ISMPP Job Board

August 2017 Listings

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Position Titles:

Account Director

Associate Director, Cross-Tumor Medical Publication Lead

Associate Director, Medical Affairs-Scientific Communications

Associate Project Manager, Publication Operations

Associate Scientific Director

Director – Early Assets Medical Publications, Immuno-Oncology/Oncology

Global Publication Manager (USA/UK)

Manager / Senior Manager, Medical Publications, Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Medical Director (USA/UK)

Medical Writing Manager

Publications Manager – Medical Affairs – Pharma

Senior Medical Writer


Position: Account Director
Company: PAREXEL
Location: Hackensack, NJ or Home-based, Northeast US

There are pivotal moments in every career: Sharing new treatments. Improving processes. Delivering life-saving advances. The people who succeed are the ones who make the journey go further and faster every time. What if you had a partner to support you as you reach the next level in your professional path? A partner who believes a collaborative environment is key to achieving your goals? A partner who is dedicated to your health and wellness so you can help make a difference in the lives of millions worldwide? That’s PAREXEL. We’re a diverse team of professionals focused on one goal: getting treatments into the hands of those who need them most. Working together, the results we bring to our clients and the opportunities we bring to our team get better with every step.

The Account Director in Medical Communications owns the client relationship and is ultimately accountable for account success. They will have a comprehensive understanding of the organization’s service offerings and processes and contribute to the development of innovative service offerings. They will have a strategic understanding of environmental issues, the marketplace and how MedCom can deliver within this space. They will also be able to successfully market functional services and demonstrate significant client and therapy knowledge, resulting in new business wins, and maintain an understanding of financial metrics, drivers and processes.

Essential Function:

  • Develop and manage client relationships for assigned accounts/therapy area(s)

  • Maximize revenues and profitability within designated accounts

  • Gain knowledge of product messages and marketing strategy for assigned accounts

  • Identify account growth and new business opportunities, developing innovative and strategic solutions to meet client needs

  • Make recommendations for account resourcing

  • Provide briefing, direction, and leadership to the delivery team to ensure the highest quality service to our clients, within budget and on time

Ideal candidates will possess:
  • BS degree or higher and equivalent industry experience in a similar role required

  • Significant Medical Communication and Account Management Experience (10+ years)

  • Advanced Leadership Experience - account team and program direction

  • Demonstrated understanding of organizational strategy and ability to align activities accordingly

  • Consulting skills & proven solution development expertise

  • Proven relationship building competency

  • Business Development experience

  • Proven mentorship skills

  • Expert communication and presentation skills

PAREXEL complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, age, race, color, religious creed, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Apply Via Email: with CV attached to Michelle.Coulson@PAREXEL.com

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Position: Associate Director, Cross-Tumor Medical Publication Lead
Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Location: Princeton Pike, NJ

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

The Publications and Scientific Content organization’s mission Publications & Scientific Content are recognized leaders & strategic partners in the creation of timely and relevant medical communications to advance understanding of the science & maximize value for customers. The primary accountability of the Associate Director, Cross Tumor Medical Publication Lead is to ensure the development of comprehensive, cross-functional pan-tumor strategic publication plans across the immuno-oncology portfolio. The Cross Tumor Medical Publication Lead will be a member of key HQ and US medical sub-teams working cooperatively across the functional matrix ensuring timely decisions on key aspects impacting the planning and execution of practice informing publications.

In parallel to the individual tumor/asset publication plans, the Cross Tumor Publication Lead will be expected to:

  • Work in partnership with the Headquarter and US Cross Tumor Medical Leads and across Tumor Publication Leads to develop and implement Cross Tumor scientific communication platform and related strategic communication framework 

  • Engage leaders across key functions in the translation of strategies & objectives into actionable long-term strategic Cross Tumor publication plans; plans that are comprehensive (representing all functions & key markets with ongoing data generation) 

  • Ensure endorsement of Cross-Tumor portfolio publication plan by governance bodies (HQ Medical, Development teams including early I-O, GPV&E, Regulatory) prior to execution; continuously evolves plans in conjunction with scientific, clinical, development and commercial milestones and changes in the scientific, regulatory and access landscapes 

