Medical Director

Updated: May 20, 2024
Location: Remote, Remote, United States
Job ID: 3942


You’re driven, resourceful, and above all else - remarkably smart.  

The Medical Director is a key member of our creative, collaborative, and fun (yes, fun) scientific team. The Medical Director will lead the development of promotional scientific content across a range of traditional and digital formats. As a key point of contact on content-related matters, this critical team member is expected to develop deep scientific knowledge of both the therapeutic category and the compound, with an eye to making sure the work is future ready and accessible to a number of audiences. You are at ease leading client conversations, fostering client relationships, protecting Cadent’s reputation for flawless execution, and embracing the philosophy that we’re “better together” when collaborating with colleagues in all departments and mentoring junior members of the scientific team. The Medical Director supports and drives Cadent’s organic growth through excellent client service and RPI/RFP participation. Duties may include, but are not limited to, all or some of the following: 

  • Responsible for the development of promotional scientific content, including but not limited to slide decks, videos, podcasts, monographs, etc
    • Serve as the subject matter expert on the therapeutic landscape and compound
    • Conduct and oversee background research (literature search, KOL interviews, etc) necessary to inform tactical goals
    • Develop and articulate a point of view to guide communication strategy and tactical execution
    • Collaborate productively with other functions (creative, digital, editorial, etc) to ensure flawless execution, scientific credibility, and accuracy
    • Prioritize and organize workload; manage multiple overlapping work streams
    • Communicate clearly and articulately when writing and speaking
  • Support client objectives at national or international meetings and advisory boards, including on-site attendance
    • Collaborate with clients to develop clear objectives for feedback or insight gathering
    • Evaluate feedback and insights for impact on clients’ strategy or tactical plans
    • Develop clear, concise, and strategic summaries that crystallize insights and provide recommended action items
    • Mentor a team of biomedical writers and associate medical directors
      • Ensure efficient workflow according to budget and specs
      • Provide constructive and actionable feedback to improve work product and collaboration
  • Build client relationships through strategic partnership and understanding of client goals
    • Provide strategic and tactical recommendations to clients as appropriate

Desired Requirements: 

  • Advanced degree, PhD or PharmD preferred
  • 3+ years of promotional medical education experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with account teams, other writers, editors, key opinion leaders, and clients
  • Analyze and synthesize complex information from multiple sources
  • Communicate medical/technical information to a wide variety of audiences
  • Work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, team-oriented environment
  • Efficiently prioritize multiple tasks and provide effective direction to others; can quickly evaluate the resources necessary to accomplish a goal and put those into action
  • Manage a team of writers, delegate work to appropriate staff as needed, and ensure project execution
  • Facility with MS Office Suite, including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $130k to $145k. The base salary range represents the anticipated low and high of the Syneos Health range for this position. Actual salary will vary based on various factors such as the candidate's qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role. In addition, some positions may include eligibility to earn commissions/bonus based on company and / or individual performance. 

At Cadent, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. At times, we will consider transferable skills from previous roles. We also encourage you to join our Talent Network to stay connected to additional career opportunities. 

Cadent is a US Medical Communications company with employees located across the US. The home office is in New York City. Cadent specializes in high science, high touch peer to peer medical communications. The company excels in translating complex science into compelling messages that deliver value and action. Cadent builds relationships and collaboration between the biopharmaceutical industry and healthcare professionals. 

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Syneos Health companies are affirmative action/equal opportunity employers (Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled) 

Syneos Health has a voluntary COVID-19 vaccination policy. We strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated. Additionally, certain local governments or Syneos Health customers may have vaccine requirements that apply to some of our employees. These employees are required to submit proof of vaccination to Syneos Health and maintain compliance with these requirements.
At Syneos Health, we believe in providing an environment and culture in which Our People can thrive, develop and advance. We reward and recognize our people by providing valuable benefits and a quality-of-life balance. The benefits for this position will include a competitive compensation package, Health benefits to include Medical, Dental and Vision, Company match 401k, flexible paid time off (PTO) and sick time. Because certain states and municipalities have regulated paid sick time requirements, eligibility for paid sick time may vary depending on where you work. Syneos Health complies with all applicable federal, state, and municipal paid sick time requirements.


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