ISMPP Job Board
April, 2016 Listings

Please take a moment to scroll through the exciting employment opportunities listed here this month.  Or click on the links below to view the individual positions that catch your eye.

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Account Director
Associate Director/Director, Publications and Scientific Communications
Associate Editorial Project Manager
Associate Medical Director
Associate Scientific Services Director
Business Services Specialist
Deputy Director Publications Operations
Director of Publications
Director of Publications & Policy Education
Editorial Project Manager
Manager/Associate Director, Scientific Communications & Publications
Manager, Clinical Outcomes Programs
Medical Director
Medical Publication Lead Specialty (Associate Director)
Medical Writer
Medical Writer (Sales Training)
Program Manager
Project Manager
Project Manager
Senior Manager, Medical Publications
Senior Medical Writer Editor
Senior Medical Writer


Position: Account Director
Company: Synchrony Medical Communications
Location: West Chester, PA

The Synchrony Medical Communications Account Director is responsible for leading and managing a dedicated team for assigned accounts and clients. The Account Director is required to have an in-depth understanding of pharmaceutical publication planning and client challenges, and will lead internal and external core teams to conceptualize, design, and deliver novel solutions for clients in a manner that is consistent with the values and reputation of Synchrony. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Develop and grow key client relationships
  • As client liaison, develop project proposals and budgets with internal teams
  • Successfully communicate across a diverse client base; maintain frequent client interactions 
  • Manage escalated client concerns and define appropriate responses 
  • Oversee financial aspects of client relationships
  • Drive and identify organic business growth opportunities within current clients
  • Support key internal committees pertaining to new business development
  • Participate in key pitch and new business development meetings
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in account services support or related experience in the pharmaceutical publication planning or medical communications industry
  • History of successful management of more than $1.5 million of fee/year
  • Travel up to 40% of the time
  • Specific industry and/or therapeutic expertise required


For more information or to apply to this position please visit our Careers page.

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Position: Associate Director/Director, Publications and Scientific Communications
Company: Incyte Corporation
Location: Chadds Ford, PA/ Wilmington, DE

This position will be responsible for the delivery of high-quality scientific publications in support of Incyte products. The candidate should have experience developing global publication strategies, managing publication plans, as well as writing and editing clinical study manuscripts, abstracts, and posters. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Leads the development and implementation of global product publication strategies and plans.
  • Responsible for producing high-quality publications supporting Incyte products and disease education.
  • Contributes to the development of disease or product scientific platform / statements.
  • Interacts with external authors and collaborators within the Medical Affairs, Drug Development, and Drug Discovery organizations to develop publication content related to Incyte studies.
  • Writes, edits, and formats publications as needed. These include primary manuscripts, congress abstracts, slide presentations, and posters.
  • Manages external agencies and freelancers involved in the writing, editing, formatting and submission of articles to peer-reviewed scientific journals and scientific/medical conferences.
  • Manages the review of publications with Incyte authors/reviewers and external authors.
  • Tracks and reports the progress of publication development. Utilizes appropriate software to catalogue project status, drafts, author comments, and Incyte reviews/approvals.
  • Responsible for budget and milestones.
  • Understands published guidelines for authorship and good publication practices.
  • Ensures that medical/scientific publication activities are within company policies, procedures and good publications practices.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

  • Degree in a scientific discipline. Advanced degree is preferred (ie, M.Sc., M.P.H., Pharm.D., or Ph.D).
  • At least 5 - 10 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry, a consulting organization, or medical communication company as a publication manager/director or senior level content reviewer. Writing experience required.
  • Experience in hematology/ oncology preferred.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership in running a publication plan.
  • 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 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 (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.).

Please apply online at the Incyte Career site

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Position: Business Services Specialist
Company: Sylogent
Location: Newtown, PA

Sylogent is a software development and services company that delivers solutions to companies in the pharmaceutical industry. This full-time position provides end-user services in support of Sylogent products. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Provide customer and application support
  • Oversee or assist with new client system set up
  • Host weekly client support calls
  • Manage client specific projects
  • Assist with client demonstrations
  • Assist with application configuration and testing
  • Up to 10% travel

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

  • BA/BS degree preferred. Equivalent of 3-5 years¿ relevant work experience is required.
  • Ability to learn new applications quickly
  • Previous experience using PubSTRAT Web Suite is a plus
  • Significant experience with customer service via phone and email
  • Experience leading customer phone calls, facilitating teleconferences and application training 
  • Experience with system set up for new clients
  • Experience onboarding new clients and/or project management 
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and guidance 
  • Proficient with EXCEL, WORD, PPT

To apply, please contact  careers@sylogent.com

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Position: Deputy Director of Operations
Company: Bayer
Location: Whippany, NJ

The primary responsibilities of this position, Deputy Director Publications Operations, are to:

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Scientific publications represent one of the most important sources of reliable and credible information for practicing physicians. The Publication Operations Manager will ensure the introduction and professional use of a publication management system at Bayer, and provide operational excellence in support of publication of clinical trial results, in a manner compliant with Bayer's internal policies and procedures, Good Publications Practice and relevant international guidelines and regulations.

  • Provides project management support to the roll-out and integration of publication management technology/Datavision to MA Organization.

