ISMPP Job Board
September, 2015 Listings

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Account Director
Account Director Publications
Associate Director Publications
Associate Director, Medical Publications (Hematology & Immunology)
Associate Director, Medical Publications (MS)
Associate Director, MS Publications
Associate Medical Writer
Medical Director
Medical Publication Manager Endocrinology or Oncology/Immuno-Oncology
Medical Writer
R&D Communications Manager
Scientific Director
Scientific Director
Senior Client Services Manager
Senior Manager, Global MC Publications
Senior Manager, Medical Publications (MS)
Senior Medical Writer
Sr. Scientific Director Publications


Position: Account Director 
Company: CHC Group, an ICON plc Company
Location: Yardley, PA

The Account Director has front line client contact and is responsible for identifying new business and sales opportunities with these clients. The Account Director develops written proposals/project estimates and has responsibility for providing periodic updates to clients. Interacts with all of the internal operations groups assuring the top-quality and on-time delivery of all projects and services sold. The Account Director develops and leads a high performance team of seasoned account and project management professionals that are responsible for retaining and growing a profitable book of highly satisfied client accounts.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Responsibilities:

  • Act as primary interface to assigned accounts/clients and own responsibility for overall relationship and client satisfaction. 

  • Attract, retain, and develop qualified, high performing staff to serve as relationship managers for accounts/clients. 

  • Provide consultative support to staff and/or directly to clients on industry best practices and other relevant strategic topics. Provide feedback regarding client and market needs, and competitive data cross-functionally.

  • Develop knowledge of clients’ business objectives, goals, market, and needs in order to deliver appropriate solutions. Develop and maintain knowledge of competitors in the market and other third-party vendors in the existing client base. 

  • Accurately manage client billing, revenue, and activity forecasting, performance guarantees, and annual budget/contract renewals. 

  • Provide regular reports to clients on budget, delivery timelines, activity, evaluation, project recommendations and strategic plans. Prepare internal monthly, quarterly, and or annual reports on client performance statistics with both qualitative and quantitative data for management. 

  • Lead or provide sales support on business development pursuits.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree preferred; minimum of a Bachelor's degree in health, communications business management or related field

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in a Medical Communications or similar agency

  • Minimum of 3 years directly managing staff

  • Experience in account leadership and directly interacting with clients

  • Experience with budgeting and billing

  • Communication skills: Excellent written/oral communication and presentation skills with experience speaking at national conferences or large-audience webinars and with writing articles in trade publications or similar

  • Computer skills: Internet software; Sales and Customer Relations Management software; Project Management software; Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


CHC Group, an ICON plc Company is an equal opportunity employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment. For more information, please contact Erika Arkins at erica.arkin@iconplc.com.

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Position: Account Director Publications
Company: The Lockwood Group
Location: Remote

The Account Director, Publications leads the client relationship in an account management capacity on strategic publications planning and implementation for assigned accounts. He or she will act as a team leader with multiple internal and external customers with responsibility for management of overall publications plans including tactical execution and budget management. This role might have director reports.

Experience:
To perform these functions, the Publications Account Director must have strong client facing experience along with experience in publication planning and management of execution, have outstanding organizational and communication skills, and be adept at multitasking and prioritizing.

  • 5+ years previous experience with a pharmaceutical publications agency in an Account or Program capacity is REQUIRED; candidates without current pharmaceutical publications agency experience will not be considered

  • Previous working from home experience preferred

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent experience

For more information, please contact Christine Hinkle, HR Director: christine@thelockwoodgrp.com

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Position: Associate Director Publications
Company: TRM Oncology BV
Location: The Hague, Netherlands

The (Associate) Director Publications oversees all aspects of publication planning and implementation of assigned accounts, in addition to having managerial responsibilities for direct reports. Other responsibilities include supporting the Sr. Director Publications in leading the team, delivering strategic projects, and pursuing new business opportunities. Has experience in executing and coordinating multiple publication projects, publication strategy expertise, and in-depth knowledge of publication guidelines, best practices and processes. The (Associate) Director Publications reports to the Sr. Director Publications.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Actively contribute to the professional development of the team by providing guidance and constructive feedback on a regular basis, and leading training initiatives

  • Support the optimization of TRM’s publication processes and ensure their implementation in assigned accounts

  • Delegate work appropriately and, together with Sr. Director Publications, regularly review business needs and allocate resources (internal and external), maximizing client satisfaction and profitability

  • Develop and drive the execution of strategic and tactical publication plans, literature landscapes, and publications gap and competitor literature analyses

  • For assigned accounts, oversee the execution of publication projects, ensuring their quality (scientific accuracy, therapeutic relevance, strategic direction) and timely delivery

