VP, Medical Director

  • Digitas Health
  • Remote
  • Apr 01, 2021
Physician, Psychologist

Job Description

A Vice President in the department of Science and Medicine works with members of other departments within the company to ensure that our work (e.g., proposals, corporate position papers, web-copy, illustrations, animation) is medically accurate and up-to-date. This individual is also responsible for helping to ensure that all content created for health professionals is tailored to the sophistication level and interests of the target audience. These responsibilities may, at times, overlap with those of the various individuals in the Editorial Department; on some projects, a VP of Science and Medicine may play the role of a writer, copy supervisor, or medical editor.

In addition, a VP of Science and Medicine may be asked to contribute to new business opportunities by conducting research relevant to the prospective client’s objectives, or by assessing the quality and adding his/her insights to research reports prepared by others for this  purpose.

The VP of Science and Medicine may be asked to educate client teams regarding a disease category or an aspect of science relevant to the client’s product, such as pharmacology, or the competitors in a given therapeutic category.


Duties and responsibilities for individuals in this position will vary depending on the skills and aptitudes (besides their professional medical knowledge and experience that they bring to Digitas Health). For example, someone with experience in journalism might be expected to play a more active editorial role; someone with IT experience might get involved in developing algorithms for interactive health screening programs.

  • Support new business development team
  • Support account teams in expanding scope of work for existing clients
  • Educate internal staff on medical topics relevant to client’s brands
  • Direct writers in developing medical content and edit their work
  • Direct creative and art directors to create accurate medical imagery/animation
  • On occasion, write original copy.
  • Recruit and organization/coordination of advisory boards.
  • Identify sources consistent with Digitas Health’s standards for referencing and citations.
  • Ensure the medical integrity, topicality, and timeliness of the content for all projects on which he/she works.
  • Help ensure compliance with Med/Legal processes


  • Minimum of an advanced degree in healthcare (MD, DO, DDS, or PhD in a healthcare or science field)
  • At least 1 year of clinical experience (beyond residency/fellowship training)
  • At least 2 years of agency or pharmaceutical (or biotech, or device) industry experience
  • Familiarity with pharmaceutical marketing principles, regulations, and practices.
  • Writing and editorial experience
  • Must be capable of working both independently and in a team environment.
  • Must know how to use Microsoft Word; facility with Microsoft PowerPoint is preferred.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.