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Work as Scientific Team Lead at Syneos Health

Syneos Health is the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization purpose-built to accelerate customer success. We lead with a product development mindset, seamlessly connecting our capabilities to add high-value insights to speed therapies to patients and provide practical value to help our customers achieve their objectives.

Post : Scientific Team Lead

Job Description
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 3-5 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 organisation’s global medical communications ecosystem.

Technical skills
• Managing the delivery of 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 3-5 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.

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
• Able to communicate fluently in the English language (written and verbal)​
• Prior direct line management experience
• Minimum of 7 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 oncology, aesthetics, immunology, and neuroscience preferred
• Strong understanding of pharmaceutical drug development, commercialisation and lifecycle management
• Comfortable operating within a highly-matrixed organization
• Strong client and industry relationships
• Excellent computer skills, including PowerPoint, Word, Excel

Additional Information
Qualification : Degree in biomedical field, PhD preferred
Location : India
Industry Type : Pharma / Healthcare / Clinical research
End Date : 30th August, 2023

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