Associate Scientific Director

Job Locations US-PA-Yardley
Job Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(9/28/2023 5:46 AM)
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Overview / About us

Lumanity is dedicated to improving patient health by accelerating and optimizing access to medical advances.  We partner with life sciences companies around the world to generate evidence to demonstrate the value of their product, translate the science and data into compelling product narratives, and enable commercial decisions that position these products for success in the market. We do this through strategic and complimentary areas of focus: Asset Optimization and Commercialization, Value Access and Outcomes, Medical Strategy and Communications, and Real-World Evidence.


Responsibilities / Position overview

We are seeking an advanced degree life sciences professional to join our Medical Communications team and serve as the Associate Scientific Director. This position falls within our wider Medical Strategy and Communications division, which serves our clients by mobilizing our scientific knowledge to evaluate the therapeutic landscape, interpret the data, and create compelling content and narratives to guide their medical strategy and through regulatory challenges.


The Associate Scientific Director will oversee the development of technically accurate and high-quality deliverables on assigned accounts while managing and mentoring a team of Medical Writers. This role requires a balanced ability to:


  • Think strategically
  • Review and edit deliverables, having final sign-off authority for projects on all assigned accounts
  • Act as the primary point of contact for communicating with authors and clients on medical/scientific content
  • Serves as a mentor for less experienced Medical colleagues
  • Meet project deadlines without compromising editorial quality or technical accuracy
  • Contribute to client presentations and proposals, providing scientific input and therapeutic area expertise
  • Work simultaneously on multiple projects, sometimes relating to multiple products in various therapeutic areas




  • PhD, PharmD, or MD required
  • 3+ years medical writing experience in an agency or pharmaceutical company setting
  • CMPP preferred, but not required
  • Flexible, deadline oriented, and ability to work as part of a multifunctional team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent working knowledge of good publication practices and industry guidelines
  • Ability to quickly and amicably respond to changing client needs and conditions


We offer our employees a comprehensive benefits package that focuses on what matters to you – health and well-being, personal finances, professional development, and a healthy work/life balance:

  • Competitive salary plus bonus scheme
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance options
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Generous amount of paid time off annually + 10 paid holidays
  • Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care
  • Health savings account option with employer contribution
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid short-term and long-term disability coverage
  • Paid life insurance coverage at 1.5x annual salary and more


Employees can expect to be paid a salary between $105,000 and $135,000. The salary range is merely an estimate and may vary based on an applicant’s location, skills, prior experience, professional qualifications, and other relevant factors.


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