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Associate Scientific Director

Job Title: Associate Scientific Director
Reports to: Director, Scientific Services
Location: Homebased, USA
Job Status: Full-time, Exempt

Job Summary: Responsible for developing and managing content for continuing medical education (CME) activities for live, online, and print-based programs across multiple therapeutic areas.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manages a workload consisting of multiple projects with one or more content components, ensuring on-time
  • Assists Scientific Director in creating new content and/or editing content submitted by freelancers or faculty members
  • Identifies and works collaboratively with expert faculty members and writers
  • Assigns projects to freelance contributors and supporting staff
  • Prepares and finalizes content for publication or presentation
  • Attends and/or participates remotely in key medical conferences primarily in the United States, contributing to the editing and/or writing of conference coverage programs, including text and Power Point-based activities

Skills & Abilities:

  • Effective decision making, initiative and judgment; strong analytical and problem-solving skills; and a resourceful, “can-do” attitude
  • Ability to manage multiple projects that may be complex (eg, online interactive cases) and in developing CME-specific content components (eg, developing and analyzing questions for outcomes assessments)
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to function independently with effective time management, organization, and project management skills; attention to detail; ability to manage diverse tasks to deliver projects on time, within budget, and at a high level of quality
  • Ability to work collaboratively in teams both within the company and externally (eg, faculty, freelancers, and educational partners)


  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and familiarity with online medical reference resources
  • 2-3 years’ experience as a medical writer/editor or equivalent, responsible for developing educational materials intended for professional medical audiences. Experience in therapeutic area is an advantage but is not required.
  • BA/BS degree (Biological Sciences, English, or Communications preferred). Advanced degree (MD, PhD, PharmD, MS) preferred.
  • Working knowledge of recent advances in clinical medicine and therapeutics
  • Experience identifying and working with faculty members/key opinion leaders on educational materials intended for professional medical audiences
  • Experience in developing CME/CE-certified programs preferred
  • Working knowledge of AMA style requirements

Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 20% of the time
  • Mostly Domestic. International on occasion.

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