ISMPP Job Board
July, 2015 Listings

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Associate Director of Global Publications
Associate Director Scientific Publications

Director, Medical Publications, Neurology & Immunology
Medical Director
Medical Writer

Pharmaceutical Publications Manager
Senior Client Services Manager / Senior Account Manager (Publications Planning)
Senior Medical Writer


Position: Associate Director of Global Publications
Company: Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Location: Deerfield, IL

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Leads, manages, coaches, and develops Publication Managers and oversees allocation of personnel to support overall business objectives for delivery of Publications strategic and tactical plans that contribute to the medical communications plan. 

  • Serves on governance teams for publication supporting systems and vendor partner management

  • Ensures strategic alignment of Medical & Scientific Publications activities and sets appropriate expectations of Medical & Scientific Publication practices for internal business partners.

  • Establishes publication function and develops publication policies and processes for alliance partnerships; oversees resources for alliance publication programs

  • Implements and maintains outsourcing model for publication programs; partners with Takeda Global Procurement for category management activities, develops criteria for third-party selection, and policies/practices for interactions with outsourcing companies.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Works closely with Publication Managers providing guidance on publication strategy development, effectively contributing to a medical communication strategy, translating a publication strategy to –data-driven tactical plan, and managing vendors to effectively execute a publication plan on time and within budget

  • Leads, manages, coaches and develops Publication Managers to support high performance, and to align with and meet the strategic imperatives related to publications for TPI GMA.

  • Assesses performance against Publication Manager goals.

  • Works closely with head of Global Publications to define processes for development of Takeda-sponsored publications; to develop programs to ensure compliance, enhance the department productivity, and establish business relationships; contribute to vendor assessments to increase the value of the department work product.

  • Assess new alliance partnerships for resource needs; develops appropriate joint publication policies/processes; negotiates with alliance partner to ensure established policies/processes reflect good publication practices and are in compliance with Takeda policies/processes.Works closely with Publication Managers to determine which programs/activities require outsourcing; advices on appropriate vender selection.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:  

  • Required:Bachelor’s degree7 years of publications planning experience within the pharmaceutical industry including submission processes for publications, or directly transferable skills

  • 5-7  years of managing peopleExperience with peer-reviewed scientific publications

  • Effectively work with and lead cross-functional teams

  • Excellent written and oral communication skillsSignificant understanding of issues in peer-review publication of industry-sponsored study results

We are driven to improve people's lives.   www.takedajobs.com  
Takeda is an EEO employer of minorities, women, disabled, protected veterans.

For more information, visit http://www.takeda.us/careers/EEO_Policy_Statement.aspx

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Position: Associate Director Scientific Publications
Company: Shire Pharmaceuticals
Location: Lexington, MA

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

Responsibilities:
20% - 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% - 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% - 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

 

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • A medical degree, PhD or PharmD is preferred; bachelor’s degree in biomedical discipline or equivalent 

  • >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 or to apply, please contact tkgalligan@pharmalogicsrecruiting.com.

 

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

The Director, Medical Publications, is the key driver of the long-term scientific vision for Merck Neurology and Immunology publications. Working with internal senior stakeholders of the company as well as external thought leaders and renowned investigators, you will bring this science-led vision to life through the delivery of comprehensive, cohesive publication plans and tactics that meet the needs of HCPs and ultimately patients. You laterally lead cross-functional teams of experts covering areas of Medial Affairs, Clinical Development, Biostatistics, HEOR, Drug Safety and others, to deliver impactful publications plans. You guide and give directions to third parties and medical writing agencies.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

To do this, you will have a strong scientific grounding, a record of excellence in medical publications, and a willingness to lead strategic thinking and embrace innovation. As a Director, you will have the following:

  • At least 10 years of experience of medical publications, whether in a pharmaceutical company, medical communications agency, or medical publishing equivalent

  • Broad knowledge of immunology and neurology (Multiple Sclerosis preferred)

  • Experience of leading teams, direct-line management, and achieving results through others

  • Excellent interpersonal as well as communication skills, demonstrated ability to influence and convince stakeholders and senior managers

  • Deep knowledge of vendor management

  • Experience handling large budgets and ensuring targets are met 

  • Detailed knowledge of industry standards, compliance guidelines, and good publication practice. 


Merck – with more than 300 years of progress and about 38,000 employees in over 60 countries, we are leading in pharma, chemicals and life sciences. With passion, dedication and innovative ideas, we pursue one global goal: to improve people’s quality of life. Apply online: www.merckgroup.com/careers; Job number 53323

 

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Position: Medical Director
Company: Springer Healthcare
Location: Philadelphia or NYC (work from home available)

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

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

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision

  • Life and AD&D

  • 401(k)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Transit Accounts

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Summer Hours

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

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

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

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

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

  • Attend conferences, scientific symposia, and advisory boards

  • Any other duties as required by manager 

  • Travel up to 20% of total work time

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION

Job requirements:

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

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

  • Experience in medical communications agency environment is essential 

  • Superior medical writing skills and publications experience required

  • Prior experience mentoring staff

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

  • Significant client-facing and presentation experience a must

Please apply using our online application system:
Visit our web site at www.springer.com or www.springerhealthcare.com.

