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Senior Scientific Strategist - Medical Strategy and Education

Posted: 7 Dec 2021 Closes: 5 Feb 2022
London, England, GB Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PBM_743999791296513

Company Description

Who we are

Langland, a Publicis Health company, is the only health communications agency that thinks further across Clinical Trial Experience, Medical Strategy & Education, Public Relations & Policy, and Advertising, to create unique value with visionary clients.

What we believe

Health brings us together. In the diseases we suffer, the medicines we create, and the causes we champion, health shows us our collective humanity. When we break the barriers that divide us, when we think further, we can create healthier futures, together.

A passion for craft

Having expert thinking is only part of our story. To ensure excellence in everything we make, we have centred our disciplines around three essential crafts: science, strategy and creativity.

Job Description

Senior scientific strategists have a pivotal role within each client account. In this role, you will be responsible for the development of the scientific strategy for both specific projects and within the broader context of medical or brand planning. You will identify and translate insights into actionable recommendations and serve as the 'go-to' person for the clinical and commercial implications of evolving therapeutic landscapes.

You will build strong partnerships with the client service/editorial/creative leads on your accounts to ensure the strategic alignment of deliverables with the medical and commercial goals. You will also partner with commercial brand planners to define the strategic direction, as appropriate. You will act as the strategic partner for medical leads/core clients providing solutions across business challenges.

You will play a key role in developing the scientific strategy approach for new business pitches (within MSE and across Langland opportunities), as well as proactive identification of organic growth opportunities for integrated approaches/other disciplines or services.

What you will do

• Synthesize and translate medical and commercial insights (e.g. market landscape patterns) into actionable strategic recommendations

• Serve as a point of authority internally and externally for the clinical and commercial relevance of emerging trends and data

• Lead origination of account scientific strategy and proactively evolve as needed

• Oversee project briefs and deliverables from a scientific strategy perspective to ensure alignment with medical and commercial goals on assigned accounts (across disciplines, working with strategists from other disciplines)

• Support the wider scientific strategy team to expand on our in-house capabilities

• Establish strong external relationships, and acts as a strategic partner to both commercial and medical core clients

• Articulate and champion the value of scientific strategy internally within Langland

• Identify and proactively pursue strategic/complex opportunities for organic growth with existing clients and identify opportunities for integrated approaches/other disciplines or services

• Lead scientific strategy approach for MSE/integrated new business proposals and confidently present scientific insights and scientific strategy points of view in pitches


Additional Information

An inclusive workplace

The more diverse our team, the more imaginative, intelligent and inspirational our culture and our work will become. Here are some of the ways we help promote diversity at Langland.


• Diversity & Inclusion management

• Anonymised CV submissions

• Mandatory unconscious bias training

• Career and school programmes to build industry access for people from mixed socio-economic backgrounds


• Support communities for women, LGBTQ+, BAME employees and their allies.

• A mental health programme which includes free HeadSpace membership.


Publicis Groupe has committed €45 million to diversity, inclusion and social injustice within the network

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