  • Development of the Cross-Tumor Medical Publication and Scientific Content Plan and partnering across the Medical Publication and Scientific Content team on the execution of the plan 

  • Ensure endorsement of the publication plan by governance bodies (HQ Medical DT) prior to execution; continuously evolves plans in conjunction with clinical development milestones and changes in the scientific, regulatory and access landscapes 

  • Demonstrate understanding of the disease area, medical strategies & objectives necessary to provide strategic input to stakeholders and leadership on matters related to publication planning & data dissemination/disclosure at a cross-tumor level

Qualifications: 

  • PharmD, PhD or MD in a science subject or biomedical degree preferred; MS in biomedical discipline or equivalent with in-depth experience in publication management considered.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience within the pharmaceutical or related healthcare industry, in both a regional and global capacity and in Oncology therapeutic area.

  • Expertise across all aspects of scientific publication strategy, planning and execution during all phases of drug development and commercialization process (investigational, registrational, pre & post-launch and marketed).

  • Certification as a Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) highly desirable.

  • Demonstrated track record of leading and executing in highly matrix environments across a broad range of functional areas and collaborating with the Medical Affairs, Health Outcomes, R&D, regulatory, legal and commercial teams.

  • Understanding of the clinical trial design and execution, statistical methods and clinical trial data reporting requirements.

  • Understanding of good publication practices and guidance (GPP3, ICMJE), Sunshine Act, Pharma Code of Conduct, data transparency requirements 

  • Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with exceptional time management skills are required for this highly visible global position.

  • Demonstrated track record of successfully managing multiple, conflicting priorities in a rapidly evolving, fast paced, highly complex environment with success outcomes

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite and familiarity with publication management tools (Datavision).

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally approximately 25-30% of time.

Apply Via Email: with your CV to edyta.dopart@bms.com

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Position: Associate Director, Medical Affairs-Scientific Communications
Company: Alkermes
Location: Waltham, MA

Alkermes plc is a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases. The company has a diversified commercial product portfolio and a substantial clinical pipeline of product candidates for chronic diseases that include schizophrenia, depression, addiction and multiple sclerosis.

Position Description:

As a product and disease state expert within Medical Affairs, the Associate Director, Scientific Communications will provide medical, scientific and technical expertise to support product scientific communications planning and to provide essential medical support to marketed products and late-stage products. Develop, manage and track scientific communications plans. Develop and review publications for medical and scientific content accuracy. Ensure compliance with publication-related policies and procedures. Leads, co-leads or supports the development of key product materials including abstracts, posters/presentations, peer-reviewed manuscripts, etc.

Major Accountabilities:

  • Create, manage and track strategic scientific communications plans in a cross-functional manner

  • Content development: manuscripts, abstracts, posters, slide decks, monographs, etc.

  • Develop in-depth therapeutic knowledge of disease, epidemiology, product and competitor product information; act as a resource to others external to Medical Affairs

  • Serve as medical communications contact and resource to internal teams, especially Project Teams regarding product and therapeutic area

  • Create and/or review for accuracy and strategic alignment communications containing medical and scientific content intended for internal and external customers, including a scientific communication platform

  • Identify, collect and provide relevant information and input into business activities such as product and competitor insights, medical product plan and deliverables, new business assessments and other requests

  • Serve as authoritative source of medical/ scientific expertise

  • Scientific & Medical Communications lead for therapeutic area publication working groups or projects

  • Partner with Medical Directors to develop scientific communications

  • Maintain close interactions with Compliance, Clinical Development, Marketing and other internal and external stakeholders

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Demonstrates and models excellent performance in the medical communications role. 

  • Demonstrates and models excellent performance in the medical communications role. Is a resource to other colleagues; provides guidance, coaching and mentoring within Medical Affairs

  • Ability to read, interpret, and convey complex scientific information

  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry regulations, guidelines, standards and practices, including GPP3, ICMJE guidelines.

Ideal Background/Education/Certifications:

  • Advanced scientific degree preferred (MD, PhD, PharmD, APRN)

  • Healthcare/scientific related degrees may be accepted.