  • Stay up-to-date regarding trends and developments in good publication practice, ethical standards, and related guidance/regulation

  • Support the Sr. Director Publications in ensuring that all services comply with TRM’s publication SOPs, as well as with external publication guidelines and ethical standards

  • Actively pursue expansion of business in assigned accounts and support the Business Development team to exploit new business opportunities (participation in RFPs, preparation of pitch materials, participation in pitches)

  • For assigned accounts, prepare budgets and proposals, ensuring profitability and compliance with contracting SOP

  • Responsible for accurate financial tracking and revenue forecasting of assigned publication accounts and regularly communicating progress and trends

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

Education, Experience, and Skills

  • PhD, preferably in life sciences or other health-related field

  • 6+ years’ experience in strategic publication planning and tactical execution (pharmaceutical/biotech or agency environment), ideally in the field of oncology/hematology

  • Managerial experience and ability to succeed in a rapid paced environment

  • Comprehensive understanding of current publications guidelines and trends (eg, GPP2, ICMJE, PhARMA), including CMPP certification

  • Excellent communication skills, negotiation, collaboration and interpersonal skills

Key Competencies

  • Strategic and decisive thinking

  • Influencing and leading

  • Problem solving and results-oriented 

  • Able to delegate and collaborative

  • Attention to detail, critical, and analytical

  • International mind-set and willingness to travel

*The delineation between Associate Director Publications and Director Publications is made based on:

  • Relevant experience

  • Managerial responsibility (eg, number of direct functional reports)

  • Proportional involvement in strategic publications projects

This is a full-time position based in The Hague, The Netherlands. To apply for this position, please send your motivation letter and CV in English to Ana Martin, HR Manager (ana.martin@aptitude-health.com)

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Position: Associate Director, Medical Publications (Hematology & Immunology)
Company: Biogen
Location: Cambridge, MA

The Associate Director, Medical Publications oversees the development and execution, of strategic publication plans for the hematology and immunology franchise. The Associate Director, is responsible for all aspects of publications development and accountable for meeting publication development timelines/deadlines, including hands-on project management and in-depth scientific knowledge, for a portion of the plan(s).
As part of responsibilities for publications development, this person ensures compliance with the Biogen Publications Policy and Standard Operating Procedure, and external guidelines on good publication practices.  Additionally, the Associate Director updates internal stakeholders on publication-related activities.
The Associate Director will participate in cross-functional product teams within Worldwide Medical and Global Medical Hematology and Immunology to ensure alignment of internal and external communications based on the product medical plan(s).

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Some of the major responsibilities of this role include:    

1. Developing and/or overseeing the development of the strategic publication plans for hematology and immunology

  • Ensures that publication plans and priorities for hematology and immunology products are aligned with overall Medical strategy, congress plan and communication objectives

  • Oversees and drives the execution of publications for hematology and immunology products

  • Coordinates meetings, and leads discussions, of cross-functional Core Publication Plan Team to develop publication plans which are in accordance with the overall Medical Strategy; publication plan is revised annually

  • Liaises with key functions in Biogen and external medical communications agencies, to ensure alignment regarding content development

  • Works with agency to develop initial draft publication strategy, and coordinates review and approval of the strategic publication plan and tactics

2. Ensuring development of publications complies with the internal and/or external policies and SOPs.
3. Coordinating the development of publications (journal articles, abstracts, and medical meeting presentations) reporting scientific and clinical data

  • Leads Core Publication Plan Team meetings

  • Reviews draft abstracts, posters, slides, and manuscripts critically for content

  • Coordinates meetings to discuss conflicting comments on manuscripts

  • Follows-up with agency regarding the status of manuscripts in development

4. Managing medical communications agency

  • Oversees agency maintenance of documents in publication planning software, Datavision; responsible for consistency, accuracy, and currency of documentation in Datavision.

5. Providing regular updates on publication activities related to hematology and immunology
6. Ensuring bibliographies are updated and maintained for hematology and immunology

  • Develops/Oversees the development and creation of hematology and immunology literature updates

7. Overseeing and managing hematology and immunology budget
8. Reporting publication metrics on key objectives to Director, Medical Publications
9. Providing strategic direction and managing the hematology and immunology publications staff

QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge & Skills

  • PharmD or PhD in a biological science or related field or MD, and 6+ years of related experience at pharmaceutical company or medical communications agency  

  • Successful track record of implementation of global publication programs

  • Knowledge and understanding of the pharmaceutical commercialization process

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

  • Management of consultants and vendors

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills

  • Sensitivity and orientation to identify systemic issues

  • Solid people management skills


For additional information or to apply visit the Biogen Career site

 

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Position: Associate Director, Medical Publications (MS)
Company: Biogen
Location: Cambridge, MA

The Associate Director, Medical Publications oversees the development and execution of strategic publication plans for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) therapeutic area (TA). As part of their role, the Associate Director, is responsible for all aspects of publications development and accountable for meeting publication development timelines/deadlines, including hands-on project management and in-depth scientific knowledge, for a portion of the plan(s).  

