Vice President, Scientific/Medical Director

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Managing a team of scientific/medical writers and freelancers, including:
    • managing workflow
    • ensuring compliance with quality and regulatory standards, as well as internal SOPs
    • ensuring assets are delivered on time and within budget
    • contributing to the development of junior staff and providing opportunities for career growth
  • Serving as a subject matter expert within assigned accounts, both internally and with the client; ensuring all work is scientifically accurate, and consistent with client strategy
  • Planning, researching, and writing high-quality, unbiased scientific abstracts, manuscripts, posters, slide presentations, and other content that supports the medical, commercial, and/or HEOR teams at a range of pharma partners; reviewing, editing, and approving pieces produced by more junior staff and freelancers
  • KOL engagement, including identification and evaluation; participation in and summarizing of advisory boards
  • Providing editorial and art teams with direction and context required for editing, fact checking, and graphic design and facilitating the medical-legal review process
  • Active participation in new business development initiatives, RFPs
  • 10%-20% travel required


This candidate will have several direct reports so prior management experience is needed. In addition, we are looking for someone with:

  • An advanced degree (required): MD, PhD, MS, MPH, or PharmD
  • Oncology experience (strongly preferred)
  • 6+ years of experience in medical communications/medical writing agency; publications experience a must
  • The ability to multitask in order to meet client objectives and deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Proven personnel management skills strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft® Word, PowerPoint, PubMed

Benefits/Perks for Working With HWP

  • 100% employer-paid premiums for employee medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401k plan employer matching
  • Eligibility for profit sharing
  • Generous PTO, including a week off in December for the holidays
  • Paid volunteer time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Comprehensive mental health services
  • Leadership development training program and other career development programs
  • Remote and hybrid work available


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