Senior Scientific Director

Haymarket Media, Inc. is seeking a Senior Scientific Director to join the PRI Healthcare Solutions team. This position is located in our Paramus, NJ office.

Medical Education
PRI Healthcare Solutions (PRIHCS)
Office Location
New Jersey
Office Address
140 E. Ridgewood Ave Suite 176N Paramus, NJ 07652
Job Category
Professional Services , Product & Project Management , Other
Full Time / Part Time
Job Reference

Haymarket Media, Inc. is seeking a Senior Scientific Director to join the PRI Healthcare Solutions team. This position is located in our Paramus, NJ office.

Job Overview:
The Senior Scientific Director (SSD) is responsible for driving the scientific strategy across their assigned account (s) as well as supervising a team of Scientific Directors and/or Associate Scientific Directors in the development of promotional medical education programs for our pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. 

The SSD must demonstrate a high level of comfort articulating strategic direction and tactical recommendations. This is a client-facing position and being seen as a valued client partner is critical to this role. 

This position reports to the General Manager.

Skills and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of both the therapeutic area assigned (inclusive of treatment paradigm and competitive landscape); knowledge of neuroscience KOLs and the market is strongly preferred
  • Lead and actively participate in strategic discussions with clients
  • Strong ability to interpret data and translate into audience appropriate materials for pre- to post-launch products
  • Ensure the quality, scientific and medical accuracy and integrity, and timeliness of work developed by assigned staff
  • Assume individual responsibility for clinical content development as needed 
  • Develop effective collaborative working relationships with internal (account, editorial, creative, digital marketing) teams, clients, faculty, and vendors
  • Work collaboratively with the VP of Business Development & Marketing Strategy and other senior management on new business pitches
  • Participate in off-site programs (e.g., advisory boards, content development meetings, speaker training) and prepare a range of meeting summaries as dictated
  • Mentor and supervise direct reports; foster an environment for development and growth
  • Routinely assess procedures, protocols, and content development workflow in order to enhance existing procedures and guidelines while ensuring the highest possible quality of programs.


  • Minimum of 8 to 10 years of experience in the promotional medical education industry
  • Preferred: An advanced degree in science or public health (preferably PharmD, PhD, MD, or MPH), experience or degree in neurosciences a plus
  • Proven experience as the scientific lead on accounts and working in high-volume environment with skill and speed while maintaining the highest quality
  • High degree of independence and sound strategic instincts regarding healthcare/pharmaceutical marketing is required
  • Demonstrate current knowledge of and excellent communication skills on medical and industry issues

About PRI Healthcare Solutions:
PRI Healthcare Solutions is the medical communications division of Haymarket Media, a global communications company. We build long-term, trusting partnerships with our clients in the pharmaceutical industry to deliver programs that are professionally developed, appropriately targeted, and flawlessly executed. We are experienced and accomplished in reaching all healthcare disciplines and in delivering content to them in the format they prefer—print, live, web-based, and mobile. In addition, we have extensive experience in creating and sustaining Advisory Boards of top-level experts in a wide variety of therapeutic areas, in primary as well as specialty care; writing and editing slide decks in such areas as infectious diseases, oncology, and neuroscience; and conducting speaker training meetings for key opinion leaders and key product influencers in both live and web-based formats. Our goal is to deliver timely, clinically relevant, scientifically rigorous educational messages in a way that promotes well- informed medical decision making. 

About Haymarket:
Haymarket has its heart and soul in publishing and media. Since the company was founded half a century ago, Haymarket has always prided itself on being a highly creative business, with an unrelenting focus on the quality of the products and the people. The philosophy has always been quite simple: only by having the highest quality individuals can you produce the highest quality products, combining the best in content, design, production and customer services. Globalization is opening up the world further and provides many opportunities for growth. Haymarket has offices around the world and many of the titles are now truly global brands. Haymarket serves a broad spread of business markets, from marketing to medicine to technology along with exhibitions and live events. Predicting the shape of the business in 3, 5, or 10 years is almost impossible; and the unpredictability is part of the appeal. Haymarket aims to be the perfect company to work with or for – we have the processes and attitude that ensure quality and consistency, and an entrepreneurial spirit that makes every day rewarding.