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Medical Communications Opportunities at Parexel

By being hired into one of our Medical Communication jobs at Parexel International Careers, you’ll be a key member of the Parexel International Careers team. Professionals in Medical Communication careers come from a variety of backgrounds, bringing an assortment of knowledge and skills to every area of our business. A job in Medical Communication at Parexel International Careers may be waiting for you!

Scientific Team Lead

Job ID 55216BR USA - Northeast - Home Based
Parexel has an exciting opportunity for a Scientific Team Lead to join our global Medical Communications team. In this role, you would act as primary scientific client contact, provide strategic oversight, and lead/manage assigned accounts and team(s). This Scientific Team Lead role will focus on an oncology/hemophilia account.

Key Responsibilities:
Anticipate and troubleshoot potential account and client issues
Global operational leadership and resource, administration and line management of
geographically diverse account teams to ensure profitable and quality service delivery
Short-, mid-, and long-term project and resource management and business planning
Develop and champion scientific and editorial quality standards and best practices within teams
Act as a role model and provide coaching/mentorship and feedback to team members
Provide strategic input to, and scientific budgeting of, business opportunities and deliverables in conjunction with Business Development and Account Management
Participate in proposal development and client pitches for business winning Comprehensive understanding of the organization’s service offerings and processes


Qualified candidates will possess:

Well-developed motivational and leadership qualities demonstrated within a scientific and editorial team
Solid scientific background, a depth and breadth of writing and editorial experience
Strong client-focused approach to work, ability to relate to key client personnel and
KOL/Faculty in an assertive and professional manner, confident handling of difficult scenarios
or client dissatisfaction
Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, with proven ability to negotiate with other departments and resolve conflicts
Effective project and resource management; proven ability to handle a broad range of clients and/or accounts
Proactive, advanced problem-solving approach to team-specific and company-wide issues Proven ability to train and develop people and undertake skills assessment, identifying business needs, creating development plans to address gaps, and resolving performance issues promptly and effectively
Aptitude for financial monitoring and efficiency assessment of projects
Good delegation skills
Ability to keep calm under pressure
Excellent writing, editing, and reviewing skills
Excellent quality control (attention to detail, process application, consistency, and SOP adherence
A flexible approach with respect to work assignments
Ability to manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm and to prioritize workload
Willingness to work in a matrix environment and to value the importance of teamwork
Willingness to undertake continuous professional learning and development
Highly IT literate – advanced experience with Microsoft-based applications and general knowledge of PC functions


Degree or higher degree in Life Sciences, Pharmacy, or Medicine (BSc, BA, PharmD, PhD, MD)

Minimum Work Experience
Extensive agency and management experience of a scientific team
Broad experience in scientific and editorial management and delivery of the key offering and services within MedCom
Experience of reviewing, developing, and implementing editorial processes and effective working practices
Possess a positive approach to change that encourages innovation and creativity
Be willing to challenge and devise new approaches to communication techniques

EEO Disclaimer

Parexel is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the US includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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