Medical Director

Job Locations US-NY-New York
ID
2021-1540
Category
Creative
Type
Regular Full-Time

About MMC

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MMC is not your average PR agency. We are a data-driven, next-gen communications company that delivers scaled influence, cultural relevance and brand talkability for our Fortune 200 consumer and healthcare brands. We consistently breakdown barriers to spark conversations and drive business results for our clients. Innovators at heart, we love to build and challenge the status quo. That’s why PRovoke Media named us a 2020 Agency of the Decade.

 

For the entrepreneurially minded, working at MMC is an amazing opportunity to get people talking, thinking and behaving differently. We're relentlessly curious, always creating, innovating often, agile and responsive. This spirit is reflected in our deep commitment to fostering and cultivating a culture and environment where we celebrate and advance diversity, equity and inclusion for all MMC and RXM staff. As a team, we’re on the pursuit to identify and advance efforts to ensure our agency reflects our communities and the communities of the clients that we serve.

Responsibilities

Jr/Sr Medical Director

 

Introduction

The Jr/Sr Medical Director will be responsible for understanding the scientific, medical and regulatory aspects of their assigned businesses in depth and serve as a key strategic resource for both internal teams and clients. They will leverage science and medicine in brand differentiation and communications, represent the scientific and medical perspectives throughout strategic/creative/communications development, ensure scientific and clinical relevance, accuracy and acumen. As part of the role, close collaboration and teamwork is needed with the Brand team and copywriters. This role wis part of the broader Strategy & Analytics team, but is key to connecting with our Creative department and Brand Business teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop background documents/medical immersion on disease states, pharmaceutical products, competitive products, professional society guidelines
  • Conduct primary research and analyze secondary research around disease states, therapeutic areas, and treatments
  • Offer a point of view on the most compelling way in which to differentiate a brand or franchise from a medically and/or scientifically viable perspective.
  • Collaborate with Creative and Brand to either write or critically review content (data communications, press releases, website copy, social posts, etc.) to ensure medical accuracy
  • Proactively provide strategic medical recommendations based on the changing market to enhance brand communications
  • Keep on top of new and changing trends in our industry to ensure we provide the most “up-to-date” recommendations for our brands
  • Participate in medical/regulatory calls with clients
  • Participate in all healthcare new business pitches

Qualifications

Requirements

  • Required advanced degree (MS, MPH, PhD, MD, NP, PA, RN); bachelor's degree with significant experience may be considered
  • 1-3 years of Marketing, Communications, medical affairs or medical writing experience
  • Demonstrates depth of understanding for multiple products and disease states
  • Demonstrates the ability to distill down the medical and scientific information into strategic insights for the brand
  • Has a working knowledge of FDA regulatory guidelines and can advise and interpret for internal teams
  • Ensures teams are optimizing the use of data to tell a viable, differentiating story
  • Participate in research and development efforts for new business pitches
  • Meets deadlines and is detail-oriented
  • Demonstrates ability to work across dozens of clients and brands/products
  • Strong communications skills, ability to translate complex topics into layterms
  • Strong analytical and interpretive skills
  • Collaboration ability to work effectively in a team environment to build and foster collaborative environment

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