and a programme of targeted training, supplemented by an excellent benefits package, Adelphi Communications provides the right setting for professionals who want to make a difference.           

key accountabilities:

  • Lead the delivery of multiple projects or programmes of work in accordance with individual project briefs and overall account priorities
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of the pharmaceutical industry to address client needs
  • Build influential relationships with clients through the application of strategic thinking
  • Work with the Programme Director and Client Services Lead to identify needs and opportunities for expansion of business through organic account growth
  • Review work from medical writers for accuracy, story flow and meeting the brief, and to ensure consistent quality of work and client strategic insights are delivered across projects
  • Produce clear, accurate and creative scientific products

key Competencies:

  • Proven scientific project leadership in a medical communications agency environment
  • Strong financial acumen
  • High level of drive, motivation and initiative
  • Proven experience in the development/mentoring/coaching of junior colleagues
  • Extensive knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, particularly medical affairs
  • Wide-ranging therapeutic area knowledge

Core skills

  • Strong leader
  • Effective team player
  • Close attention to detail
  • Client focus
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strategic thinking


Degree (science, preferably life science); PhD or MSc (desirable)


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