JOB PURPOSE          


The VP, Scientific Services will play a prominent role within the department by providing scientific expertise to internal teams while maintaining relationships with clients as a trusted authority on their brands.




Basic Responsibilities:

  • Provides guidance to creative, strategy, editorial, and account management teams; serve as trusted internal resource for other functional areas
  • Educate creative, strategy, editorial, and account teams on scientific aspects of assigned accounts, demonstrating strong understanding of the relevant therapeutic area and market environment
  • Review promotional materials to add value and assure scientific accuracy and strategic alignment, and to ensure quality output that helps to build the scientific foundation for Client brands
  • Guide, review, and assist copywriters on appropriate promotion language in support of Client messaging that is consistent with regulatory guidelines associated with product indication
  • Draft outlines or clinical descriptions that guide copywriter efforts within a scientifically rigorous framework that is strategically sound and consistent with Client expectations
  • Assist in writing efforts surrounding high science needs, as needed
  • Serve as the team scientific representative during Client medical-legal-regulatory review of promotional materials
  • Play a leading role in new business development by conducting background research, educating the internal team, helping to formulate the strategic approach to the proposal, and participating in the pitch presentation as required
  • Play a leading role in shaping strategy and planning on assigned accounts, challenging internal and Client thinking as appropriate
  • Represent the Agency as needed, remotely or in person, with Clients, KOLs, vendors, and healthcare providers
  • Proactively identify and develop opportunities for organic growth, new business, and new ideas during brand planning
  • Collaborate with strategy and creative departments to shape and conduct strategic and brand workshops for Clients
  • Provide indirect supervision and mentoring for more junior members of the department and help to vet new departmental hires


  • 10+ years of relevant experience, agency setting preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, interpret, and communicate scientific and medical data
  • Expertise in conducting literature searches with ability to summarize findings for a variety of audiences
  • Knowledge of FDA regulations and guidelines
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication abilities
  • Oncology or Immunology heavily preferred
  • Advanced degree – PharmD or PhD


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