ISMPP Job Board

February 2018 Listings

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Position Titles:

Associate Director/Senior Medical Writer

Director, Publications Specialist

Experienced/Lead Medical Writer

Medical Writing Senior Manager

Managing Editor

Medical Writer (Freelance)

Publications Manager Orencia

Senior Manager / Associate Director, Global Publications and Scientific Communications

Senior Manager, Medical Communications and Publications


Position: Associate Director/Senior Medical Writer
Company: Vaniam Group
Location: Virtual/Remote Position

We are a people-first, purpose-driven, independent network of healthcare and scientific
communications agencies committed to helping pharmaceutical clients realize the full potential of their compounds in the oncology and hematology marketplace.

Vaniam Group is the workplace of the future now.

We operate in a 100% virtual environment to harness the talents and expertise of our team
without geographic or time-zone constraints. We measure success by how well we deliver on our mission and the happiness of our people and our clients.

Vaniam Group supports the development of customized solutions for medical communications (symposia, congress planning, clinical/scientific data review), publication planning, medical education (training modules, workshops, digital platforms), and product life cycle planning (advisory boards, clinical trial awareness and enrollment strategies, competitive intelligence).

Visit the below link to access our Career Center where you can review the complete job descriptions for our open positions and apply. Our open positions include:

Senior Medical Writer
Associate Director
Director
Sr. Director

To learn more about Vaniam Group, visit www.vaniamgroup.com

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Position: Director, Publications Specialist
Company: Pfizer
Location: New York City, NY or Collegeville, PA

The Director, Publication Specialist will be responsible for managing the development and implementation of global publication plans via Publication Sub-Committees for several candidates/products that generate hundreds of publications per year. He/she ensures compliance with Pfizer publication policy (CT20) and procedures (CT37-GSOP).

As internal and external guidelines shift, the Director, Publications Specialist will assist with training colleagues and vendors and with the roll out of revised SOPs to support compliance requirements. This role identifies and recommends process improvements and innovative solutions and leads complex projects within the Publications Management Team or across the enterprise as required. Works collaboratively across the Pfizer organization including Business Unit Medical, WRD, GPD, Legal, Quality Practice Standards, Procurement, Business Technology and external vendors.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages the development and implementation of global publication plans effectively and in compliance with Pfizer’s publication policy and procedures

  • Establishes and manages publication budgets. Partners with Finance to maintain/monitor publication budget forecasts

  • Manages publication vendors with a clear and professional approach and facilitates issue resolution 

  • Takes initiative and leads change. Highly adaptable to changing and ambiguous situations

  • Collaborates with Team Leader, Legal and other key stakeholders regarding complex scenarios to identify viable solutions which are timely and within budget

  • Identifies and drives publication plan metrics, seeks continuous process improvement and best practices to further enhance the efficiency of publication processes

  • Ability to influence others in a matrix setting including senior leaders and external stakeholders

  • Proven ability to appropriately analyze and solve problems and make pragmatic decisions

  • Respectfully challenges practices, decisions or ideas to uphold integrity and ethical standards. Once decisions are made, fully supports and implements agreed upon courses of actions.

  • Drives innovative solutions across the enterprise

  • Expertise engaging with professional and industry members to advance the profession

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced degree (PhD, PharmD or Masters) in science/health preferred; Bachelor’s degree required.

  • 10+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical or medical publications/communications industry, including 7+ years of experience in medical/scientific publications required

  • In-depth knowledge of the development and management of medical publications emanating from clinical trials

  • Publications management tool expertise (preferably Datavision), strong understanding of medical publication guidelines such as ICMJE, and basic knowledge of protocol development, data management, data analysis, and/or study reporting

  • Experience in facilitating cross- functional and matrixed teams; independently manages complex and challenging relationships

  • Strong interpersonal skills including negotiating skills

  • Proficient organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to manage competing projects and effectively prioritize assignments

  • Vendor management experience

  • Project management experience

  • Excellent oral/written communication skills

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to accommodate global/virtual meetings, as needed for assignments or projects, regardless of time zone

  • Overnight travel up to 10% to attend team and department meetings and training

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:
  • Reports to Publications Management Director/Team Leader

  • Strong partnership with Global Pfizer colleagues involved in publications  

  • Collaborates with External Medical Communications colleagues

  • Partners with relevant external stakeholders 

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Position: Experienced/Lead Medical Writer
Company: Mudskipper
Location: Cheshire, London or Oxford

Are you a med comms professional with 3 years’ agency experience, ready for the next step in your career?

Are you interested in a leadership role within a high-profile global account that spans publications and medical affairs?

Do you thrive in a collaborative environment that delivers high-quality scientific content?

If the answer to the above is yes, we’d love to hear from you.

