Associate Scientific Director

Cadent Medical Communications

Job Description

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Position Title

Associate Scientific Director

Business Unit

Cadent Medical Communications

Position Category

Scientific and Medical

Position Type

Full Time


The associate scientific director is responsible for the oversight of content development across multiple clients and disease states as well as content development.

Description of Duties

• Manages team of medical writers, senior medical writers and content specialists
• Oversight of content development for multiple disease states/clients to include:
- Assisting medical writers and scientific content specialists by ensuring appropriate messaging is communicated across all projects
- Providing strategic medical advice to clients
- Ensure accuracy and quality of all projects
• Responsible for the development of scientific content including slide decks and manuscripts. Development includes:
- Necessary background research
- Working with clients and other team members to determine outline for project
- Writing of slides or enduring material
- Providing full reference set
- Preparing materials for legal and regulatory review with clients
- Incorporating all stakeholder feedback
• Participates independently in client-facing meetings
• Travels to advisory boards and assists in:
- Preparing slides for meeting
- Providing summary of meeting
• Travels to scientific meetings to gather data for planned or potential publications
• Performs literature searches and background research for new business efforts

Minimum Requirements

Required MD, PhD, PharmD or RN

Required: 3-4 years medical writing/medical communications experience
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with account teams, other writers, editors, physicians and clients

Ability to communicate medical/technical information to a wide variety of audiences

Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, team-oriented environment
Ability to efficiently prioritize multiple tasks and provide effective direction to others; can quickly evaluate the resources necessary to accomplish a goal and put those into action.

Preferred: EndNote reference management database experience preferred
PowerPoint experience preferred




Texas [TX]

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