ISMPP Job Board
March, 2015 Listings

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

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Account Director
Account Director / Client Services Director (NJ)
Account Director / Client Services Director (CA)
Director, Scientific Publications (Oncology)
Global Publication Leader - Respiratory
Medical Publication Lead Neurology & Immunology
Medical Publication Manager Oncology/Immuno-Oncology
Medical Publication Manager Immunology
Medical Writer
Medical Writer/ Editor
Medical Writer / Senior Medical Writer
Medical Writing Manager
Publications Lead
Publications Manager
Scientific Director (NJ)
Scientific Director (SF)


Position: Account Director
Company: MedThink
Location: Raleigh, NC

MedThink SciCom, a full-service, globally oriented and integrated healthcare communications agency, is transforming scientific exchange by uniting a unique array of disciplines to provide novel insights and innovative ideas. There are many ways to communicate science, but MedThink SciCom has a unique talent for taking biomedical information and transforming it into medically relevant and intriguing communications. We are seeking an Account Director who wants to lead this transformation. Responsibilities and requirements include

Job Description:

Client management:

  • Ensures that the resources of the agency, department by department, are deployed with continued maximum effectiveness in line with the client’s best interest

  • Ensures projects are developed with high quality, on time and within budget

  • Contributes to the development of strategic communication (publication, advocacy development, and medical communication) plans

  • Frequently meets with client (in person or via phone) regarding projects and client direction

  • Oversees budgeting process

  • Controls costs, such as account handling expenses and write-offs in account services


Scientific and design output:

  • Reviews and approves client/brand backgrounder prior to project kickoff meeting

  • Reviews and approves briefing document and all content created

  • Ultimately responsible for ensuring that creative and scientific output is on strategy, on message, and clearly exceeds the client’s expectations

  • Organic growth/Agency Management

  • Anticipates and meets client’s needs

  • Provides recommendations to improve the agency or better customize services to meet client’s needs

  • Develops proposals

  • As time permits, actively identifies and follows up on organic growth and new business leads


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • In-depth knowledge of pharmaceutical and agency industry

  • Thorough understanding of communications planning and branding

  • Understanding of the science behind the disease and product in order to contribute and understand client direction

  • Comprehensive understanding of client strategic business plans

  • Superior oral and written communications skills

  • Excellent presentation, organizational, and interpersonal skills 

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to motivate others and provide clear direction 

  • Good financial awareness and an ability to manage profitable accounts and increase business within existing accounts

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree (minimum), preferably in the health sciences or communications field; advanced degree or allied health degree a plus (PharmD, BSN, PhD, MS)

  • 10 - 15 years of pharmaceutical and/or agency experience

  • Certified as a medical publication professional (ISMPP CMPP™) 

  • Prior supervisory experience and the ability to motivate others to attain goals 

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, both within the agency and with clients

 

For full job description and to apply directly: https://medthinkscicom.theresumator.com/apply/owMZBi/Account-Director.htm

 

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Position: Account Director / Client Services Director (NJ)
Company: McCann Complete Medical Inc. 
Location: Hackensack, NJ

A Fantastic opportunity for an experienced Account Director / Client Service Director to provide commercial leadership, strategy and insight for pharmaceutical clients.

Complete Medical Communications is a leading global medical communications agency. We work on some of the most innovative global healthcare products from early development through to post-launch. Our culture is entrepreneurial, collegial and inclusive.

We deliver world-class solutions in strategic consultancy and fully integrated multichannel medical communications. We are able to formulate intelligent, inventive, and appropriate strategy and communication at any phase of the product life cycle.

Our business has grown significantly during the last two years, a trend which is set to continue in 2015 and beyond. We are therefore looking for an Account Director / Client Service Director (AD / CSD) who will thrive in our fast paced and creative environment by proactively identifying and winning new business, to further expand our client base.

Through a detailed understanding of clients’ business aspirations the AD / CSD ensures the delivery of medical communications deliverables whilst challenging clients to engage with new and innovative solutions. The AD / CSD provides strategic leadership of account teams and utilizes project and financial management skills to ensure that budgets and timescales are met and Key Performance Indicators are achieved.

In order to be considered for this role, the successful applicant will need to have a solid commercial background in medical communications and bring experience of leading large multi-disciplinary account teams. A proven track record of building successful client relationships and winning new business is a prerequisite. Furthermore as a natural and confident communicator the successful applicant will be able to network and establish lasting business relationships as well as communicate effectively with colleagues and senior leadership.