  • CMPP certification is a plus

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Medical Affairs, Clinical Development or related field in the industry, preferably in Serious Mental Illness (schizophrenia, depression and/or addiction) 

  • Excellent scientific writing skills and publication development experiences

  • Ability to lead initiatives and teams within Medical Affairs and cross functionally

  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry regulations, guidelines, standards and practices

Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, age, mental and physical disability, genetic information, any veteran status, military status or application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under applicable law.

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Position: Associate Project Manager, Publication Operations
Company: Celgene
Location: San Diego, CA

This role is responsible for supporting Celgene’s Research and Early Development publications to ensure that the Research Alliance Department develops and delivers publication tactics efficiently and consistently with Global Scientific Communication strategy, while adhering to corporate policies and regulations. The Associate Project Manager is engaged in cross-therapeutic publication organization and tracking, repository and archive building, collection of process and impact metrics, in addition to other project management activities as assigned by the Director, Research Alliance. The Associate Project Manager establishes strong partnerships with Research & Early Development, therapeutic team members, and internal cross-functional stakeholders to support the implementation of best practices and process standardization.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supports process standardization to ensure best in class and consistent publications practices across Celgene cross-functional teams (Global, regions, affiliates).

  • Ensures optimal and consistent departmental, processes related to publications compliance and good publication practices. Supports the Director and compliance partners in the design and conduct of quality inspection, monitoring and audit readiness procedures.

  • Maintains several tracking tools, and ensures coordination with the cross-functional teams for budget efficiencies, courtesy reviews, permissions for congress presentations.

  • Performs monthly report for publication activities, and develops and sends regular updates to the cross-functional teams and affiliates

  • Assists in the development of a publication training curriculum for new colleagues involved in publications activities at Celgene (Research & Translational Development activities of Celgene, including clinical pharmacology activities up to Phase 2).

  • Supports the cross-functional teams, when needed with the coordination of medical education enduring material.

  • Generates analytic reports related to publications related to R&ED Publications

  • Serves as a subject matter expert on departmental databases, repositories, and project planning, management tools, providing support to therapeutic teams to ensure consistent storage of documents and materials.

  • Conducts business in accordance with Celgene Values. Completes all assigned SOPs and training within designated timeframe and adheres to job-specific SOPs and work instructions.

  • Work directly with collaborators to obtain data reports stemming from research collaboration agreements.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline with a minimum of 5 year of experience; experience in publication planning/coordination required.

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Experience or background in working within the pharmaceutical/biotech industry

  • Awareness of compliance issues and guidelines around medical education and publications practices (ICMJE, GPP3, spend transparency, etc.).

  • Experience with Salesforce

  • Excellent written, verbal communication skills.

  • Strong customer focus and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

  • Ability to provide clear, concise reports to cross-functional teams.

  • Excellent project management skills; highly organized and detailed oriented.

  • Ability to conceptually organize projects for diverse audiences.

  • Interact with multidisciplinary teams in order to ensure successful execution of deliverables.

  • Multi task, prioritize projects effectively and communicate with external agency partners and internal colleagues.

  • Flexible, with positive attitude, and highly self-motivated.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, and experience working with document management systems (Datavision, SharePoint, etc.).

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Position: Associate Scientific Director
Company: Churchill Communications
Location: Maplewood, New Jersey

Churchill has an immediate opening for a Associate Scientific Director with our Maplewood, NJ-based medical communications team.

Structured like a multi-disciplinary healthcare delivery team, Churchill’s team consists of experienced clinical professionals capable of translating bench science into relevant clinical outcomes. Our scientific directors provide our clients with content expertise and are responsible for the development of scientifically accurate and clinically relevant editorial content. They assist Churchill’s new business development team with proposal preparation and presentation. Upon assignment of a new project, our scientific directors collaborate with external authors and medical affairs professionals, supervise contract and freelance writers, and interact with journal editors, scientific congresses and patient advocacy groups.

