ISMPP Job Board
August, 2014 Listings

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Associate Medical Director
Editorial Director
Head Market Publications
Medical Publication Lead
Medical Writer
Medical Writer / Editor
Principal Medical Writer
Publications Project Manager - West Coast
Regulatory and Scientific Communications Scientist
Scientific Director
Senior Medical Editor

Senior Vice President/Agency Head



Position: Associate Medical Director 
Company: Springer Healthcare
Location: work from home - PA

The Associate Medical Director will assist in the delivery of the scientific content of medical communications within accounts, provide strategic consultancy to clients based upon scientific expertise, support new business development and act as scientific consultant on one or more accounts. Specific responsibilities include:

Job Description

1. Leadership
  • Work with the other members of the Medical Communications business unit management team to drive business to meet/exceed client expectations by providing scientific leadership in specific therapeutic categories. 

  • Support Scientific Services leadership in developing methods and offerings to best provide strategic consultancy to clients.

2. 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.

  • Participate fully in briefing and brainstorming meetings

  • Provide scientific expertise to Business Development in the development of new business pitches and proposals


3. Project work
  • To 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

  • Coordinate at an appropriate level with external parties such as clients and key opinion leaders (e.g. liaising with speakers in the preparation of briefing notes and slide presentations)

4. Organizational

  • In conjunction with the Scientific Services Director, to help develop writers within an account team to achieve their full potential.

  • Assist in delivering editorial training in relevant therapy area/discipline

  • Contribute to or conduct (as appropriate) performance and learning & development reviews and develop and monitor progress of objectives with direct reports

  • To support team working principles within Medical Communications, account team and other departments and collaboration between business units by attending team and editorial meetings/tutorials 

  • Any other duties as required by manager.


Qualifications and Education:

  • 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

 

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

 

 

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Position: Editorial Director
Company: MedThink Inc.
Location: Raleigh, NC

The Editorial Director Promotional Services, oversees all editing functions for MedThink Communications and will also support MedThink SciCom (both wholly-owned subsidiaries of MedThink, Inc.). The director is responsible for editorial content review, medical editing, department management, and staff development. The director ensures that promotional materials are developed with a high level of quality regarding content, organization, clarity, accuracy, format, style, and consistency.

Job Description:

Demonstrates behavior expected of a professional member of the organization, including but not limited to:

  • Provide direction and guidance for promotional editorial department

  • Mentor editors to ensure high quality of jobs regarding content, organization, clarity, accuracy, format, style, and consistency; ensure quality standards and timelines are met; review jobs and provide feedback to other editors

  • Copyedit materials to ensure consistency and conformance with established grammar, punctuation, and spelling rules, as well as adherence to AMA, client, and house style guidelines and FDA regulations

  • Substantively edit copy documents and collaborate with colleagues to ensure that the materials are factually and stylistically accurate

  • Proofread layout materials to ensure that they match approved copy exactly and that the format, organization, alignment, and spacing of copy and graphics are consistent and adhere to established standards

  • Edit promotional and digital materials, including websites, e-mails, ads, iPad apps, and interactive materials

  • Assess editorial personnel resourcing to meet and anticipate agency needs; train new editors as needed

  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure an overall high level of quality and client satisfaction with the work

  • Identify copyrighted material that requires permission for reproduction

  • Review and provide feedback on job estimates and timelines

  • Attend kickoff, status, and other job-related meetings

Qualifications and Education:

The candidate should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Strong leadership skills 

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

  • Thorough understanding of grammar rules and comprehension of medical, pharmaceutical, and scientific terminology

  • Strong skills in time management, multitasking, prioritizing, organizing, researching, and problem solving, with attention to detail and ability to adhere to deadlines

  • Strong medical editing skills, including substantive editing and fact checking skills, knowledge of American Medical Association (AMA) style, and researching and referencing skills

  • Familiarity with FDA regulations regarding promotional pharmaceutical advertising

  • Experience working with digital materials, such as websites and iPad apps

  • Proficiency with standard software: Microsoft Windows, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook; Adobe Acrobat; Jira (not required but beneficial)


Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum), preferably in English, communications, journalism, or health sciences field


Experience:
  • ≥5 years of medical editing experience

  • ≥3 years of managerial experience leading an editorial department 

  • Promotional healthcare communications and digital agency experience is preferred

  • Candidates with less experience may be considered for a similar, lower position

This position is for a sister company to MedThink SciCom, MedThink Communications, which provides communication services outside of medical publications. The Editorial Director oversees all editing functions for MedThink Communications. The director is responsible for editorial content review, medical editing, department management, and staff development. The director ensures that promotional materials are developed with a high level of quality regarding content, organization, clarity, accuracy, format, style, and consistency.