In return we offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package within an award winning medical communication agency. Our highly skilled teams reflect our continuing commitment to being an employer of choice as well as a provider of choice – this is demonstrated in our Investors in People award, which we have held for over 13 years.

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! Click HERE

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Position: Account Director / Client Services Director (SF)
Company: McCann Complete Medical Inc.
Location: San Francisco, CA

Complete Medical Communications (CMC, Inc.) is a leading global medical communications agency. We work on some of the most innovative global healthcare products from early development through post-launch. Our culture is entrepreneurial, collegial, and inclusive.

CMC delivers world-class solutions in strategic consultancy and fully integrated multichannel medical communications. We are able to formulate intelligent, inventive, and appropriate strategy and communication at any phase of the product life cycle.

Our business has grown significantly during the last two years, allowing us to develop and expand into new geographical locations. Therefore, we are looking for an Account Director/Client Service Director (AD/CSD) to help manage our existing business as well as proactively identify and win new business, further expanding our client base. The AD/CSD will be based in our new office in San Francisco, California, and excited by the challenge and opportunity of helping to establish CMC, Inc. on the West coast!

Through a detailed understanding of clients’ business aspirations, the AD/CSD ensures the delivery of medical communications deliverables while challenging clients to engage with new and innovative solutions. This role provides strategic leadership of account teams and utilizes project and financial management skills to ensure that budgets and timescales are met and Key Performance Indicators are achieved.

The successful applicant will need to have a solid commercial background in medical communications and bring the experience of leading large, multi-disciplinary account teams. A proven track record of building successful client relationships and winning new business is a prerequisite. Furthermore, as a natural and confident communicator, the AD/CSD should be able to network and establish lasting business relationships, as well as communicate effectively with colleagues and senior leadership.

In return, CMC offers an excellent remuneration and benefits package within an award-winning medical communication agency. Our highly skilled teams reflect our continuing commitment to being an employer of choice and a provider of choice, as demonstrated in our Investors in People award, which CMC has held for more than 13 years.

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! Click HERE.

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Position: Director Scientific Publications - (Oncology)
Company: MedImmune
Location: Gaithersburg, MD

Responsible for the leadership and management of therapeutic area support provided by the MC group. Lead the MedImmune Scientific Publications Team to develop and execute robust publication plans for MedImmune's early development portfolio, among other things.

Requires knowledge of all aspects of Publications, to deliver high-quality publications and drive policy and requirements in MedImmune, aligned with global external publication and transparency standards. Line manages Scientific Publications team members who are therapeutically aligned and is accountable for the successful delivery of publications to quality, time, and budget.

Requires 10+ years' experience in the publication field in a pharmaceutical/biotech industry, medical communication agency or CRO environment in positions with increasing levels of responsibility.

For more information, please go to the MedImmune Career Site

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation

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Position: Global Publications Leader - Respiratory
Company: AstraZeneca
Location: Cambridge, UK or Gaithersburg, MD

Whilst these are international positions, we have two facilities and will examine candidates in either locations.

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of small molecule and biologic prescription medicines. MedImmune is the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca, pioneering innovative research and exploring novel pathways across key therapeutic areas, including respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity; cardiovascular and metabolic disease; oncology; neuroscience; and infection and vaccines.

The Global Publications Leader (GPL) has direct accountability for the development and execution of strategic publication plans for global clinical studies and non-clinical trial sources including HEOR, Epidemiology, RWE, Payer Non Interventional and database studies. GPLs are responsible for ensuring ethical compliance with AZ policy and external publication guidelines of the publications plans and deliverables, and that all publications represent a transparent and fair balance communication of data, and thus enhance the Company's external scientific reputation.