  • Responsible for development and execution of the publication strategy and plan for established products, under guidance of Head of Publications Excellence, closely working with relevant stakeholders.

  • As main contact for country/regional teams regarding publication management questions responsible for alignment with global teams and regular communication with country/regional teams. Ensuring compliance with existing internal SOPs and Policies, and with prevailing industry best practices in country/regional teams, and correct use of publication management system.

  • Actively monitors Datavision and documents compliance with publications policies and guidelines.

  • Provides quantitative department, therapeutic area, and asset level publication metrics and Datavision reports on a real time and scheduled basis (reports for management); Maintains relevant internal records and process documents

  • Designs, implements and maintains training programs for Good Publication Practice, and appropriate use of publication management technology; manages/collects list of FAQs to further improve trainings

  • Responsible system administrator for publication management tool, maintaining users and configuration settings

  • Assists internal and external publication team members with technical/ process/ system related questions; serves as a liaison between team members and technical support teams for relevant systems.

  • Analyzes feedback/IT issue log and identifies issues and opportunities for improvement in use of tool and publication related processes

  • Maintains an excellent understanding of internal SOPs and external guidance’s

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

Your success will be driven by our demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 7 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry, preferably related to medical affairs, governance, scientific communication and publications

  • Thorough knowledge of Good Publication Practices, and proven ability to work effectively within these guidelines to ensure that all authors and vendors are in compliance. CMPP qualification preferred

  • Thorough knowledge of company policies and processes

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Understanding of the drug development process over different stages

  • A strong global mindset; Experience in participating in cross-functional teams, across cultures and geographies, and building effective working relationships between functions

  • Engaging, motivating and collaborative style

  • Proven record of relationship building, both internally and externally to the organization

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Publication Management Tool / Datavision preferred

  • Additional communication agency experience preferred

For more information or to apply, please visit the Bayer Career Site.

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Position: Director of Publications
Company: AbbVie

Location: Northern Suburbs of Chicago

The Director, Publications manages a team of TA focused Publication Managers and Writers to develop and execute on tactical publication plans aligned to respective Scientific Communication Platform. Oversee the execution of scientific publications (i.e., clinical manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and oral presentations) that fulfill Publication Strategies and Scientific Platforms developed by the Sci Comm teams. Serve as partner to Scientific Communications Director for respective TA , to ensure robust alignment and pull through of publications strategic plan within the Publications Center of Excellence.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Oversee leadership of Publication Teams for assigned assets to define tactical publication plans, continually update the plan and ensure continued alignment to the asset Publication Strategy.
  • Lead tactical execution of publication plans (ie, clinical manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and oral presentations) that fulfill medical/scientific objectives, meeting established timelines and budgets, and ensuring development of high-quality, scientifically accurate publications by internal medical writers and external vendors.
  • Ensure active ownership by and involvement of internal and external authors in manuscript development and assist to resolve issues as needed.
  • Lead/participate in department initiatives/activities that impact medical publication practices/processes.
  • Provide managerial oversight of internal staff member(s) that support multiple compounds and/or indications of a major or complex product within a therapeutic area, including oversight of work product and activities, ensuring accuracy and
  • adherence to timelines and Publication Policy and associated Procedures.
  • Address and resolve publications-related issues for assigned therapeutic areas and assets. Proficiently learn and apply therapeutic area and product knowledge to publication projects and publication planning.
  • Manage resources across assigned TA and ensure priorities are aligned to the Scientific Platform TA teams. Effectively project and manage outsourcing budget and internal writing resources, ensuring full resource utilization within assigned
  • TA.
  • Develop and maintain expert knowledge of regulations, requirements, policies, and guidelines that apply to the preparation and production of publications, and ensure staff understands, complies, and applies them to work products.
  • Implement systems or solutions to enhance efficiency, eliminate redundancy, reduce expenditure, and guarantee quality.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

Basic:

  • Advanced degree desired. PhD, PharmD, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • 5 – 7 years of medical/scientific publications (or related) experience required. Pharmaceutical industry or related (eg, medical communication agency) experience required.
  • Demonstrated understanding and leadership in good publication practices and related compliance standards
  • Demonstrated leadership track record, with ability to build strong relationships and work collaboratively with peers and cross functional partners to enable higher performance.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with demonstrated success in creating and delivering effective presentations to senior-level audiences.

For more information or to apply, please visit the AbbVie Career Site.

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Position: Director Publication Policy & Education
Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Location: Princeton, NJ

The Director of Medical Publication Policy, Education leads a centralized function responsible for ensuring consistency and overall adherence to BMS medical publication policies, processes and tools, monitoring internal and external trends in the medical publication space and implementing enhancements as needed to ensure timely and transparent development of high quality medical publications. A core member of the Medical Publications Leadership Team, the Director of Medical Publication Policy, Education will distill, share and apply publication best practices, drive process improvements and foster alignment of publication standards across therapeutic areas and between Global and Local medical publication groups. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Build upon Medical Publication vision for an evolving publication capability – working in partnership with publication leadership team peers to define & implement a workable model 
  • Demonstrate true publication functional subject matter expertise & credibility to ensure that BMS publication standards are aligned with Good Publication Practices (GPP) and industry standards 
  • Drive effective alignment across a broad range of key internal stakeholders (FDT,GCR, GBS, Medical teams, Health Outcomes & Alliance stakeholders) on publication policy and practice 
  • Monitor BMS publication processes, systems and tools (e.g. Datavision) for compliance to BMS publication policy and SOP standards
  • Review templates, processes, tools (e.g. Datavision) and operating procedures to ensure consistency and alignment of standards across therapeutic areas between the Global, Regional and Local publication teams
  • Work closely across data owners and / or functions responsible for data generation, Medical organizations, agency and publication leads to ensure compliance
  • Lead team of publication professionals in GPP education and monitoring of publication development across the globe

