Director, Scientific Communications

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Medical Communications
  3. United States
Aliso Viejo, California
Posting date: 07 Mar 2019

ProClinical, in support of our client, are seeking an individual to fill the role of Director of Scientific Communications (Publications & Conference Comms), based in California. Reporting to the Executive Director of Medical Affairs, the successful candidate will provide strategic vision, leadership, and management of scientific communication activities, with a primary focus on publications and conference communications.


  • Develop of a comprehensive, cross functional strategic publication plan and the delivery of the publications included in this plan.
  • Translate medical strategies and objectives into actionable long-term strategic publication plans.
  • Ensure endorsement of publication plan by governance bodies prior to execution
  • Continuously evolve plans in conjunction with scientific landscape.
  • Implement effective and consistent strategies for engaging external expertise to advise and shape publication plan strategy.
  • Lead planning and executing all scientific content around relevant conferences and medical booth.
  • Manage vendors to ensure deliverables are on time, within budget, and of high quality prior to subsequent internal review.
  • Build and lead a high performing, cross-functional scientific communications team.
  • Support and oversee the development of a scientific training curriculum and field tools for Medical Science Liaisons and Health Outcomes Liaisons.
  • Develop/oversee the development and creation of literature updates.
  • Manage the publication budget supporting multiple products and scientific activities.
  • Report publication metrics on key objectives to management.

Skills And Qualifications

  • BA with a preference in life science, business, journalism, or communication (advanced degree strongly preferred) and 10+ years' relevant experience.
  • Experience working across a broad range of functional areas and effectively collaborating with Medical Affairs, Health Outcomes, R&D, Regulatory, Legal and Commercial Teams.
  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry with a broad range of therapy understanding, and an understanding of the drug development process.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

To Apply:

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In case you have difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please call George Watson at (+1) 336-842-8682 or upload your resume on our website -

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ProClinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.