Haymarket Media Group

Scientific Lead

Twickenham, London (Greater)
Depending on experience
20 Dec 2019
20 Jan 2020
B2B, Health
Business Type
Media Owner
Senior Manager
Contract Type

In our Scientific Lead we are looking someone who is passionate about communicating highly scientific content in an educational setting and is happy to roll their sleeves up and get stuck in. You will have strong previous experience within medical communications including writing, developing and reviewing high quality scientific materials and working with external experts. You will be confident in your decision-making abilities and able to develop relationships with our clients. 

OneTwoZero is a newly established agency so this role will suit someone who is interested in being part of an upcoming young agency where you can really add value and make a difference, happy to muck in to deliver the work, as well as being a key stakeholder in shaping and growing the business from the ground up.

You will work closely with our Client Services function to support business development, establish standards and internal processes and deliver high quality work to pharmaceutical companies, charities and professional medical associations. 



  • Ensuring scientific accuracy and integrity of all medical communication and education projects delivered for clients
  • Providing in-depth knowledge and understanding of the product, therapy area and market for a variety of accounts
  • Actively engaging with and helping to drive strategic account planning
  • Working effectively with the Client Services function to establish and maintain efficient internal operations and processes
  • Confidently leading scientific discussions in client meetings / teleconferences and engaging external experts in high-level scientific and medical discussions
  • Playing an integral role in business development activities, including co-leading new business initiatives, preparing for and attendance at pitch meetings
  • Critically reviewing project work of freelancers and providing final checks to ensure quality standards and client objectives are met
  • Management and scheduling of workload of medical writers, freelancers and editorial support staff
  • Taking on line management responsibilities as the agency grows



  • A strong scientific background, ideally with a PhD and/or MSc
  • Proven experience as the scientific lead on accounts and working in high-volume environment with skill and speed while maintaining the highest quality
  • Strong ability to interpret data and translate into audience appropriate materials for pre- to post-launch products 
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and current knowledge of medical and pharma industry issues
  • A full understanding of industry regulations and guidelines
  • Broad therapeutic and scientific experience covering a spectrum of programmes and projects
  • The ability to immerse yourself in new therapy areas and products when needed for new business opportunities or new accounts won
  • Comfortable building trusted relationships with clients and HCP's
  • Able to travel as per business needs
  • Experience in respiratory and cardiovascular an advantage

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