ISMPP Job Board
November, 2014 Listings

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Associate Director, Product Publication Lead, Urology
Account Manager, Publications

Consulting Assignment - Medical Publications Associate
Director, Scientific Publications - (Oncology)
Director, Scientific Publications Lead, Urology

Medical Publication Lead Hematology
Medical Writer/Editor
Medical Writer/ Senior Medical Writer
Principal Medical Writer
Publications Lead (Associate Director)
Scientific Publications & Communications Manager
Senior Account Manager & Medical Publications
Sr. Publications Manager


Position: Associate Director, Product Publication Lead, Urology
Company: Astella
Location: PNorthbrook, IL

Astellas is the bright spot in the pharmaceutical industry -- not just because of what we do, but in the way we do it. If you are looking for a company where you can change a life, make a dream come true, and light the way for a better tomorrow, Astellas is the place where you can shine. We offer a different kind of work culture. A high standard of ethics is mandatory. Quality is our pledge. Diversity is valued. Individual initiative is rewarded. Astellas offers an environment where our employees can make a real difference. Come, shine with us!

Astellas is announcing an Associate Director, Product Publication Lead, Urology opportunity, Global.

Job Description:

Purpose & Scope: The Associate Product Publications Lead Director is responsible for driving data dissemination of core Astellas products through high quality peer-reviewed publications that extend the knowledge of Astellas products by patients and the medical community. The incumbent will develop globally aligned strategic publication plans for a set of products, lead English-language publication activities in the product publication plan globally for all Astellas marketed products and compounds in post-POC clinical development, and work with key stakeholders in GMA, Regional MA, and GD.

Required:

  • Advanced Degree in a scientific or medical discipline (PharmD, PhD, MD) required

  • 10 years’ experience in the healthcare industry with at least 5 years expertise across all aspects of scientific publication strategy, planning and execution

  • Past scientific expertise in relevant TA (Oncology, Urology or ID/Tx)

  • Demonstrated track record of executing in highly matrix environment working across wide range of functional areas Medical Affairs (Global and Regional), Health Outcomes, R&D, regulatory, legal and commercial teams

  • Understanding of clinical trial design and execution, statistical methods and clinical trial data reporting requirements

  • Understanding of good publication practices and guidelines, Sunshine Act, IFPMA and Pharma Code of Conduct, ICMJE, GPP2, and other guidelines related to publications and scientific data communication

  • Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with exceptional time management skills are required for this highly visible global position

  • Ability to function effectively on a strategic as well as tactical basis

  • Demonstrated track record of managing multiple priorities with successful outcomes

  • Demonstrated track record of experience in medical writing, editing, and review

  • Working knowledge and familiarity with publication management tools & systems

Preferred:

  • Doctoral degree or equivalent, with preference for M.D. or Ph.D.

  • Experience managing publications in a global environment

  • Medical writing experience

For more information, please contact Blanca Richardson at blanca.richardson@adp.com.

 

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Position: Account Manager, Publications
Company: Peloton Advantage
Location: Parsippany, NJ

Peloton Advantage is a thriving medical communications company located in Parsippany, New Jersey. We are seeking a publication planning experienced account manager to join our team to lead the daily activities of large-scale strategic publication plans.

Read more here: http://pelotonadv.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2poyysxbpuw

Qualified candidates are expected to work from the Parsippany, NJ office. NO RECRUITERS PLEASE.



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

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

Experience/Knowledge Desired:

  • Project/account management experience in biopharmaceutical industry or publication/communication agency.

  • Highly proficient in Datavision with minimum of 3 years of experience including training users on appropriate use of the tool.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; problem solving skills; the ability to work independently and escalate issues when warranted.

  • Experience with generation and analysis of Datavision data, and ability to identify issues and opportunities for improvement in the use of tool and publication related processes.

For further information, please contact Brenda Connor at brenda.connor@bms.com.

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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.

