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Scientific Team Leader at ID Search & Selection

Scientific Team Leader

ID Search & Selection Manchester, Greater Manchester Full-Time
£50,000 - £60,000 / year
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Our client is seeking a Scientific Team Leader to write, review, develop strategy and contribute to new business across multiple and varied communications programmes. This role can be based out of their offices in Cheshire or Glasgow, with flexibility of home working.

You would be an experienced writer with a flair for multi-tasking and ambition to develop your role as a leader. As Scientific Team Leader you will be responsible for ensuring that the product communications strategy is delivered to the highest quality through clearly briefing your team, reviewing writers’ work, driving deliverables to schedule and acting as your clients’ main point of contact to take briefs, keep them informed and manage expectations.

This is an opportunity to work for an international agency with an established reputation for great science who work on a variety of mixed medical communications projects.

If you are ready to take the next step in your career, in addition to excellent salary and benefits including healthcare, pension and bonus, you can expect great support, training and career development.


Write and edit on a range of communication products to ensure the highest quality in line with client needs and appropriate to audience on a variety of therapeutic areas
Effectively manage time spent on writing/editing projects versus project management
Lead, coach and motivate project teams: share best practice; provide support and guidance to team members on client and project issues
Develop close working relationships with team members thereby enabling provision of regular feedback on performance, both directly and to Line Managers
Liaise effectively with the clients and opinion leaders, acting as the primary point of contact according to the requirements of the account
Act as the main source of account/product/therapy area expertise for the client
Review output for structure, scientific accuracy and creativity, and against the client’s rationale for the work, specific project objectives, key messages, target audiences and consistency with the marketing communication aims
Contribute to, and participate in, new proposal development and pitchesKnowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Life science degree
Previous experience in a medical communications agency and experience within an editorial function or equivalent knowledge
Proven ability for people management including all aspects of training and development
Good communication/interpersonal skills
Appreciation of pharmaceutical marketing and the ability to apply this to clients' own strategies for their products
Demonstrated ability to identify and meet client needs effectively
Proven project management skills
Computer literacy
Proactive, solution-oriented approachMy client is enjoying a period of sustained growth and success so there is plenty of scope for onwards progression and professional development.

ID Search & Selection has been successfully placing candidates in healthcare communications jobs for over 15 years. Along the way we’ve built many long-term relationships with candidates and clients. We’re now trusted recruitment partners to many leading companies, big, small, network and independent.

Our consultants are knowledgeable and professional and will be happy to offer information and advice. We are with you every step of the way, providing a supportive and communicative service that we will tailor to your unique needs.

Jon Gawley would love to hear from you on (phone number removed)

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