Medical Sciences Director

Job ID 2024-6765

Sales United Kingdom


Position at WebMD

Medscape, a division of WebMD, develops and hosts physician portals and related mobile applications that make it easier for physicians and healthcare professionals to access clinical reference sources, stay abreast of the latest clinical information, learn about new treatment options, earn continuing medical education credits and communicate with peers.

Medscape Medical Affairs, a division of WebMD, develops and hosts content that supports physicians’ and healthcare professionals’ ability to access clinical reference sources, stay abreast of the latest clinical information, learn about new treatment options, and engage with peers.
The Medical Science Director (MSD)  will serve as the Content Lead in the planning and execution of Medscape Medical Affairs programs. Blending an eye for details with a broader vision for results-driven education, the MSD will provide hands-on medical writing and overall content leadership for all designated projects. 
  • Develop live/digital/hybrid medical content for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers that is to the highest-quality and designed to close specified healthcare gaps 
  • Develop PowerPoint presentations for multimedia programs
  • Develop copy for text-based programs and other deliverables
  • Perform fact-checking as needed of your own and internal team members’ content
  • Incorporate revisions based on input from cross-functional internal and external teams
  • Write assessment/survey/polling questions aligned with project goals
  • Complete projects within established budgets and timelines
  • Serve as a clinical consultant to internal teams and clients to design and execute programs that are clinically appropriate, instructionally-sound, and adherent to industry regulations
  • Effectively engage with clients to identify program goals and establish measurable indicators for success; ensure that program materials are aligned with program goals
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of important clinical issues within the therapeutic areas of interest; remain current with relevant literature; clinical practice guidelines; approved therapeutic drugs, regimens, and devices; and therapeutic pipelines
  • Quickly acquire up-to-date knowledge in new oncology- and hematology-related diseases, as needed
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with key opinion leaders and experts in the specified therapeutic area
  • Recruit and engage with qualified faculty for assigned projects to deliver current, accurate, and compelling content 
  • Analyze program data/outcomes to develop compelling insights and presentations
  • Collaborate with immediate and cross-functional project team members to deliver Medical Affairs programs of the highest standards 
  • Partner with Design Team members in the development project-related visual identity and graphics for projects as well as graphics for 
  • Engage with Sales and Strategy colleagues to provide recommendations for future programs


  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in developing digital, live, in-person, and hybrid medical education programs for HCPs
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience as a medical writer/content developer at a medical education/communications agency or at a pharmaceutical company
    • Preference given to individuals with prior Medical Affairs experience
  • Deep expertise in solid and/or liquid tumors and biomarkers
  • Highly proficient in written English and verbal communication skills; additional languages a plus
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office suite - particularly PowerPoint -  with excellent editorial skills (writing and editing)
  • An advanced degree in a medical or science-related specialty (MD, PharmD, RN, NP, PA, PhD) is preferred; a Bachelor of Science degree (life sciences, public health, or clinical sciences) with several years’ relevant work experience required
  • Excellent computer skills that include working remotely on shared networks and cloud-based systems (e.g., SharePoint, Google Drive, Workfront, and others)
  • Proficiency with web-based data and document sharing sites and authoring tools (Box, Read Cube, EndNote, Tableau) a plus
  • Comfortable in a highly deadline-driven environment; able to pivot quickly between tasks and adapt to rapidly shifting priorities
  • Self-motivated and capable of working independently 
  • Possessing strong problem-solving and time-management skills; capable of addressing unforeseen issues to ensure that project goals and timelines are consistently met
  • High degree of professionalism and comfortable building collaborative work relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Willingness to travel; estimated up to 25% (during peak times) for program delivery and training opportunities