Job Description:

  • Lead the development and execution of strategic publication plans for global clinical studies in humans from Phase I through LCM, and non-clinical trial sources 

  • Lead the translation of scientific, clinical and evidence planning data into publications for prescribers, payers, and patients 

  • Track existing publication plans by brand and study to ensure alignment with evidence plan

  • Lead the generation of a quarterly internal newsletter

  • Lead day-to-day management of assigned publication plan, delivery of outputs, financial tracking and meeting activities

  • Lead a cross-functional global publications team 

  • Collaborate with US Publication Leads and publication managers in other markets or regions to ensure publication activities are captured and align with global publication plans

  • Ensure that all publication activities meet with AstraZeneca, external publication standards, and transparency requirements 

  • Lead the publications risk mitigation procedure and assess all identified publications for risk mitigation


Education and Experience:

  • Relevant post-graduate degree (ideally life science) with proven scientific and publication expertise

  • Demonstrated experience (several years preferred) in medical communications gained through working in the pharmaceuticals industry or a medical communications agency

  • Experience of working globally, cross-culturally and cross-functionally (preferred)

  • Demonstrated project management experience

  • Broad knowledge of relevant disease area

  • Desired therapeutic area of expertise respiratory, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, oncology

  • Broad understanding of drug development process

  • Demonstrated performance, budget, and resource management skills in a global organization


Skills and Capabilities:

  • Strong collaborative leader with exceptional interpersonal, communications and influencing skills

  • Excellent leadership and project management skills to deliver in a complex multidisciplinary environment 

  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with external experts, investigators, journal editors and publishers and professional bodies

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple stakeholders and projects to within budget

  • Flexibility and adaptability to manage long-term activities in a constantly changing internal and external environment

  • Broad therapeutic knowledge with proven ability to adapt quickly to therapeutic specialities

  • Strong customer focus both internal and external

  • Results orientated with proven track record of ability to deliver to, or exceed expectations 

  • Innovation and creativity - seeks to continuously improve to meet changing customer needs in a highly regulated environment

  • Cultural awareness - is aware of and is sensitive to cultural differences

Functional Capabilities:

  • Innovation

  • Influencing

  • Flexibility / adaptability

  • Conceptual / strategic thinking

  • Leadership

  • Concern for people

Reporting Relationship:

  • Reports to the TA Director of Publications within Global Medical Affairs

AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. For more information please visit www.astrazeneca.com.
To apply for this role, visit the AstraZeneca candidate care site

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

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

 

Job Description:

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

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

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

  • Direct line management of Medical Publication Managers

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

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

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

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

  • Manages service levels with external vendors and consultants

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

  • Represents the company at congresses

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

  • Approaches evolving compliance topics proactively

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications and Education:

Preferred Skills and Experience:

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

  • Scientific expertise in neurology/immunology a plus

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

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

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

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

  • Proven track record of successful medical publication strategies and deliverables

  • Significant project management experience

  • Problem solving orientation and clear outcome focus

  • Clear sense of accountability

  • Good leadership skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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

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

 

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

Apply online: www.merckgroup.com/careers; Job number 53323

 

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Position: Medical Publication Manager Oncology / Immuno-Oncology
Company: Merck KGaA
Location: Darmstadt, Germany or Boston, MA

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. The Medical Publication Manager coordinates core teams to develop specific publication items together with external and internal authors.

Job Description:

  • Works in close collaboration with Medical Publication Lead to detail and implement the publication strategy for the specific compounds/products

  • Drives and manages the implementation of the publication plan with responsibility for respective budget & timeline

  • Drives the delivery of high quality medical publications together with cross-functional Publication Subteam (e.g. Medical Lead, Biostats Lead etc)

  • Chairs selected Publication Subteam meetings and supports development of innovative approaches and perspectives

  • Manages delivery of all publication items detailed in the publication plan, meeting predefined quality thresholds and achieving set targets

  • Guides external vendors and consultants

  • Fosters good and trustful relationships with external clinical and academic partners and publishers

  • Manages author interface with external and internal authors, promotes and supports good publication principles

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

  • Contributes to the continuous improvement within the department

  • Builds a strong interface with all relevant function, acts as advisor and mentor within the Medical Publication team and beyond

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

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

  • Aligns his/her own deliverables with other parts of the business   

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Desired Skills and Experience:

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

  • Scientific expertise in oncology or immuno-oncology a plus

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

  • 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

  • Proven track record of successful medical publication delivery either in pharma / biotech company or medical communication agency

  • Strong project management and project leadership skills

  • Advanced analytical skills and ability to understand complex processes

  • Problem solving orientation and clear outcome focus

  • 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. Like to join in?
Welcome to the team!
 
Apply online: www.merckgroup.com/careers; Job number 65465

 

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Position: Medical Publication Manager Immunology
Company: Merck KGaA
Location: Darmstadt, Germany or Boston, MA

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. The Medical Publication Manager coordinates core teams to develop specific publication items together with external and internal authors.

