ISMPP Job Board
May, 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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Assistant Director Medical Publishing
Associate Product Publication Lead Director
Associate Director Global MS Publication
Associate Director, Medical Publications
Director, Certification Programs
Director, Medical Publications, Neurology & Immunology
Director, Scientific Affairs - Publications, Oncology
Global Publication Lead 
Manager, Global Oncology Publications & Scientific Communications
Medical Copy Editor
Medical Publication Manager Immunology
Medical Publication Manager Oncology / Immuno-Oncology
Medical Writer
Medical Writer
Principal Medical Writer
Publication Manager (Strategic MedComms)
Publications Lead
Publication Manager
Publications Associate
Senior Medical Writer
Senior Medical Writer
Sr. Medical Writer


Position: Assistant Director Medical Publishing
Company: AbbVie
Location: North Chicago, IL

Global Medical Publications drives the strategic planning for the dissemination of AbbVie’s scientific/medical data through the development of high quality and medically relevant scientific publications. We have a challenging opportunity for an Assistant Director, responsible for leading development of publication strategy for key Immunology areas.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree with relevant experience required

  • Minimum 5 years scientific publishing experience or equivalent. 

  • Demonstrated abilities in a leadership capacity, with minimum 2 years people management experience.

  • Pharmaceutical or related industry experience (CRO's or medical communications agencies) with knowledge of drug or related development process required.

  • Multidisciplinary team experience required.

Preferred

  • Advanced degree strongly preferred.

  • Experience with publication strategy development, incorporating both primary and secondary publications, is strongly preferred.

  • Immunology expertise/background is strongly preferred.

  • Experience with managerial oversight of successful publication programs (delivered on time and with high quality), with product launch experience is preferred.

For more information please go to the AbbVie Career site

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Position: Associate Product Publication Lead Director
Company: Astellas
Location: Northbrook, IL

Associate Product Publications Lead Director (Oncology or Urology) is responsible for driving data dissemination of Astellas products through high-quality peer-reviewed publications. Will develop global strategic publication plans, lead English-language publication activities in the product publication plan globally for marketed products and compounds in post-POC clinical development, and work with key stakeholders.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Requirements:

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

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

  • Past scientific expertise in oncology/urology

  • Understanding of clinical trial design and execution

  • Understanding of good publication practices and guidelines, Pharma Code of Conduct, and other guidelines related to publications and scientific data communication

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 go to the Candidate Care website

 

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

Why work at Genzyme? Because it’s more than just a job. Come build a rewarding career at a company that's as committed to their employees as they are to their patients.

Based in Cambridge, MA, Associate Director Global MS Publications
will join an active, high-profile, high-impact Medical Affairs team, supporting multiple product launches, and working in a highly dynamic and collaborative setting.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Needed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Position: Associate Director, Medical Publications
Company: Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Location: Boston, MA

The Associate Director, Medical Publications leads the development of industry-leading publication strategies and plans. He/she also provides expertise to a wide variety of communication-related projects in the Neurology/Oncology therapeutic areas and acts in a capacity where the individual’s wide-ranging experience will add to the quality and outcome of business decisions. He/she contributes significantly to other external communications activities, including but not limited to, for example publications advisory boards, or other advisory boards, as appropriate. Resourcing, both financial and personnel is one of the key responsibilities of he/she ensuring that projects are adequately resourced to meet objectives. The review of all publications is also the responsibility of the Associate Director, ensuring scientific integrity and balance. He/she may also line manage medical communications personnel.

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

Scientific/Editorial

  • Provide leadership on the development of medical publications strategy and plans.

  • Provide leadership and direct the development of the strategic publications plan(s) in Neurology/Oncology therapeutic areas

  • Actively participate in the development of the Medical Affairs plan(s) for Neurology/Oncology therapeutic areas

  • Provide mentoring and supervision to junior staff, as appropriate, to ensure execution of publication plan is consistent with corporate and department objectives.

  • Forecast and secure resources (financial and personnel) – with business case preparation as required and supervise junior staff to deliver the publication plans within budget, as appropriate.