Please apply directly to: http://medthinkscicom.theresumator.com/apply/YjDOiw/Medical-Writer.html

 

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Position: Head Market Publications
Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Location: Princeton, New Jersey

The Medical Publications organization’s mission is to support the development of high quality medical publications to ensure clear scientific communication of BMS data, thus enabling the safe & appropriate use of BMS medicines.  The Director, Market Publications will be a core member of the Medical Publications Leadership Team responsible for advancing medical publications across the EMAC (European Markets, Australia/New Zealand and Canada) and Intercontinental regions.  This role will also be responsible for working with select priority markets (Japan, France, Germany) to ensure country specific publication requirements are established and executed (e.g., translations, encores).   This position will report into the Executive Director, Medical Publications and work closely with colleagues in the markets to ensure timely publications supporting launches and the safe & appropriate use and access of our medicines.  The Market Publication Director will be accountable for: .

Job Description

Experience Desired:

  • At least 7-10 years of experience within the pharmaceutical or related healthcare industry, in both a regional and global capacity;

  • Demonstrated expertise in publication field with an emphasis on publication execution across all phases of drug development and commercialization (investigational, registrational, pre & post-launch and marketed);

  • Proven experience establishing strategic direction/vision for a group and proven ability to implement such vision; 

  • Experience leading diverse teams through direct and indirect influence; proven ability to work with and manage within a matrix environment;

  • Experience with change leadership and appreciation for complexity of leading an organization through change;

  • Demonstrated ability to manage timelines and quality of work using strong organizational, communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills in a cross-functional team;

  • 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);

  • Proven experience identifying resource needs and assigning individual responsibilities; revising as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements;

  • Experience managing third party vendors.

 

Knowledge Desired

  • MBA, PharmD or PhD desirable

  • An in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry as well as the external compliance, transparency & conflict-of-interest environments

  • 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

  • Certification as a Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) highly desirable

  • 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 - M/F/Vet/Disability.

Apply online at: www.bms.com/careers, Job ID: 1403367

 

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Position: Medical Publication Lead
Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Location: Princeton, New Jersey


The primary remit of the Medical Publication Lead is the development and execution of a comprehensive, globally aligned strategic publication plan for assigned assets. The Medical Publication Lead will partner with the Worldwide Medical Team (WWMT) and work collaboratively across key functions and markets to ensure timely publications supporting launches and the safe & appropriate use and access to medicines.

Job Description

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

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

  • Demonstrates the understanding of the disease area, medical strategies and objectives necessary to provide strategic input to a broad range of stakeholders on matters related to publication planning & data dissemination/disclosure 

  • Implements effective and consistent strategies for engaging external expertise (e.g. Publication Steering Committee) to advise on and shape publication plan strategy. Fosters collaborative relationships with academic and clinical experts, publishers, medical associations & other relevant stakeholder groups

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

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

  • Manages author (external and internal) interface to ensure timely execution and delivery of publications in accordance with GPP2 and BMS processes

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

  • Promotes and reinforces good publication practices and principles among authors and internal publication stakeholder community ensuring all publications are being authored, written, and reviewed according to GPP2 and SOPs


Qualifications/Education

  • Advanced degree: PharmD, PhD or MD in a science subject or biomedical degree preferred; MS in biomedical discipline 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 a Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) highly desirable 

  • Scientific expertise in Immunology, Oncology, or Virology preferred 

  • Experience working in highly matrix environment across a broad range of functional areas and 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 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 

  • 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

 

For more information or to apply, please email Ida Sooksaman at ida.sooksaman@bms.com

 

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Position: Medical Writer
Company: Cambridge BioMarketing
Location: Cambridge, MA

This position reports to the Associate Director of Clinical Strategy.  As a Medical Writer at CB, you will provide medical writing services across multiple accounts and interface with clients, Creative, Account, Project Management, and Digital Services.  Specifically, you will research and develop materials to support client needs throughout a product lifecycle.  Projects may include identifying key data from published literature and client supplied documents, developing training materials, supporting the development of strategy documents, and other resources as needed.  Your confidence, experience, empathy, and humor will help inspire those around you to work in close collaboration and grow in their careers.