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

Qualifications:

1. At least 7 to 10 years of experience within the pharmaceutical or related healthcare industry, in both a regional and global capacity
2. Demonstrated expertise in publication field across all phases of drug development and commercialization (investigational, registrational, pre & post-launch and marketed)
3. Proven experience establishing strategic direction/vision for a group and proven ability to implement such vision
4. Experience leading diverse teams through direct and indirect influence; proven ability to work with and manage within a matrix environment
5. Experience with change leadership and appreciation for complexity of leading an organization through change
6. Demonstrated ability to manage timelines and quality of work using strong organizational, communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills in a cross-functional team
7. Worked successfully in a cross-functional project team; ability to facilitate discussions and decision-making with cross-functional and cross-cultural team members; ability to influence and negotiate appropriate solutions; experience in project managing multiple priorities under tight time constraints and proven ability to establish strong stakeholder relationships (internal and external).

Knowledge Desired:

  • PharmD or PhD desirable In-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry as well as the external compliance, transparency & conflict-of-interest environments 
  • Solid understanding of good publication practices and guidance (GPP2, ICMJE), Sunshine Act, Pharma Code of Conduct and other guidance related to post-marketing practices and scientific data communication 
  • In depth knowledge of publication management tools & systems (Datavision) highly desirableCertification as a Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) highly desirable

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer - Vet/Disability. 
For more information or to apply, please visit: www.bms.com/careers Job ID# 1601172

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Position: Manager/Associate Director, Scientific Communications & Publications
Company: Retrophin, Inc.
Location: New York, NY

Retrophin, Inc. is seeking a Manager/Associate Director of Scientific Communications reporting to the Director of Scientific Communications. This position will contribute to the dissemination of Retrophin’s scientific/medical data through the development of publication and other medical communication documents.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with cross-functional teams in the development, management and execution of strategic publication plans, and ensure publication projects are aligned with strategic objectives
  • Perform medical writing, including reviewing manuscript drafts, revisions, and collaborating with internal and external authors
  • Provide tactical execution and oversee project management for publication projects (abstracts, posters/oral presentations, and manuscripts) for assigned products, ensuring scientific accuracy and adherence to timelines and processes
  • Manage medical communication vendor(s) as required. 
  • Build and manage relationships with internal and external contributors to publications and conference material. 
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert and manage publication software(s) used by the department and company
  • Responsible for ensuring the scientific integrity, quality, and accuracy of all deliverables 
  • Collaborate with commercial team to develop, implement, and monitor medical/scientific messages
  • Develop scientific materials (e.g., slide decks, medical information letters, dossiers, conference materials) 
  • Act as medical reviewer on promotional review committee for assigned products
  • Identify and implement best practices and standardized processes for publication planning and scientific meeting/congress planning 
  • Contribute to other Scientific Communications and Medical Affairs projects as needed.

Qualifications

  • Education: PharmD, MD, PhD preferred
  • Experience: 5-7+ years in the pharmaceutical industry, with experience in Medical Communications and Publications, Medical Information and Medical Writing experience are a plus

Specific skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills and ability to work independently or in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to produce effective high quality medical communications outputs: e.g., manuscripts, poster presentations, slide presentations 
  • Ability to think strategically to guide publications-related activities in accordance with industry standards and good publication practice, and with scientific integrity and balance. CMPP certification is a plus.
  • Ability to manage various projects, solve problems, deliver on commitments and work with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Knowledge of FDA guidelines and regulations. 
  • Independent, self-starting individual with a demonstrated ability to thrive in smaller, fast-paced environment is required. 
  • Must be able to prioritize and work effectively in a constantly changing environment. 
  • Ability to travel up to 20-40%

To apply for this position, please send your resume to careers@retrophin.com. When applying, please include the Job number and title in the subject line of your email. Retrophin, Inc. is an EEO/AA/Veteran/Disability Employer.

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Position: Manager, Clinical Outcomes Program
Company: Churchill Communications

Location: Maplewood, NJ

Are you a PA, NP, RN, or RPh?  Do you want to apply your hands-on patient care experience and scientific publications knowledge to create innovative outcomes programs that make a real difference in patient’s lives? Do your career goals include earning a partnership in an established business? If you answered “yes” to all three, we would love to chat with you. Please plan to stop by Churchill’s exhibit booth (#8) at ISMPP.  Just ask for Frank Rodino, Sandy Westra, or Tom Berry.  Or send a CV and salary request in confidence to mimi.facciponte@churchillcommunications.com.