  • 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 a PhD or PharmD in a scientific discipline or a master's degree

  • 10+ years' experience in the publication field

  • 5+ years of supervisory experience

  • **Publications experience in Oncology highly preferred**


Apply online:  www.medimmune.com/careers/job-search

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Position: Director, Scientific Publications Lead, Urology
Company: Astellas
Location:
Northbrook, IL

Astellas is the bright spot in the pharmaceutical industry -- not just because of what we do, but in the way we do it. If you are looking for a company where you can change a life, make a dream come true, and light the way for a better tomorrow, Astellas is the place where you can shine. We offer a different kind of work culture. A high standard of ethics is mandatory. Quality is our pledge. Diversity is valued. Individual initiative is rewarded. Astellas offers an environment where our employees can make a real difference. Come, shine with us!

Astellas is announcing a Director, Scientific Publications Lead, Urology opportunity, Global.

Job Description:

Purpose & Scope: The Director, Scientific Publications TA Lead is responsible for driving data dissemination through high quality peer-reviewed publications that extend the knowledge of Astellas products by patients and the medical community. The incumbent will ensure development and execution of globally aligned strategic publication plans across the TA portfolio, lead English-language publication activities in the product publication plan globally for all Astellas marketed products and compounds in post-POC clinical development, and work cooperatively across senior leaders in GMA, Regional MA, and GD.

Required:

  • Advanced Degree in a scientific or medical discipline (PharmD, PhD, MD) required

  • 10 years’ experience in the healthcare industry with at least 5 years expertise across all aspects of scientific publication strategy, planning and execution

  • Past scientific expertise in TA of leadership (Oncology, Urology or ID/Tx)

  • Demonstrated track record of leading and executing in highly matrix environment working across wide range of functional areas Medical Affairs (Global and Regional), Health Outcomes, R&D, regulatory, legal and commercial teams

  • Understanding of clinical trial design and execution, statistical methods and clinical trial data reporting requirements

  • Understanding of good publication practices and guidelines, Sunshine Act, IFPMA and Pharma Code of Conduct, ICMJE, GPP2, and other guidelines related to publications and scientific data communication

  • Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with exceptional time management skills are required for this highly visible global position

  • Management and team leadership experience

  • Ability to function effectively on a strategic as well as tactical basis

  • Demonstrated track record of managing multiple priorities with successful outcomes

  • Demonstrated track record of experience in medical writing, editing, and review

  • Working knowledge and familiarity with publication management tools & systems

 

Preferred:

  • Doctoral degree or equivalent, with preference for M.D. or Ph.D.

  • Experience managing publications in a global environment

  • Medical writing experience

 

For more information, please contact Blanca Richardson at blanca.richardson@adp.com

 

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Position: Medical Publications Lead - Hematology
Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Location: Princeton, NJ

The primary remit of the Medical Publication Lead – Hematology is to lead the development & execution of comprehensive, globally aligned strategic publication plans for multiple hematologic malignancies across the oncology portfolio.  The Medical Publication Lead - Hematology will serve as a core member of the Hematology Worldwide Medical Team and working cooperatively across key functions and markets to ensuring timely practice informing publications supporting launches and safe and appropriate and access to medicines.

Job Description

  • Working in partnership with the Head of Oncology Publications, refines the hematology portfolio publication planning and execution capability across multiple marketed assets and/or those being investigated for hematologic malignancies (leukemia, lymphomas, myeloma)

  • Engages leaders across key markets in the translation of medical strategies & objectives into actionable long-term strategic publication plans; plans that are comprehensive reflecting franchise and enterprise view.