As part of responsibilities for publications development for the MS TA, this person ensures compliance with the Biogen publications policy and standard operating procedures and with external guidelines on good publication practices. Additionally, the Associate Director updates internal stakeholders on publication-related activities.
The Associate Director will participate in cross-functional team meetings within Worldwide Medical and other key functions within Biogen to ensure alignment of the MS TA publications with the overall Medical strategy and communication objectives.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Some of the major responsibilities of this role include:
1. Overseeing the development of the strategic publication plans for the MS TA

  • Ensures that publication plans and priorities for MS products are aligned with overall Medical strategy, congress plan and communication objectives

  • Oversees and drives the execution of publications for MS products

  • Liaises with key functions in Biogen and external medical communications agencies, to ensure alignment regarding content development

2. Ensuring development of publications complies with the internal and/or external policies and SOPs
3. Overseeing and managing MS TA publication budget.
4. Providing regular updates on publication activities related to MS TA
5. Ensuring bibliographies are updated and maintained for MS TA

  • Oversees the development and creation of MS literature updates.

6. Reporting publication metrics on key objectives to Director, Medical Publications
7. Providing strategic direction and manages the MS publications staff

QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge & Skills

  • PharmD or PhD in a biological science or related field or MD, and 6+ years of related experience at pharmaceutical company or medical communications agency  

  • Successful track record of implementation of global publication programs

  • Knowledge and understanding of the pharmaceutical commercialization process

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

  • Management of consultants and vendors

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills

  • Sensitivity and orientation to identify systemic issues

  • Solid people management skills


For additional information or to apply visit the Biogen Career site.

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Position: Associate Director, MS Publications
Company: Genzyme
Location: Cambridge, MA

Why work at Genzyme? Because it’s more than just a job. Come build a rewarding career at a company that's as committed to their employees as they are to their patients. Based in Cambridge, MA, the Associate Director, Global MS Publications joins an active, high-profile, high-impact Global Medical Affairs team, supporting multiple product launches, and working in a highly dynamic and collaborative setting.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Accountable for the strategy behind, and contributes to the development of, medical, clinical and scientific data dissemination tactics, including abstracts for medical and scientific congresses, the resulting posters and slide decks, and manuscripts (primary and post-hoc)

  • Plays a key role in the planning, execution, and updating of global scientific communication points and global publication strategic and tactical plans, as well as global medical congresses

  • Collaborates with external authors and academic experts in neurology/MS 

  • Works closely with cross-functional teams and internal stakeholders from multiple regions and countries

  • Motivates, drives, and encourages collaborating coauthors and internal resources toward successful publications

  • Ensures all tactics confirm to high ethical standards and industry guidelines (eg, ICMJE and GPP), as well as Genzyme and Sanofi policies and procedures

  • Manages external vendors/service providers, including the medical agency(ies) of record, in assisting with publications planning and execution

  • Forecasts and manages the associated budgets for publications development and data dissemination of company-sponsored studies and post-hoc analyses

  • Contributes as requested to the development/editing of medical communications to support the MS program, such as briefing documents, Frequently Asked Question documents, training material, etc

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Needed

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, negotiation skills, and verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to collaborate well with colleagues, and excel in a matrix structure

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced team environment and work independently on projects, including a history of timely tactical execution

  • Ability to effectively manage projects and to meet deadlines while maintaining high quality standards

  • Experience and demonstrated skill in the communication and presentation of complex scientific and medical data

  • Knowledge of industry guidelines pertaining to data dissemination (eg, CONSORT, ICMJE, GPP) and interactions with healthcare providers (eg, PhRMA Code, AdvaMed guidelines)

Advanced scientific or clinical degree in the life sciences and experience in medical and/or scientific publications, preferably in a medical affairs setting

  • Masters degree: 9 years of relevant experience (including 7 in pharma/biotech)

  • Doctoral degree: 5 years of relevant experience (including 3 in pharma/biotech)

For complete job details and to apply, please visit www.genzyme.com.

