Due to continued agency success, we are now recruiting for an experienced Scientific Director to join the scientific team at Cello Health Communications. As a senior member of the scientific team, the ideal candidate will have the opportunity to shape the role to fit their strengths and be instrumental in the ongoing development and growth of the division.
Cello Health Communications has a scientific team consisting of scientific directors, writers, researchers and editors based in the UK and US, with a wide range of experience and expertise. Our sociable, friendly and proficient teams work across a range of medical affairs and commercial projects at different stages of the product lifecycle, over an extensive range of therapy areas. We continually look for new ways to use and build upon our capabilities, and we value diversity, creativity and expertise.
Do you want to work for a vibrant and dynamic company, which invests in its people?
If this is you, we would love to hear from you…
We’re looking for a brilliant individual who demonstrates an excellent scientific understanding and can translate that understanding into medical strategy and compelling scientific stories that resonate with target audiences. This individual must also be able to pair their scientific acumen and eye for innovation with a commercial understanding that will ensure they lead a team to develop high-quality deliverables and to actively generate wealth for the business.
The Cello Health Communications Scientific Director is a key leadership role within the agency, accountable to the Head of Scientific Services for editorial and content quality they work with clients to challenge, develop and shape pharmaceutical scientific strategies of the future. They are recognised internally and externally as experts in the development and implementation of strategic communication plans, often in one or several therapy areas/specialisms.
Scientific Directors are expected to lead teams by example, having responsibility and accountability for delivery of consistently high‐quality work, whether that be through facilitation of advisory boards and scientific meetings, through partnering with clients to develop future scientific strategy or through development of medical strategy for business development. They are expected to own client relationships at a senior level, and as part of a team manage the scientific aspects of projects and programmes of work.
Scientific Directors assume responsibility for delivering wealth to the organisation, through innovation, personally selling and supporting delivery (mainly through delegation) of work across a broad number of offerings. Driving both organic and new business development, they are responsible for actively generating business that can be delivered by their team, being central to identifying new business opportunities and driving scientific strategy for proposals and pitches.
Scientific Directors are responsible for reviewing the work of others, whether in a coaching capacity or through formal line management whist maintaining an established balance between business development, delivery of billed work and team management and support. Playing a key role in giving the teams an identity and supporting them to live Cello Health Communications values and culture, they encourage collaboration across Cello Health, whilst driving the delivery to strategic goals with a specific focus on their own personal and their team’s development plans to achieve individual, team and overall business objectives.
The role requires a balanced ability to