  • Ensures endorsement of publication plans by governance prior to execution; continuously evolves plans in conjunction with clinical development milestones and changes in the scientific, regulatory and access landscapes in key markets 

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

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

  • Leads the execution of the publication platform across the hematology portfolio (abstracts, presentations) at prioritized International & domestic congresses

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

  • Managing author (external/internal) interface enabling timely execution & delivery of publications in accordance with GPP2 & BMS processes


Qualifications

  • Advanced degree: PharmD, PhD or MD in a science subject or biomedical degree preferred; MS in biomedical discipline or equivalent with in-depth experience in publication management considered

  • A minimum of 7-10 years experience within the pharmaceutical or related healthcare industry, in both a regional and global capacity; experience in customer facing roles is a plus

  • 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 Oncology with particular focus in hematology preferred

  • Demonstrated track record of leading and executing in highly matrix environment working across wide range of functional areas Medical Affairs, Health Outcomes, R&D, regulatory, legal and commercial teams

  • Understanding of 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

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally approximately 25-30% of the time

 

Apply online at: www.bms.com/careers, Job ID: 1404308
For more questions or more information please contact Ida Sooksaman at ida.sooksaman@bms.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 Lead (Associate Director)
Company: Shire
Location: Lexington, MA or Wayne, PA

Job Description:

Primary Duties:

  • Define publication strategy with Global Medical Affairs stakeholders for one or more publication projects

  • Develop and implement strategic and in-year tactical publication plans for one or more publication projects

  • Support the definition, development and implementation of an integrated, compliant, fit-for-purpose publication management platform across Global Medical Teams

  • Collaborate with agencies, societies, KOLs and journals to execute publication plans

  • Provide support to map, establish and manage relationships with key publication bodies

  • Track and report Global Publications performance


Job Function and Description:

(20% of Time)    Develops publication strategy and implement Global Publication Plans for one or more publication projects:

  • Develop and manage product/disease area Global Publication Strategies and Plans in coordination with relevant Global Medical Teams

  • Works with Publication BU lead, and Regional Lead to align publication plans across the BU


(70% of Time)    Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to implement project publication plans:

  • Manage specific publication project budget

  • Manage vendor budgets and contracts

  • Collaborate with societies, KOLs and journals in planning, integration and execution of medical publication activities

  • Identify, select, and manage 3rd-party providers and independent contractors to ensure the timely delivery of quality publications

  • Review publication drafts for scientific quality and to ensure alignment & consistency with Compliance/ Legal

  • Manage external and internal authors to ensure timely execution and delivery of publications

  • Promote and support good publication practices and principles among authors and internal publication stakeholder community ensuring all publications are being authored, written, and reviewed

  • Collaborate with Global Medical Communications and relevant Global Medical and International Medical teams to plan medical participation at multi-product / disease area congresses, symposia and events


(10% of Time)    Track and report Global Publications performance:

  • Track Global Publications performance and provide reports to Head of Scientific Publications (US or International) as required

  • Track timely delivery against Global Publication Plans and execute initiatives to improve quality and efficiency

  • Ensure and communicate regular updates to relevant key stakeholders to facilitate ongoing functional and regional planning and inform dependencies


Qualifications and Education:

  • A medical degree, PhD or PharmD is preferred;  bachelor’s degree in biomedical discipline or equivalent with experience in publication management is considered

  • >4 years of experience within medical affairs or clinical research roles (e.g. Publications/Scientific Writing, Medical Information, Medical Communications, Medical Education)

  • Experience managing vendors is preferred

  • Knowledge of scientific publication planning approaches and best practices is required

  • Familiarity with regulatory and legal guidelines regarding publication planning strategy and execution

 

For more information, please contact Jake Whalen at jwhalen-c@shire.com.

 

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Position: Scientific Publication & Communication Manager
Company: Eisai Inc.
Location: Woodcliff Lake, NJ

The Scientific Publication & Communications Manager within the Eisai Global Oncology Business Unit in Woodcliff Lake, NJ is responsible for implementing the publication planning activities and deliverables to meet the needs of external customers and internal business partners for assigned products. The manager will be responsible for the coordination and management of cross-functional publication teams and ensure that there is no overlap/redundancy in global publication activities. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, management of publication activities throughout the product lifecycle such as development, submission and successful publication of manuscripts, congress abstracts, posters, slide sets, with the goal of on-time completion of high-quality, peer-reviewed publications. The manager will be responsible for ensuring that the publications process, including medical writing and publications agencies, are adhering to industry standards and aligned budgets. An ability to interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders (including investigators) is required. The manager will provide guidance on appropriate journal/congress selection. Active participation and support of Medical Directors in the planning and execution of Advisory Board meetings also required


Job Description:

Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:

  • Implementing publication & scientific communication activities for assigned products, including all aspects of publication planning activities, development and maintaining plans in collaboration with global Medical Director; development of congress abstracts, posters, slide sets and manuscripts with vendor teams

  • Serving as liaison with external key opinion leaders and authors on publication development.