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Position: Associate Medical Writer
Company: CMC
Location: Hackensack, NJ

CMC is incredibly proud of the work we produce for our clients through talented individuals and hard-working, high-energy, collaborative teams. We are now looking for an Associate Medical Writer in our Hackensack office to work on a variety of medical communications materials from print to online media, publications to international scientific meetings. You will develop the ability to produce a range of high quality written communications outputs by objectively evaluating scientific literature, working in accordance with the needs of the client, target audience, target publication medium and level of design/creativity.

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic individuals with a life sciences qualification (ideally to PhD level but this is not essential) and a natural aptitude for writing. The ideal candidates will have excellent communications skills and will be confident in liaising with colleagues and clients. The successful candidates will be trained in medical writing and will enter our structured career development program.

Medical communications is a highly rewarding career - we work on cutting-edge medicines that can really make a difference to patients’ lives by developing exciting and educational communications based on the scientific evidence.

We offer careers not just jobs, continuously fulfilling our commitment to invest in our team members and met their professional development needs. We build roles around the strengths and aspirations of our staff and in doing so have become an employer of choice for over 100 employees worldwide. The wide variety of clients we work with allows our staff to broaden their experience through multiple and exciting project types. We are exceptionally proud of our company culture; we support and respect our team members, offer great work-life balance solutions and we empower individuals to learn, grow and develop, all in a free-thinking environment of innovation and ideas.

Established for 25 years, CMC is a leading healthcare communications company with offices in both the US and 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.

Our US 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).

If you are passionate about excelling at your job and want to make a real impact, then this opportunity could be just right for you!

If you are interested in this role, please apply by visiting the CMC Website.

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Position: Medical Director
Company: Springer Healthcare
Location: Philadelphia, PA or New York, NY

Springer Healthcare is a leading full service medical communications agency, and forms part of Springer Science+Business Media, 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.

For a full overview of Springer Healthcare's business solutions, please watch our Showreel.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision

  • Life and AD&D

  • 401(k)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Transit Accounts

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Summer Hours

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Job duties:
Located in either NY or PA, the Medical Director manages the delivery of the scientific content of medical communications within accounts; provides strategic consultancy to clients based upon scientific expertise; supports new business development; and acts as lead scientific consultant on one or more accounts. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Work with the other members of the team to drive business to meet/exceed client expectations by providing scientific leadership in specific therapeutic categories

  • Write and manage delivery of scientific content for a range of medical communications that meet client needs, internal quality standards and timelines

  • Liaise with Scientific Services leadership on writers’ training needs and provide coaching as required

  • Apply knowledge of the therapeutic use and strategic marketing of pharmaceuticals to account plans, strategic publication plans, strategic communication programs, proposals and pitches

  • Attend conferences, scientific symposia, and advisory boards

  • Any other duties as required by manager 

  • Travel up to 20% of total work time

Note: Flexible work arrangements are available.

Job requirements

  • Advanced degree in the Life Sciences (MD, PhD or PharmD) from an accredited university required

  • At least 7 years’ relevant pharmaceutical and clinical experience, and an in-depth understanding of one or more key therapeutic areas 

  • Experience in medical communications agency environment is essential 

  • Superior medical writing skills and publications experience required

  • Prior experience mentoring staff

  • Advanced computer literacy, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications such as PowerPoint and Word in addition to online medical resource searching (i.e. Ovid, Medline, PubMed, etc.)

  • Significant client-facing and presentation experience a must


Please apply using our online application systemVisit our web site at www.springer.com or www.springerhealthcare.com.

We regret that we are unable to respond to each resume. Only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

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

 

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Position: Medical Publication Manager Endocrinilogy or Oncology/Immuo-Oncology
Company: Merck KGaA
Location: Darmstadt, Germany

The Medical Publication Manager drives and manages the implementation of the medical publication plan for specific compounds/ products, operationalizing the publication strategy in close collaboration with the Medical Publication Lead. You will drive and manage the implementation of the publication plan taking responsibility for the respective quality, budget, timeline and targets. To develop specific publications with external and internal authors, you will coordinate the with cross-functional Publication Subteam (e.g. Medical Lead, Biostats Lead etc), vendors and consultants. Moreover you will be required to manage the author interface, promote good publication principles and foster productive and trusting relationship with external clinical and academic partners and publishers. Finally, you ensure compliance with all relevant internal and external regulations with a clear sense of how to protect the company reputation and actively contribute to the continuous improvement of the department.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

To do this, you will have an advanced university degree in science or biomedical subject, preferably PhD and a proven track record of successful medical publication delivery either in pharma / biotech company or medical communication agency. Moreover, you will have the following:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English, basic knowledge of second language (German, French) beneficial

  • A minimum of 8 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 6 years experience in a pharma / biotech medical publication department or medical communication agency

  • Scientific expertise in endocrinology or oncology/immuno-oncology is beneficial

  • Strong project management and leadership skills

  • Advanced analytical skills and ability to understand complex processes

  • A focus on problem solving and outcome orientation

  • Clear sense of accountability

  • Strong interpersonal skills 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


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.

