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The Scientific Team Lead, India, operates as a core member of the global Syneos Health medical communications business. This leader will have line management and content delivery responsibilities for a team of 2-5 local medical writers of varying levels of seniority and experience. They will require the ability to effectively partner with local leadership and other key stakeholders in the organization's global medical communications ecosystem.
Scientific Team Lead, India is a discipline subject-matter expert, who will join the existing medical writing footprint in India to manage a highly effective medical writing team, delivering high-quality work for one of our portfolios of business or across multiple client accounts. As such, this role is directly accountable to the Director of Scientific Services & Communications Group, India to ensure flawless and strategic execution in support of our global medical communications agencies, and to the satisfaction of our clients.
(Duties may include, but not limited to all or some of the following)
We are currently looking for a Scientific Team Lead, India to lead the writing team within one of our medical communications portfolios / business units. The successful candidate will be a dynamic individual who has the necessary people management and technical skills to lead a team of writers from both an editorial and a strategic perspective. The Sr. Team Lead acts as a strategic partner to clients on multiple accounts and drives the strategy and delivery of tactics like HEOR/RWE publications, clinical publications, scientific platform/narratives, lexicon, and advisory boards. The Scientific Team Lead, India must demonstrate sound scientific knowledge and understanding, keen commercial acumen, an ability to think creatively and a talent for getting the best out of people, as well as a very high standard of writing ability.
Core duties and role responsibilities:
Technical skills:
Write high quality systematic literature review articles, HEOR, and real-world evidence publications
Managing and delivering a range of high-quality medical communication materials across global programmes, including peer-to-peer programs, advisory boards, scientific platforms, MSL materials (proactive and reactive), digital medical communications and publications
Experience across both non-promotional and promotional medical communication activities
Ensuring maintenance of high scientific and editorial standards through first-pass review of other writers work, as part of defined quality control process
Proven strategic and scientific thinking and the ability to read and distill data
Providing strategic direction to team members, to support their delivery against content briefs, based on commercial needs of the business and thorough understanding of clients needs and objectives
Developing specialist knowledge in specific therapy areas as required
Ability to multi-task and collaborate internally and externally, to ensure delivery according to agreed project timelines
Proven leadership and management of multiple accounts
Talent Management:
Leading and managing a team of 2-5 medical writers of all levels of seniority
Capacity management, including allocation of medical writing tasks to ensure optimal utilization of resources and assignment of appropriate expertise to ensure efficient project delivery
For the India medical writing team, support delivery of training, mentorship, and professional development opportunities to support high-quality medical writing and medical strategy execution
Identifying, fostering, and monitoring necessary skills development for direct reports
Supporting and maintaining a healthy local Communications employee culture that drives engagement and retention, and driving connectivity between the India-based Communications teams and the broader global Communications organization
Providing detailed feedback on direct reports as part of annual performance reviews
Partnering as needed with other Communications hiring managers and leaders in support of efficient recruitment and onboarding, working proactively to optimize and streamline processes and procedures
Providing pastoral care and practical guidance to assist team members in the completion of their duties.
Liaising with internal stakeholders and clients to effectively manage quality incidents and resolve escalations
Team Orientation/Collaboration:
Allocating resources to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget
Ability to effectively multi-task and collaborate internally and externally
Coordinating with studio, production and account management teams for project delivery
Ability to grow and develop client relationships
Identifying opportunities for new business within existing accounts
Assisting in development and maintenance of new business pipeline
Proactively contribute to the culture of the wider team
Proactively contribute to company meetings
Acting as a role model and setting a visible example for professionalism and work ethic
Acting as ambassador for the company internally and externally
Advanced degree in biomedical field, PhD preferred
HEOR and RWE publications experience mandatory
ISMPP CMPPTM certification highly desirable
Able to communicate fluently in the English language (written and verbal)
Prior direct line management experience
Minimum of 6 years professional medical writing and strategy experience in publication planning, publication delivery, medical affairs, medical education promotional, high-science communication experience is a plus
Broad therapeutic category experience experience in neuroscience, oncology, aesthetics, immunology preferred
Strong understanding of pharmaceutical drug development, commercialization, and lifecycle management
Comfortable operating within a highly-matrixed organization
Able to travel abroad to other Syneos Communications office locations and conferences
Strong client and industry relationships
Excellent computer skills, including PowerPoint, Word, Excel
Tasks, duties, and responsibilities as listed in this job description are not exhaustive. The Company, at its sole discretion and with no prior notice, may assign other tasks, duties, and job responsibilities. Equivalent experience, skills, and/or education will also be considered so qualifications of incumbents may differ from those listed in the Job Description. The Company, at its sole discretion, will determine what constitutes as equivalent to the qualifications described above. Further, nothing contained herein should be construed to create an employment contract. Occasionally, required skills/experiences for jobs are expressed in brief terms. Any language contained herein is intended to fully comply with all obligations imposed by the legislation of each country in which it operates, including the implementation of the EU Equality Directive, in relation to the recruitment and employment of its employees. The Company is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the provision of reasonable accommodations, when appropriate, to assist employees or applicants to perform the essential functions of the job.
Litmus Medical Communications acts as a catalyst to accelerate uptake and embed the value of therapies across the product lifecycle, bringing business strategy to science and scientific expertise to your business. With our base in Europe, we are cognizant of the diverse healthcare systems, regulations and market dynamics of the region however, we are not limited by geography and support our customers at a local, European and global level. Whatever the reach required, we specialise in building relationships, understanding and collaboration between the biopharmaceutical industry and medical/healthcare professionals. We develop a range of strategic solutions based on an understanding of both the objectives and issues of our customers as well as their stakeholders, focusing on facilitating peer-to-peer and scientific communications through a range of channels. As effective and compelling communication is key, whether for a marketing story, scientific data or market access support, we have a dedicated editorial excellence team providing content that can be syndicated to deliver solutions to enhance patient care.
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