Director (Subject Matter Expert): Oncology, Hematology or Immunology

Director (Subject Matter Expert): Oncology, Hematology or Immunology

Prescient Life Sciences

London, United Kingdom

Job Description

SMEs will play a critical role in both leading and advising on client engagements, ensuring the analysis, implications and recommendations delivered to clients are accurate and impactful. They will also act as mentors to the broader team, ensuring we nurture talent and expedite development. The role offers the ideal opportunity for executives with deep subject knowledge to continue to develop their expertise, to keep abreast of new market developments and to build on their commercial experience.


SMEs will demonstrate robust knowledge in one of the three priority therapy areas, as well as clinical development, regulatory affairs and/or market access. They will have hands-on experience in developing or launching pharmaceutical products, either from the client side or in an advisory capacity. They will have a strong knowledge of the EU or US regulatory and reimbursement environments, so they are well positioned to advise clients on the critical success factors associated with expediting development timelines and achieving optimal labels and broad patient access.

SMEs will also be strong mentors who derive satisfaction from developing bright young executives, typically with either MD or PhD backgrounds.


The primary focus of SMEs will be on:

  • Engagement Leadership: Acting as the final arbiter of quality, accuracy, consistency and impact across a portfolio of client engagements. Supporting the Engagement Manager in the planning, communication and execution of delivery. Serving as a thought partner for both clients and internal teams;
  • Subject Matter Expertise: Providing therapeutic and functional expertise to our teams in an advisory capacity. Helping guide the direction of research and working with teams to maximize the impact of their analysis and recommendations;
  • Team Mentorship: Working with our People, Performance & Culture function to expedite the development of our teams. Providing consistent mentoring and feedback within the engagement setting. Developing and delivering formal training modules;
  • Thought Leadership: Developing challenging and impactful thought leadership pieces and publishing peer-reviewed articles. Attending medical meetings to keep abreast of cutting-edge advances in science, medical developments and patient outcomes. Making podium presentations and networking at relevant conferences and forums;
  • Business Development Support: Identifying business opportunities for regional teams to pursue. Acting as a subject matter advisor in the development of proposals and the delivery of pitches.

The successful candidates will spend 80% of their time in their local office and the remainder undertaking domestic and international travel to clients, conferences and other Prescient offices.

Personal Specifications

SMEs will possess the following attributes:

  • Professionalism: Using both formal and informal processes to obtain feedback on performance and development. Developing expertise to meet strategic priorities and company requirements;
  • Accountability: Consistently delivering to expectations and commitments. Meeting or exceeding agreed standards by coming up with new ways to overcome challenging circumstances. Tracking progress and resolving issues promptly where necessary. Taking full responsibility for meeting client expectations and company goals;
  • Attention to Detail: Rigorously ensuring accuracy, consistency and quality across all aspects of the role. Believing that the respect and trust of our clients and colleagues must be continuously earned through work excellence;
  • Ethical Behaviour: Acting and encouraging others to act in line with company and client codes of conduct. Accepting responsibility and taking remedial and developmental action when mistakes are made. Skillfully managing conflicts and sensitive issues within the team. Representing the company and promoting its reputation to a high standard;
  • Team Interaction: Uniting team members to ensure their work benefits from diverse input, promoting a team ethos across the company and ensuring continued collaboration through effective communication;
  • Decisiveness: Making informed decisions after careful evaluation of multiple sources and application of intuition and judgment, and upholding company priorities throughout.

Desired Skills and Experience

At least 15 years of relevant therapeutic (oncology, hematology or immunology) and functional (clinical development, regulatory affairs or market access) experience gained from working within biopharmaceutical consultancies or the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry is essential. The preferred candidate will have a PhD in oncology or immunology or an MD with a specialty in oncology or immunological disease.

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