Senior Director, Scientific Strategy

Scientific Strategy Cedar Knolls, New Jersey United States


Position at Fingerpaint Marketing


Reset your expectations of a health and wellness agency. Independent by design and built on a foundation of empathy, Fingerpaint celebrates the diverse skills, talents, and unique perspectives individuals bring to our team. With talent across the United States and Europe launching more than 200 brands, we are committed to creating and executing meaningful experiences that resonate with diverse populations. Here, creativity happens naturally—we hire exceptional professionals and provide an inclusive space for growth and collaboration.

Objectives of This Role:  

Are you hungry to help push the boundaries of what’s possible in medicine? Come join our team in translating the latest scientific discoveries into compelling brand strategies, provider education, and patient care. At Fingerpaint, we focus on infusing science into all aspects of a unified brand-building process to drive commercial and medical communication strategies. The director, scientific strategy will need to utilize all of their capabilities as a scientist and a person, tapping into both their scientific thinking and creative core. Our ideal partner is a deep and dynamic thinker who can read beyond the data to create focused scientific concepts, push past observations to insights, and help guide our teams forward in strategic development.   The director is the scientific lead for multiple brands and will own approach and finalization of deliverables, leading client relationship and interactions while learning to support scope of work development, design workstreams, and mentor/manage others. 


Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Partner across the disciplines of strategy to drive brand building, unbranded initiatives, and communication planning
  • Foster authentic and effective relationships with client brand and medical teams, as well as other relevant medical personnel (eg, key opinion leaders, MSLs, etc)
  • Partner on development and execution of strategic workshops, inclusive of development of workshop agenda, framework, content and shared meeting leadership, and breakout group facilitation
  • On-site congress and advisory board coverage and generation of an accurate and comprehensive output report complete with perceptions, barriers, opportunities, and Fingerpaint recommendations
  • Manage and mentor scientific strategists in all aspects of career and personal development 
  • Run client workshops and advisory boards independently
  • Actively participate in development of and attendance at new business pitches 
  • Maintain status as being highly informed and knowledgeable across brands 
  • Independently create and guide a scientific concept and brand advantage 
  • Partner with medical affairs, HEOR, and/or clinical development to propose novel approaches to evidence generation 
  • Elevate the quality or increase the efficiency of existing projects and propose novel ideas for Fingerpaint services or deliverables
  • Make recommendations about brand coverage and staffing based on in-depth brand understanding of workload fluctuations 
  • Partner in annual scope development and review
  • Develop meaningful and productive lead client relationships (medical and commercial)

Job Requirements:  

  • Relevant degree (PhD preferred)
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and/or pharmaceutical marketing
  • Experience developing medical communications programs preferred
  • Is effective in a variety of formal presentation settings—one-on-one, small/large groups, with peers, subordinates, and bosses— both inside and outside the organization
  • Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Adobe
  • Constant curiosity with the passion to explore and create



Don’t meet every single requirement? That’s okay! Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Fingerpaint, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles! Our team of qualified recruiters can match you with the right opportunity. Fingerpaint Group provides equal employment [and affirmative action] opportunities to all applicants and employees. We are proud to recruit 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.