Associate Medical Director


Posted 2 years ago

Department: Scientific Services

Reports to title:  VP, Scientific Services

I. Position Summary

The Associate Medical Director overall accountability for all medical/scientific aspects of assigned brand across engagement channels with the clients of JOLT (medical education, consulting, KOL engagement, analytics etc.).  The Associate Director ensures the medical/scientific accuracy and credibility for existing projects and supports business proposals, based on medical/scientific knowledge and clinical expertise. 

II.         Responsibilities

  • Ensures consistency of medical messages and support across communication channels
  • Regulatory expertise: Understands and can give guidance on core regulatory issues governing core delivery tactics and strategies of JOLT Communications, namely promotional medical education.
  • Content expertise: Lead contact for internal and external team members on scientific content related to brand assignment; reviews materials (promotional material, educational materials, internal and external scientific materials of client deliverables for medical affairs, towards third parties such as clinical experts/key opinion leaders [KOLs] etc.) for scientific accuracy and appropriateness
    • Answers a variety of day-to-day queries of medical/scientific nature related to currently assigned products and therapeutic categories
    • Lends expertise with regards to analysis of clinical trials structure and data analysis
    • Educates internal groups on disease and treatment backgrounds, profile new products and indications
  • Develops and maintains relationships with client teams, client medical affairs and regulatory team
  • Develops and maintains relationships with KOLs in therapeutic areas of brand assignments
    • Acts as liaison between KOLs, clients, and internal groups
  • Assists project teams by providing scientific input at critical junctures
  • Familiarizes herself/himself with product R&D plans, marketing strategies and communications platforms, strategies and tactics
  • Attends internal planning, strategy, start-up and tactical meetings to offer medical and scientific input
  • Presents to clients and potential clients, as needed
  • Identifies potential opportunities for existing products and new business efforts

III.     Performance Standards

  • Actively integrates brand related content across involved communication channels
  • Demonstrates in depth knowledge and continually maintains/strengthens understanding of brands and businesses
  • Expresses industry knowledge and medical communication acumen
  • Provides effective scientific, regulatory and competitive input and guidance for internal and external stakeholder audiences
  • Effectively develops lasting, trusting and effective relations with KOLs, clients and internal work teams and works collaboratively
  • Demonstrates passion for the brands and related programs
  • Generates results through effective written and oral communications
  • Exercises sound judgment
  • Uses excellent interpersonal and listening skills
  • Manages time effectively
  • Demonstrates solid, professional work ethic

IV.  Requirements

  • 5-7 years or more of relevant healthcare communications experience
  • PhD, MD, or PharmD
  • Professional advertising and/or promotional medical education experience required
  • Multiple therapeutic area experience preferred
  • Ability to travel (up to 30% of the time) including weekends
  • Interest in the marketing field
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Good communication and consulting skills
  • Computer programs (please list all software skills that are required and all skills that may be helpful but are not required)
  • MS Office Suite (particularly PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Data analytics software (SPSS or SAS)


This position description is intended for the purpose of evaluation and salary positioning and is not a contract setting forth the full scope of employment. The employer retains the right to deviate from the description at its discretion, without notice.

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