Job Description:

  • Produce a full range of written communications in alignment with our clients’ needs

  • Produce clear, concise, and accurate work across multiple therapeutic areas 

  • Become the internal subject matter expert in assigned disease and therapy area(s) 

  • Partner with other writers and members of the matrix team to ensure collaboration and best practices across each account 

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree preferred 

  • Candidates without an advanced degree must possess a minimum of 3 years’ industry experience (advertising agency, medical education, medical affairs) 

  • Must be able to critically review and analyze literature

  • Must have effective computer-based research strategies/skills 

  • Must be comfortable communicating science and medicine to diverse audiences

  • Must work well independently, as well as within a larger team 

  • Demonstrated expertise in medical writing 

  • Able to manage multiple assignments and deliver high quality deliverables within project scopes and timelines 

  • Must enjoy diverse and unique opportunities to develop expertise across multiple rare diseases 

  • A sense of humor is a must

For more information please email Heather McCann at hmccann@cambridgebmg.com

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Position: Medical Writer / Editor
Company: Springer Healthcare
Location: New York, NY


We are looking for an Medical Writer/Editor to join Springer Healthcare's growing Training and Tactical Medical Education division. The Medical Writer/Editor will assist in the preparation and delivery of content for pharmaceutical sales training activities as well as healthcare provider-targeted, non-accredited medical education programs. He/she 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. 

Specific responsibilities of the Medical Writer/Editor include:

1. Project Work:

  • 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 

  • Work with Client Services team to respond to RFPs or other business development opportunities, including researching therapeutic areas, proposing content outlines, and participating in pitches 

  • 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 

  • Manage internal and 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 

  • Resolve content-related queries from the client 

  • Participate in brainstorming new product lines or solutions that meet client needs 

  • Contribute to process improvements related to creation and maintenance of projects 

  • Advise Commercial Services Director about resource 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, as available 

  • Up to 10% travel required 

  • Any other duties as required by manager

 

 2. Financial:

  • Contribute to revenue targets by ensuring that projects are progressed as soon as possible after confirmation 

  • Monitor own adherence to budget and utilization rate 

  • Record and monitor actual time spent on a project against budgeted time, and complete timesheets in an accurate and timely manner


Education/Qualifications

  • BS/BA in a scientific discipline (or licensed certification) minimum 

  • Minimum of 5 years' medical writing and editorial experience 

  • Experience in medical communication, education, training or publishing industries required 

  • Experience with MS Office, Adobe Acrobat; InDesign experience useful 

  • Ideal candidate will have business development experience with the creation of strategy, planning and implementing of tactical medical communications, education or training programs 

  • Experience in oncology, cardiology or neurology is an advantage 

  • Superior language and communication skills 

  • Customer focus, Teamwork, Innovation, Communication, Business awareness 

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and also collaboratively with a team 

  • Understanding of the healthcare industry


Please apply using our online application system by Clicking HERE

 

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Position: Principal Medical Writer
Company: Springer Healthcare
Location: work from home - PA


The Principle Medical Writer will lead and manage the delivery of the scientific content of medical communications within accounts. S/he will provide advanced levels of strategic and tactical advice to clients, therapeutic area advice to relevant account teams, editorial advice to the wider editorial group, the client services team and the management team and input into business development initiatives. Specific responsibilities include:

Job Description:

1. Project work

  • To provide strategic direction and lead and manage tactical delivery of scientific content for a range of medical communications that meet client needs, internal quality standards and timelines:

  • To review scientific content for a range of medical communications according to client needs, internal quality standards and agreed specifications, budgets and timeframes

 

2. Business Planning/Commercial

  • Apply an advanced level of knowledge of the therapeutic use and strategic marketing of pharmaceuticals to account plans, publication plans and/or communication programs

 

3. Organizational

  • In conjunction with the SSD, help develop writers within an account team to achieve their full potential

  • Assist in preparing and updating SOPs/training modules

  • Support team working principles across all the global inScience Communications groups, as well as other departments and business units within the company 

  • Any other duties as required by manager.