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Position: Medical Publication Lead Specialty (Associate Director)
Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Location: Princeton, NJ

The primary responsibility for the Publications Lead is the development of a comprehensive, globally aligned strategic publication plan and the delivery of the publications included in this plan. The Publications Lead will often manage publication plans and activities for large, complex brands or for multiple brands within a therapy area and may serve as a skilled coach/mentor to less experienced publication team members.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

1.Builds and leads a high performing, cross-functional global publication matrix team engaged in the planning, integration and execution of medical publication activities in EMAC & Intercon markets;
2.Partners with WW Pub Lead to understand Global Publication Strategy and Plan. Serves as publication TA point of contact between HQ Medical and EMAC/Intercon markets. Accountable for ensuring EMAC / Intercon strategy aligns with overarching R&D, HQ Medical and commercial strategy;
3.Translates medical strategies and objectives into actionable long-term strategic publication plans; plans that are comprehensive (representing all functions and prioritized EMAC & Intercon markets with ongoing data generation) and globally aligned;
4.Ensures endorsement of publication plan by governance bodies (WWMT, FDT) prior to execution; continuously evolves plan in conjunction with scientific landscape
5.Implements effective and consistent strategies for engaging external expertise (e.g. Publication Steering Committee) to advise and shape publication plan strategy. Fosters collaborative relationships with academic and clinical experts, publishers, medical associations & other relevant stakeholder groups;
6.Engages and effectively aligns across a broad range key internal stakeholders (FDT, GCR, ECTR, GBS, Worldwide and Market Medical teams, Health Outcomes & Alliance stakeholders) to facilitate decision making during publication planning and execution process;
7.Partners with EMAC & Intercon markets to help assess, plan, and allocate resources (budget, medical writing, bio-statistical services) to ensure timely delivery of high quality communications;
8.Serves as the global publication point of contact for countries; ensuring country/global level awareness & connectivity

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION: 

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 5-7 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 CMPP highly desirable
  • Scientific expertise in the disease/therapeutic area preferred
  • Experience working in highly matrix environment across a broad range of functional areas and effectively 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 (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 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite applications and familiarity with publication management tools & systems (Datavision) 
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally approximately 20 – 25% of time

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer - Vet/Disability

For more information or to apply, please visit: www.bms.com/careers Job ID# 1506521

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Position: Medical Writer
Company: Blue Ocean Pharma

Location: Work from home/Virtual Office

Brief Summary: Blue Ocean Pharma is a rapidly growing and dynamic healthcare company seeking individuals with the right fit for our culture. The ideal Medical Writer candidate is an articulate, enthusiastic, and dedicated member of client-based project teams that develop a variety of high-quality scientific deliverables. We have positions available within two of our Blue Ocean Pharma companies, Percolation Communications LLC and Powered 4 Significance LLC. The differences between the two companies will be explained to candidates that meet the screening criteria. Visit www.blueoceanpharma.com for more information.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Conduct and evaluate literature searches
  • Understand data generation and applicability
  • Understand preclinical and clinical study design
  • Develop clear, concise, and well-referenced text for abstracts, posters,
  • manuscripts, and educational resources for a variety of healthcare audiences
  • Demonstrate confidence and ability to lead discussions with authors and clients
  • Work proactively and creatively with a team to improve outputs
  • Work closely with Medical Directors to develop and revise deliverables that
  • exceed client expectations and meet timelines
  • Be able to manage time to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget
  • Function independently yet communicate effectively

Key Strengths:

  • Able to work independently; demonstrates proactivity and exceptional follow-
  • through
  • Quick learner of new therapeutic areas and project-based skills
  • Able to synthesize complex scientific data and findings from a variety of
  • sources to develop content that is audience appropriate
  • Excellent verbal and nonverbal communication skills
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Able to participate and interact effectively on a team
  • Flexibility in a multi-tasking environment
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a virtual setting


QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

  • Advanced degree: PharmD, PhD in life sciences preferred
  • 2+ years medical writing experience 
  • Experience in oncology preferred; ability to learn new therapeutic areas also
  • desired
  • Computer literacy (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Adept with Internet-based research
  • Travel to attend client meetings, professional meetings, company meetings
  • Reside in and resident of the United States

Salary & Benefits:

  • Commensurate with experience

Eligible candidates should send CV and 2-3 references to Christina Bergin at cbergin@blueoceanpharma.com.

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Position: Program Manager
Company: IMPRINT
Location: New York, NY

IMPRINT Science seeks a Program Manager to manage publication programs including abstracts, posters, manuscripts, publication plans, literature assessments, scientific statements, and clinical advisory board meetings.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Oversee development and manage projects from conception through production
  • Liaise between client and subject matter experts, coordinate internal team and external vendors, and supervise creative development and production
  • Develop and manage budgets and timelines
  • Generate detailed status and contact reports and correspondence 
  • Identify and recruit consultants, research the appropriate subject area, make contacts, describe projects, and secure participation
  • Coordinate internal processes, working with medical directors, editorial and art staff 
  • Generate new business on existing accounts, helping to develop new ideas that fit the account's strategic needs

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

Requirements:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree
  • Project management skills
  • 1+ years of client services experience is a plus 
  • Knowledge of healthcare issues/clinical therapeutics
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office)

Website link for applicants: Contact Sandeep Issac at Sandeep.Issac@sudler.com.