In return, we offer a supportive environment and competitive salary – flexible working will be considered. For more information about this role, please visit our website or email john.matthew@mudskipper.biz with your CV and cover letter.

Apply via Email to john.matthew@mudskipper.biz or visit www.mudskipper.biz

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

The successful candidate will provide leadership and expertise in publication planning and execution for the Cardiovascular and Neuroscience Therapeutic Areas (TAs). This role is responsible for working with large cross-functional teams to communicate Amgen’s scientific data through high quality peer-reviewed publications to the global healthcare community, enabling informed decision making for optimal patient care and access to Amgen products. Reporting to the Director of Global Publications for the Cardiovascular and Neuroscience Therapeutic Area (TA), the Senior Manager responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Translation of medical strategies, insights and objectives into the development and oversight of long-term, actionable, globally-aligned strategic publication plans in partnership with cross-functional areas including Research and Development (R&D), Global Health Economics (GHE), Center for Observational Research (CFOR), Discovery Research, Legal, Regulatory, and Commercial. 

  • Close collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to develop impactful publications that align with the teams’ strategy and communication objectives.

Additional responsibilities for this role include:

  • Align with key stakeholders (e.g. clinical development, global medical affairs) to develop the global publication strategy

  • Engage and collaborate with external authors, investigators, and study steering committee members to plan publications and discuss and plan publication content

  • Manage effective external relationships with business partners (publication governance and contraction agreements)

  • Manage publication development timelines and content development of abstracts, posters, oral presentations, and manuscripts

  • Ensure compliance with Amgen publication policy and external publication guidelines

  • Plan and execute strategic publication planning summits

  • Manage publications gap analyses to guide publications strategy and address medical insights and identified gaps  through publications

  • Manage oversight of outsourcing budget and vendors who assist with gap analyses and publication content development

  • Work closely with regional publication planning colleagues to ensure publications across regions are captured within the Global Publication Plan (GPP)

  • Maintain knowledge of published literature in relevant therapeutic areas

  • Partner with the Global Core Content (GCC) lead to ensure relevant publication content is incorporated into global scientific communications for the product

  • Clinical support of key scientific congresses and meetings

  • Support content development for presentations that will inform medical and commercial  programs

  • Staff education and training on publications

Occasional travel required; up to 10%.

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree & 2 years of directly related experience

OR
  • Master’s degree & 6 years of directly related experience

OR
  • Bachelor’s degree & 8 years of directly related experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD, MD, PharmD, with 4+ years of Clinical Development/Medical Affairs/Regulatory experience

  • Strong writing and presentation skills

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, organizational, time management, and project management/planning skills

  • Experience in medical writing and/or managing external publication vendors and medical writers

  • Demonstrated record of executing strategically and tactically in a highly matrixed environment working with cross-functional, dynamic teams

  • Understanding of good publication practices and guidelines, Sunshine Act and Pharma Code of Conduct, ICMJE, GPP3, and other global guidelines related to publications, scientific data communication, and transparency standards

  • Ability to foster collaborative relationships with academic and clinical experts (individually or as a Publication Steering Committee), publishers, medical associations and other relevant stakeholder groups to enable development of robust and executable publication plans

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

  • Comfort with providing strategic input to senior leadership on topics regarding publication planning, data dissemination, and data disclosure requirements

  • Understanding of data and disease landscape to enable critical analysis of scientific literature and communicate implications cross-functionally.

  • Strong computer and database skills, particularly with Microsoft Office products

Apply Online (search job id: R-50593)

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Position: Managing Editor
Company: Churchill Communications
Location: Maplewood, NJ

Maplewood, NJ-based Churchill Communications has prepared publications for the biopharmaceutical industry since 1989. We have an immediate opening for a full-time, in-house Managing Editor.

The Managing Editor will

  • Supervise all editorial projects including scientific abstracts, posters, manuscripts, database entries, and lecture materials

  • Coordinate the editorial activities of all contract writers, staff members, and external authors

  • Conduct quality checks of all editorial content prior to circulation

  • Manage our publication metrics initiatives

  • Oversee compliance with our editorial policies and procedures

  • Report directly to the president, partnering with our director of scientific services

At a minimum, a qualified candidate should have a bachelor’s degree, and proven experience in medical communications, publication planning, editorial management, and staff supervision. Expert knowledge of industry-sponsored publication guidelines is a must.