Standards of the Position:

  1. Research and prepare product and disease state summaries and competitor backgrounders for proposal development

  2. Participate in publication strategy development

  3. Prepare project needs assessments as well as concept and manuscript outline development

  4. Identify target journals and assure that content is prepared in accordance with the target journal's “instructions to authors”

  5. Select, brief and supervise the most appropriate writer for a specific manuscript

  6. Collaborate with external author(s), Churchill’s consultants, and the client’s medical affairs professionals to establish project objectives, roles and responsibilities, timelines, and journal/congress selection

  7. Confer with external author(s), Churchill’s consultants, and the client’s medical affairs professionals regarding revisions to content, style or organization, or journals/congresses

  8. Monitor PubMed, Google Scholar, medical journals, and other data sources to ensure utilization of the most current and relevant information for a specific manuscript

  9. Assure compliance with major editorial guidelines including ICMJE, CONSORT, and GPP2, as well as regulatory documents such as Corporate Integrity Agreements

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree (minimum) and at least 5 years of hands-on patient care experience in a multi-disciplinary environment as a pharmacist, nurse, or physician assistant

  2. At least 2 years of professional medical communications experience, including preparation of medical and scientific documents, and editing and submission of manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals and association meetings

  3. Effective and professional communication skills, including written, oral and interpersonal 

  4. Thorough understanding of all major editorial guidelines including AMA, ICMJE, CONSORT, and GPP, as well as a working knowledge of major compliance documents such as Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs).

  5. Computer proficiency, specifically MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook

  6. In addition to clinical certifications, other preferred certifications include CMPP, and/or ELS

Apply Via Email: with CV and salary requirements to mimi.facciponte@churchillcommunications.com

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Position: Director – Early Assets Medical Publications, Immuno-Oncology/Oncology
Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Location: Princeton Pike, NJ

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for ensuring the clear, accurate and scientifically rigorous communication of BMS data that inform the medical community about our early Oncology pipeline. This role will be report to the Lead, - Biomarkers, Next Generation, Pan Tumor Medical Publications & Scientific Content

  • Partner with Medical Leads working collaboratively across functions and markets to ensuring timely decisions on aspects impacting planning & execution of practice informing publications for defined assets

  • Work cooperatively across medical publication team leads across Oncology to ensure successful and seamless integration of publications supporting pipeline assets as they advance through development to commercialization

  • Engage and effectively align across a broad range of internal stakeholders (DT, GCR, ECTR, GBS, Global & key market teams, Med Info, Public Affairs, Health Outcomes & Alliance stakeholders) ion the development of long-term strategic publication plans

  • Ensure approval and endorsement of an integrated Early Asset publication plan by governance bodies (HQ Medical, EADT) prior to execution; continuously evolves plan in conjunction with clinical, regulatory, and scientific landscapes

  • Demonstrate understanding of the disease areas, medical strategies and objectives necessary to provide strategic input to a broad range of stakeholders on matters related to publication & scientific content planning & data 

  • Foster collaborative relationships with academic & clinical experts, publishers, medical associations & other stakeholder groups

  • Review publication drafts for scientific quality and to ensure alignment & consistency with author direction, scientific communication platform & key communication points supported by data

  • Engage with key internal stakeholders to facilitate early identification of anticipated data disclosures that may be relevant enabling timely preparation of other data dependent communications

  • Ensure compliance with internal and external standards and models good publication practices and principles among authors and internal publication stakeholder community ensuring all publications are being authored, written, and reviewed according to GPP3 and BMS processes

  • Partner with Operations & Execution Leads to assess, plan, manage and allocate resources (budget, 3rd-party Medical communication providers, biostatistical services) to ensure timel y delivery of quality communications

Qualifications:

  • PharmD, PhD or MD in a science subject or biomedical degree preferred; MS in biomedical discipline or equivalent with in-depth experience in publication management considered.

  • A minimum of 7 years experience within the pharmaceutical or related healthcare industry, in both a regional and global capacity.

  •  Expertise across all aspects of scientific publication strategy, planning and execution during all phases of drug development and commercialization process (investigational, registrational, pre & post-launch and marketed).

  • Certification as a Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) highly desirable.

  • Scientific expertise in Oncology with a particular emphasis in early phase clinical trials and preclinical.

  • Demonstrated track record of leading and executing in highly matrix environments across a broad range of functional areas and collaborating with the Medical Affairs, Health Outcomes, R&D, regulatory, legal and commercial teams.

  • Understanding of the clinical trial design and execution, statistical methods and clinical trial data reporting requirements.

