PURPOSE: This 24-month fellowship program provides training and exposure to the various aspects of scientific communications and medical affairs. The program is structured to assist the fellow in identifying future career opportunities in pharmaceutical industry and medical communications while learning and working on diverse projects with pharmaceutical and medication communications executives across several major companies.
OVERVIEW: Fellows in the Scientific Communications/Medical Affairs department utilize their clinical knowledge in the development of content for healthcare-related publications, meetings and congresses, and digital media for a variety of audiences while working with some of the brightest leaders in the industry. In this role, Fellows work closely and cross-functionally with 1) Brand Medical Directors, 2) Product Strategy Teams, 3) Marketing, 4) Legal/Compliance, 5) Medical Information, 6) and Field Medical teams.
CORE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: As a postdoctoral Fellow at ECIR Medical Communications, you will work directly with the fellowship directors as well as clients on various projects supporting pharmaceutical, biotech, and other healthcare-related companies. Responsibilities may include the following:
Interact with a wide range of external thought leaders to provide appropriate and fair-balanced scientific exchange.
Participate in, support, and develop key strategies and tactics for a medical communications projects in different therapeutic areas.
Attend national congresses to maintain faculty and client relationships, as well as to obtain current information and competitive intelligence on behalf of clients.
Create scientific training materials intended to educate Field Medical teams.
Develop and/or deliver scientific presentations on assigned therapeutic area or product.
Evaluate and review relevant medical literature as well as write, review, edit, and approve medical content created by internal or external colleagues.
COMPETENCIES & QUALIFICATIONS
Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills are required
Ability to network and partner with important customers, including pharmaceutical industry leadership and field medical teams, thought leaders, and medical directors
Must be able to prioritize and work effectively in a constantly changing, dynamic environment
Ability to review, comprehend, and discuss scientific literature in many therapeutic areas
Ability to work independently as well as a part of a diverse team
Ability to handle and prioritize multiple assignments and to meet deadlines in a fast-paced working environment
Self-starter with intrinsic internal motivation and strong work ethic is required
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and associated hardware is required
Residence in or willingness to relocate to the Northeast is preferred
To be considered for an interview at Midyear, please submit both your CV and Letter of Intent through PPS. Please keep in mind that this is a competitive process and applicants are encouraged to complete their applications as soon as possible.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About ECIR Medical Communications
ECIR Medical Communications is a progressive agency founded by former academicians, pharmaceutical industry executives and medical communications experts to address unmet needs in the marketplace. This foundation affords our team a 360° perspective of the industry that allows ECIR to function as a creative, agile, and ultraresponsive extension of our clients’ teams, delivering a new generation of customized, creative solutions for our clients’ pharmaceutical and medical device challenges.
Our scientific team is composed of exceptional medical experts with advanced scientific degrees and clinical experience, including former KOLs, MSLs, and academicians aligned to their area of expertise. Partnered with our motivated, passionate, and detail-oriented account team, ECIR is a client-centric agency committed to providing unparalleled scientific communications solutions and customer service. Our team is agile and efficient, capable of quickly adapting to evolving strategies and projects, making us the ideal partner for your team.