  • Understands and applies the current status of industry standards and practice and ensures activities are in compliance with GPP, ensuring both internal and external interactions comply with these standards. 

  • May be required to educate internal and external collaborators on industry standards and GPP.

  • Conducts business in accordance with Vertex corporate values.

  • Interpersonal Communication

  • Establish and leverage relationships with author/investigators, journal editors, and congress secretariats 

  • Ability to guide and support medical communications personnel for project-related matters and sharing of best practice.

  • Ability to not only lead cross-functional teams but also to ensure that these cross-functional interactions can resolve differences respectfully while maintaining compliance with good publications practice and scientific integrity.

  • Departmental/ Group Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for at least one group-related responsibility as assigned by the group head.

  • May act on behalf of Sr Director/Director, Medical Communications, as required

 

Core Competencies include:

  • Ability to critically appraise medical/scientific literature with attention to the strategic needs ensuring alignment with publications plan.

  • Able to translate corporate strategies and objectives and apply to medical/scientific communications, as appropriate.

  • A proven track record of strong writing, reviewing skills, management of medical communications agencies and/or freelancers : this may include copy writing, will include reviewing and editing, will include compliance with Legal requirements, may include mentoring of medical communications personnel

  • Able to deal with ambiguity, can identify and manage differences through discussion and agreement, as appropriate.

  • Able to manage budget for Neurology/Oncology therapeutic areas for all publications-related activities.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree is acceptable with extensive pharmaceutical industry experience

 

 

For more information, please contact Richard Sullivan at richard_sullivan@vrtx.com.

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Position: Director, Certification Program
Company: ISMPP
Location: virtual office

The ISMPP Director, Certification Program is responsible for overseeing the ISMPP Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP™) Certification Program.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Direct all activities associated with the ISMPP Certification Program including, but not limited to, certification exam, recertification program and implementation, certification-related US, European, and other regional ISMPP meeting activities, marketing of Certification Program

  • Represent Certification Program to other related organizations and conferences

  • Contribute to functions of the ISMPP Office by advising on certification-related matters

  • Manage ISMPP relationship with and supervise performance of CMPP testing vendor(s)

  • Provide information on the Certification Program to the ISMPP Board of Trustees as requested

  • Serve as a non-voting Director on the Certification Board

  • Provide overall guidance on the ISMPP Certification Program to the Certification Board

  • Ensure that Certification Board activities adhere to ISMPP bylaws and policies

  • Manage yearly ISMPP Certification Board elections (CMPP Board Nominating Committee)

  • Work with Certification Board Directors in guiding related ISMPP committees (eg, Credentialing Committee, Recertification Committee)

  • Manage the Certification Program annual budget in collaboration with the ISMPP Treasurer

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

Minimum requirements: At least a bachelor's degree and 8–10 years of experience in medical publications/communications, with experience in developing and managing publication plans, proposals/pitches, and industry–agency interaction/management. Experience in managing budgets, vendors, and working groups. Thorough knowledge of current regulations, guidelines, and compliance policies relating to medical publications required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and demonstrated success in working independently within a virtual office environment are essential. ISMPP Certified Medical Publication Professional™ credential required.

Employment type: Part-time (28 hours per week); FLSA exempt status
Reports To: ISMPP President/COO
Location: Home-office based, 10% travel expected
Direct reports: None

Applicants should email a recent curriculum vitae or résumé and a cover letter to applications@ismpp.org by May 4, 2015.

 

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Position: Director, Medical Publications, Neurology & Immunology
Company: Merck KGaA
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: Director, Scientific Affairs - Publications, Oncology
Company: Merck
Location: Rahway, NJ

Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of people like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.
Director, Scientific Affairs - Publications, Oncology
Upper Gwynedd, PA
Job # SCI004157

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Director, Scientific Affairs, Global Scientific & Medical Publications (GSMP) will have the primary responsibility to generate articles for timely peer-reviewed publication in major clinical and medical journals worldwide and to prepare abstracts and presentations for scientific meetings in support of Merck immuno-oncology programs. Working closely with GSMP Publications Manager(s) for oncology/immuno-oncology, the Director will participate on oncology Publications Subteam(s) to plan and prioritize publishing strategy and activities.
Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

Education Requirement:

  • M.D., Ph.D.