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Position: Project Manager
Company: Synchrony Medical Communications
Location: West Chester, PA

The Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of medical communications initiatives and scientific publication projects in partnership with the account services, editorial, and creative teams.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Provide project management support for the development of medical education and communication activities, including webinars, symposia, steering committee meetings, advisory boards, and publication projects. 
  • Lead the effort to define a project’s objectives, timelines, resources, and budget, and manage each step of the project throughout its lifecycle.
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of project status and timelines and communicate that knowledge to team members. 
  • Communicate effectively and thoughtfully with colleagues, clients, key opinion leaders, and authors. 
  • Think strategically and take a proactive approach to problem solving. 
  • Monitor project budgets and work with account leaders and finance personnel to track and manage billing.
  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 3 to 5 years of project management experience at a medical communications agency or pharmaceutical company
  • Previous experience managing medical education and medical communications initiatives 
  • Previous experience managing publication projects utilizing publication database platforms 
  • Specific industry and/or therapeutic expertise 


Our team consists of hard-working, intelligent, and experienced professionals who stand by the mission of being the premier medical and healthcare communications company in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

For more information or to apply visit our careers page at the Synchrony Career Site

 

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Position: Project Manager
Company: AOI Communications
Location: Exton, PA

The AOI Communications, L.P. (AOIC) Project Manager, Scientific Communications (PM) takes a leadership role in the tactical execution of scientific communication projects. Client/internal team communications, timeline and budget management, and adherence to AOIC quality standards are key components of this important position.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Responsibilities:
Project Management

  • Assumes overall responsibility for sold projects from project initiation to product delivery.
  • Lead project planning, initiation, and execution by overseeing the budget, the timeline, scheduling, staff allocation, and resources based on project objectives defined by the Account Supervisor (AS) and Management
  • Schedule and run client and team meetings as needed to update project status and review progress
  • Travel as needed to meet with clients and manage all onsite aspects of projects/programs
  • Set and reinforce internal and external client expectations 
  • Work with the AS to determine and/or refine project specifications by recognizing and evaluating requests for out-of-specification work, develop timely notifications to the AS, and assist with the preparation of budget addenda

Client Service

  • Update the project team and client on a regular basis on all projects
  • Take a leadership role in communications with clients, faculty/speakers, authors, and vendors about project support issues and changes (under the direction of the AS)
  • Assist team in addressing and responding to client requests, and anticipating and fulfilling client needs

Quality Control

  • Assure that all quality control measures (including copyediting, medical, graphic, and technology reviews) are completed in a timely manner

General Duties

  • Work with AS to research new products and opportunities
  • Support other team members and lead various meetings (ie, project kickoffs and update meetings)
  • Propose, create, and implement ways to work smarter and offer alternatives through innovative solutions
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned to successfully execute AOIC projects
  • Perform responsibilities in professional manner, meeting company mission and goals
  • Complete other administrative tasks (ie, travel expense forms and time management sheets) in timely manner

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum 2 years project management experience, preferably in a scientific or medical communications agency 
  • Strong work ethic and demonstrated ability in project planning, organizing, tracking, and budget management
  • Highly professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to identify important and critical issues in the context of overall priorities, organize detailed work, meet deadlines, multitask, and successfully function within a team setting
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook programs
  • Knowledge of DataVision or PubStrat is a plus
  • Accepting of responsibility and accountability; team-focused; collaborative problem solver

Education

  • BA or BS degree required
  • Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) criteria is a plus


To apply or for more information, please email dcampanile@aoic.net.

 

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Position: Senior Manager, Medical Publications
Company: Biogen
Location: Cambridge, MA

The Sr. Manager, Medical Publications leads the development and execution of strategic publication plans in support of the therapeutic area. The Sr. Manager liaises with key functions in Biogen (e.g. Research and Development, Medical Research, Global Medical Therapeutic Area, and Commercial) 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 Sr. Manager updates internal stakeholders on product publication-related activities.
The Sr. 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:

JOB DESCRIPTION:

1. Developing 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 in Datavision
  • Regularly monitors Datavision and documents compliance with publications policy

4. Providing regular updates on publication activities related to product

  • Maintains bibliographies
  • Participates in weekly Therapeutic Literature Alert meetings and completes associated deliverables
  • Reports monthly publication metrics on key objectives
  • Knowledge & Skills
  • Master’s, PharmD, MD or PhD in a biological science or related field strongly preferred
  • 4+ 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
  • Working knowledge of the marketing process
  • Management of consultants and vendors
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills 

For more information or to apply, please visit: https://jobs.biogen.com. 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: Senior Medical Writer Editor
Company: Ashfield Healthcare Communications
Location: Remote Office

Qualified candidate will undertake copy editing, styling, data checking and proofreading to the highest level consistent with internal standards and author/client acceptability; manage submission of manuscripts and abstracts online to scientific/medical journals and meetings; and work with graphic designers and printers on layout and production of materials such as slide decks, posters, figures, brochures, etc, from approval of final content through to final delivery.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Edit manuscript drafts and other editorial/graphics content prepared by medical writing staff and subcontracted writers for content and style to the highest level consistent with internal standards and client acceptability for review by Account and Scientific Directors.
  • Work with graphic designers, presentation artists, and production on printed and electronic materials from approval of content through to final production.
  • Manage submission of manuscripts and abstracts to scientific journals and congresses,including journal styling, compilation of required paperwork, and requests for copyright permissions.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:
Job Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of medical/scientific copy editing experience. Excellent knowledge of AMA style. Understanding of print production processes. BA or BS in a related field is required.
  • A bachelor's degree is required; degree in a related field or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Excellent medical/scientific copy editing skills and detailed knowledge of AMA style.
  • Excellent attention to detail; excellent written and verbal communication skills; good knowledge of grammar and punctuation; basic knowledge of page design, composition convention, graphics terminology, and print production processes; working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; ability to work quickly, but accurately; deadline-oriented, but adaptable to changing priorities.