Apply online: www.merckgroup.com/careers; Publication Manager Endocrinology: Job number 96028, Publication Manager Oncology/Immuno-Oncology: Job Number 65463

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Position: Medical Writer
Company: CMC
Location: Hackensack, NJ

Complete Medical Communications (CMC), a division of McCann Complete Medical, is a leading global medical communications business with offices in the UK and US. We work with global and domestic teams from many leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and provide a positive working environment for our staff.

We are incredibly proud of the work we produce for our clients through talented individuals and hard-working, high-energy, collaborative teams. We are now looking for a Medical Writer in our Hackensack office to work on a variety of medical communications materials from print to online media, publications to international scientific meetings.

For the Medical Writer role you will need the right blend of skills to produce high-quality communications, and the ability to liaise directly and effectively with clients and clinical experts.

In this role you will:

  • Strive to achieve editorial excellence, producing clear, accurate, grammatically correct and creative written work on a variety of therapeutic areas appropriate to the project brief 

  • Produce the full range of written communications items in accordance with the needs of the client, target audience, target publication medium, level of design/creativity 

  • Proactively contribute creative ideas, concepts or suggestions to provide added value to projects 

  • Effectively brief members of the project team, including time allocations, target audiences and client’s key messages 

  • Lead specific projects, providing guidance to team members on client and project issues 

  • Actively contribute to client/opinion leader meetings and facilitate these meeting as required 

  • Monitor project costs against agreed budgets and notify Account Managers of any changes to specification

Applicants must have a life science degree (preferably a PhD) and previous writing experience. A proven track record in medical communications is essential, along with the ability to co-ordinate the delivery of editorial projects and to provide scientific excellence across a number of accounts and therapy areas.
We are looking for someone who is:

  • Curious 

  • Enthusiastic 

  • Organized 

  • Detailed 

  • Responsive and quick thinking

We offer careers not just jobs, continuously fulfilling our commitment to invest in our team members and met their professional development needs. We build roles around the strengths and aspirations of our staff and in doing so have become an employer of choice for over 100 employees worldwide. The wide variety of clients we work with allows our staff to broaden their experience through multiple and exciting project types. We are exceptionally proud of our company culture; we support and respect our team members, offer great work-life balance solutions and we empower individuals to learn, grow and develop, all in a free-thinking environment of innovation and ideas.

If you are interested in this role, please apply by visiting the CMC Career website.

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Position: R&D Communications Manager
Company: Mundipharma Research GmbH & Co. KG
Location: Limburg, Germany

Broad Purpose of Job
The R&D Communications Manager will be responsible for planning and executing the dissemination of clinical and non-clinical trial results via scientific publications. The R&D Communications Manager will ensure that all publications comply with the Mundipharma Research publication policy as well as external guidelines.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Specific Duties and Responsibilites

Main Tasks:

The R&D Communications Manager:

  • Develops and executes the scientific publication plans and strategies in cooperation with the publication team

  • Acts as key contact point for project-specific publication activities and liaising with local companies to enhance collaboration

  • Manages individual publications by facilitating the interaction between authors and medical writers/agencies

  • Is responsible for organizing the review processes by using a publication management tool to ensure timely and compliant publications

  • Ensures that publication processes comply with internal and external standards and guidelines

  • Is responsible for communicating publications to the relevant stakeholders and maintaining a central documentation of all Mundipharma Research driven publications

  • Establishes contacts and builds business relationships with journals, freelancers and agencies

Key Competencies:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Experience in managing projects and leading tasks, which have a high degree of impact to the business

  • Team-oriented working style

  • Sound IT skills

Main Requirements:

  • University degree (preferably PhD) or equivalent work experience

  • Excellent scientific knowledge

  • Working unsupervised and leading others in a matrix organisation

  • Previous work experience in the pharmaceutical industry or relating to publication planning for the pharmaceutical industry is a plus

  • Proficiency in German and in English, both oral and written

  • Willingness to travel

Additional Information

We offer a challenging position with good career prospects, a self-directed and team oriented work environment, internal & external further education possibilities, an attractive salary as well as excellent social benefits. This position is also suitable for severely disabled applicants who possess all the qualifications outlined above.

If you have any queries regarding this position, or would like to apply, then please contact Ruth Meudt (ruth-jacqueline.meudt@mundipharma-rd.eu).