 

Education and Qualifications:

 

Essential:

  • Degree in life sciences (7+ yrs industry experience preferred)

  • 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

 

Desired:

  • PhD, PharmD, MD preferred

 

Please apply using our online application system, Click Here
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 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: Publications Project Manager - West Coast
Company: Vaniam Group LLC
Location: West Coast (Virtual Office)

The Publications Project Manager will oversee a portfolio of publication projects throughout the various stages of a publication, including coordinating and tracking project plans, timelines, and review/approval processes. 

Job Description:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Day-to-day accountabilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Serve as the project point of contact for client teams

  • Communicate client expectations to appropriate internal team members 

  • Create and maintain project timelines, with input from internal team members and clients

  • Works within and manages assigned and budgeted labor hours by job and position level, to ensure minimum standards of job profitability

  • Conduct regular project status meetings with internal core team, clients, extended teams, and external contractors to ensure effective communication of project timelines

  • Coordinate the publication review and approval process for client review teams and external authors, using publication management tools (e.g., DataVision) 

  • Manage the submission of final publications (abstracts, manuscripts) to congresses and journals

  • Liaise with internal core team and other internal team members to ensure project needs and milestones are met 

  • Create new project proposals/statement of work and budget estimates in collaboration with internal team members. 

  • Assess project issues and identify solutions to meet productivity, quality and client goals

Required Qualifications, Experience & Competencies:

Education:

  • Minimum: BS/BA, PMP and CAPM encouraged to apply

Experience & Skill:

  • At least four years of work experience and two years of publication management experience in a healthcare communications agency, biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry, or a related field preferred

  • Highly proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Adobe Acrobat; familiarity with DropBox and WebEx (or similar systems) preferred

  • Knowledge of publication tracking/management programs

Competencies:

  • Experience with supporting/coordinating publications process flow in a healthcare communications agency or pharmaceutical environment

  • Understanding of the medical publications review, approval and submissions process

  • Demonstrates ability to prioritize/plan work activities and meet tight deadlines 

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Experience with client interface and client management

  • Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic, virtual work environment 

  • Responds well under pressure, is flexible

  • Results-oriented, with a commitment to accountability

  • Strong customer service focus with an ability to drive client requests while maintaining scope of work. Looks for the above and beyond solutions.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills including the ability to analyze information skillfully, develop alternative solutions, and work well in group problem solving solutions 

  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency to obtain results

  • Works with confidential and sensitive corporate, client and employee information and must conduct him or herself accordingly

  • Ensures the highest standards of quality control of client materials and, as appropriate, develop best practices protocols for project teams to facilitate such quality control

  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills

  • Some local/domestic travel required (<20%)

  • Required to be available to work outside the company's standard work hours

ABOUT VANIAM GROUP, LLC:

Vaniam Group LLC operates four unique companies focused on providing medical communication solutions and strategic consulting services to pharmaceutical/biotechnology clients who operate within the hematology/oncology therapeutic area. Through its companies, Vaniam Group supports the development of customized solutions for medical communications, publication planning, medical education, and product life cycle planning.

For more information please contact access our website at http://bioconnections.com/careers.html or email medinfo@bioconnections.com.

 

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Position: Regulatory and Scientific Communications Scientist
Company: MED Institute
Location: West Lafayette, IN

 

MED Institute, Inc. needs additional experienced Regulatory and Scientific Communications Scientists. These scientists will act as in-house consultants for MED Institute, Inc. as well as for other Cook Group companies. Scientists will use their regulatory skills and scientific knowledge to bring innovative device technologies to market and/or to disseminate scientific data relevant to medical devices. Opportunities, responsibilities, and compensation will be commensurate with background, skills, and experience. Scientists will perform duties specific to both the Regulatory and the Scientific Communications teams at MED Institute, Inc.

