Scientific Associate / IMsci
Scientific Associate / IMsci
Department: Medical & Scientific
Location: Stamford, CT, United States
Who we are:
At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.
We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.
International Meetings and Science (IMsci), a division of Wunderman Thompson Health, works with companies to build world-class healthcare and pharmaceutical brands among medical professionals and consumers, with a transmedia storytelling approach that covers medical education strategies.
Who we are looking for:
International Meetings and Science (IMsci), a division of Wunderman Thompson Health, is seeking a Scientific Associate to join the team in our Stamford, CT office. As a Scientific Associate you will work with the scientific team, as well as the Account and Editorial teams, to assist in ensuring the scientific integrity of all client-related projects and new business endeavors. This position is a "Temp-to-Perm" opportunity and will allow you to learn more about medical education and will serve as a training ground in scientific services.
What you’ll do:
- Support | Assist in creating scientific content. Work in partnership with account services counterpart and editorial department. Volunteer to help other work groups to get important/rush projects completed for the good of the company. Attend scientific/client meetings together with senior account and science team member.
- Research | Conduct literature searches. Research information about physician opinion leaders, medical journals, and conferences.
- Manage | Have a full command of, and adherence to internal processes on all projects. Incorporate client and editorial changes in documents. Read, familiarize, interpret, and distill for scientific and marketing messages content from medical journal articles and pharmaceutical clinical study reports. Begin to build professional relationships by working and interacting with faculty and key opinion leaders in related therapeutic areas. Show an openness to learning more about the medical communications industry.
Who you are:
- Open and Collaborative | Our team is close-knit and supportive, and we’re working with a lot of unknowns – you must champion team environments that are comfortable and encouraging.
- Problem solver | Ensure quality control by reviewing agency products including: creative work, key client communications, key schedules, creative strategies, and strategic decks. Assist with day-to-day problem-solving by providing guidance to freelancers and raise issues and solutions to senior team. Dig in and figure out how to work around problems.
- Ego-less | We all wear the hats that need wearing, it’s a mentality that makes the team successful.
What you’ll need:
- 0-1 year of previous experience at a medical communications agency.
- Advanced degree in biomedical sciences (PhD).
- Strong professional writing experience in biosciences/medical fields.
- Beginner to Intermediate skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, Internet search, Pubmed.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Curiosity about the medical education/communication business.
- Willingness to learn.
- Excellent interpersonal and listening skills.
- Attention to detail.
- Exercises sound judgment.
- Manages time effectively and good multi-tasker.
- Strong professional work ethic.
- Acts as a team member.
- Displays a willingness to work overtime, travel, and attend off-hour events within reason.
Wunderman Thompson is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or other protected group status. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.
At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect. As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.