 

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Position: Scientific Director
Company: CHC Group, an ICON plc Company
Location: North Wales or Chadds Ford, PA

The Scientific Director (SD) is responsible as the clinical lead on one or more product accounts, and has management responsibilities for one or more medical writers and/or Associate SD staff member working directly on the same products/accounts as the SD. The SD is delegated the responsibility and authority for content quality oversight of the product team, and is responsible for reviewing all project- or client-related content for message accuracy and consistency. Assigned projects can include abstracts, posters, and oral presentations for scientific congresses, as well as manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed medical journals. The SD will work closely with other members of the product team to develop and maintain strong client relations, and have an active role in the management of the team and its support of client-related work and interactions. An SD is responsible for providing leadership within that product team, and for providing strategic input within the team. Travel to professional meetings, client locations, and other project-related travel is required.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

To Succeed You Will Need:

  • Advanced degree in a science or health science discipline 

  • 3 to 6 years’ writing and editing experience as a senior medical writer in a medical education/communications agency and 1-2 years as the clinical lead on one or more product teams. Excellent verbal and written communications. Ability to prioritize and organize work, meet deadlines, multitask, and successfully function within a team setting. Must have excellent problem-solving skills. Must be detail oriented. Should have leadership experience and ability to function as a mentor for medical writers. Familiarity with multiple therapeutic areas preferred 

  • Demonstrates strong experience in relationship-building at executive level, and experience in collaborating with large and strategic account. 

  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents such as clinical study reports, components of regulatory submissions, and clinical papers published in peer reviewed journals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

  • Must demonstrate a command of the English language (read, write and speak). 

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software; Spreadsheet software; Word Processing software Graphic Software (PowerPoint or Prism) and Biliographic Software (Endnote), and any other software necessary for fulfilling the requirements of this position.

  • Excellent, demonstrable, current understanding of ICMJE and GPP guidelines and regulations. Ability to write articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to senior staff and clients.

We invite you to learn more about CHC Group at www.thechcgroup.com and to review additional opportunities at www.iconplc.com/careers.


What’s Next?
Following your application you will be contacted by one of our dedicated recruiters and if successful we will be able to provide you with more details about this opportunity.

CHC Group, an ICON plc Company is an equal opportunity employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

 

 

 

 

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Position: Scientific Director
Company: CMC
Location: Hackensack, NJ

As a Scientific Director for CMC, you will be challenged to provide strategic insight and direction at a high level for your accounts, at the same time working with a talented and experienced editorial team to ensure high-quality delivery of all multi- channel programs. You will be leading key accounts, partnering with some of the top global pharmaceutical companies, using your excellent relationship-building skills to maintain and grow these accounts.

This could be a fantastic opportunity for you to build on your extensive experience in planning and delivering scientific communication programs and to provide a fresh, innovative outlook for our clients. You will lead your teams, providing clear briefing, reviewing, and project management with an emphasis on inspiring high performance by bringing out the very best in others.

This role offers the variety of working on several different therapy areas and across a wide range of services, so we’re looking for candidates with breadth as well as depth of experience. You will be able to combine your extensive publication planning and editorial experience with broader skills that will help us expand our multi-channel service offering.

In return, CMC offers an excellent remuneration and benefits package within an award-winning medical communication agency. We are committed to investing in our people and seek to maximise the potential of all of our team members, provide challenging and interesting careers in medical communications. Love science? Come and communicate that with CMC!

Established for 25 years, CMC is a leading healthcare communications company with offices in both the US and 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.

Our US 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).

If you are passionate about excelling at your job and want to make a real impact, then this opportunity could be just right for you!

If you are interested in this role, please apply by visiting the CMC career website.

 

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Position: Senior Client Services Manager
Company: Springer Healthcare
Location: New York, NY or Philadelphia, PA

Springer Healthcare is a leading full service medical communications agency, and forms part of Springer Science+Business Media, 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 duties
As part of our inScience Communications team, the Senior Client Services Manager delivers high level strategic programs to our customers’ satisfaction, meeting or exceeding revenue and profitability expectations. Manages all components of a strategic communications program and will ensure that standard operating procedures are applied to ensure best outcomes. Contributes to the sale of new business by proactively opening discussions with the client and presenting, negotiating and closing proposals/contracts. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manage client relationship while providing strategic and or tactical planning input to the program to ensure the full extent of inScience Communications service is delivered and client satisfaction is met

  • Maximize revenues and profitability and client service for each assigned program

  • Lead and mentor the account team ensuring successful delivery of the program/account 

  • Liaise closely with the Senior Account Director and the Editorial Director to ensure adequate resourcing for the forecasted and current level of business

  • Report to the Senior Account Director and/or Business Development Director on potential opportunities within the account

  • Potential line management responsibilities

o Ensure team resources to meet client and project needs are organized working through the Senior Account Director and Scientific Services Director.