  • Understanding of good publication practices and guidance (GPP3, ICMJE), Sunshine Act, Pharma Code of Conduct, data transparency requirements and other guidance related to post-marketing practices and scientific data communication.

  • Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with exceptional time management skills are required for this highly visible global position.

  • Demonstrated track record of successfully managing multiple, conflicting priorities in a rapidly evolving, fast paced, highly complex environment with success outcomes

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite applications and familiarity with publication management tools & systems (Datavision).

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally approximately 25-30% of time.

Apply Via Email: with your CV to edyta.dopart@bms.com

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Position: Global Publication Manager (USA/UK)
Company: Cactus Communications Inc.
Location: USA/UK

Who we are:

CACTUS provides scientific writing services to the Top 10 global pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies. The team comprises writers with advanced degrees in medicine or the life sciences.

CACTUS is recognized for its expertise in providing publications and medcom services to global client teams from the US, UK, Germany, and Japan, among other geographies. CACTUS acts as a trusted advisor and works as an extension of its client teams by not only delivering high-quality work consistently, but also providing strategic guidance for their medical communications needs. Clients value the flexible, innovative solutions provided by CACTUS that allows them to manage their budgets wisely and do more with less.
Click on the link to watch a short video of what makes us Global Publication Experts: http://bit.ly/2vFUABT

CACTUS is a performance-driven company that offers excellent professional and personal growth opportunities to it employees. People with an international work experience will feel at home with the work culture at CACTUS.
The work environment is very employee-friendly, and CACTUS was placed 1st among mid-sized Indian companies in the 2017 Great Places to Work survey: http://bit.ly/2uiJmUv

Location: USA (Preferred: 3 days on-site at client offices in Gaithersburg, MD); UK (Preferred: 3 days on-site at client offices in Cambridge)

The opportunity:

CACTUS is currently looking to add self-motivated, entrepreneurial members to its medical communications team in the US/UK.This is an opportunity to grow your career and make a greater impact on the lives around you.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • You will work directly with Global Publications Leaders and Directors in the client organization and work closely with Medical Directors and Medical Writers on the CACTUS team

  • You will be part of strategic publication planning meetings, also interacting with other global agencies supporting the client products

  • You will execute key publication tactics according to the publications strategy and timelines

  • You will be the communication channel between the client and Cactus teams and ensure that the client’s publication objectives are met

  • You will also manage communication with external authors and relevant stakeholders within the client organization

  • You will be responsible for budgeting and overseeing DataVision records management

What’s in it for you?

  1. Global exposure: We work with the top 10 Pharmaceutical companies across the globe. So you can be assured that you get the best experience in terms of the profile you handle.

  2. Culture & Team: We never stop recruiting the best people because without an amazing team nothing is possible. People at CACTUS are awesome to work with, driven, smart and know how to get things done like nobody else.

  3. Learn & Grow: Our goal is to keep you as long possible and help you build a career with us. We do this by creating an environment where you will grow both personally and professionally.

  4. Satisfaction & Recognition: With some of the biggest names across the globe as existing clients, doors will open and conversations will flow. You will see the results of your efforts translate into maximum impact. With a competitive salary and our recognition programmes, you will be rewarded for your success.

So how do we know that’s you? You have the personality and the experience:

  • MD/PhD/PharmD with knowledge of clinical research

  • At least 3-4 years of core writing experience in a medical writing team of a pharmaceutical company or a medical communications agency 

  • Strong communication skills

  • Effective project management skills

  • Willingness to travel

Apply Via Email: with CV and cover letter to melissad@cactusglobal.com. Feel free to write to us in case you have any queries.

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Position: Manager / Senior Manager, Medical Publications, Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Company: Biogen
Location: Cambridge, MA

The Manager, Medical Publications leads the development and execution of strategic publication plans in support of the SMA therapeutic area. The Manager works directly with the respective Product Scientific Communications Lead, Medical Communication Manager, Program Medical Directors and liaises with other key functions in Biogen (e.g. Global Research and Development, Global Market Access) in the development of the publication plan and also works closely with external medical communications agencies, alliance partners and external authors to develop publications (congress abstracts, posters, manuscripts, etc.).

