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International Meetings and Science, a division of Wunderman
Thompson, works with companies to build world-class healthcare and
pharmaceutical brands among medical professionals and consumers,
with a transmedia storytelling approach that covers medical
Who we are looking for: International Meetings and Science, a
division of Wunderman Thompson, is seeking an Associate Medical
Director in our Stamford, CT office. The Associate Medical Director
will be responsible for providing strategic insight and medical
direction based on a thorough knowledge of the client’s product and
therapeutic area. The AMD will research, write, develop, and
deliver, within budget and on time, strategic and scientifically
accurate materials for a variety of healthcare audiences.
Our ideal candidate is able to translate the science concisely
and creatively, helping to produce effective promotional medical
education materials. The candidate should have a client-service
mentality, understanding how to partner with other Scientific
colleagues and Account Services team and interact with Key Opinion
Leaders and other internal and external scientific professionals to
ensure ongoing, positive relationships both internally and
What you’ll do: Create | Write and assist in the development of
promotional medical communications materials such as slide
presentations and accompanying notes, content for internet sites,
videos vignettes, new offerings developed by the company, other
enduring materials, and meeting agendas - all consistent with AMA
and/or client style guidelines. Develop referenced outlines for
programs to ensure the completed materials meet clients’
objectives. Provide accurate citations in text and generate
bibliographies. Prepare annotated supporting references for each
project. Understand, execute and contribute strategic direction.
Fact checks for medical accuracy.
Manage | Identify permissions needed for reproducing copyrighted
material, and, in conjunction with account coordinator and/or
editor, secure permissions. Maintain Reference Manager database.
Conduct literature searches on background of drug and disease
state. Manage freelance writers – assign projects, provide
direction. Facilitate submission of materials for medical, legal,
and regulatory reviews. Oversee work of scientific associates as
needed and provide mentoring/training to new or more junior team
members. Critique drafts, query and identify resources needed to
meet deadline/deliverable and within budget.
Collaborate | Partner with account team on timelines and
resource utilization. Cultivate existing relationships with key
opinion leaders and initiate new relationships to drive appropriate
communication strategies and content. Meet with clients and/or
other external parties, as necessary, during the development and
review of educational materials. Collaborate with teams to ensure
that materials meet clients’ strategic specifications. Serve as a
medical expert on internal teams, and with clients.
Who you are: Open and Collaborative | Our team is close-knit and
supportive, and we’re working with a lot of unknowns – you must
champion team environments that are comfortable and
Problem solver | Ensure quality control by reviewing agency
products including: creative work, key client communications, key
schedules, creative strategies, and strategic decks. Assist with
day-to-day problem-solving by providing guidance to freelancers and
raise issues and solutions to senior team. Dig in and figure out
how to work around problems.
Ego-less | We all wear the hats that need wearing, it’s a
mentality that makes the team successful.
What You’ll Need: 1-2 years of agency experience or experience
within the pharmaceutical industry.
Advanced degree (i.e., PhD, PharmD, MD).
Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative
environment to develop and execute scientific communications and
promotional initiatives for clients.
Strong attention to detail.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability and comfort with presenting to large groups
and acting as knowledge expert.
Ability to successfully manage multiple projects/initiatives in
a deadline-driven environment.
Ability to interpret data, develop key insights and assess the
impact of recommendations on client business objectives.
Willingness to learn other therapeutic categories or outside
area of focus and demonstrated ability to read and understand
scientific/medical articles and data.
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