Job Description:

  • Works in close collaboration with Medical Publication Lead to detail and implement the publication strategy for the specific compounds/products

  • Drives and manages the implementation of the publication plan with responsibility for respective budget & timeline

  • Drives the delivery of high quality medical publications together with cross-functional Publication Subteam (e.g. Medical Lead, Biostats Lead etc)

  • Chairs selected Publication Subteam meetings and supports development of innovative approaches and perspectives

  • Manages delivery of all publication items detailed in the publication plan, meeting predefined quality thresholds and achieving set targets

  • Guides external vendors and consultants

  • Fosters good and trustful relationships with external clinical and academic partners and publishers

  • Manages author interface with external and internal authors, promotes and supports good publication principles

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

  • Contributes to the continuous improvement within the department

  • Builds a strong interface with all relevant function, acts as advisor and mentor within the Medical Publication team and beyond

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

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

  • Aligns his/her own deliverables with other parts of the business

 

Qualifications and Education:

Desired Skills and Experience:

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

  • Scientific expertise in immununology a plus

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

  • 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

  • Proven track record of successful medical publication delivery either in pharma/ biotech company or medical communication agency

  • Strong project management and project leadership skills

  • Advanced analytical skills and ability to understand complex processes

  • Problem solving orientation and clear outcome focus

  • 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. Like to join in?
Welcome to the team!
 
Apply online: www.merckgroup.com/careers; Job number 59464

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Position: Medical Writer
Company: Vaniam Group
Location: Virtual Company

The Medical Writer will oversee projects by coordinating and tracking project plans, resources, and timelines. The individual will develop project schedules, facilitate documentation of client and team meetings, and update ProWork Flow to ensure timely and cost effective achievement of project milestones. The individual plays a critical role in managing client satisfaction and relationships. In addition, this role is responsible to support business improvement by meeting personal and departmental goals and objectives timely and effectively.

Job Description:

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Oversee the development of projects, ensuring strategic planning and implementation and alignment with client objectives

  • Assist with development of project strategy with internal team and client team

  • Assess project issues and challenges, and identify and implement solutions to meet productivity, quality and client goals as well as compliance standards

  • Edit and write content, as needed, for slides, training modules, and other scientific communications deliverables

  • Build strong partnerships with client teams

  • Respond promptly to client needs and requests for service and assistance, and provide guidance to Vaniam Group scientific communications team.

  • Managing scientific communications advisory board flow:

  • Attend regular status meetings with client project team, internal teams, and external contractors to ensure effective communication, work quality, project flow and process, and timeline development

  • Understand and communicate client requirements to appropriate team members, and manage all requirements accordingly

  • Coordinate writing activities of internal writing team

 

Note: These are the major functions and accountabilities required of the position and are the predominant criteria by which performance will be assessed.  OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

Qualifications and Education: 

 

EDUCATION:

  • Minimum: Master’s degree in science, PhD, PharmD preferred

 

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • A minimum of two years of work experience in an agency, the pharmaceutical industry, or a related scientific or medical writing position

  • Expertise as a Oncology/Hematology Medical Writer

  • Expertise as a scientific communications professional

  • Commitment to ethical and transparent data dissemination standards

  • Leadership in upholding and fostering integrity and excellence in scientific communications

  • Computer programs systems: Highly Proficient with the following MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe Acrobat) Outlook, Google or similar calendar system, familiarity with Endnote, DropBox and Webex (or other similar systems) preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic environment 

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to prioritize and plan work activities, use time efficiently, plan for additional resources, set goals and objectives, organize other people and other tasks 

  • Excellent interpersonal, organization, verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills and ability to synthesize complex or diverse information

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

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines

  • Travel within the US and internationally as necessary, based on project, sponsor and organizational needs (>30% travel expected)

 

For more information, please contact 

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Position: Medical Writer/ Editor
Company: Innovative Strategic Communications, LLC (iscmedcom.com)
Location: Virtual (US-based)

This freelance position would be engaged in the development of a variety of medical communications including, but not limited to, medical publications (various types), training programs, educational programs plus review/generation of content developed in support of educational programs.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 8 years direct industry (pharmaceutical, biotech, device) and/or medical communications agency experience as a medical writer with specific knowledge of medical publications and related communications.
  • Direct experience in the areas of Infectious Diseases, Rare Diseases, Vaccines, Allergy / Immunology, Respiratory, Infection Control, Epidemiology and/or Health Outcomes a bonus.


Qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree in science, biology or medicine - PhD, PharmD preferred. Client-facing experience an added bonus.

For more information please contact Tim Day at tday@iscmedcom.com

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Position: Medical Writer/ Senior Medical Writer
Company: Bioscript Group
Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK

Within a period of sustained growth, Bioscript Group is seeking experienced Medical Writers or Senior Medical Writers to expand our friendly and successful team.

Job type: Permanent, full-time is preferred, although part-time arrangements can be discussed.
Benefits: Competitive salary, performance-related bonus, pension and health insurance, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (for a full-time role).
Company information

As a full-service, global healthcare communications agency, Bioscript Group delivers communication planning, publications, medical meetings, digital programmes, health economic and regulatory services to a wide range of international pharmaceutical company clients across multiple therapy areas. We have grown steadily over the last 10 years, adding new clients and talented new staff every year; we are proud that the clients we worked with at our inception in 2005 continue to work with us.

Job Description:

This is an ideal opportunity for someone from a medical communications background who has a proven track record of strong writing and client management skills. As a Medical Writer, you will:

  • Prepare a range of high-quality healthcare communications materials, building on existing experience to produce a range of materials aimed at educating the medical community.

  • Evaluate scientific data objectively in order to report results.

  • Be skilled in producing clear, accurate, grammatically correct and compliant materials.

  • In addition to the above, a Senior Medical Writer will:

  • Have experience of providing guidance for projects, reviewing materials produced by colleagues and working directly with pharmaceutical clients as a key point of contact.

 

Qualifications and Education:

  • A post-graduate qualification and proven track record in medical or scientific writing, ideally in a client-driven business.

  • Comprehensive medical knowledge, including an understanding of clinical trials, the pharmaceutical industry, and drug development process.

  • Experience of writing for a range of therapy areas would be ideal; we are particularly interested in those with knowledge of haemophilia, endocrinology and neurology.

  • Strong research skills and a sound knowledge of medical databases and search engines.

  • Excellent communication skills, to support collaborative relationships with colleagues and clients.

  • The confidence to take responsibility for the direction, scope, and organization of complex deliverables, and to be able to prioritize between multiple projects.


Interested? Send your CV and a brief covering letter to elaine.stanway@bioscriptgroup.com

 

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

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing publications in the oncology therapeutic area. The Manager will work closely with external authors and key internal stakeholders to develop high-quality, scientifically rigorous manuscripts and review articles for peer-reviewed journals, as well as abstracts and presentations for scientific congresses.

Additional responsibilities may include the following: overseeing the work of publication vendors; providing strategic input to publication teams; attending scientific congresses and writing meeting summaries.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree

  • At least 3 years of experience either in medical writing for a biopharmaceutical company, preferably in the oncology therapeutic area, or in postdoctoral research in oncology

  • Experience preparing manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and slide decks 

  • Knowledge of hematology and/or oncology

  • Experience working in a matrix team setting and in leading and delegating projects, with limited supervision

  • Experience managing vendors

  • Exceptional analytical, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to apply project management skills to advance numerous projects simultaneously and to deliver high-quality documents rapidly

  • Ability to lead and/or facilitate effective team meetings

  • Proficient in word processing, including touch-typing, and pertinent software 

  • Good understanding of publication guidelines


Click here to apply: Medical Writing Manager, Thousand Oaks, CA (29364BR)

 

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Position: Publications Lead
Company: MedImmune
Location: Gaithersburg, MD

MedImmune is AstraZeneca's Biologics R&D and early clinical development science unit responsible for drug discovery and development through proof-of-concept across a range of therapeutic areas. Senior Manager, Scientific Publications will play the role of a Publications Lead within MedImmune and is accountable for all aspects of planning, development and execution of publications across several early-development programs within the Therapeutic Area in compliance with internal policies and external guidelines.

Key responsibilities across product development teams include shaping scientific messages, congress planning, journal submissions and driving flawless execution of all publication plans across several early-development plans within the Therapeutic Area, among others.

