Skip Navigation

Jobs at Parexel

Are you ready to make your mark in the healthcare industry by taking your work seriously, demonstrating empathy, and acting with heart? When our values align, there's no limit to what we can achieve. We work with the top 50 global pharmaceutical companies, the top global biotech companies, and hundreds of small and emerging companies. We've supported the development of some of the most important treatments of our time, including nearly all of the 50 top-selling drugs currently on the market. Join us and you'll make a profound difference in millions of lives. We're not just the people with expertise, we're the people with heart.

(Senior) Scientific Specialist

Job ID 68611BR Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality, China
Key Accountabilities
Project Planning and Delivery
• Confirm project/program requirements with client/Account Manager or Account Director/Scientific & Editorial Services /Meeting Services; participate in scope definition
• Define staffing requirements and raise issues relating to staffing levels as appropriate
• Create project plan and delivery schedule including project metrics and risk management and communications plans
• Establish team roles and responsibilities in conjunction with Account Manager or Account Director/Scientific & Editorial Services/Meeting Services
• Monitor and control freelance resource progress
• Establish essential lines of communication internally and externally
• Support Account Manager or Account Director in establishing client approval processes
• Support Functional Managers in establishing project/program processes
• Undertake program/project scheduling
• Initiate program/project kick-off meetings
• Ensure appropriate program/project folders are set up and understood by internal project team
• Set up appropriate tracking systems
• Undertake the project management of assigned program/projects according to agreed internal and client processes
• Maintain detailed awareness of program/project status in order to respond appropriately to client/faculty/internal questions
• Serve as key internal and external point of contact regarding program/project status ensuring proactive communication of program/project status with client, faculty, and internal team
• Ensure program/project is aligned with product strategy and messages as appropriate through liaison with and involvement of Account Manager or Account Director and functional areas as needed
• Coordinate cross-functional/internal program/project team
• Lead cross-functional program/project team meetings:
o Lead and facilitate project kick-off meetings
o Draft and circulate minutes and action points from internal and client teleconferences/meetings
o Follow-up with project team to ensure action items are completed and programs/projects are on target, providing support as required
o Adjust assignments/targets according to feedback from team members
• Identify issues and problems and recommend solutions internally and to clients; promote significant opportunities for improvement to management
• Ensure project budget and delivery timing is achieved
• Review project reports ensuring quality and accuracy of information; address exceptions as needed
• Identify change in scope issues, assess cost implications and frame issues for Account and Functional Management
• Communicate issues to Functional Management
• Work closely with Account Manager or Account Director to review and challenge team delivery processes, identifying and sharing Best Practices to improve quality of service and overall efficiencies
• Support Account Manager/Account Director/Business Development in proposal development as required, particularly in relation to:
o Program components and specification
o Implementation process
• Where requested provide input to the budgeting process, liaising with all relevant parties to help create an appropriate client budget
• Undertake financial tracking, monitoring budget status for assigned projects, raising variances as appropriate and advising management regarding status

Qualifications

Skills
• Demonstrated ability to deliver projects to completion on time and within budget
• Demonstrated ability to lead the team to success
• Team player with strong negotiation and organizational skills
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written
• Project management expertise and the ability to define and refine processes
• Proactive approach
• Ability to relate to key client personnel and faculty in a professional fashion
• Competent in the use of Word (Advanced), PowerPoint (Advanced), Excel (Advanced), and Outlook and a sound knowledge of databases (e.g. Access)
• General knowledge of EACCME/ACCME/FDA/AMA and publications guidelines


Education
• Bachelors degree in Business or life sciences preferred

Language Skills
• Proficient use of English language

Minimum Work Experience
• A good understanding of, and experience in, the medical communications business managing client projects, preferably with experience of working across a variety of functions
• This position requires a willingness to travel to meetings etc. as needed.

Join our Talent Community

Welcome to the Parexel Talent Community! Sign up below and we’ll reach out with job alerts when positions that match your career interests become available. We’ll also share periodic updates about the latest company news and events.

Recently Viewed Jobs

You have not recently viewed any jobs

View all jobs

RECRUITMENT FRAUD ALERT

It has been brought to our attention that there has been fraudulent activity by scammers attempting to represent themselves as Parexel employees or recruiters. These individuals are attempting to reach potential job seekers through online chat interviews and sending false offer letters, representing Parexel without our consent. If you’re concerned that you’ve been contacted by an unauthorized Parexel recruiter or employee, please notify Jobs@Parexel.com. You may also report suspicious fraudulent activity to your local law enforcement agency or the FBI. Thank you.