Ashfield Healthcare Communications is a global leader and innovator in multi-channel healthcare communications with in excess of 800 people across 21 agencies in 14 global locations, working with over 75 pharmaceutical, biotech and device clients. Our mission is to add value through our unique insights and tailored, scientifically rigorous, multi-channel healthcare communication solutions. We understand the science as well as the marketplace but most of all we understand how to communicate about a product in a way that is scientifically robust, clinically meaningful, commercially sound, and which reaches the audience through multiple channels.

Our reputation as one of the industry’s most successful medical communications agencies has led to consistent and sustained growth year after year.

Looking for an organization that provides market-leading medical communications to a global client base? Longing for a friendly working environment with development opportunities? If you’re an intelligent communicator who loves healthcare, please visit us online at www.ashfieldhealthcare.com to learn more.

Please send your cover letter and resume to recruiting@ashfieldhealthcare.com today!

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Position: Medical Writer (Sales Training)
Company: Springer Healthcare
Location: New York, NY

Springer Healthcare is a leading full service medical communications agency, and forms part of Springer Nature, one of the world's leading global scientific and medical publishers. With more than 40 years'; experience working with the pharmaceutical industry, we are specialists in delivering innovative medical content and services across a wide range of communication platforms.


JOB DESCRIPTION:

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Medical Writer will assist in the preparation and delivery of content for pharmaceutical sales training activities. The Medical Writer will work closely with other Editorial and Client Services team members to satisfy client needs in terms of quality, commercial focus, clinical relevance, timing and cost.
1.Responsible for developing scientific projects and content as assigned. This includes writing or editing of pharma training materials, eLearning content, video scripts, magazine articles, and slide presentations across several therapeutic areas
2.Work with Client Services team to respond to RFPs or other business development opportunities, including researching therapeutic areas, proposing curricula, and participating in pitches
3.Work alongside our Instructional Designer to edit or write scientific copy as needed to an appropriate reading and literacy level for a variety of audiences, including scientific liaisons, healthcare professionals, and pharmaceutical representatives
4.Manage external medical writers or thought leader contributors to ensure that content developed is of the highest editorial quality, and in alignment with client expectations and medical/legal/regulatory requirements and processes
5.Resolve content-related queries from the client
6.Monitor own adherence to budget and utilization rate

Travel requirements:

  • Attend account team meetings (business development, status, copy review or medical/legal/regulatory review, job kickoffs) as well as editing team and department meetings
  • Up to 10% of total work time


QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

REQUIRED BACKGROUND:

  • BS/BA in a scientific discipline (or licensed certification), masters or higher preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years’ writing and editorial experience
  • Experience in medical communication, tactical medical education, or training required; proven creativity preferred (eg, journalism, writing for a lay audience)
  • Experience in oncology, endocrinology/diabetes, neurology, and immunology/infectious diseases is an advantage
  • Superior communication skills, customer focus, teamwork, innovation
  • Abilitiy to translate complex scientfic materials into various formats efficiently
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and also collaboratively with a team
  • Understanding of the healthcare industry
  • MS Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro, familiarity with InDesign

Springer Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law Poster.

To apply or for more information, please go to the Springer Healthcare Career Site.

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Position: Senior Medical Writer
Company: Springer Healthcare
Location: Philadelphia, PA

inScience Communications is a brand of Springer Healthcare, a leading full service medical communications agency, which forms part of Springer Nature, the world's largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world's highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. With more than 40 years' experience working with the pharmaceutical industry, we are specialists in delivering innovative medical content and services across a wide range of communication platforms.

The Senior Medical Writer manages the delivery of the scientific content of medical communications within accounts and acts as lead writer on one or more accounts.

Responsibilities include:

  • Write and manage delivery of scientific content for a range of medical communications that meet client needs, internal quality standards and timelines
  • Act as Lead Writer for one or more major accounts and provide the main point of contact on matters of scientific content for the client and KOLs
  • Advise Associate Scientific Services Director and Scientific Services Director about resource requirements
  • Recommend authors, publications and target journals
  • Address journal peer review comments
  • Review scientific content for range of medical communications, according to client needs, internal quality standards and agreed specifications, budgets and timeframes
  • Monitor quality, style and accuracy and provide timely, consistent and constructive feedback
  • Maintain broad awareness of developments in relevant therapeutic areas and discipline, editorial issues within publishing and the Springer Healthcare product portfolio
  • Contribute to revenue targets by ensuring that projects are progressed as soon as possible after confirmation
  • Record and monitor actual time spent on a project against budgeted time, and complete timesheets in an accurate and timely manner
  • Coach and mentor junior writers as required
  • Provide scientific expertise to Business Development in the development of new business pitches and proposals
  • Any other duties as requested by manager

Requirements

  • BSc/BA, preferably in life sciences. PharmD, MD or PhD preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in medical writing within in a medical communications agency or publishing environment
  • An excellent understanding of the pharmaceutical industry/drug development process
  • Experience in data handling and analysis
  • Excellent writing, editing, and organizational skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Ability to work in a team environment, manage multiple writing projects at one time and work independently
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to present clearly and confidently at all levels


Springer Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law Poster

To apply or for more information, please go to the Springer Healthcare Career Site.

