Scientific Content Lead, Medical Communications

Job Description

Are you a seasoned Medical Affairs professional who may be a little burnt out from the corporate world? Do you enjoy remotely and creatively serving biopharmaceutical clients in developing Medical Communication tools?

Who We Are

  • Since 2003, Wesley Enterprise has helped our Medical Affairs clients develop rigorous and visually appealing content tools in many therapeutic areas, to strategically communicate the science and data to healthcare professionals. Our clients are amazed at what we can do to make them look good, mostly with PowerPoint.
  • Our efficient and innovative team prioritizes work-life balance as we continuously systematize and automate processes to leverage the best use of our most important resource – our team members.


  • Job Title – Associate Director, Medical Communications
  • Position Type – Full-time, exempt
  • Location – Anywhere USA
  • Reports To – VP, Medical Communications
  • No direct reports
  • This is an opportunity to:
    • work for a Medical Affairs-focused medical communications agency led by a team with significant previous Medical Affairs work experience.
    • work in a variety of medical communication projects in diverse therapeutic areas.
    • partner with clients who value our input, innovation, and scientific rigor.
    • work in a well-established boutique agency that offers unparalleled work-life balance.
    • be an individual contributor and develop high-impact, innovative medical communication tools.
    • act as project leader and coach other content developers.
    • lead professional relationship development in key Medical Affairs accounts.
    • shape company processes, culture, and truly make your mark.

Value of the Position

  • Be the solution for Medical Affairs: As a strategic and visual thinker, and an efficient tactical doer and leader, you will align and excite both internal and external stakeholders to successfully drive to the desired endpoint

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Development of Client Projects (50%–70% effort) – As a learned professional, routinely use advanced knowledge gained from doctoral-level education, biopharmaceutical industry experience, and professional judgment to be individually responsible for collaborating and consulting with Medical Affairs clients to develop professional-looking and rigorous scientific assets. These include slide presentations, standard response letters, scientific training, etc; see our brief capability overview at Success will depend on ability to align with scientific strategy, develop content flow, select/interpret/evaluate medical literature, maintain content accuracy, work expertly with PowerPoint, design content layout, align to style guide and client preferences, and support MRC review – with resourcefulness and tact and meet / exceed client expectations.
  • Lead for Client Projects (20%–30% effort) – As a learned professional and based on professional judgment, lead project development team consisting of content developers, designers, and support personnel, and finalize output to meet client and internal expectations. Success will depend on ability to identify tasks and resources, solve issues, coach, manage timelines and expectations, and complete various parts of projects to meet/exceed client expectations.
  • Peer Quality Control and Assistance (5%–10% effort) – As a learned professional and based on professional judgment, efficiently review project drafts from teammates and provide helpful feedback on content and style, as well as assist team members in their projects. Success will depend on quality of timely feedback, time management skills, skill in developing client projects, and willingness to help.
  • Account Development (5% effort, high impact) – Develop professional relationships within assigned accounts to ensure client satisfaction across projects, identify opportunities for future projects with existing and potential clients within the account, and develop project proposals.


  • Receive rigorous training on many aspects of developing Medical Communication tools, particularly in advanced PowerPoint and content visualization
  • See for company benefits

Minimum Requirement

  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States, legally allowed to work in the United States
  • Excellent written US English and fluent, easy-to-understand conversational US English
  • US PharmD degree
  • Intermediate or better PowerPoint skills, including professional-looking scientific charts, content placement for best communication, and object alignment
  • Excellent content curation, interpretation, and selection skills from medical journals aligned to client strategies
  • Worked 3 of past 7 years in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company in these capacities – Medical/Scientific Communications and/or MSL, or 3 years in a medical communications agency where the focus was in developing scientific content at the Medical Affairs level
  • Hands-on experience as a primary developer of at least 3 PowerPoint slide presentations for MSL to present externally to HCP audience
  • Desirable – Experience (or demonstrated interest) in leading scientific project development and/or growing a client account in the biopharmaceutical sector

Apply Today!

  • E-mail with subject line “Application-AD-{Your first and last name}”
  • Attach one single PDF with the following in order:
    • A cover letter to answer these 4 questions – Why are you interested in this role? Why you want to work with us? Why should we choose you? And your base compensation requirement? (Provide a number – not a range or “TBD” or “flexible”)
    • Your CV/resume (up to 2 pages) with address, e-mail, and phone contact information