As part of responsibilities for publications development, this person ensures compliance with Biogen publications policy and standard operating procedures and with external guidelines on good publication practices. Additionally, the Manager updates internal stakeholders on product publication-related activities.

The Manager will also participate in internal and cross-functional team meetings to assure alignment of publications with the medical strategy and communication objectives.

Some of the major responsibilities of this role include:

1. Develops strategic publication plan

  • Coordinates meetings and leads discussions of cross-functional Core Publication Plan Team and/or Joint Publication Team with an alliance partner to develop a publication plan which is aligned with the Medical Strategy and communication objectives; the publication plan is revised annually
  • Works with agency to develop initial draft publication strategy, and coordinates review and approval of the strategic publication plan and tactics

2. Coordinating the development of publications (journal articles, abstracts, and medical meeting presentations) reporting scientific and clinical data

  • Leads Core Publication Plan Team meetings and/or Joint Publication Team Meetings with alliance partner
  • Reviews draft abstracts, posters, slides, and manuscripts critically for content
  • Leads and coordinates meetings to discuss conflicting comments on manuscripts
  • Follows-up with agency regarding the status of manuscripts in development
  • Ensures development of publications complies with Biogen publication policy
  • Manages publications budget
  • Aligns resources to support the development of all publications in the plan with Associate Director, Medical Publications

3. Managing medical communications agency

  • Oversees agency maintenance of documents in publication planning software, Datavision; responsible for consistency, accuracy, and currency of documentation.
  • Regularly monitors Datavision and documents compliance with publications policy

4. Providing regular updates on publication activities related to product

  • Maintains bibliographies
  • Participates in monthly Therapeutic Literature Alert meetings and completes associated deliverables
  • Reports monthly publication metrics on key objectives

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of related experience at pharmaceutical or biotechnology company or medical communications agency. 

  • Successful track record of implementation of global publication programs

  • Knowledge and understanding of the pharmaceutical commercialization process 

  • Development of global medical plans and global medical communication and publication strategy

  • Management of consultants and vendors

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills 

  • Ability to work in ambiguity and/or time-sensitive matters

  • Education:

  • Master’s, PharmD, PhD or MD in a biological science or related field strongly preferred

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Please be advised that all legitimate correspondence from a Biogen employee will come from "@biogen.com" or "@biogenidec.com" email accounts.

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Position: Medical Director (USA/UK)
Company: Cactus Communications Inc.
Location: USA (Gaithersburg, MD). Preferred: Must be able to travel to the client site twice a month; UK (Cambridge). Preferred: Must be able to travel to the client site twice a month

Who we are:

CACTUS provides scientific writing services to the Top 10 global pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies. The team comprises writers with advanced degrees in medicine or the life sciences.

CACTUS is recognized for its expertise in providing publications and medcom services to global client teams from the US, UK, Germany, and Japan, among other geographies. CACTUS acts as a trusted advisor and works as an extension of its client teams by not only delivering high-quality work consistently, but also providing strategic guidance for their medical communications needs. Clients value the flexible, innovative solutions provided by CACTUS that allows them to manage their budgets wisely and do more with less. Click on the link to watch a short video of what makes us Global Publication Experts: http://bit.ly/2vFUABT

CACTUS is a performance-driven company that offers excellent professional and personal growth opportunities to it employees. People with an international work experience will feel at home with the work culture at CACTUS.

The work environment is very employee-friendly, and CACTUS was placed 1st among mid-sized Indian companies in the 2017 Great Places to Work survey: http://bit.ly/2uiJmUv

Overview of Role:

CACTUS is currently looking to add self-motivated, entrepreneurial members to its medical communications team in the US. This is an opportunity to grow your career and make a greater impact on the lives around you.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • You will ensure quality control/data accuracy and compliance

  • You will be responsible for updating records in DataVision

  • You will maintain relationship with client’s Global Publication Leaders and Agency Global Publication Associates as well as client’s Global Publication Directors

  • You should have deep understanding of client’s medical publications strategies

  • You will communicate directly with the client’s scientific community, Biostats and Analysis & Reporting teams

  • You will act as a conduit between agency’s on-shore and off-shore teams

  • You will oversee and be accountable for quality of work by scientific writers in India.