Apply via Email with current CV and salary requirements in confidence to Mimi Facciponte, at mimi.facciponte@churchillcommunications.com

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Position: Medical Writer (Freelance)
Company: Innovative Strategic Communications, LLC (iscmedcom.com)
Location: Milford, Pennsylvania, USA - Virtual Position

COMPANY:

  • Innovative Strategic Communications, LLC, (ISC) is a specialty communications agency focused on early phase development

  • ISC offers a variety of targeted services focused upon increasing Pre-Market Awareness for pharmaceutical therapies and medical devices under development

  • ISC works on a global basis supporting a broad range of therapeutic segments 

DESCRIPTION:

  • This freelance position would be engaged in the writing, reviewing and editing scientific content for a range of medical therapeutic areas for various types of communications

  • Medical communications including, but not limited to, medical publications (various types), training programs, educational programs plus review/generation of content developed in support of educational programs.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent written English, including proper spelling and grammar

  • Understanding of manuscript submission format (Harvard, APA, etc.)

  • A meticulous approach to their work and an eye for detail

  • The ability to maintain high-quality work while meeting tight deadlines

  • Ability to maintain appropriate guidelines across broad programs

  • A love of and feel for language

EXPERIENCE:

A minimum of eight years direct industry (pharmaceutical, biotech, device) and/or medical communications agency, clinical and/or academic research experience as a medical writer with specific knowledge of medical publications. Experience with Medline searches, journal and related communication topics and formats.

Having direct experience in the areas of Infectious Diseases, Rare Diseases, Vaccines, Allergy/Immunology, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Infection Control, Epidemiology and/or Health Outcomes a bonus.

QUALIFICATION:

  • University Degree in Life Science or pharmacy, pharmacology or medicine (or equivalent); PhD, PharmD or MD 

  • Working knowledge of MS Office suite and referencing software (i.e., Endnote, etc.)

  • Client facing experience an added bonus.

Apply via Email (or for more information) contact Tim Day at tday@iscmedcom.com

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Position: Publications Manager Orencia
Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Location: Princeton, NJ

The primary responsibility for the Publications Manager is supporting the Worldwide Publications Lead in the development and delivery of a comprehensive, globally aligned strategic publication plan that reflect priorities for the WM key markets (US, FR, GER, JAP). A key role for the Publication Manager will be the management of the Orencia publications budget under the direct mentorship of skilled publication team members such as the Publication Lead and Publications and Scientific Content Operations and Execution Lead.

THE POSITION

  • Supports a high performing, cross-functional global publication matrix team engaged in the planning, integration and execution of medical publication activities globally;

  • Translates medical strategies and objectives into actionable long-term strategic publication plans; plans that are comprehensive (representing all functions and key markets with ongoing data generation) and globally aligned;

  • Ensures approval and endorsement of publication plan by governance bodies (Worldwide Medical Team and Development Teams) prior to execution; continuously evolves plan in conjunction with scientific landscape;

  • Works to build and demonstrate understanding of the disease area, medical strategies and objectives necessary to provide strategic input to a broad range of stakeholders on matters related to publication planning & data dissemination/disclosure under the direct mentorship of the Global Publication Lead;

  • Supports effective and consistent strategies for engaging external expertise (e.g. Publication Steering Committee) to advise and shape publication plan strategy;

  • Partners on the execution of the publication platform at prioritized International and domestic congresses (abstracts, presentations);

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

  • Manages author (external and internal) interface to ensure timely execution and delivery of publications in accordance with GPP3 (Good Publication Practices, 3rd edition) and BMS processes;

  • Engages and effectively aligns across a broad range key internal stakeholders 

  • Partners with Publication Operations to assess, plan, and allocate resources (budget, medical writing, bio-statistical services) to ensure timely delivery of high quality communications;

  • Employs innovative strategies and solutions to ensure timely communication of scientific data and extend the scientific reach and breadth of publications;

  • Engages and partners with key internal stakeholders to facilitate early identification anticipated data disclosures that may be relevant for key external audiences enabling timely preparation of other data dependent communications;

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Advanced degree: PharmD, PhD or MD in a science subject or biomedical degree preferred; bachelors degree in biomedical discipline or equivalent with in depth experience in publication management considered

  • A minimum of 1-5 years experience within the pharmaceutical or related healthcare industry, ideally in both a regional and global capacity

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

  • Scientific expertise in the disease/therapeutic area (rheumatology/Immunoscience) preferred

  • 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, and other guidance related to post-marketing practices and scientific data communication

  • Willingness to travel as needed

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Position: Senior Manager / Associate Director, Global Publications and Scientific Communications
Company: Incyte Corporation
Location: Wilmington, DE

This position will be responsible for the delivery of high-quality scientific publications (manuscripts, congress abstracts, presentations, and posters) in support of Incyte products. Critical competencies include managing publication plans and effective leadership of cross-functional teams. This is a Headquarters-based position.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for producing high-quality publications supporting Incyte products and disease education.

  • Lead publication team, facilitating the development of new publication concepts.

  • Facilitate and drive cross-functional development of scientific statements and lexicon.

  • Contribute to the overall scientific communication strategy, demonstrating a strong knowledge of the therapeutic landscape. 

  • Support the development of training materials related to Incyte and competitor congress presentations. 