Required Experience

  • M.D. or Ph.D. in the biological sciences, biostatistics or epidemiology (or equivalent)

  • 10+ years of experience generating clinical publications and presentations, and 5+ years of experience in oncology/immuno-oncology therapeutic area.

Preferred Experience

  • Research or development scientist whose expertise in oncology/immuno-oncology therapeutic area is clearly recognized by colleagues and peers in the scientific community.

  • Ability to interact effectively at an expert level with oncology/immuno-oncology scientific leaders.

  • Ability to write and provide expert technical oversight on complex research and analysis topics, contributing significantly to publications in the immuno-oncology therapeutic area.

Our employees are the key to our company's success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Merck's benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.

To be considered for this position, please Apply here

Merck is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.
Former Military, Transitioning Service Members, National Guard & Reserves - We value your past and present service.

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Position: Global Publication Lead
Company: AstraZeneca
Location: Gaithersburg, MD

Global Publications Leader – Respiratory, Immunology and Autoimmune (RIA)
We’re currently seeking a Global Publications Leader in RIA, preferably with heavy respiratory experience, to lead the development and execution of strategic, global publication plans. You’ll be responsible for ensuring compliance with our policy and enhancing our external scientific reputation. This exciting role offers you the chance to work globally, and the opportunity to work with the marketing companies and several collaborations.

About AstraZeneca
At AstraZeneca, a biopharmaceutical company, each and every one of us is bold in the belief that science should be at the center of everything we do. We believe that science can change the way we see the world and how we can impact the diseases that impact us. AstraZeneca is a place where free thinking and creativity fuel our determination to make a difference to people’s lives through science.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

As a Global Publications Leader – RIA, it’s essential that you have:

  • A post-graduate degree (preferred), with proven scientific and publication expertise

  • Demonstrated experience in medical communications, gained through working in the pharmaceutical industry or a medical communications agency

  • Experience working globally, cross-culturally and cross-functionally 

  • Demonstrated proven project management skills experience in a complex multidisciplinary environment

  • A broad knowledge of the relevant disease areas


The following skills and qualifications are desirable:

  • Strong leadership experience, with exceptional interpersonal, communications and influencing skills

  • The ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with external experts, investigators, journal editors and publishers

  • The ability to effectively manage multiple stakeholders and projects 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 specialties

As a Global Publications Leader – RIA , your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Leading the development and execution of strategic , global publication plans to include clinical studies, translational science, and real world evidence data into publications for prescribers, payers, and patients 

  • Tracking existing publication plans by brand to ensure alignment with product and evidence plans

  • Overseeing the generation of a quarterly metrics

  • Leading the day-to-day management of assigned publication plan tactics, delivery of outputs, financial tracking and additional meeting activities

AstraZeneca welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

AZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Please just provide the following link in the posting.

For more information, please visit the Candidate Care site

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Position: Manager, Global Oncology Publications & Scientific Communications
Company: Eisai Inc.
Location: Woodcliff Lake, NJ

The Global Oncology Publications & Scientific Communications Manager within the Eisai Global Oncology Business Unit 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:

Job Qualifications

  • 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.

  • Ability to travel up to 25%, domestic and some international travel.

 For more information, please contact Christine Cronin at christine_cronin@eisai.com 

 

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

The Medical Copy Editor is responsible for proofreading, editing, and styling manuscripts and other medical communication initiatives. He/she will also prepare manuscripts for submission to journals. The individual should be familiar with proofreading/editing for the medical communications and pharmaceutical field, possess a mastery of AMA and APA styles and be adept in a variety of software including, but not limited to MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, EndNote and Adobe Acrobat.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Professional. Specific responsibilities include:

A. Provide thorough review and editing for a variety of medical communications, including

  • Journal articles (primary, secondary, and review articles) 

  • Product monographs 

  • Abstracts, posters, and slide decks for scientific meetings 

  • Competitor intelligence reports 

  • Medical slide decks 

  • Pharmaceutical sales training materials

B. Review each piece for grammar, punctuation, style, consistency, individual brand style/design and overall flow and clarity in accordance with AMA/journal style
C. Format/style all references using EndNote
D. Prepare manuscripts for journal submission

