Scientific Director

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

Job Summary: The Scientific Director is responsible for developing and managing content for continuing education (CME/CE) and independent medical education (IME) programs that include live, online, and print-based formats.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop content for medical education activities for live, online, and print-based programs; 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
  • Attend and/or participate remotely in key medical conferences; 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
  • 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
  • Support the development of business opportunities using CME/CE experience and relevant scientific/clinical knowledge to develop gap analyses/needs assessments, learning objectives, program agendas, and compelling rationale for educational programs and formats

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to manage multiple projects that may be complex (e.g., online interactive treatment decision support tools) and in developing CME-specific content components (e.g., 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 (e.g., faculty, freelancers, and educational partners)
  • Effective decision making, initiative and judgment; strong analytical and problem-solving skills; and a resourceful, “can-do” attitude


  • 3-5 years of recent experience writing, developing, and editing CME/CE activities

  • BA/BS degree (Biological Sciences, English, or Communications preferred). Advanced degree (MD, PhD, PharmD, NP/APN, MBA) preferred
  • Working knowledge of recent advances in clinical medicine and therapeutics. Direct clinical experience preferred.
  • 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 ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC as well as other regulatory agencies’ guidelines and policies in relation to commercially supported educational activities
  • Working knowledge of AMA style requirements
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and familiarity with online medical reference resources
  • Clinical or research experience will be considered in lieu of CME/CE experience
  • 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 to determine educational needs and develop educational content
  • Experience writing grant proposals for CME/IME programs 

Physical Requirements

  • Able to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time

Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 30% of the time
  • Domestic and international travel

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