Scientific Team Leader/Editorial Manager

Location: Camden, London

Are you passionate about science – captivated by the story behind the medicine? Do you love managing talented people, and helping them come up with creative solutions to challenging briefs? Perhaps you want to be empowered to show leadership in your work and feel valued for your contributions. 

With offices in London and the US, AS&K offers medical communications with a global vision. Alongside our partner agency Remedica, we work with some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices companies to develop creative solutions that inspire change, influence clinical practice and improve patient outcomes.

We believe that to deliver great work, you need to love what you do. We’re not just experts, we’re science enthusiasts.

If you love communicating medical science, we invite you to join our thriving scientific content team as a Scientific Team Leader/Editorial Manager. This is a key role within the team, helping us grow to support our expanding business. You will take on responsibility for the end-to-end management of one or more therapy areas including immunology, cardiology and neurology.

This opportunity would suit a senior scientific/medical writer or editor with an excellent track record in medical communications, medical education or healthcare advertising who would like to step up into a management position. This is also an attractive role for those already working as a manager who may wish to move to an agency where team members are given the chance to shape and influence communications accounts. 

Members of our scientific content team enjoy a high degree of autonomy in their work, and with this responsibility comes opportunities to form key working relationships with colleagues in the account management, creative and digital teams, as well as develop collaborative partnerships with clients and key opinion leaders. Importantly, the Scientific Team Leader/Editorial Manager will employ their own subject matter knowledge and experience in overseeing complex projects, and direct the talents of their team to add real value to our clients.

AS&K has a strong commitment to developing staff, and so candidates should have the confidence that we will work alongside them to realise their professional aspirations.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing a team of medical editors to ensure efficient delivery of high quality materials, incorporating regular performance and development review.
  • Content review and editorial sign-off for entire range of materials, including both pre-creative sign-off and final sign-off.
  • Coordination with account management team for messaging/compliance sign off.
  • Coordination of budgets and timelines with account management team.
  • Strategic content input during client interactions.
  • Representing the company at events and client meetings.
  • Managing resourcing and training requirements both within the team and, with the other Scientific Team Leaders, across teams.
  • Scheduling work with Creative and Digital teams.
  • Communicating effectively with all departments and senior management, and proactively seeking ways to improve efficiency or quality to achieve team goals.
  • Having in-depth understanding of several therapeutic areas, and offering scientific leadership and support for members of the content team.
  • Providing input to project proposals and attending pitches as required to secure new business and grow existing accounts.

 

Experience/skills:

  • Excellent editorial skills.
  • Team management.
  • Proven organisational and planning abilities.
  • Proactivity and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Appropriate industry experience, ideally in an agency environment.
  • Experience of broad range of medical education activities across the full range of media.
  • Presentation skills.
  • On-site and client-facing experience essential.
  • Life science degree essential.

 

If you are looking for your next challenge and have the required attributes, do send your covering letter and CV to recruitment@asandk.com.

No third party applications will be accepted.