  • Review author guidelines of various medical journal publications, ensuring each manuscript adheres to each journal’s style and author guidelines prior to submission

  • Ensure all table/figure data in manuscript corresponds with main copy

  • Ensure all acknowledgement, financial disclosure, and conflict of interest information from each author are included in the manuscript

  • Format/style all references using EndNote

E. Page Proofs

  • Conduct detailed review of journal page proofs using Adobe Acrobat (comparing to the submitted word copy), make comments/edits to page proofs ensuring that final article was ready for publication

F. Any other duties as required

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

Job requirements

  • BS degree (English and/or life science required)

  • 5+ experience in medical communications, pharmaceutical industry/healthcare, or publishing (preferred)


Please apply using our online application system

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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.

Apply online: www.merckgroup.com/careers; Job number 59464

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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 & EDUCATION:
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.

Apply online: www.merckgroup.com/careers; Job number 65465

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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 eva@bioconnections.com

 

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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: Principal Medical Writer
Company: Sanofi
Location: Bridgewater, NJ

Create, without supervision, any type of clinical regulatory document (e.g., protocol, CSR, CIB, clinical sections of IMPD and CTD) according to company guidelines and international governmental regulations and to present clinical data objectively in a clear, concise format. Independent, proactive, experienced medical writer with demonstrated leadership preparing multiple key summary submission documents (i.e., Clinical Summary of Safety, Clinical Summary of Efficacy, Clinical Overview) for the CTD who can guide others in these processes.

Ensures compliance with internal and external standards, and timely and efficient production of English-language clinical documents using an electronic document management system. Must contribute scientific knowledge, analytical skills, experience, independence, and insight to the analysis of data, the preparation of reports, and the production of registration dossiers.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work independently with project teams to prepare clinical regulatory documents (protocols, study reports, investigator brochures, INDs/IMPDs, CTDs) according to company and agency guidelines to support drug development under strict timelines.

  • Provide leadership in completing major summary submission documents (e.g., pivotal study reports, Clinical Summary of Efficacy, Clinical Summary of Safety, Clinical Overview) supporting high-quality submission dossiers.

  • Work effectively with company document management system and related tools, templates, procedures in order to ensure efficient publishing of documents and dossiers. 

  • Contribute to Clinical Cluster, Project Team, and Submission Task Force meetings and to cross-functional working groups as needed to facilitate efficient development and submission of products. 

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:
  • Bachelors degree required (advanced degree preferred) plus substantial experience (8+ years) as a medical writer, or equivalent, and presenting relevant specialist qualifications (e.g., Ph.D. in life sciences). 

  • Experience preparing clinical regulatory submission documents, including CTD Module 2 summaries.

  • Accurate and detail-oriented, excellent inter-personal skills.

  • Good understanding of drug development, clinical research, study design, biostatistics, pharmacokinetics, the regulatory environment, and medical terminology.

  • Native English speaker or have proven excellent spoken and written English.

  • Documented excellence in advanced features of MS Word and ability to work effectively with a document management system.

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team in a cross-cultural, geographically dispersed environment. 

  • Familiarity with written and oral French or German languages.

  • Specific knowledge of company-targeted therapeutic areas.

  • Specific knowledge of clinical development of these therapeutic areas is strongly desirable, as is submission experience with biological agents.

For more information, please contact Joan Affleck at joan.affleck@sanofi.com

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Position: Project Manager (Strategic MedComms)
Company: Springer Healthcare
Location: New York or Philadelphia

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:

Functioning as a key member of an account team, the Project Manager is responsible for the coordination of all account activities, including seeing projects through from confirmation to completion and delivery to the client. Specific responsibilities include:

1. Coordinate the management of high quality medical communication projects.

  • Works closely with the Client Service Manager (CSM) to ensure timely completion of all tactics according to budget.

  • Review and understand project specifications as defined in contracts, proposals, and letters of agreement.

  • Alert CSM to requests for services beyond those specified by the original contract.