  • Overseeing internal review process for all publications, slide sets and related materials.

  • Creating reports to communicate relevant information to colleagues and internal business partners. Collaborating with Medical Director to manage focused analyses of existing and new data in order to identify needs and requirements for publication plans.

 Qualifications and Education:


  • BS with science major; an advanced degree is preferred.

  • Minimum of 2-4 years of experience in publication planning or equivalent in pharmaceutical industry; CMPP certification desired.

  • Working knowledge of regulatory procedures and government practices pertaining to publication activities obtained through industry experience.

  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and execute multiple tasks within assigned objectives.

  • Demonstrated writing ability and the ability to understand, analyze, and summarize medical literature.

  • Proficiency in use of PC applications.

  • Experience with standardized publication planning software.

Interested candidates should visit our website and apply online by visiting: EISAI Careers and looking up job ID: 3286BR.

 

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Position: Senior Account Manager & Medical Publications
Company: Infusion
Location: Haddam, CT

Infusion, an Ashfield Company, part of UDG Healthcare, is a global medical communications agency that partners with clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Our innovative solutions to common scientific and marketing communication challenges distinguish us and reflect our team’s unique blend of medical, scientific and client management backgrounds.

We are seeking an experienced Senior Account Manger to manage the implementation of medical publications and communications projects with various clients.


Job Description:

  • Day-to-day management of client accounts including:

  • Project management and flawless execution of publications and medical communication projects

  • Providing regular communications and updates to clients on the progress of projects

  • Understanding of client internal process and procedures in order to assist them with project delivery

  • Participation in client’s strategic and tactical planning meetings

  • Occasional travel for client meetings and on-site management of medical communications projects

  • Identification of new business opportunities and developing proposals for new projects

 

Education and Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years in an account/project management role preferably in a medical communications agency, advertising agency or pharmaceutical/biotechnology company required

  • Strong client management skills with the ability to multitask and manage constantly changing priorities with ease

  • Experience in medical publication planning with general knowledge of GPP2 and ICMJE requirements

  • Strong public speaking, communication, and presentation skills

  • Handles stress well; energetic and positive

  • Occasional travel to client meetings

 

Only candidates meeting the specified requirements will be considered. Infusion offers exceptional opportunities for advancement and competitive salary and benefits. Qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@infusioncomms.com

 

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Position: Sr. Publications Manager
Company: AbbVie
Location: North Chicago, IL

The Global Medical Publications (GMP) organization drives strategic publications planning and execution for all of Medical Affairs and Clinical Development publications. Responsible for coordinating with multiple functions and stakeholders, the group has primary responsibility for the dissemination of AbbVie's scientific/medical data and information through the development of high quality and medically relevant publications, including manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and abstracts/posters/oral presentations at scientific congresses.

This role is expected to  manage strategic and tactical scientific publication or clinical regulatory document planning efforts to fulfill objectives. Responsible for development, implementation, and maintenance of documents utilized for scientific publications or clinical regulatory document support for the Global Project Teams (GPT). Provide managerial oversight of internal staff member(s) that support multiple compounds and/or indications of a major or complex product within a therapeutic area, including oversight of work product and activities. Interface with functional groups (eg, PK, Toxicology, Regulatory, Statistical Support, Data Management, Clinical) and writers (internal and external vendors) to ensure timely completion of projects that are scientifically accurate and of high quality.

Please use this link to see further details: Click here for the AbbVie career page

 

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