VP, Medical Director

Omnicom Health Group
Medical Communications - Medical & Scientific Services
US-NY-New York
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Omnicom Health Group is the largest healthcare marketing and communications network in the world—partnering with clients to achieve meaningful change through better, more innovative communications. With more than 5,000 dedicated healthcare communications specialists from every corner of science, medicine, marketing, and communications, we recognize that it takes the best of talent to deliver the best of health.


When you join Omnicom Health Group, you have access to opportunities across the most networked network.  What does this mean for you?  Your journey may start with one Omnicom Health Group company then pivot to another, followed by a move to another where you take your career in a whole new direction building your skills and experience each step on your journey.  We’re eager for you to carve a path that works for you – and we’ll help you make it happen. 


The VP, Medical Director is responsible for leading the agency team in the understanding and application of scientific/clinical account data.  A high degree of independence and sound strategic instincts regarding healthcare/pharmaceutical marketing is required.  He/she, in collaboration with his/her team, will prepare scientific and strategic analyses of data, conduct research and disseminate brand/category backgrounders, attend and prepare reports for major medical meetings, and assist the “onboarding” process for new team members. The VP, Medical Director must demonstrate clinical and technical knowledge of medicine across a broad range of oncology-focused therapeutic areas, and will provide medical direction across agency departments and reviewwork for scientific accuracy and strategic relevance. In addition, he/she will develop relationships with leading marketing, regulatory, medical, and clinical personnel at the client as well as key opinion leaders in the  oncology field. 


Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Organize and implement a system to store and easily access all preclinical and clinical scientific information across all agency brands, as well as competitive data. 
  • Prepare scientific and strategic analyses of data for optimal application in promotional media; proactively assess emerging competitive and scientific message trends.
  • Work closely with account, creative, strategy, and medical teams to analyze and interpret scientific data so that clients achieve maximum marketing advantage.
  • Develop and implement a system of market/clinical data gathering and dissemination to team and clients. (i.e. lunch in learns, monthly market data updates, etc.)
  • Devise curriculum for and lead in the development of content for agency-wide scientific education courses.
  • Liaise with client marketing, medical and regulatory departments and develop relationships with client physicians and key opinion leaders.
  • Facilitate liaison between marketing and clinical operations at the client to proactively offer solutions for brand promotions.
  • Attend and coordinate the preparation of reports for major medical meetings.
  • Attend client meetings and provide scientific perspective.
  • Assist the agency team in annual strategic and tactical planning.
  • Organize database of potential key opinion leader contacts; conduct advisory boards, develop medical content in the form of discussion guide for focus groups and telephone interviews with opinion leaders and other physicians.
  • Lead scientific portions of new business presentations; represent agency’s scientific expertise and demonstrate experience to prospective clients.  
  • In person client travel is required



  • PharmD; MD;  PhD or a related field with 5 years of applicable experience. 
  • marketing experience required, oncology experience preferred
  • Knowledge of preclinical and clinical research methods and drug approval processes.
  • High degree of independence and sound strategic instincts regarding healthcare/pharmaceutical marketing is required.   
  • Being pro-active and able to work efficiently and effectively with a team. 
  • Demonstrate current knowledge of and excellent communication skills on medical and industry issues.

The range below represents the low and high end of the base salary someone in this role may earn as an employee of an Omnicom Health Group company in the United States. Salaries will vary based on various factors including but not limited to professional and academic experience, training, associated responsibilities, and other business and organizational needs. The range listed is just one component of our total compensation package for employees. Salary decisions are dependent on the circumstances of each hire.

  • $155,000 - $208,500

Omnicom Health Group is committed to hiring and developing exceptional talent. We agree that talent is equally distributed, and we’re focused on developing diverse teams that can bring the best solutions to everything we do. We strongly believe that celebrating what makes us different makes us better together. Join us—we look forward to getting to know you. 


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