 

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Position: Associate Editorial Project Manager
Company: Springer Healthcare
Location: New York, NY

inScience Communications is a brand of Springer Healthcare, a leading full service medical communications agency, which forms part of Springer Nature, the world's largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world's highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. With more than 40 years' experience working with the pharmaceutical industry, we are specialists in delivering innovative medical content and services across a wide range of communication platforms.
Springer Healthcare is looking for an Associate Editorial Project Manager to support the development and delivery of educational services to the pharmaceutical industry.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Editorial responsibilities:

  • Review editorial, scientific and clinical content of educational projects (including eLearning programs, apps, booklets, PowerPoint slides, digital magazines)
  • Copyedit and proof technical documents (eg, grammar, spelling, cross-references)
  • Maintain internal quality standards
  • Ensure proper syntax, style, and content flow; adapt content for different audiences (from clinical specialist to pharmaceutical sales representative)
  • Identify appropriate supporting content for projects, such as illustrations and suggested further reading; where necessary, re-draw figures for typesetters
  • Incorporate external author responses into documents
  • Proofread and approve final copy


Project management:

  • Opportunity to manage custom print projects
  • Supervise external authors to ensure timely publication
  • Be actively involved in the production process to achieve final delivery of editorial projects that are of the highest quality within the required time frame
  • Obtain copyright approval for images and supporting material, as needed


Medical, legal and regulatory reviews:

  • Support the commercial services team by directing content through clients’ approval processes
  • Assist in the development of supportive annotated reference packs
  • Address referencing issues

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in scientific, technical or medical editing or writing, preferably within a medical communications agency or publishing environment
  • Bachelor's degree required, Bachelor of Science preferred
  • An understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and the drug development process preferred
  • Excellent writing, editing, and organizational skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, and Adobe Acrobat Pro required; knowledge of Adobe InDesign beneficial
  • Experience with AMA style
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work, meet tight deadlines, adapt to shifting deadlines, and successfully function within a team environment
  • Ability to communicate at all levels


Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law Poster.

For more information or to apply, please visit the Springer Healthcare career site.

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Position: Associate Medical Director
Company: Springer Healthcare
Location: Philadelphia, PA

inScience Communications is a brand of Springer Healthcare, a leading full service medical communications agency, which forms part of Springer Nature, the world's largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world's highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Leadership

  • Work with the other members of the Medical Communications business unit management team to drive business to meet/exceed client expectations
  • Maintain expertise and interpret new research findings in at least one area of expertise and advise clients and internal staff on how new developments will impact the field
  • Research medical and scientific topics utilizing various information services including in-house reference system, on-line journal subscriptions, libraries, and literature search databases (i.e., Pub Med)
  • In conjunction with the Scientific Services Director, help develop writers within an account team to achieve their full potential and coach and mentor junior writers as required


Project work

  • Write and manage delivery of scientific content for a range of medical communications that meet client needs, internal quality standards and timelines:
  • Act as lead consultant for one or more major accounts and provide the main point of contact on matters of scientific content for the client and KOLs
  • Review scientific content for range of medical communications, according to client needs, internal quality standards and agreed specifications, budgets and timeframes:

Business Planning/Commercial

  • Apply knowledge of the therapeutic use and strategic marketing of pharmaceuticals to account plans, strategic publication plans, strategic communication programs, proposals and pitches.
  • Assist or take the lead in strategic identification, development, and writing for new business
  • Attend and present at meetings for new/maintenance of business where appropriate

Financial

  • To contribute to revenue targets by ensuring that projects are progressed as soon as possible after confirmation
  • To record and monitor actual time spent on a project against budgeted time, and complete timesheets in an accurate and timely manner


Any other duties as required by manager.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

REQUIRED BACKGROUND

  • Life sciences PhD, PharmD, MD degree
  • Writing experience in a communications agency for 5+ years.
  • Reviewing/coaching experience in a communications agency for 2+ years.
  • Experience of client liaison and interaction for 5+ years or equivalent, -including client visits and on-site experience
  • Proven ability in all aspects of medical communication deliverables

Springer Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law Poster.

