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January, 2015 Listings

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Consulting Assignment - Medical Publications Specialist
Medical Publication Lead Neurology & Immunology

Scientific Director (NJ)

Position: Consulting Assignment - Medical Publications Associate
Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Location: Central New Jersey

One year consulting assignment focusing on managing publication review and approval tool (Datavision) and publication processes. As publications system administrator, individual will assist internal and external publication team members with technical/process/system related questions. Act as Datavision trainer to internal, alliance and agency personnel. Perform document creation, report generation, data analysis, and user maintenance as well as implement continuous improvement projects in the tool.

Experience/Knowledge Desired: Project/account management experience in biopharmaceutical industry or publication/communication agency. Highly proficient in Datavision with minimum of 2-3 years of experience including training users on appropriate use of the tool. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; problem solving skills; the ability to work independently and escalate issues when warranted. Experience with generation and analysis of Datavision data, and ability to identify issues and opportunities for improvement in the use of tool and publication related processes.

For further information, please contact Brenda Connor at


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Position: Medical Publication Lead Neurology & Immunology
Company: Merck KGaA Darmstadt Germany
Location: Darmstadt, Germany or Boston, MA

The Medical Publication Lead drives the medical publication strategy formulation in alignment with the program team, including the alignment with relevant functions like Clinical or Medical Affairs. The Medical Publication Lead is accountable for the delivery of the publication items and leads the Medical Publication Managers in operationalizing the strategic publication plan, through building and leading a high-performing team.

Job Description:


  • Leads the medical publication strategy formulation in alignment with the global program teams for Neurology (incl Rebif) and Immunology (incl Atacicept)

  • Integrates cross-functional, global and local needs into one strategic plan

  • Communicates strategic and complex concepts in a simple manner to multidisciplinary teams

  • Direct line management of Medical Publication Managers

  • Details the comprehensive strategic publication plans in alignment with Publication Managers

  • Ensures Publication Managers are delivering medical publications according to publication plan and predefined quality criteria

  • Compares to industry standards, identifies areas for improvement and develops recommendation for implementation to improve processes and procedures for operational delivery

  • Is accountable and responsible for the delivery of the publication plan within budget and timeline

  • Manages service levels with external vendors and consultants

  • Builds good and trustful relationships with external authors on a very high level, contributes to the improvement of our external stakeholder approach

  • Represents the company at congresses

  • Ensures compliance with all relevant internal and external regulations with a clear sense of how to protect the company reputation

  • Approaches evolving compliance topics proactively

  • Guides and influences peers within on a mid to higher management level

  • Serves as trusted authority and expert within the company for medical publications.

  • Proactively identifies solutions to problems or bottlenecks, using advanced analytical skills to solve complex topics

  • Drives forward joint solutions with understanding of the needs and objectives of the different involved functions and departments

  • Aligns his/her own deliverables with other parts of the business, has highly strategic view on how to contribute to company goals

Qualifications and Education:

  • Advanced university degree in science or biomedical subject, preferably PhD

  • Scientific expertise in neurology/immunology a plus

  • Fluent in spoken and written English, basic knowledge of second language (German, French) a plus

  • A minimum of 10 years professional experience in an international pharma/ biotech setting in various aspects of drug development process, preferably clinical, biostatistic, regulatory, safety or medical.

  • A minimum of 8-10 years experience in a pharma/biotech medical publication department or medical communication agency

  • Several years of international experience and demonstrated success in managerial position(s)

  • Proven track record of successful medical publication strategies and deliverables

  • Significant project management experience

  • Problem solving orientation and clear outcome focus

  • Clear sense of accountability

  • Good leadership skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Capability to participate in complex strategy formulation. Lateral thinking capability is vital

  • Ability to represent the company and to negotiate at all levels internally and externally

Merck – with more than 300 years of progress and about 38,000 employees in over 60 countries, we are leading in pharma, chemicals and life sciences. With passion, dedication and innovative ideas, we pursue one global goal: to improve people’s quality of life. Like to join in?
Welcome to the team!
Apply online: ; Job number 53323

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Position: Scientific Director(NJ)
Company: McCann Complete Medical Inc.
Location: Hackensack, NJ

Are you passionate about Medical Communications? Do you want to lead a top US Pharma account? Would you like to work within a dynamic and friendly medical communications agency? If the answer is yes, please read on...
Established for more than 20 years, CMC is a leading healthcare communications company with offices in New Jersey, and the UK. Supporting global clients, our vision is to provide high-quality communications that are engaging and inventive, rooted in scientific integrity, and injected with commercial insight.
As Scientific Director your role is critical to supporting both the strategy and delivery of the full scope of medical communication products and services to meet the needs of our clients. You must be well versed in medical writing and planning scientific communication programmes and have broader skills that will help us expand our multi-channel service offering. We are looking for someone to lead teams, uphold the quality of all deliverables, solve problems and build great relationships.
Applicants must have a life science degree (preferably a PhD) as well as experience working within a variety of therapy areas. Applicants will also need to possess excellent quality control, project management and briefing/reviewing skills along with an ability to inspire high performance – bringing out the very best in others.
In return we offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package and provide long-term choice and development that supports and encourages our editorial staff to progress their medical communications career. Our highly skilled teams reflect our continuing commitment to being an employer of choice as well as a provider of choice. This is demonstrated in our Investors in People award, which we have held for over thirteen years.
If you are passionate about excelling at your job and developing your career in a dynamic and caring medical communications agency, please apply by clicking the link below.

Our office is located at 411 Hackensack Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601. We are accessible by NJ Transit via the George Washington Bridge | Port Authority bus terminals and the Pascack Valley line (New Bridge Landing stop).


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