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Account Director, Scientific Communications, Healthcare

Current Global is a global communications agency and creative powerhouse. Our footprint spans Asia, Europe, North and South America and has strength and depth across consumer marketing, corporate communications, health and technology. Our dynamic team of brand marketing, public relations and digital veterans work with some of the world's most iconic brands to develop highly strategic and creative campaigns, collaborating across our four talent communities: Client Experience, Insights, Content and Integrated Media. Current Global offers exciting career opportunities for entrepreneurial leaders. Learn more at www.currentglobal.com

POSITION PROFILE

Current Global is looking for a Senior Manager, Scientific Communication with an advanced Ph.D. degree to join our Healthcare practice. This person will translate medical and scientific information into communications strategies and tactics that resonate with key audiences, including scientists, physicians, and consumers. The candidate will also create and/or oversee the production of engaging content, including editorials, journalistic articles, animations, infographics, slide shows and interactive data visualizations. Other key responsibilities include educating internal and external teams on the scientific landscape and unique positioning of drugs, devices, services, and research enterprises (e.g., university research programs); providing counsel on how to navigate issues related to data; and working directly with scientists and other staff on the client side to develop and articulate key messages/stories.

The best ideas come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds, and experiences, which is why we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are mission critical to building strong teams, cultivating great leaders, and creating an agency where everyone can do their best work. At Current Global, difference is valued, equality is a mandate, and inclusiveness is a reflex, not an initiative. Our commitment that every piece of communication we create will meet the highest accessibility standards to reach people with sight, hearing, speech, and cognitive impairments was recognized as a 2021 World Changing Idea by Fast Company.

We put humanity at the heart of everything we do, from our internal culture to the way we help clients understand that people want to connect with brands as real and human as they are. We offer exciting career opportunities for entrepreneurial leaders. Learn more at .

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Strong and creative writer; ability to translate technical information/data for multiple audiences

Ability to assess competitive landscape and define strategic positioning of a product/client based on scientific assets

Strong collaborator; flexible/adaptable; always willing to pitch in with teammates to get the job done

Strong presenter; projects confidence and authority when communicating ideas to colleagues and clients

Strong project management skills, including budgeting and staff allocation

Fluency in digital and social media

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

PhD in life sciences, PharmD, MD or equivalent

7-9 years' experience working for a medical advertising or a PR company; or in-house in the communications department of a university, research hospital, government laboratory, pharma/biotech company, healthcare start-up, etc.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS

Strong decision-making and project management skills

Confident presenter and persuasive speaker

Self-motivated, entrepreneurial and endlessly curious

Current Global is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Current recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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