Medical Director

IPG Health

Job Description

The Medical Director assumes responsibility for understanding the scientific and clinical aspects of their assigned brands in depth. With the support of senior team members, they serve as a medical resource for both internal teams and clients leveraging their scientific knowledge in brand communications, collaborating with cross-functional teams to represent the medical perspective throughout creative development, and ensuring scientific/medical accuracy and relevance. In collaboration with senior team members, they participate in new business pitches as needed, and seek opportunities to continually develop their strategic skill set.



Develop depth of understanding for assigned products, related therapeutic areas, and competitors on an ongoing basis

Client Relationships

With senior support, begin to manage the day-to-day client strategy and relationships for multiple accounts

Business Development

Support or lead, when appropriate, medical research and development efforts for new business pitches


Strategic Skills/Tools

  • Interact with and, if necessary, lead discussions with internal teams, clients, and HCPs to help meet strategic objectives of the brand
  • Develop medical backgrounders to quickly bring the cross-functional team up to speed on key aspects of a product’s disease state, patient population, clinical trial data, and competitive set
  • Ensure the “medical hook” of the brand is pulled through when new content is created
  • Begin to establish rapport with client medical team to ensure accuracy of client materials and help facilitate discussions during client meetings and/or medical/regulatory/legal reviews
  • Proactively monitor and identify relevant literature and provide point of view to internal team and clients as needed
  • Carefully plan ahead to ensure tasks are undertaken and time is used efficiently
  • Demonstrate attentiveness to detail and strong interest in the subject; possess ability to express ideas clearly and accurately
  • Participate in and help develop, if necessary, proprietary workshops

Client Relationships

  • Manage medically related client interactions unsupervised once training is complete and supervisor has adequately modeled appropriate client interactions
  • Onboard new team members, including clients new to brand team, as needed

Business Development

  • Develop new business medical backgrounders and provide research support
  • Assist in identifying the “medical hook” for the pitch
  • Contribute to the development of pitch materials and participate in pitch planning meeting as needed



MS, MD, PhD, PharmD


Clinical / Scientific







2+ years


Relevant Industry Experience




Communication Skills

  • Clearly communicate medical concepts across multiple pieces of business in a condensed, audience-appropriate way to clients, KOLs, and internal cross-functional teams
  • Project confidence as an expert in your assigned brands/therapeutic categories
  • Communicate resourcing, support, and career growth needs to your manager
  • Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Adobe Acrobat



  • Build constructive, open, and cooperative relationships with colleagues
  • Work collaboratively with members of cross-functional teams to help develop and review strategic deliverables
  • Adhere to the roles and responsibilities of each cross-functional team member (e.g., strategic planning, digital, creative) to ensure efficient workflow management
  • Actively participate in and contribute to team discussions and planning sessions
  • Efficiently manage assigned workflows to ensure team deadlines are met
  • Demonstrate willingness to work beyond basic responsibilities to assist your teams

Management and Leadership

  • Actively seek opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills above and beyond brand deliverables

Financial Accountability

  • Reasonably estimate the hours required for specific workflows
  • Notify your account teams and/or manager when you have non-billable time so that you can be assigned to help on other teams or workflows
  • Complete timesheets and submit expense reports accurately and on time


$106,000 to $160,000 annually

The salary range for this position is noted within this job posting. Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position; market considerations; budgetary considerations; tenure and standing with the company (applicable to current employees); as well as the employee’s/applicant’s background, pertinent experience, and qualifications.

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