  • You will represents agency’s organization

What’s in it for you?
  1. Global exposure: We work with the top 10 Pharmaceutical companies across the globe. So you can be assured that you get the best experience in terms of the profile you handle.

  2. Culture & Team: We never stop recruiting the best people because without an amazing team nothing is possible. People at CACTUS are awesome to work with, driven, smart and know how to get things done like nobody else.

  3. Learn & Grow: Our goal is to keep you as long possible and help you build a career with us. We do this by creating an environment where you will grow both personally and professionally.

  4. Satisfaction & Recognition: With some of the biggest names across the globe as existing clients, doors will open and conversations will flow. You will see the results of your efforts translate into maximum impact. With a competitive salary and our recognition programmes, you will be rewarded for your success

So how do we know that’s you? You have the personality and the experience:

  • MD/PhD with knowledge of clinical research

  • At least 5-8 years of core writing experience in a medical writing team of a pharmaceutical company or a clinical research organization 

  • Advanced ability to write and edit medical publications and layout posters and PowerPoint slides

  • Researches journals & medical/copy editor

  • Critical thinker

  • Demonstrates people management skills

  • Willing to travel

Apply Via Email: with CV and cover letter to melissad@cactusglobal.com. Feel free to write to us in case you have any queries.

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Position: Medical Writing Manager
Company: Amgen
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing publications in support of Amgens Biosimilars portfolio. The Manager will work closely with external authors and key internal stakeholders to develop high-quality, scientifically rigorous manuscripts and review articles for peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as abstracts and presentations for scientific congresses.

Additional responsibilities may include the following: attending congresses and writing meeting summaries; preparing or editing documents for internal use or for submission to external, regulatory bodies; providing strategic input to publication teams and congress planning teams; overseeing the work of publication vendors; contributing to internal, process improvement initiatives.

This role provides an exceptional opportunity to be an integral member of a dynamic team that communicates the results of Amgen's research to the scientific community and embraces Amgen's aspiration to be the world's best human therapeutics company.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree; OR

  • Masters degree and 3 years of publication development experience in oncology and inflammation; OR

  • Bachelors degree and 5 years of publication development experience in oncology and inflammation; OR

  • Associates degree and 10 years of publication development experience in oncology and inflammation; OR

  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of publication development experience in oncology and inflammation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree

  • One year of publication development experience in a biopharmaceutical setting 

  • Experience preparing clinical manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed medical journals as well as abstracts, posters, and slide decks for presentation at scientific congresses

  • Knowledge of hematology and/or oncology and inflammation therapeutic areas

  • Experience working in a matrix team setting

  • Experience collaborating with clinical investigator-authors

  • Exceptional analytical, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

  • Apply project management skills to advance numerous projects simultaneously and to deliver high-quality documents rapidly

  • Lead and/or facilitate effective team meetings

  • Proficient in word processing, including touch-typing, and pertinent software (eg, Microsoft Office, EndNote, Adobe Illustrator)

  • Knowledgeable about publication guidelines and best practices

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GCF Level: GCF Level 05
Career Category: Clinical
Position Type: Full time

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Position: Publications Manager – Medical Affairs – Pharma
Company: Shionogi Inc.
Location: Florham Park, New Jersey

Shionogi Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Shionogi & Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese pharmaceutical company with state of the art research capabilities – that has provided innovative medicines essential to people's health for over 135 years.
In the US, Shionogi Inc. develops and commercializes pharmaceutical products that address unmet medical needs in the areas such as pain and anti-infectives.

The Publications Manager is a key member of the Shionogi US Medical Affairs home office team, works with the Associate Director, Scientific Publications to drive all aspects of scientific publications on assigned products, including strategic & tactical planning and implementation of assigned projects. The Publications Manager is also a member of various internal cross-functional teams and serves as the central contact with internal/external stakeholders with respect to scientific publications.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the development of strategic and tactical publication plans for assigned Shionogi marketed and pipeline products.

  • Lead the implementation of publication plans to ensure high-quality publication deliverables.

