• Scientific Director

    Job ID
    US-CA-Los Angeles
    Medical Communications - Medical & Scientific Services
    Chameleon Communications International
  • Overview

    Chameleon Communications International (CCI) partners with many of the major top 20 pharmaceutical clients to create the scientific foundation and clinical communications that support the successful development and launch of their brands. We work across a range of media including journals, congresses, and digital formats. Our work spans the globe across Europe, Asia Pacific, North and South America. Chameleon received the Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2010.


    With nearly 180 people working in New York, Los Angeles, London and Manchester, Chameleon is a member of the Healthcare Consultancy Group (HCG), a global company in the Omnicom Group of independently managed healthcare communications companies dedicated to delivering accurate, strategic, and compelling scientific communications to the full range of stakeholders, including physicians, allied healthcare professionals, payers, patients, and caregivers.


    We are currently seeking a Scientific Director to join our Medical and Scientific Services Team. This position is located in our Los Angeles office. There is also potential for remote working on the West Cost.


    The Scientific Director (SD) will oversee the development and implementation of various medical communications assignments done to support our pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. The SD will help to develop the client relationship by ensuring that the scientific needs of the account are being met, specifically that the work has strategic focus, scientific rigor/accuracy, and clinical relevance. Based on the clients we serve, the SD must have a commanding knowledge in any one or more of the following therapeutic areas; immunology, oncology (across several cancer types), cardiovascular, infectious disease, neurology, internal medicine (which includes pulmonology, nephrology, and rheumatology) is essential.


    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Acting as the scientific lead on multiple accounts, providing strategic direction and leadership
    • Overseeing content development, including primary writing
    • Problem-solving when conflicts or issues arise to ensure that the client’s goals are met
    • Building and maintaining client relationships
    • Partnering effectively with other cross-functional team leads to ensure client communication strategies are achieved
    • Providing input into the scientific aspects of budget and timeline development
    • Collaborating with the client services team on scientific staffing plans
    • Participating in business development initiatives, including identifying and providing recommendations to potential new clients
    • Training and developing junior scientific staff members
    • Actively participating in and leading scientific services departmental initiatives designed to foster creativity and innovation in the company and its services
    • An advanced degree such as MD or PhD.
    • 4-5 years of experience in Medical Communications minimum required
    • Ability to interpret data and to provide pharmaceutical clients with strategic/scientific direction
    • Strong organizational, problem solving, and project management skills
    • Expertise in overseeing a wide range of complex projects within a team structure
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills
    • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, highly detail-oriented environment
    • Management experience and the ability to mentor and guide others
    • In depth knowledge of pharmaceutical standards, compliance, and regulations
    • Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, and Internet research
    • Ability and willingness to travel (typically once or twice a month for client events/meetings)

    What we offer:

    • A competitive compensation package
    • Paid annual vacation, holiday and sick time off
    • Comprehensive health plans including medical, dental and vision
    • Competitive 401(k) investment options
    • Employee stock purchase plan
    • Life insurance
    • Commuter benefits
    • Employee referral awards
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Training and mentoring opportunities through programs such as Omnicom University, led by international influencers and Harvard Business School professors
    • Retail and entertainment discounts and benefits available
    • A rewarding workplace and a fun team environment

    The companies within the Healthcare Consultancy Group are Equal Opportunity Employers. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any category or class of person protected by law.


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