Scientific Director

Title: Scientific Director
Reports to:
Director, Scientific Services
Job Status:
Full time, exempt (work from home)
Summary: Scientific Director is responsible for developing and managing content for continuing medical education (CME) activities for live, online, and print-based programs across multiple therapeutic areas

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop content for medical education activities for live, online, and print-based programs across multiple therapeutic areas; create new content and/or edit content submitted by freelancers or faculty members; identify and work collaboratively with expert faculty members and writers; assign projects to freelance contributors and supporting staff; prepare/finalize content for publication or presentation
  • Develop content for CME grant proposals, including gap analysis/needs assessment, learning objectives, program agendas, etc., as needed
  • Attend and/or participate remotely in key medical conferences primarily in the United States; contribute to the editing and/or writing of conference coverage programs, including text- and PowerPoint-based activities
  • Manage a workload consisting of multiple projects with one or more content components; ensure on-time completion of all deliverables
  • Depending on experience level, collaborate with other employees to gain competence in a full range of responsibilities, for example, provide editorial support for CME activities managed by other Scientific Directors

Position Specific:
The ideal candidate should have:

  • 3-5 years of recent experience writing, developing, and editing CME/CE activities across multiple therapeutic areas. Experience in infectious disease, particularly HIV, viral hepatitis, and COVID-19 is an advantage, but is not required
  • Experience managing content development in a range of CME formats (ideally including PowerPoint presentations, case-based activities, video presentations, and interactive digital media) 
  • Experience working with expert faculty members/key opinion leaders on developing educational content
  • 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)
  • Effective decision making, initiative and judgment; strong analytical and problem-solving skills; and a resourceful, “can-do” attitude

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree (Biological Sciences, English, or Communications preferred). Advanced degree (MD, PhD, PharmD, MS) preferred.
  • Experience working in multiple disease/therapeutic areas. Working knowledge of recent advances in clinical medicine and therapeutics. Experience in infectious diseases, HIV, viral hepatitis, and/or COVID-19 is a plus.
  • Experience identifying and working with faculty members/key opinion leaders on educational materials intended for professional medical audiences
  • Experience developing CME/CE-certified programs and familiarity with current CME best practices (eg, gap analysis) and complex formats (eg, interactive online activities)
  • Working knowledge of AMA style requirements
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and familiarity with online medical reference resources
  • Availability for occasional travel to medical conferences and company events, as needed 

Application Details

  • Please send a cover letter, resume, and 2 relevant writing samples to hr@clinicaloptions.com. Please only provide samples written for a professional medical audience and indicate your role in producing the piece
  • Please note in the subject line the specific position for which you are applying (“CCO Scientific Director”)
  • Candidates with appropriate experience will be contacted for an interview and further evaluation

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