  • Responsible for regularly reporting project status and progress to the CSM, requesting invoices and maintaining complete project files.

  • Ensure that the approved systems and procedures are closely followed to ensure ‘best practice’ delivery of all projects.

  • Schedule and participate in project start-up and status meetings, including preparation of agenda and status, and recording of all action items.

  • Prepare and maintain timelines upon initiation of projects.

  • Traffic projects from initiation through completion within department and externally.

  • Manage administrative and related activities of assigned Strategic Communication Programs, i.e. databases, references, journals, meetings.

  • Take remedial action, in consultation with the CSM, when potential problems are identified.

2. Financial

  • Monitor project costs in close liaison with the Finance Department. 

  • Responsible for reporting project associated time on a daily basis.


3. Regular liaison with internal and external teams and clients, authors and suppliers to aid successful delivery of projects

  • Be the central source of information for the projects within the account and provide account team members with all relevant and necessary information at every stage of the project’s life

  • Maintain close contact with the client and any external contributors, speakers, meeting support agencies, as appropriate.

  • Share knowledge and expertise with colleagues to assist in the overall growth of the company.


4. Any other duties, as may be required by the Account Team.


Job requirements

  • Previous experience in a client service environment, ideally within the pharmaceutical/healthcare sectors.

  • Advanced facility with MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

  • Experience with Datavision highly desirable.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Able to communicate with individuals at all levels.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines.

  • Proactive, ability to work without direct supervision and exhibit initiative in coordinating projects.

  • Comfortable operating within an informal, flexible, highly results-oriented corporate culture.

  • Team player.

  • Highly organized.

  • Excellent time management.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Focused on the client’s needs.


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: Publications Lead
Company: MedImmune
Location: Gaithersburg, MD

Responsible for the development, management, and execution of strategic publication plans and high-quality clinical publications for investigational pipeline products in assigned therapeutic area(s). Responsible for ensuring publications plans and deliverables are in compliance with MedImmune publication-related policies and external publication guidelines, and that publications represent a transparent and fair balance communication of data. Works under limited supervision/independently to manage and prioritize workload and ensure deliverables are completed per time and quality goals. Manages/Leads cross-functional teams in the development and execution of strategic publication plans in alignment with PDT strategy and objectives.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Major Duties and Responsibilities (including supervising others):

  • Serves as key contact for all publication-related activities for assigned programs.

  • Oversees the entire publication development process to deliver high-quality publications, leading cross-functional teams, effectively collaborating with internal and external key stakeholders, and ensuring compliance with internal and external publication guidelines.

  • Ensures the timely presentation/dissemination of clinical data from investigational pipeline products according to budget, timelines, and strategic publication plans.

  • Ensures that strategically aligned scientific communication points are delivered and that statements and conclusions in publications are accurate and supported by appropriate data.

  • Oversees the publication sign-off process (PSO) for assigned therapeutic area(s), including publication tracking and documentation through the e-publication system, ensuring compliance with internal polices and external publication guidelines. 

  • Responsible for reporting publication metrics and project status reports to cross-functional teams and management.

  • Works with/Manages vendors, internal medical writers and contract resources in the development of publications and strategy plans, effectively using project management skills

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

  • Requires 5+ years of experience in medical communications/publications in pharmaceutical/biotech industry, medical communications agency, CRO, or academic setting with equivalent experience. 

  • Strong track record (5+ years) in publications or project management required; ability to effectively manage multiple stakeholders and projects to within budget.

  • Working knowledge/Understanding of overall drug development process, including stages of development and role of different functional areas required. Background in biologics and/or previous experience in therapeutic areas of MedImmune products a plus. 

  • Thorough working knowledge and understanding of all aspects of publication strategy and planning strongly preferred.

  • Previous experience writing and editing peer-reviewed clinical publications (manuscripts, abstracts, posters, oral presentations, review articles, etc.) highly desirable. 

  • Previous experience with management of contract resources/vendors required. Supervisory experience for direct reports a plus. 

  • Ability/willingness to handle a light to moderate travel schedule.


Education:

  • Requires MS degree in a biomedical discipline with proven scientific and/or publications expertise; doctorate level (PharmD, MD, or PhD) preferred. 

