Open position in Access VetMed - Technical & Scientific Communications Lead

Technical & Scientific Communications Lead

Location: EU remote (frequent travel to Brussels required)

Freelance position, flexible schedule

About us

Access VetMed ( is a non-profit association established in Brussels in 2002.

We represent the European industry of generic and added-value veterinary medicines. Our mission is to increase ACCESS –Availability, Compliance, Convenience, Efficacy, Safety, and Savings – of veterinary medicines to veterinarians, and farm and companion animal owners.


About the role

Access VetMed is looking to appoint a freelance Technical & Scientific Communications Lead responsible for planning and executing the communication functions within the association.

Reporting directly to the Technical Director, your main responsibilities will be:

  • Establish, implement and maintain a communications strategy and plan (internal and external audiences).
  • Develop content for internal and external communications ensuring its message is consistent and engaging.
  • Support Access VetMed’s advocacy campaigns.


Day-to-day duties

  • Proactively and independently monitoring and gathering regulatory, scientific and other business-related information from a variety of external and internal sources. This includes active engagement within the association (board, associate members and technical director) and other stakeholders.
  • Generate content and develop communications materials
    • Internal communications for board, general managers and associate members, such as:
      • Analysis and business impact
      • Short stories and summaries
    • External communications: website and social media channels, press releases, annual reports, position papers, articles and interviews, among others
  • Website and social media channels management


Candidates’ profile

  • Education and experience:
    • Scientific or industrial background (preferably within the pharmaceutical or life-sciences area), with a flair for communication / journalism
    • Most preferable with experience in veterinary or animal health industry
    • Additional education or experience in communication or journalism will be a distinctive advantage
  • Personal skills: Proactive and independent, curious, flexible, collaborative work-style and service oriented.
  • Communication: English full professional proficiency level (both written and oral). Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Competences: Ability to build networks and confidence across a variety of stakeholder groups.


How to apply

If you are seeking your next challenge as Access VetMed Technical & Scientific Communications Lead, please send your motivation letter and CV with your contact details to:

Elsa Vecino, Technical Director

[email protected]


The closing date for applications is Friday, 3 November 2023.