  • Any other duties as may be requested by your manager

Job requirements

  • Life science, business or marketing degree. College degree in marketing with experience in the pharmaceutical industry also acceptable.

  • At least 7 years’ work experience, of which at least 2 years should have been spent in client service, project management or sales departments in a communications agency or pharmaceutical company 

  • Successful team working and a proven ability to work independently and make critical judgements; expected to work with a high degree of autonomy

  • Advanced interpersonal skills and proven negotiation and persuasive skills

  • Specialist knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry together with some therapeutic area specialty (broad range of therapy understanding is best) and an understanding of the drug development process 

  • Experience in and understanding of sales and marketing practices

  • Proficiency with Word, PowerPoint and other Microsoft packages a must

  • Hands-on knowledge of Datavision and Access databases required

  • Presents clearly and confidently to the highest level of customer

  • Plans for resourcing depending of the needs of the existing accounts

  • Able to organically grow existing accounts

  • Keeps up to date with Pharmaceutical Industry news in order to apply to day to day activities

  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time

  • Ability to manage all components of a strategic communication program

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and financial skills



Please apply using our online application system. Visit our web site at www.springer.com or www.springerhealthcare.com. We regret that we are unable to respond to each resume. Only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

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

 

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Position: Senior Manager, Global MS Publications
Company: Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
Location: Cambridge, MA

Why work at Genzyme? Because it’s more than just a job. Come build a rewarding career at a company that's as committed to their employees as they are to their patients.
Based in Cambridge, MA, the Senior Manager, Global MS Publications joins an active, high-profile, high-impact Global Medical Affairs team, supporting multiple product launches, and working in a highly dynamic and collaborative setting.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Drives execution of global publication strategy and tactics, including abstracts for medical and scientific congresses, the resulting posters and slide decks, and manuscripts (primary and post-hoc)

  • Collaborates with external authors and academic experts in neurology/MS 

  • Works closely with cross-functional teams and internal stakeholders from multiple regions and countries

  • Motivates, drives, and encourages collaborating coauthors and internal resources toward successful publications

  • Ensures all tactics confirm to high ethical standards and industry guidelines (eg, ICMJE and GPP), as well as Genzyme and Sanofi policies and procedures

  • Manages external vendors/service providers, including the medical agency(ies) of record, in assisting with publications planning and execution

  • Co-leads the cross-functional post-hoc data mining group(s) for assigned product(s)

  • Contributes as requested to the development/editing of medical communications to support the MS program, such as briefing documents, Frequently Asked Question documents, training material, etc

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Needed

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, negotiation skills, and verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to collaborate well with colleagues, and excel in a matrix structure

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced team environment and work independently on projects, including a history of timely tactical execution

  • Ability to effectively manage projects and to meet deadlines while maintaining high quality standards

  • Experience and demonstrated skill in the communication and presentation of complex scientific and medical data

  • Knowledge of industry guidelines pertaining to data dissemination (eg, CONSORT, ICMJE, GPP) and interactions with healthcare providers (eg, PhRMA Code, AdvaMed guidelines)


Advanced scientific or clinical degree in the life sciences (PhD, PharmD, MS) and experience in medical and/or scientific publications, preferably in a medical affairs setting

  • Masters degree: 7 years of relevant experience (including 5 in pharma/biotech)

  • Doctoral degree: 3 years of relevant experience (including 2 in pharma/biotech)

For complete job details and to apply, please visit www.genzyme.com.

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

The Sr. Manager, Medical Publications coordinates the development and execution of strategic publication plans in support of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) therapeutic area (TA). The Sr. Manager liaises with key functions in Biogen (e.g. Research and Development, Medical Research, Global Medical Neurology, and Commercial) in the development of the publication plan and also works closely with external medical communications agencies, alliance partner, internal scientific writing staff and external authors to coordinate the development of publications (abstracts, posters, slide presentations, and journal articles). The Sr. Manager will also participate in cross-functional MS Franchise team meetings to assure alignment of publications with the Medical strategy. 

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. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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:
1. Developing strategic publication plan

  • Coordinates meetings, and leads discussions, of cross-functional Core Publication Plan Team to develop 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 Joint Publication Team Meetings with alliance partner

  • Reviews draft abstracts, posters, slides, and manuscripts critically for content

  • 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 MS/Neurology Literature Alert meetings and completes associated deliverables

  • Reports monthly publication metrics on key objectives

Knowledge & Skills

  • PharmD or PhD in a biological science or related field or MD, and 3+ years of related experience at pharmaceutical or biotechnology company or medical communications agency. 