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

Springer is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law Poster:
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.

 

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

To prepare scientific content of medical communications that satisfy client needs in terms of quality, commercial focus, timing and cost. Specific responsibilities include:

Project work

  • Write and edit scientific content for a range of medical communications, according to client needs, deadline, budget and internal quality standards, as directed by the Scientific Services Team Leader

Business Planning/commercial

  • Contribute to account plans, strategic publication plans and publication programs, where appropriate, by maintaining current awareness of developments in therapeutic area or discipline and the Springer Healthcare product portfolio.

  • Present to clients the results of activities, when required, e.g. publication plans, results of competitive intelligence reports, and to contribute to client brainstorming meetings.

Financial

  • Monitor own adherence to budget and utilization rate

Organizational

  • Support team working principles within the business unit, account team and other departments and collaboration between business units by attending team and editorial meetings/tutorials 

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

Job requirements

  • At least one (1) year in as a writer for a medical communication agency or as an internal medical communications writer for a pharmaceutical, healthcare, clinical research, academic research or publishing company

  • Degree in Life Science or pharmacy, pharmacology or medicine (or equivalent); PhD, PharmD or MD preferred

  • Working knowledge of MS Office suite and referencing software (ie, Endnote, Refman, etc.)

 Please apply using our online application system



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Position: Pharmaceutical Publications Manager
Company: PRA Health Sciences
Location: East Hanover, NJ

Support, execute, and implement all publication activities related to the strategic publication plan for assigned products.

Responsibilities:

  • Support medical directors in the development of strategic publications plans and activities for in-line products.

  • Support the timely execution and implementation of strategic publication plans

  • Manage internal or external publication agency deliverables and quality of work

  • Project manage all areas of publications development for associated deliverables

  • Review draft publication/abstract/poster content to ensure alignment with clinical trial data and team objectives, ensure compliance with internal and external regulatory requirements

  • Budget management and forecasting of publications spend (not necessary but a plus)

  • Attend team meetings, as required

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

Education and Work Experience:

  • BS in science or related field required

  • Must have Pharmaceutical Publication development experience

  • Must have strong Project Management skills


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Good working knowledge of publication appropriate guidelines/regulations; ICMJE, GPP2, Sunshine TOV, CONSORT etc.

  • Effective communication and computer (MS Office Suite) skills

  • Proficient use of DataVision Publication software

  • Project management skills to track and update timelines

  • Medical writing


Benefits:

  • Full-time, permanent employment opportunity

  • Annual Salary

  • Full benefits including generous Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Corporate Holidays. 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage. 

  • 401k, Long Term/Short Term Disability, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement and more.

  • Some work from home available after initial training


For more information or to apply to this position, please contact munizzajon@prahs.com.

 

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Position: Senior Client Services Manager / Senior Account Manager (Publications Planning)
Company: Springer Healthcare
Location: Philadelphia, PA or New York, NY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Potential line management responsibilities
  • Ensure team resources to meet client and project needs are organized working through the Senior Account Director and Scientific Services Director.

  • Any other duties as may be requested by your manager

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

Job requirements

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

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

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

  • Advanced interpersonal skills and proven negotiation and persuasive skills

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

  • Experience in and understanding of sales and marketing practices

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

  • Hands-on knowledge of Datavision and Access databases required

  • Presents clearly and confidently to the highest level of customer

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

  • Able to organically grow existing accounts

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

  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time

  • Ability to manage all components of a strategic communication program

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and financial skills

Please apply using our online application system.

Visit our web site at www.springer.com or www.insciencecommunications.com.

We regret that we are unable to respond to each resume. Only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. Springer Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law Poster: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.

 

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

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

  • Act as Lead Writer for one or more major accounts and provide the main point of contact on matters of scientific content for the client and KOLs

  • Provide editorial quotes for costing purposes

  • Advise Assistant Scientific Services Director and Scientific Services Director about resource requirements

  • Recommend authors, publications and target journals

  • Address journal peer review comments

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

  • Monitor quality, style and accuracy and provide timely, consistent and constructive feedback 

  • Ensure that projects reflect a thorough understanding of clients’ objectives Maintain broad awareness of developments in relevant therapeutic areas and discipline, editorial issues within publishing and the Springer Healthcare product portfolio

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

MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
◊ In conjunction with the Scientific Services Director and Assistant Scientific Services Director(s), help develop writers within an account team to achieve their full potential:

  • Coach and mentor junior writers as required

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

  • Assist the Scientific Services Team Leader and Scientific Services Director in recruitment by interviewing candidates if required 

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

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

  • BSc/BA, preferably in life sciences -- PharmD, MD or PhD preferred

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in medical writing within in a medical communications agency or publishing environment

OTHER SKILLS:

  • An excellent understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and the drug development process

  • Experience in data handling and analysis

  • Excellent writing, editing, and organizational skills

  • Proficiency with Word, PowerPoint and other Microsoft packages 

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Ability to manage multiple writing projects at one time

  • Ability to work independently

  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills 

  • Ability to present clearly and confidently to the highest level of customer


Please apply using our online application system.