Scientific Director / Senior Scientific Director


£Competitive + Excellent Benefits (pension, bonus, healthcare, life insurance etc.)


Location: Flexible; London, Brighton, Oxford, Knutsford, Manchester or fully remote


About the role


As a Scientific Director/Senior Scientific Director you will be a scientific expert, providing insights and knowledge to projects, clients and new business efforts. You will review projects for strategic alignment and scientific accuracy, and when needed, act as the medical writer for more scientifically complex projects. Acting as a client relationship manager, you will build scientific credibility and partnerships, ensuring a high level of service with each client. You will provide scientific and strategic expertise to new business development activities, researching and developing content for pitches, as well as being part of the presentation team. Building a support network for junior members of the team, you will work closely with medical writers, account teams, client services and project management. In return, Fishawack will offer you excellent job benefits, on-going career opportunities and a supportive & flexible working environment.


Who are Fishawack?


Fishawack Health, an independent, full-service, global healthcare communications group with over 850 medical experts, marketing professionals and strategic specialists. We are bound by our beliefs, connected through our culture and fearlessly move forward with purpose.


Established in 2001, Fishawack Health is a group of dynamic healthcare communications companies with teams across the UK, US, India, Portugal and Switzerland. Our reputation is built on excellence and creativity, bound by a common philosophy and a commitment to providing premium communications services tailored to meet the individual needs of our clients across the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Our mission is to improve outcomes for patients through the communication and application of healthcare knowledge. As our success continues to grow so does our need for talented individuals.



What you'll do


  • Work closely with teams, leading the scientific development of projects
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients, ensuring the highest level of service
  • Participate in business development activities, such as pitching and proposals
  • Provide leadership to ensure that teams are exceeding performance standards and developing professionally


About you


  • 5-10 years'+ experience in a medical communications agency environment, including medical writing experience and editorial management experience
  • Bachelors degree in the life sciences; PharmD or PhD highly preferred
  • Proficiency in the use of MS office, PowerPoint and Excel


What we can offer


We offer a creative, supportive environment with a uniquely diverse career structure where you will be able to continuously develop. Our STEPS training programme – Supporting Training, Enhancing Professional Development – provides a broad range of training delivered in-house and on-line, and supplements on-the-job training/project team-led training initiatives. We also offer a generous company pension, private medical insurance, life insurance plus many other excellent employee benefits.

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