  • AMWA, BELS, Project Management, and/or ISMPP certification a plus. 

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

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

For more details and to Apply for this opportunity online click Candidate Care site

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Position: Publication Manager
Company: AbbVie
Location: North Chicago, IL

Global Medical Publications drives the strategic planning for the dissemination of AbbVie’s scientific/medical data through the development of high quality and medically relevant scientific publications. We have an exciting opportunity for a Publication Manager to have oversight of tactical scientific publication planning and execution efforts contributing to strategy development.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree with relevant experience required

  • 4 years of medical/scientific publications experience in the pharmaceutical/health care industry, academia, or related experience (eg, medical communication agency, clinical/scientific research) required.

  • Knowledge of clinical/scientific publication structure, content, and quality.

  • Knowledge of scientific publication regulations and best practices.

Preferred

  • Advanced degree strongly preferred.

  • Experience with publication strategy development, incorporating both primary and secondary publications, is strongly preferred.

  • Collaborative teamwork track record. Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of the team to enable higher performance.

  • Good business communication and presentation skills.


For more information please go to the AbbVie career site

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Position: Publications Associate
Company: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Location: Tarrytown, NY

The Associate will be a Project Manager, managing workflow processes for tasks, timelines and resources, and will be responsible for database entry, reports, updates, budgets, communication with stakeholders, etc., required for the preparation and submission of manuscripts, abstracts and posters. Additionally, will function as an Editorial/Graphics assistant to format, proof-read, edit and submit publication deliverables, and prepare data tables, PowerPoint slides and Excel graphs.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree, with at least 2-3 years in a project management function in Medical Communications or Medical Publications in a pharmaceutical company or an agency supporting pharma. Editorial/graphics experience is also required.

Please send resume to: bala.dass@regeneron.com.

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Position: Senior Medical Writer
Company: AlphaBioCom
Location: King of Prussia

AlphaBioCom is an expanding, stimulating, and passionate leader in medical writing and medical communications. Due to our expanding roster of pharmaceutical and biotech clients, we are seeking Senior Scientific staff to join our outstanding, energetic team. We offer the unique opportunity to work on some of the most inspiring and interesting pharmaceutical products and technologies within the medical field as a part of an organization that will provide you the support, resources, and flexibility you need to succeed. As a Senior Medical Writer, you will be responsible for researching, writing, and editing manuscripts, abstracts, slide presentations, and posters.

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:

  • MD, PhD, or PharmD and more than 2 years of medical writing experience,preferably in a scientific communications agency

  • Ability to independently write and edit scientific manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and medical training materials 

  • Excellent verbal communication skills

  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines 

  • Understanding of the AMA writing style and GPPII and ICMJE guidelines

  • Team player with a detail-oriented work ethic

We are a dynamic and people-focused company located in King of Prussia, PA, 30 minutes outside Philadelphia. We offer an attractive salary, bonus program, and comprehensive benefit package.

We recognize that the well-being of our team is paramount to our continued success and therefore offer flexibility in our work environment and actively encourage a healthy work–life balance.

Please contact us via email at mikes@alphabiocom.com
Visit us on the Web! www.alphabiocom.com

 

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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.

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Position: Sr. Medical Writer
Company: AbbVie
Location: North Chicago, IL

Global Medical Publications drives the strategic planning for the dissemination of AbbVie’s scientific/medical data through the development of high quality and medically relevant scientific publications. We have exciting opportunities for Sr. Medical Writers that provide scientific publications document support, ensuring successful preparation of high quality submission-ready documents and effective implementation of the clinical writing process.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree with relevant writing experience required

  • 3 years of medical/scientific publications experience in the pharmaceutical/health care industry, academia, or related experience (eg, medical communication agency, clinical/scientific research) required.

Preferred

  • Knowledgeable of US and international regulations, requirements and guidance associated with scientific publications or clinical regulatory document preparation and submissions. 

  • 3 years’ experience in experimental design and clinical/preclinical data interpretation preferred. 

  • Knowledge and experience with Common Technical Document content templates

For more information please go to the AbbVie Career site

 

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