  • Interact with external authors and collaborators within Global / Regional Medical Affairs, Drug Development, and Drug Discovery organizations to develop and review publication content.

  • Manage external agencies and freelancers involved in the writing, editing, formatting and submission of articles to peer-reviewed scientific journals and scientific/medical conferences.

  • Write and/or edit publications as needed. 

  • Track and report the progress of publication development. Utilize Datavision (with vendor support) to document project status, drafts, author comments, and Incyte reviews/approvals.

  • Understand published guidelines for authorship and good publication practices.

  • Ensure that publication activities are within company policies, procedures and good publications practices.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Degree in a scientific discipline. Advanced degree is preferred (ie, MS, PharmD, or PhD).

  • 4-7 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry, a consulting organization, and/or medical communication company as a publication manager or senior level content reviewer.

  • Experience in hematology/ oncology; experience in immuno-oncology preferred.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and execute multiple projects; ability to multitask and work both independently and within multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Understand the clinical development process, especially clinical study data and outcome measures in hematology/oncology.

  • Ability to critically appraise and apply knowledge gained from the medical/scientific literature.

  • Strong interpersonal skills for effective professional communications, aiming to cultivate strong working relationships with both internal and external groups.

  • Ability to effectively communicate complex medical/scientific information.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (eg, Outlook, Excel, Power Point) is required, as well as familiarity and working knowledge of key software applications relevant to publication planning and implementation (eg, Datavision, literature search indices, journal databases, etc.).

  • Level of position commensurate with experience.

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Position: Senior Manager, Medical Communications and Publications
Company: Flexion Therapeutics
Location: Burlington, MA

Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLXN), based in Burlington, Massachusetts, is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel, local therapies for the treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions, beginning with osteoarthritis (OA). At Flexion everyone has a voice and can make a real difference, best ideas win, work is challenging, and we have fun.

We are inclusive, prize ingenuity, and are united by a common mission to rapidly advance transformative medicines for patients who cannot get them soon enough. Our values – focus, ingenuity, tenacity, transparency and fun – form the fabric of the organization. They are reinforced daily and serve as key dimensions in the hiring process to help us ensure that Flexion is a magnet for outstanding talent and a great place to work.

Responsibilities:

  • Produce high-quality publications supporting Flexion products and disease education.

  • Provide input for the development of the publications plan.

  • Facilitate the development of new publication concepts through the leadership of publications sub-teams.

  • Partner cross-functionally to identify new analyses needed to support new concepts.

  • Interact with external authors and collaborators within Medical Affairs and Clinical Development to develop publication content related to Flexion studies.

  • Write, edit, and format publications including primary manuscripts, congress abstracts, slide presentations, and posters.

  • Manage external agencies and freelancers involved in the writing, editing, formatting and submission of articles to peer-reviewed scientific journals and scientific/medical conferences.

  • Coordinate the review of publications and collate comments from internal and external reviewers/authors for incorporation by contracted agencies or freelance writers.

  • Monitor progress of publication development and utilize appropriate software to catalogue project status, drafts, author comments, and Flexion reviews/approvals. 

  • Obtain information from congresses and journals regarding submission requirements.

  • Ensure that medical/scientific publication activities are within industry-standard guidelines for authorship and good publication practices (e.g. GPP3, ISMPP) as well as aligned with company policies and procedures.

Experience and Knowledge Required:

  • Advanced degree in scientific discipline is strongly preferred (i.e., M.Sc., M.P.H., D.P.H., Pharm.D., or Ph.D. or equivalent). CMPP™ certification is a plus.

  • At least 5-7 years’ experience within the pharmaceutical industry, a consulting organization, or medical communication company in a publications role.

  • Experience in osteoarthritis/pain/inflammation preferred.

  • Demonstrated leadership in managing publication plans and vendors.

  • Excellent project management skills.

  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and execute multiple projects; ability to multitask and work both independently and within multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Understand the clinical development process, especially clinical study data and outcomes measures in osteoarthritis/pain/inflammation. 

  • Ability to critically appraise and apply knowledge gained from the medical/scientific literature. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills for effective professional communications, aiming to cultivate strong working relationships with both internal and external groups.

  • Ability to effectively communicate complex medical/scientific information.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Outlook, Excel, Power Point) is required, as well as familiarity and working knowledge of key software applications relevant to publication planning and implementation (e.g., Datavision, literature search indices, journal databases, etc.).

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NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS 
• Ability to accommodate global/virtual meetings, as needed for assignments or 
  projects, regardless of time zone
• Overnight travel up to 10% to attend team and department meetings and training
 
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
• Reports to Publications Management Director/Team Leader
• Strong partnership with Global Pfizer colleagues involved in publications  
• Collaborates with External Medical Communications colleagues
• Partners with relevant external stakeholders