Are you a scientist with a penchant for storytelling? Perhaps your talent for writing is just as swift as your research skills in the lab. The medical education divisions of FCB Health, is searching for a gifted communicator whose love for putting pen to paper is on par with a passion for healthcare. The Associate Medical Director will have the opportunity to develop content for a peer-to-peer audience, with a focus on communicating a pharmaceutical product in a scientific yet engaging way. Examples include writing for scientific slide decks, advisory boards, web casts and speaker decks. We’d also love your expertise in researching and identifying the best thought leaders in various areas of healthcare.
Team up with some of the best medical education professionals in our warm and family-oriented environment. We have three medical education divisions located in NYC, Parsippany, NJ and Yonkers, NY.
Intrigued? Read more about your role below.
If interested, please reach out to Dani.Mardayat@fcb.com Associate Director, Talent Acquisition, FCB Health.
Overview: Associate Medical Directors assume responsibility for understanding the scientific and clinical aspects of their assigned businesses in depth, and serve as a key strategic resource for both internal teams and clients. They will leverage science in brand differentiation and communications, collaborate with copywriters/medical writers to represent the scientific perspective throughout strategic/creative development, and ensure scientific and clinical relevance. At all levels, the Associate Medical Directors will continue to develop their strategic skill set in an effort to uncover the most compelling way in which to differentiate a brand or franchise from a medically viable, but compelling perspective. Demonstration of excellent written and verbal communication skills, and strong analytical and interpretive skills, is needed
Develop depth of understanding for assigned products, related medical areas, and competitors on an ongoing basis
Begin to interact with internal teams, clients, and HCPs on programs to meet strategic objectives through advocacy development, use of medical marketing rationale, and identification/selection of appropriate HCPs
Participate in proprietary workshops
Monitor and identify relevant literature and craft marketing implications for brand
Establish rapport with client and manage medically-related client interactions unsupervised once training is complete and supervisor has adequately modeled appropriate client interactions
Develop working drafts of new business medical backgrounders
Partner with strategic planner to help with research and development efforts on new business pitches
Assist in identifying potential medical hook
Contribute to the development of pitch materials
Help to develop communication platform that will serve as an internal content roadmap and foundation for communications
Develop presentation skills; begin to clearly communicate medical concepts in a condensed, audience-appropriate way to client and agency
Demonstrate willingness to work beyond basic responsibilities to assist team
Proactively and appropriately participate in and contribute to discussions at all team meetings you attend
Self-educate on innovation in the industry and begin to conceptualize programs for teams
Able to supervise copywriters to develop content, determine adequacy of references, participate in team meetings, manage workflow; deliver work that is detailed, accurate and consistently on target
Complete timesheets accurately and on time
Develop ability to reasonably estimate hours required to complete specific projects
Complete and submit expense reports on time
Skills & Training Requirements (licenses, programs, certifications, etc.)
Up to 2 years of experience in healthcare advertising or a combination of healthcare advertising and promotional medical education; recent PharmD grads with healthcare advertising or med comm internship experience are welcome
Excellent written and verbal communication skill
Strong analytical and interpretive skills
About FCB Health
FCB Health, a NYC-based, award-winning healthcare advertising agency that creates innovative work for consumers, patients, and healthcare professionals, is seeking savvy junior level medical directors, copywriters, strategic planners and account executives with an interest in medical education, managed markets or healthcare advertising. With more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare advertising industry under its belt, FCB Health produces work that is both strategically relevant and creatively compelling. We provide our global roster of clients with multichannel capabilities, including payer strategy and marketing, professional education, scientific services, strategic planning, and media services.
The FCB Health Companies in the NYC area (FCB Health, Hudson Global, ProHealth, Mosaic Managed Markets, Cure, Trio, FCB VIO, Area23, and NeON) are currently recruiting talented and scientifically driven individuals to join our medical education, managed markets and promotional advertising teams