 

Job Description:

 

  • Provide organization, direction, and regulatory leadership to a project team for approval of new medical devices;

  • Provide regulatory-based guidance through all phases of a project (research and development, pre-clinical and clinical testing, final data analysis, and preparation of regulatory submissions);

  • Provide interpretation and analysis of clinical and non-clinical data pertinent to scientific communications projects (e.g., literature reviews, abstracts, posters, presentations, manuscripts, Clinical Evidence Reports, and clinical study reports);

  • Write and/or direct the preparation of clear and effective documents; and

  • Fulfill the ICMJE requirements for authorship for scientific communications projects, when appropriate.

Essential Qualifications

  • Hold a Masters, MD, or PhD in a scientific or an engineering discipline or have equivalent regulatory/writing experience;

  • Have experience with literature searches and manuscript preparation;

  • Demonstrate familiarity with statistical methods, analysis, and interpretation;

  • Communicate clearly and concisely in both spoken and written form; 

  • Be able to work on multiple projects (i.e., multi-task), organize, and prioritize within time constraints;

  • Be familiar with Microsoft Office software; and

  • Commit to participate in a team-based environment.

 

 

Familiarity with the components of regulatory submissions (IDEs, PMAs, 510(k)s, INDs, and NDAs) would be beneficial.

Interested?
To apply for this position please go to https://www.cookmedical.com/careers and search for this position. Click on the position title to open the position description and submit your application.

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Position: Scientific Director
Company: Choice Healthcare Solutions
Location: Chicago, IL

Choice Healthcare Solutions is a medical communications company based in the UK, with an office in Dubai and a new office in Chicago. We need a Scientific Director to work alongside a business development colleague to expand and develop our business and our team in the US.

The key to this role is your in-depth scientific knowledge across multiple therapy areas. You must be a strong leader with solid medical communications experience. You must have in-depth industry knowledge, be up-to-date with the latest developments and ideally have an extensive network of contacts. You will assist in the delivery of high-quality scientific content in collaboration with colleagues in the UK. You will nurture client relationships, provide strategic consultancy to clients across multiple
therapy areas and support new business activities.

The role will require flexibility in the type of activities undertaken as is the case with setting up a new office, but offers an exciting opportunity for someone to really make their mark. This role would be perfect for an enthusiastic individual with extensive medical communications experience who is looking to move into a leadership position in an exciting company.

Job Description:

Key experience and skills:

  • Proven ability to quickly analyse and assimilate market, therapy area and product information

  • Demonstrates high level strategic thinking, strategic planning and execution along with an in-depth knowledge of the global and regional pharmaceutical industry 

  • Medical writing experience in a medical communications agency for a minimum of 5 years

  • Reviewing/coaching experience in a medical communications agency for a minimum of 5 years

  • Experience of global client liaison and interaction, including client visits and international on-site experience

  • Experience of organic growth and pitching/winning new business

  • Proven ability in all aspects of medical communication deliverables

  • Highest standards of quality control and client service

  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team 

  • Excellent project management and organisational skills

Qualifications:

  • Life sciences PhD, PharmD, MD degree

Please apply by emailing your CV and cover letter to Michelle Utton-Mishra (Editorial Director) at michelle.utton-mishra@choicehs.com.
Visit our web site at http://www.choicehs.com/. We regret that we are unable to respond to each resume. Only those individuals selected for interview will
be contacted.

 

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Position: Senior Medical Editor
Company: MedThink SciCom
Location: Raleigh, NC

A Senior Medical Editor ensures that medical communication materials are developed with a high level of quality regarding content, organization, clarity, accuracy, format, style, and consistency. A Senior Medical Editor is skilled in and performs all levels of editing, including copyediting, substantive editing, data verification, proofreading, styling, and layout review.

