ISMPP Job Board
September, 2014 Listings

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Associate Medical Director
Contractor Publication Operations Leads
Medical Publications Lead - Hematology
Medical Writer / Editor
Principal Medical Writer
Publications Operations Manager
Scientific Director



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

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

Job Description

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

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

2. Business Planning/commercial
  • Apply knowledge of the therapeutic use and strategic marketing of pharmaceuticals to account plans, strategic publication plans, strategic communication programs, proposals and pitches.

  • Participate fully in briefing and brainstorming meetings

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


3. Project work
  • To write and manage delivery of scientific content for a range of medical communications that meet client needs, internal quality standards and timelines: 

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

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

4. Organizational

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

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

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

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

  • Any other duties as required by manager.


Qualifications and Education:

  • Life sciences PhD, PharmD, MD degree 

  • Writing experience in a communications agency for >5 years.

  • Reviewing/coaching experience in a communications agency for >2 years.

  • Experience of client liaison and interaction for >5 years or equivalent, including client visits and on-site experience

  • Proven ability in all aspects of medical communication deliverables

 

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

 

 

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Position: Contractor Publication Operations Lead
Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Location: Princeton, NJ

At Bristol-Myers Squibb our Medical Publications organization’s mission is to support the development of high quality and timely medical publications to ensure clear scientific communication of BMS data, thus enabling the safe & appropriate use of our medicines. The Publications Operations team contributes to this mission by ensuring execution of Worldwide Medical Publication Plans according to timelines, in alignment with Good Publication Practice, and within budget.  This year long contract position (with opportunity to renew annually) will serve as the Publication Operations Lead for our dynamic worldwide hematology portfolio. Qualified candidates will have experience either at a publication agency within the client services team or within pharma managing a publication vendor relationship.  This role requires demonstrated success in leading cross functional matrix teams and fostering a collaborative relationship between BMS, our authors, and our preferred publication agencies.

This position will be accountable for achieving timeline and budget targets. If you are a highly motivated, energetic publication professional interested in this position, please send your resume to Marcy Kravet at marcy.kravet@bms.com.

 

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

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 Operations Manager
Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Location: Princeton, NJ

At Bristol-Myers Squibb our Medical Publications organization’s mission is to support the development of high quality and timely medical publications to ensure clear scientific communication of BMS data, thus enabling the safe & appropriate use of our medicines. The Publications Operations team contributes to this mission by ensuring execution of Worldwide Medical Publication Plans according to timelines, in alignment with Good Publication Practice, and within budget. This FTE position will support the Publication Operations Lead in our fast-paced virology area. Key responsibilities include Datavision management, budget management, publication agency interactions, and internal reviewer interactions. Qualified candidates will have experience either at a publication agency within the client services team or within pharma managing a publication vendor relationship. Demonstrated success managing project finances including SOWs and invoice management is highly recommended. Experience with Datavision management is preferred.  

If you are a highly motivated, energetic publication professional interested in this position, please send your resume to Marcy Kravet at marcy.kravet@bms.com

 

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

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

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

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

Job Description:

Key experience and skills:

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

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

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

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

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

  • Experience of organic growth and pitching/winning new business

  • Proven ability in all aspects of medical communication deliverables

  • Highest standards of quality control and client service

  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team 

  • Excellent project management and organisational skills

Qualifications:

  • Life sciences PhD, PharmD, MD degree

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

 

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