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OPEN Health Scientific Director in Boston, Massachusetts

Scientific Director

Job Summary

Remote; Ideal candidate should be based in EST time zone or willing to work east coast hours.

The Scientific Director will have the skills and ability to lead multiple projects for multiple clients simultaneously. They will serve as the medical expert for the disease states they support, understanding the therapeutic landscape and related scientific data. They will be responsible for directly developing high quality medical and commercial content that supports the strategic product positioning of their clients.

The Scientific Director is responsible for maintaining regular client and KOL engagement, either through face-to-face meetings, phone, and/or written communication to ensure the highest levels of quality control and meticulous attention to detail.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Providing strategic alignment, ensuring medical accuracy, and accepting responsibility for the development of scientific content across a variety of projects. These include but are not limited to, advisory board meetings, promotional slide presentations, and video scripts

  • Partnering with assigned client(s) to identify scientific content needs and proactively execute and address those needs to ensure complete client satisfaction

  • Collaborating with senior management and project and account teams, on the planning and execution of assigned work, to ensure appropriate scientific support and communication throughout the life of a project.

  • Developing high-quality written materials that are scientifically accurate and appropriate to the target audience

  • Working independently to incorporate necessary rounds of revisions and address reviewer questions/comments

  • Successfully managing workload to allow timelines to move forward in an effective and smooth manner

  • Maintaining scientific integrity of content during project implementation

Experience, Skills, and Qualifications

  • Doctoral-level degree (PhD, MD, PharmD) in a relevant field preferred

  • 3+ years of experience in medical communications, medical education, pharmaceutical marketing, medical affairs, content production (promotional slide presentations and ad board decks) or equivalent

  • Knowledge and writing experience in solid and hematologic oncology and/or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a PLUS!

  • Superior communication skills (both written and verbal) and a proven ability to communicate complex scientific concepts to a variety of audiences including clients, patients, and the external scientific community

  • Proficiency with PubMed searches and MS365 including Word, Excel, PowerPoint (advanced skillset), Outlook and Teams, including figure and table development.

  • Familiarity with FDA, AMA, and PhRMA Guidelines as they pertain to the core business and product legalities

  • Ability to foster integration, collaboration, and teamwork with account team members including meeting expectations related to working within budgeted hours and deadlines; communicating with team regarding these as needed

  • Ability to apply experience by demonstrating a clear and full understanding of evolving medical education policies, procedures, and guidelines

  • Ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders such as vendors, professional organizations, societies where appropriate

  • Understanding of a variety of therapeutic categories as required, with the ability to learn new areas quickly

  • Complete and comprehensive knowledge of the professional education (on label) process

Travel Requirements

  • The ability to travel and meet with clients as required to maintain effective relationships

  • 30% potential domestic/global travel

About OPEN Health

OPEN Health unites deep scientific knowledge with wide-ranging specialist expertise to unlock possibilities that improve health outcomes and patient wellbeing. Working in partnership with our clients, we embrace our different perspectives and strengths to deliver fresh thinking and solutions that make a difference.

OPEN Health is a flexible global organization that solves complex healthcare challenges across medical communications, HEOR and market access, and creative omnichannel campaigns.

What we offer:

As a global organization, OPEN Health is committed to supporting our employees and their families through a comprehensive benefits program

  • Competitive pay, generous paid vacation and holidays, and health insurance programs across all our locations

  • Ongoing training and development opportunities which foster and shape your individual career path

  • An active and growing commitment to bettering the communities our employees call home through our Corporate Social Responsibility program

  • The opportunity to thrive in a global, collaborative environment while working every day to improve health outcomes and patient wellbeing

  • Diverse, inclusive culture that encourages you to bring your whole self to work

If we sound like the sort of business environment in which you would thrive, then we would love to hear from you.