  • Serve as central contact with internal and external stakeholder on all aspects of scientific publications to ensure efficient and transparent communication. Internal contacts may potentially include all other ancillary departments in the Shionogi organization. External contacts may include: authors, key opinion leaders, scientific congresses and journals, vendors, and others.

  • Collaborate with Medical Affairs Directors and contribute to the development of Medical Affairs strategy for assigned products.

  • Represent US Medical Affairs/Publications function in cross-functional project teams and brand teams, and provide input into relevant processes.

  • Align with and support other scientific/medical activities led by Shionogi global teams as needed

  • Provide content and editorial support for select publications as needed .

  • Ensure adherence to all applicable Shionogi SOPs, policies, processes, and compliance guidelines.

  • Prepare and manage publication budget for assigned product, collaborate with Finance to coordinate the processing and reporting of project spend.

  • Oversee vendor-related activities (selection, contracting, onboarding, day-to-day operation, performance evaluation and improvement).

  • Provide scientific/medical support to other Shionogi activities as needed.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences or related fields is required; Advanced degree in Health Sciences or related fields is highly preferred (MD, PhD, PharmD, MS).

  • Minimum, of 3 to 5 years of industry experience in Publications, Medical Affairs, or Medical Communications at pharmaceutical companies or medical communication agencies.

  • Direct experience in publication planning and publication content preparation is highly preferred.

  • Deep understanding of pharmaceutical R&D and commercialization processes.

  • Good knowledge of principles and practices of pharmaceutical clinical studies (including design, conduct, analysis and reporting).

  • Familiarity with Good Publication Practice, ICMJE guidelines and other applicable industry guidelines.

  • Strong analytical skills, attention to details, and ability to manage/prioritize multiple projects from conception to completion in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to work well in cross-functional teams (across geography and culture) with a group of people with diverse skill sets and personalities. Team player, flexible and adaptable. Ability to build good working relationships, both inside and outside the organization.

  • Must live a commutable distance to our US Corporate Headquarters in Florham Park, NJ.

To be considered for this position, you must apply online at: https://www.shionogi.com/careers/careers.html -- and meet the requirements of this opportunity.

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Position: Senior Medical Writer
Company: SciStrategy Communications
Location: West Conshohocken, PA

SciStrategy Communications, located in West Conshohocken, PA, is seeking a Senior Medical Writer to deliver communications of excellent scientific and medical quality and accuracy, including manuscripts, abstracts, posters, slide presentations, review articles, and other initiatives, to meet our valued clients’ objectives, regulatory requirements, and highest professional writing standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, execute, and manage communication and publication programs, along with other members of the program team

  • Serve as senior medical writer, medical lead on some project teams, and mentor for current and new staff members

  • Ensure that editorial work meets project parameters as to content, accuracy, quality, deadlines, budgets, and any other requirements, as established by the client

  • Work simultaneously on multiple projects relating to different products in various therapeutic areas, as assigned

  • Follow editorial and style guidelines; ensure adherence to copyright laws and any other regulations related to editorial content

  • Provide scientific and therapeutic background information for project proposals

  • Maintain positive relations with clients, and promote retention of current clients as well as new business opportunities

  • Assist in developing new business by providing scientific information and therapeutic area expertise, leading client presentations, and proactively identifying organic growth within existing clients

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of scientific literature in assigned therapeutic areas and of professional and regulatory standards

Education, experience, skills, training or certifications:

  • Advanced degree in a health care discipline (eg, PhD, PharmD, MSN) 

  • Extensive scientific writing experience including strategic publication plan development and implementation, communications strategy, and thought leader identification in an agency or pharmaceutical company

  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ medical communications agency experience

  • Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal, and client relation skills 

  • Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) credential preferred

  • American Medical Writing Association (AMWA) certification or other medical writing certification preferred

  • Knowledge of publication databases (ie, DataVision and Pubstrat)

  • Experience in therapeutic areas related to oncology, supportive care, and immunotherapy preferred but not necessary

  • Proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and EndNote; knowledge of AMA style, FDA and OIG regulations, copyright laws, statistical concepts and techniques, and publication planning guidelines and requirements

SciStrategy Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certified member.

Apply Via Email: to hr@SciStrategy.com

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