Advanced degree in a biomedical discipline with proven scientific and/or publications expertise; and extensive experience in medical communications/publications in pharmaceutical/biotech industry, medical communication agency or CRO with strong passion for science.

To find out more, please go to the MedImmune Career posting.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation

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Position: Publications Manager
Company: Pharmacyclics
Location: Sunnyvale, CA

This position will be responsible for writing and developing scientifically accurate publications and presentations.  This position will report directly to Sr/Ex Director, Publications within the Medical Affairs Department.

Job Description:

Key Accountabilities/Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Write and assist with development of congress abstracts, posters, presentations and manuscripts for Pharmacyclics sponsored clinical trials

  • Work with internal stakeholders, external authors and medical writers on oral presentations, posters, abstracts, and manuscripts

  • Adjudicate reviewer comments with internal and external authors

  • Proactively review and interpret pertinent and emerging scientific literature

  • Evaluate clinical trial data from tables, figures and listings (TFLs)

  • Ensure publications convey accurate and non-misleading messages or impressions of the product

  • Ensure developed publications are reviewed and approved according to Pharmacyclics SOPs

  • Supervise the work of vendors for medical writing, ensuring work is high quality and developed on time and budget

 

Qualifications:

  • Experience in peer reviewed publications and medical writing

  • Excellent communication, organizational, negotiation and time management skills with individuals and groups

  • Ability to work across multi-disciplinary groups and within a matrix environment

  • Experience in hematology/oncology area preferred

  • Ability to summarize complex information and present in a clear, concise, and scientifically accurate manner to a range of audiences

  • Knowledge of good publication practices and guidelines (GPP2, ICMJE)

  • Experience in preparing abstracts, posters, presentations and manuscripts

  • Strong problem solving, decision-making, influencing, and negotiation skills

  • Effectively build relationships and work with global medical thought leaders

  • Think strategically; apply knowledge and analytical skills in a highly regulated environment; and align medical strategies

Experience:

  • Experience in biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry desired. Experience in Hematology/Oncology preferred

 

Education Requirements (degree, certifications, etc.):

  • Advanced scientific/clinical degree required (eg, advanced practice nurse, PA, PharmD, PhD, MD, MSN) in science-related field.

 

For more information, please contact Michael Haugh at mhaugh@pcyc.com.

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

Are you looking for the opportunity to work in a scientific leadership role for a highly reputable, successful, and client-focused global medical communications agency?

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.

If this sounds like the new challenge you are looking for, we would love to hear from you. We also offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package as well as a collaborative, challenging, and flexible working environment.

About

Established for more than 20 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).

For more information, please visit the CMC job posting. 

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Position: Scientific Director (SF)
Company: McCann Complete Medical Communications Inc.
Location: San Francisco, CA

Complete Medical Communications (CMC, Inc.) is a leading global medical communications agency. We work on some of the most innovative global healthcare products from early development through post-launch. Our culture is entrepreneurial, collegial, and inclusive.

CMC delivers world-class solutions in strategic consultancy and fully integrated multi-channel medical communications. We are able to formulate intelligent, inventive, and appropriate strategy and communication at any phase of the product life cycle.

Our business has grown significantly during the last two years, allowing us to develop and expand into new geographical locations. Therefore, we are looking for an Account Director/Client Service Director (AD/CSD) to help manage our existing business as well as proactively identify and win new business, further expanding our client base. The AD/CSD will be based in our new office in San Francisco, California, and excited by the challenge and opportunity of helping to establish CMC, Inc. on the West coast!

Through a detailed understanding of clients’ business aspirations, the AD/CSD ensures the delivery of medical communications deliverables while challenging clients to engage with new and innovative solutions. This role provides strategic leadership of account teams and utilizes project and financial management skills to ensure that budgets and timescales are met and Key Performance Indicators are achieved.

The successful applicant will need to have a solid commercial background in medical communications and bring the experience of leading large, multi-disciplinary account teams. A proven track record of building successful client relationships and winning new business is a prerequisite. Furthermore, as a natural and confident communicator, the AD/CSD should be able to network and establish lasting business relationships, as well as communicate effectively with colleagues and senior leadership.

In return, CMC offers an excellent remuneration and benefits package within an award-winning medical communication agency. Our highly skilled teams reflect our continuing commitment to being an employer of choice and a provider of choice, as demonstrated in our Investors in People award, which CMC has held for more than 13 years.

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! Click HERE.

 

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