For more information or to apply, please visit the Springer Healthcare Career Site

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Position: Associate Scientific Services Director 
Company: Springer Healthcare
Location: New York, NY

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Leadership of medical writing team
  • Develop medical writers within the team to their full potential and to meet customer and inScience Communications business needs:
  • Develop writing skills by identifying projects that match learning and development requirements of new and existing writers
  • Develop business planning and commercial skills of new and existing writers, including proposal writing, pitching and recommendations for growth within organic accounts
  • Implement inScience performance management systems for team
  • Conduct learning & development analysis and formal and informal performance reviews (in consultation with the Scientific Services Director)


Project delivery

  • Manage all aspects of delivery of scientific content that meets client needs, internal quality standards and timelines:
  • Act as lead writer (if required) for one or more accounts and provide the main point of contact on matters of scientific content for the client and KOLs
  • Review scientific content for a range of outputs according to client needs, internal quality standards and agreed specifications, budgets and timeframes:
  • In lead writer role, liaise with clients and account handler to agree specifications and check that client expectations are being met
  • Resource plan, taking into account development needs of individuals and wider group and business


Business Planning/commercial

  • Apply knowledge of the therapeutic use and strategic marketing of pharmaceuticals to account plans, strategic publication plans, strategic communication programs, proposals and pitches:
  • Maintain broad awareness of developments in relevant therapeutic areas and discipline and editorial issues within publishing
  • Provide scientific input to complement commercial services in developing new opportunities within accounts


Financial

  • Record and monitor actual time spent on a project against budgeted time, and complete timesheets in a timely manner
  • Contribute to revenue targets


Organizational

  • Assist the Scientific Services Director in preparing and updating SOPs/training modules 


Teamwork

  • Support team working principles within Scientific Services, account teams, business development, medical communications, all offices and other departments
  • Attend and contribute to team and account meetings


Flexible work arrangements may be available.

  • Required Skills/Experience
  • Life science degree
  • 5 years' minimum agency experience with a focus on medical publications
  • Proven ability to successfully drive results through others 
  • Strong people management skills
  • Oncology experience


Desired Skills/Experience

  • Advanced degree in life sciences, pharmacy or medicine (PhD, PharmD, MD)


Springer Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law Poster.

For more information or to apply, please visit the Springer Healthcare Career Site

 

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Position: Editorial Project Manager
Company: Springer Healthcare
Location: New York, NY

Springer Healthcare is a leading full service medical communications agency, and forms part of Springer Nature, the world's largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world's highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. With more than 40 years' experience working with the pharmaceutical industry, we are specialists in delivering innovative medical content and services across a wide range of communication platforms.


JOB DESCRIPTION:

KEY PURPOSE

  • Springer Healthcare is looking for an Editorial Project Manager to develop and deliver educational publications and services to the pharmaceutical industry. This diverse and exciting role presents an excellent opportunity for an individual with commitment, experience, and drive to work with the world's leading pharmaceutical companies to ensure the educational needs of both their internal audience (reps, medical scientific liaisons) and the wider international healthcare audience are served.


Editorial responsibilities:

  • Review editorial, scientific and clinical content of educational projects (including eLearning programs, apps, booklets, PowerPoint slides, digital magazines)
  • Copyedit and proof technical documents (eg, grammar, spelling, cross-references)
  • Maintain internal quality standards
  • Ensure proper syntax, style, and content flow; adapt content for different audiences (from clinical specialist to pharmaceutical sales representative)
  • Identify content requiring attribution from either internal writers or external stakeholders; provide timely, consistent and constructive feedback to writers and other contributors
  • Check references and annotations for completeness, formatting, and accuracy
  • Identify appropriate supporting content for projects, such as illustrations and suggested further reading
  • Incorporate client or external author responses into documents, as directed
  • Proofread and approve final copy
  • Contribute to the development of editorial workflow


Project management:

  • Opportunity to manage custom print and digital projects
  • Direct content through appropriate review and workflow processes, to ensure on-time delivery and content quality
  • Act as an editorial liaison between internal (SHC editorial, business development, and project management staff) and external (ie, clients) stakeholders and contributors (ie, freelancers, in-house writers)
  • Be actively involved in the production process to achieve final delivery of editorial projects that are of the highest quality within the required time frame
  • Assist in commissioning and contracting thought leader authors and editors, as needed


Medical, legal and regulatory reviews:

  • Direct content through clients’ approval processes
  • Oversee the development of supportive annotated reference packs
  • Liaise between client and author to make sure all parties are able to approve the final product
  • Address referencing issues

 For more information or to apply, please visit the Springer Healthcare Career Site.

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Position: Medical Director
Company: Synchrony Medical Communications
Location: West Chester, PA

The Synchrony Medical Communications Scientific Director provides scientific and strategic direction to ensure flawless tactical execution. This person must demonstrate a command of relevant therapeutic areas and expertise with assigned products. The Scientific Director will interpret and apply clinical data, and ensure the scientific integrity, clinical relevance, and appropriateness of all scientific communications. The Scientific Director will write, and edit for content, style, and strategy, as well as complete and/or supervise the completion of world-class medical communications deliverables.

Job Duties

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of medical and scientific information related to assigned therapeutic areas.
  • Ensure scientific integrity, accuracy, and clinical relevance of all scientific communications. 
  • Collaborate with clinical experts, clients, and the internal team.
  • Proactively identify strategic opportunities through critical analysis and interpretation of data and review of the literature.
  • Possess strong presentation and persuasion skills.
  • Lead teams to support stakeholders in the development of medical communication tactics.
  • PhD, PharmD, MD, or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years in medical communications
  • Substantial experience leading the following activities: medical education activities, medical communications campaigns, promotional medical/marketing initiatives, advisory boards, key clinical expert identification and development 



For more information or to apply to this position please visit our careers page: http://synchronygroup.com/careers/.

 

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