Job Description:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • The candidate should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

  • Thorough understanding of grammar rules and comprehension of medical, pharmaceutical, and scientific terminology

  • Strong skills in time management, multitasking, prioritizing, organizing, researching, and problem solving, with attention to detail and ability to adhere to deadlines

  • Strong medical editing skills, including substantive editing and fact checking skills, knowledge of American Medical Association (AMA) style, and researching and referencing skills

  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, as well as part of a team

  • Proficiency with standard software: Microsoft Windows, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook; Adobe Acrobat; Jira (not required but beneficial)

Position Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates behavior expected of a professional member of the organization, including but not limited to:

  • Serve as lead editor (fulfill and oversee editing responsibilities) for assigned accounts and projects; review jobs and provide feedback to other editors if needed

  • Copyedit materials to ensure consistency and conformance with established grammar, punctuation, and spelling rules, as well as adherence to AMA, client, and house style guidelines and FDA regulations

  • Substantively edit complex medical and scientific documents; verify factual information using provided source material and collaborate with medical writers and other colleagues to ensure that documents are of high quality regarding scientific accuracy, organization, clarity, format, style, and consistency

  • Proofread layout materials to ensure that they match approved copy exactly and that the format, organization, alignment, and spacing of copy and graphics are consistent and adhere to established standards

  • Edit the following materials: manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed medical/scientific journals; abstracts, posters, slide decks, and handouts for presentation at scientific meetings; sales training materials; disease education materials; digital content (eg, learning management systems, animations, interactive PDFs); scientific platforms; product monographs; white papers; formulary dossiers; medical information letters

  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure an overall high level of quality and client satisfaction with the work

  • Identify copyrighted material that requires permission for reproduction; process permission request when necessary

  • Attend kickoff, status, and other job-related meetings

 

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum), preferably in English, communications, journalism, or health sciences field


Qualifications / Experience:

  • 5 years of medical editing experience, including data verification of medical and scientific documents

  • Healthcare communications agency experience is preferred

  • Candidates with less experience may be considered for a similar, lower position

 

Please apply directly to MedThink Career Page

 

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Position: Senior Vice President/ Agency Head
Company: Ashfield Healthcare Communications
Location: Lyndhurst, NJ

Ashfield Healthcare Communications, part of UDG Healthcare plc, is a leader in multichannel healthcare communications. We partner with the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, device, and diagnostics industry to provide full service healthcare communications strategies and programs across product lifecycles. 

We are seeking candidates for Senior Vice President/Agency Head for one of our global healthcare communications agencies, Stem Scientific, which is based in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. The Senior Vice President/Agency Head is responsible for all aspects of the agency from financial and operations oversight through to business development and culture.

 

This is an exciting executive leadership position with great visibility in a growing organization.


Job Description:

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee all facets of agency (eg, strategy, operations, financial, business development, culture) 

  • Ensure all work is delivered to the highest quality standards

  • Manage P&L for agency with $10M revenue

  • Monitor business performance 

  • Lead agency senior management group 

  • Manage staff resource in partnership with agency senior management group 

  • Maintain relationships with key clients 

  • Lead agency business development strategy 

  • Build and leverage relationships across Ashfield Healthcare Communications and UDG Healthcare to grow the business 

  • Staff recruitment/talent development/succession planning 

  • Assist team with managing/resolving issues and difficult situations

Qualifications

  • At least 5-7 years of experience in an executive/senior management role in a medical communications agency

  • Prior experience managing a business P&L strongly preferred 

  • Proven business development track record 

  • Strong financial and business acumen

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to handle difficult situations with ease 

  • Experience in publications planning and delivery strongly preferred

Ashfield Healthcare Communications offers employees a vibrant environment, exceptional opportunities for personal development, and competitive salary and benefits. Relocation assistance available. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter detailing interest and salary requirements to recruiting@kp360group

Ashfield Healthcare Communications, part of UDG Healthcare plc, is a leader in multichannel healthcare communications. We partner with the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, device, and diagnostics industry to provide full service healthcare communications strategies and programs across product lifecycles.
We are seeking candidates for Senior Vice President/Agency Head for one of our global healthcare communications agencies, Stem Scientific, which is based in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. The Senior Vice President/Agency Head is responsible for all aspects of the agency from financial and operations oversight through to business development and culture.
This is an exciting executive leadership position with great visibility in a growing organization

Ashfield Healthcare Communications offers employees a vibrant environment, exceptional opportunities for personal development, and competitive salary and benefits. Relocation assistance available. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter detailing interest and salary requirements to matt.jacobson@infusioncomms.com.

 

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