ISMPP Job Board

December 2017 Listings

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Position Titles:

Associate Project Manager, Global Publication Operations 

Director, Immuno-Oncology Lung Publications

Director/Lead, Immuno-Oncology Publications & Scientific Content 

Director Scientific Publications, Oncology

Position: Associate Project Manager, Global Publication Operations
Company: Celgene Corp.
Location: Summit, NJ

This role is responsible for supporting the Director, Publications Operations (Dir. PubOps) to ensure that the Global SciCom Department develops and delivers publication tactics efficiently and consistently, while adhering to corporate policies and regulation. The Asc. PubOps 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 Dir. PubOps.

The Asc. PubOps Project Manager establishes strong partnerships with SciCom therapeutic team members and internal cross-functional stakeholders to support the implementation of best practices and process standardization. Activities related to this role ensure optimal departmental efficiency, audit readiness, consistency, and appropriate resource utilization. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are critical to this role in enabling partnership with internal and external colleagues, vendors, and collaborators.

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

  • Has a Global mindset and able to work collaboratively with various geographies across therapeutic area. 

  • 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 l processes related to publications compliance and good publication practices. Supports the Director, Publication Operations 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 and congress 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 (Clinical, Med Affairs, HEOR, PK/PD, Safety, Translational, Affiliate, etc). 

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

  • Generates analytic reports related to publications, and congress submissions. 

  • 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.

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Scientific Degree (BSc, MSc, Pharm D, PhD) preferred

  • Experience in publication planning/coordination required

  • Experience or background in working within the pharmaceutical/biotech industry greater than 5 years preferred.

  • Experience in publication planning (ISMPP membership, CMPP certification- > 5 yrs preferred.

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

  • 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. Global mindset and foreign languages are strong assets

  • Interact with multidisciplinary teams 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.)

  • Some domestic travel may be required

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Position: Director, Immuno-Oncology Lung Publications
Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Location: Princeton, New Jersey


The Publications and Scientific Content organizations mission is to be 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 Publication Lead is to ensure the development of comprehensive, cross-functionally integrated strategic publication plans across the immuno-oncology lung portfolio.

The Lung Medical Publication Lead will be a member of key HQ medical sub-teams working cooperatively across the functional matrix ensuring timely decisions on key aspects impacting the planning and execution of practice informing publications. This role will focus on the thoracic portfolio and will report to the Lead, Lung Publications and Scientific Content.


  • Advanced degree: 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; experience in customer facing roles is a pulse

  • 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 preferred

  • Demonstrated track record of leading and executing in highly matrix environment working across wide range of functional areas Medical Affairs, Health Outcomes, R&D, regulatory, legal and commercial teams

  • Understanding of 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, 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 managing multiple, conflicting priorities in a rapidly evolving, fast- paced, highly complex environment with successful outcomes

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

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally approximately 15-20% of the time

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Position: Director/Lead, Immuno-Oncology Publications & Scientific Content
Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Location: Lawrence Twp, 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


  • Reports to WW Head Medical Publications & Scientific Content

  • Leads a team accountable for creation of timely & relevant medical communications (publications, field medical slides, Q&A documents and standard responses to customer questions)

  • Serves as a member of the WW Publications & Scientific Content leadership team

  • Accountable for ensuring the clear, accurate and scientifically rigorous communication of BMS information

  • Responsible for vision, strategy and execution of medical and scientific information exchange plans/platforms; including medical publications and content

  • Sets the goals and objectives for team, working closely with full development and medical leaders

  • Represents BMS scientific communications to external investigators, authors and editors

  • Leads an organization of approximately 4-8 full-time and contract experts

  • Partners internally to identify, set timing and execute data dependencies and related disclosures of information in multiple communication channels

  • Evaluates, collaborates and leads the partnership with agencies

  • Works extensively with Senior Leaders to develop publication and content plans

  • Manages the budget for defined area of responsibility

  • Ensures compliance with internal and external standards

  • Identifies relevant data for content requests

  • Demonstrates scientific subject matter expertise in a specific tumor type/therapeutic area

  • Identifies, hires, develops, coaches employees

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

Experience Desired:

  • Advance scientific degree, PharmD, PhD or MD preferred

  • 7 - 10 years of Pharmaceutical/Healthcare industry experience with a focus on medical communications

  • Demonstrated strength in leading teams to high performance

  • Proven ability to take decisions and build credibility with external investigators & collaborative partners, evidenced by strong behaviors and excellence in the science

  • Proven ability to work in an ambiguous environment, and develop a function with a focus on quick deliverables. 

  • Experience collaborating across a matrix, multiple markets and global geographies

  • Experience participating in, facilitating and leading cross-functional, cross-cultural project teams

  • Demonstrated success driving optimal business results in a large complex corporate environment with multiple priorities and tight timelines

  • Ability to think strategically in a changing environment

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Position: Director Scientific Publications, Oncology
Company: Astrazeneca/Medimmune
Location: Gaithersburg, MD

Director of Scientific Publications, Oncology- Responsible for the leadership and management of Oncology therapeutic area support provided by the MC group. Lead the MedImmune Scientific Publications Team to develop and execute robust publication plans for Medimmune’s early development portfolio. Requires knowledge of all aspects of Publications, to deliver high-quality publications and drive policy and requirements in Medimmune, aligned with global external publication and transparency standards. Line manages Scientific Publications team members who are therapeutically aligned and is accountable for the successful delivery of publications to quality, time, and budget.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for line management, staff development, recruitment, resource planning/capacity management, and budget. Determines and establishes group structure to meet the needs of Scientific Publications and the clinical organization in general.

  • Provides leadership in the development and execution of strategic publication plans that are aligned with product development, clinical and therapeutic area strategies. Collaborates with internal (clinicians, statisticians, product development team leaders, global medical affairs and other colleagues) and external (authors, KOLs, journal editors, etc.) stakeholders to obtain relevant input for various publication plans. 

  • Oversees execution of publication plans either by engaging medical communication vendor partners or by getting writing support from internal medical writers. 

  • Leads the development and implementation of global publications policy and standards to achieve and sustain a leading industry position in Publications. Drives the enhancements and simplification of all publications processes across AZ and MedImmune (such as the global publications policy, standards, sign-off procedure, metrics reporting, and tracking/compliance/monitoring tools).

  • Ensures and promotes compliance with internal and external publication standards.


  • Requires a PhD or PharmD in a scientific discipline or a master’s degree with relevant work experience.

  • Other Skills and Qualifications:

  • 10+ years’ experience in the publication field (preferably in Oncology) in a pharmaceutical/biotech industry, medical communication agency or CRO environment in positions with increasing levels of responsibility. Includes proficiency at writing/editing and managing the writing/review of multiple types of publications (e.g., abstracts, posters, manuscripts, review articles etc.), and extensive knowledge and experience relevant to multiple therapeutic areas, disease areas, and technical disciplines. Previous experience in the development and execution of strategic publication plans is required. Experience presenting at scientific meetings and authoring articles in peer-reviewed journals is a plus. Background in biologics a plus.

  • 5+ years of supervisory experience for multiple direct reports or contract staff in a scientific publications group or equivalent. Includes hiring, training, leading, and mentoring staff, setting goals within the function, and managing performance issues. Previous experience developing and overseeing project/department budget and resource allocation.

  • Broad cross-functional understanding of the drug development process from scientific, technical and business perspectives. 

  • Ability to negotiate and influence stakeholders across the organization to drive and promote consistent and repeatable high performance. 

  • Ability to accomplish results through effective influencing, focus the work on what is important, and eliminate roadblocks.

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