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Scientific Director

54,756 P.A. ?
Location: Bishopsgate
Company: Worldgroup Careers MWT
Hours: Full time
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Scientific Director

McCann Health is one of the largest and most awarded health networks in Europe. Through combining the power of Science, Creativity and Strategy together we strive to integrate advertising, design, relationship and digital marketing, shopper experience and production to deliver best-in-class strategic and creative services to some of the world’s top as well as emerging health and wellness brands. At McCann Health we are proud to be #1 awarded network for creative globally, including the prestigious Health Network of the Year at Cannes Lions for two years running.

Scientific Director is a key leadership role within the agency responsible for leading scientific excellence within McCann Health, as part of the leadership team within one of our business units. You will provide scientific council internally to our teams and externally to our clients across a range of therapy areas such as oncology (inc. cellular therapies), rare disease and cardiology. You will be responsible for partnering across disciplines to ensure your teams disease landscape expertise drives differentiated thinking through strategy and creative. Your work will help shape commercial decision-making and ensure the integrity and credibility of scientific communications.

You’ll be a success if you:

  • Provide scientific council internally and build relationships with clients based on deep scientific understanding of product, competition, and condition
  • Ensure differentiated scientific thinking informs brand strategy and creative, by partnering effectively with the strategy, creative, copy and business leads in the business unit
  • Lead the facilitation of client workshops and thought leadership discussions with HCPs
  • Oversee internal training to deepen scientific understanding across all functions
  • Act as the scientific lead, or provide scientific direction to your team, on organic and new business opportunities, including driving the identification of opportunities and new business
  • Support the Executive Scientific Director to implement the scientific discipline plan for McCann Health
  • Set the highest standards in terms of management behaviours; support a culture of diversity and inclusion; respect for others, collaboration, responsibility and accountability.
  • Demonstrate through attitude and every day actions a support for a culture of diversity and inclusion; respect for others, collaboration, responsibility and accountability.
  • Through effective line management, ensure high quality selection, training, development and performance management of all line reports.
  • Contribute to a culture of personal growth and high performance through strong collaboration, knowledge sharing and mentoring.

What you’ll bring:

  • Advanced, doctoral-level degree: MD or PhD
  • Currently a Scientific Director in a med comms or marketing agency, and looking to move into a non-editorial leadership role
  • Effective communication by translating complex scientific concepts clearly and accurately
  • Line management experience
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • Therapy area experience in oncology would be an advantage

You’ll be rewarded with:

  • 25days annual leave plus Christmas Close down
  • Summer Fridays – we finish at 3pm on Fridays during the summer
  • Competitive Salary
  • Great training and development
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Private Healthcare
  • Headspace and mental health wellness programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Long Service Award
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Flexible working

If you feel the above speaks to your career ambitions, then get in touch.

Diversity and Inclusion

We believe that Diversity and Inclusion are fundamental to achieving our mission – to help our client’s brands and businesses play a meaningful role in people’s lives. We view diversity as a business imperative that, when incorporated into all agency practices, becomes a competitive advantage, driving growth and organizational sustainability. As we position ourselves for a future of increased competition and disruption, we’re accelerating beyond merely acknowledging differences. Our philosophy is that consistent practices and deliberate actions that foster an inclusive culture, unleash the creative power of our talent and our work. We call this Conscious Inclusion.

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