Medical Director - Medical Education

Havas Health New York , NY 10007

Posted 3 months ago


Position Title: Medical DirectorRevision Date: 3.1.19

Department: Clinical ServicesFLSA Classification: Exempt

Reports To: Vice President of Clinical Services, or similar

Employment Status: Fulltime

Schedule: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday, Supervises: N/A

with some evenings and weekends; local and Travel: Frequent (35%+)

overnight travel; may regularly a work week

that exceeds 40 hours per week.


The Medical Director plans, develops and oversees the creation of strategic clinical content for pharmaceutical and health care marketing and communications materials which may be delivered through a variety of print and electronic media outlets to include newsletters, articles, slide presentations, eLearning platforms and web applications. The position will interface with client groups, daily supporting assigned accounts by providing clinical expertise and leadership, and will gain a thorough understanding of the scope and expectations of each project. The desired candidate will be highly strategic in practice with the ability to quickly process information in order to accurately translate and deliver to the target audience. Scheduling flexibility, timeline prioritization skills and a keen attention to detail are essential for success in this role.


  • Assumes full leadership of clinical aspects during strategic planning and project meetings with internal and client teams, gathering information and assessing client expectations on assigned initiatives, connecting science with strategy.

  • Plans, develops, writes and edits materials as assigned. Supervises and mentors other in house and contract medical writing resources according to project needs, delegating assignments and revising returned copy to ensure consistency and cohesion of scope and message prior to submission to Editorial Services Manager.

  • Collaborates with internal and client parties to help identify creative solutions, and to constantly improve the level of fulfillment of client vision; contributes significantly to timeline and resource planning to meet deliverable milestones.

  • Takes ownership of client relationship, partnering with account teams to build confidence in Symbiotix service offerings; exhibits a professional image and demeanor, demonstrating adaptability and a dedication to exceptional client service, assisting with resolution of concerns related to assigned areas.

  • Conducts research on assigned topics and secures references.

  • Partners with internal team and provides onsite support at key client meetings or events.

  • Properly tracks and retains electronic versions of documentation from draft through final submission.

  • Thoroughly edits and revises own work and collaborates to resolve errors or concerns, saving time in editorial review process.

  • Maintains a current knowledge of industry trends and standards and key medical topics and terminology in order to serve as a creditable resource to internal and client teams.

  • Applies creative, critical thinking skills to problem solve in a variety of situations.

  • Performs these and other duties as assigned in adherence with the standards and expectations of Symbiotix.


  • Advanced degree in pharmacy, nursing or biosciences preferred. Undergraduate degree in related discipline with applicable combination of education and experience may be considered.

  • Three to five years of progressive clinical content development and writing experience, preferably at an Associate Medical Director or Medical Director level with strategic focus in a health care marketing agency setting.

  • Expert writing and editorial skills with a high level of AMA style and medical terminology expertise.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Proven organizational and timeline prioritization skills; scheduling flexibility to accommodate work volumes and the ability to manage multiple assignments.

  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently or as part of a team, whenever appropriate.

  • Frequent overnight business travel will be required (approximately 25 to 30%)


Normal office environment with moderate noise levels and frequent use of computer; general hotel atmosphere during programs/meetings. Physical activities may include sitting or standing for extended periods of time, with frequent lifting of up to 10 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds. Keyboarding and speaking are regularly performed in this position. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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Medical Director - Medical Education

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