Scientific Team Lead

Location: London, Camden

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 Lead 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 track record of providing innovative and high-quality solutions to the pharmaceutical industry, and provides a creative and dynamic environment with excellent opportunities for career progression.

Suitable candidates will have a life sciences degree and proven experience gained within either a medical communications agency or healthcare publishing environment


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.