  • Successful track record of implementation of global publication programs

  • Knowledge and understanding of the pharmaceutical commercialization process Development of global medical plans and global medical communication and publication strategy

  • Working knowledge of the marketing process

  • Management of consultants and vendors

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills

For more information or to apply for the position visit the Biogen Career site 

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Position: Senior Medical Writer
Company: CHC Group, an ICON plc Company
Location: Yardley, Chadds Ford or North Wales, PA or Home-based

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a fast-paced environment with a team committed to being the best strategic medical communications agency in the world by leading the industry in quality, service, and innovation. At CHC Group, our value is our people, who consistently deliver the highest-quality work to our clients.

As a Senior Medical Writer you will provide senior level medical/clinical writing support for as part of a dedicated team servicing a particular pharmaceutical client. This includes development of outlines, manuscripts, abstracts, scientific posters, and slide presentations that are generally focused on a specific therapeutic area. The Senior Medical Writer works closely with other Editorial and Client Services team members to meet client expectations, budgets and timelines. Travel to professional meetings, client locations, and other project-related travel may be required.

Who Are We?
Through the recent acquisition of CHC Group and MediMedia Managed Markets (MMMM) LLC, ICON plc has strengthened its expertise in scientific communications and market access. ICON is a fast-growing global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, known for its innovative approach. ICON’s core commercialization and outcomes capabilities coupled with the strategic consultancy services of CHC Group and MMMM, has created the industry’s most integrated product development, clinical communication and market access solution. This means more growth and career opportunities for our current and future employees!

What’s In It For You?
We provide our Senior Medical Writers with a strong benefits package that includes a comprehensive health plan, retirement plans, competitive pay, vacation, and an annual incentive plan to reward performance.

We have a friendly environment where you can be fully engaged, motivated and rewarded. We allow you to shine because it enables us to achieve our goals. Our employees are our best asset and we encourage upward mobility by enabling them to realize their potential within a performance culture that is demanding and exciting.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Responsibilities:

  • You must have an advanced science degree (PharmD, PhD or MD) or Masters level and five (5) years or more corporate/business experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Three (3) or more years relevant pharmaceutical/medical writing experience required.

  • Excellent demonstrable understanding of ICMJE and GPP guidelines and regulations required.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals. 

  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers.

  • Ability to write presentations and articles for peer reviewed publications that conform to prescribed style and format.

  • Must demonstrate a command of the English language (read, write and speak).

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software, Spreadsheet software, Word Processing software, Graphics software (eg, PowerPoint or Prism), Biliographic software eg, EndNote) and any other applicable software as may be needed by the job from time to time as it changes.

  • Must demonstrate strong experience in relationship-building and experience in collaborating with large and strategic accounts.


We invite you to learn more about CHC Group at www.thechcgroup.com and to review additional opportunities at www.iconplc.com/careers.

CHC Group, an ICON plc Company is an equal opportunity employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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Position: Sr. Scientific Director Publications
Company: The Lockwood Group
Location: Remote

The Senior Scientific Director (SSD) is responsible for the planning, coordinating, development of, and oversight of editorial content for assigned client(s)/brand(s); as well as directing a team of in-house and/or freelance medical writers that develop high-quality, medically accurate documents, across a range of therapeutic areas. The SSD is responsible for the scientific integrity of all content developed by Lockwood and providing scientific strategic insight and serves as liaison to assigned client(s). The SSD will partner with Account Director in a co-leadership role with assigned clients/brands, and will manage and interact with internal Scientific Director(s), Associate Scientific Director(s), Project/Publication Manager(s), in-house and/or freelance medical writers, copy editors, graphic designers, external clients, faculty/authors, journal editors/publishers, and medical congress organizers.

Professional Skills Experience:
Eight to ten years’ relevant job experience, including staff management – demonstrated clinical, writing, publishing, and/or pharmaceutical publication planning, and medical communications agency experience, including development of strategic and tactical publication plans; publications steering committees; experience with gap-analysis, publication refreshes. Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret scientific data; demonstrated organizational, analytical, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to multi-task, work independently, oversee content projects and align to client strategy, and work within tight deadlines. Well-versed in established professional medical editorial processes (eg, AMA style) and familiar with publication planning standards and processes (eg, GPP2, ICMJE). Strong computer skills required (working knowledge of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint is mandatory). CMPP preferred.

For more information, please contact Christine Hinkle, HR Director: christine@thelockwoodgrp.com

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