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December, 2014 Listings

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Associate Director, Product Publication Lead, Urology
Associate Medical Director
Director, Scientific Publications Lead, Urology

Medical Publication Lead Neurology & Immunology
Scientific Publications & Communications Manager
Senior Publications Manager

Sr. Publications Manager

SVP/ Agency Head - Stem Scientific


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

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

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

Job Description:

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

Required:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Demonstrated track record of managing multiple priorities with successful outcomes

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

  • Working knowledge and familiarity with publication management tools & systems

Preferred:

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

  • Experience managing publications in a global environment

  • Medical writing experience

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

 

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

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.

Job Description:

Specific responsibilities include:

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.


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



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)

 

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.


Job requirements:

  • 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

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.

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

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

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

Job Description:

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

Required:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Management and team leadership experience

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

  • Demonstrated track record of managing multiple priorities with successful outcomes

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

  • Working knowledge and familiarity with publication management tools & systems

 

Preferred:

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

  • Experience managing publications in a global environment

  • Medical writing experience

 

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

 

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

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

Job Description:

Responsibilities:

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

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

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

  • Direct line management of Medical Publication Managers

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

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

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

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

  • Manages service levels with external vendors and consultants

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

  • Represents the company at congresses

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

  • Approaches evolving compliance topics proactively

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

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

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

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

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

                                  
Qualifications and Education:

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

  • Scientific expertise in neurology/immunology a plus

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

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

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

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

  • Proven track record of successful medical publication strategies and deliverables

  • Significant project management experience

  • Problem solving orientation and clear outcome focus

  • Clear sense of accountability

  • Good leadership skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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

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


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

 

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Position: Senior Publications Manager
Company: Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Location: Deerfield, IL

As the subject matter expert on publication strategy, the Senior Publications Manager develops publication strategic plan based on medical strategies, publication obligations, and data availability and acts as consultant to the Global Medical Strategy Team communication working group. The Senior Publications Manager understands how the publication activities contribute to the overall medical affairs communications plan for the assigned programs and therapeutic area; directs the development and execution of the publication tactical plan across assigned programs within a therapeutic area; and interacts with all levels of medical affairs (ie, global, regional, local) to ensure inclusion of those activities in the global publication plan.

Job Description:

  • Ensure Takeda’s company-sponsored publication activities are conducted according to good publication practices (including, but not limited to ICMJE, GPP2, CONSORT, etc) and Takeda’s Global Publication Standard, SOP, and applicable practice guidelines

  • Responsible for providing program-level updates, including progress against strategy, timelines & budget, to the GMST ensuring that any publication issues, with proposed solutions, are escalated to the appropriate management team (ie, Global Publications or GMST)

  • Oversight of vendor partners to ensure appropriate and adequate coverage of assigned programs, publication team meetings, and execution of publication plans; ensure vendor partners are properly trained on Takeda Standards, SOPs, systems, and tools for appropriate and effective execution of responsibilities, including interactions with alliance partners, authors (internal and external), as well as company data-generators, statisticians, and reviewers; ensure vendor partners appropriately lead and manage publication working teams and author meetings and provide requested updates in a timely manner and an appropriate format; continuous assessment of vendor partner’s performance; timely elevation of vendor service and performance issues to Global Publications management

  • Management of the budget for assigned programs, including Master Service Agreements, Project Work Orders, Change Orders, invoice approval and financial reconciliation process; closely coordinate budget reporting with the GMA PMO; responsible for appropriate tracking and reporting of transfer of value according to applicable transparency rules and regulation (eg, US Sunshine Act)

  • Represent Global Publications on cross functional teams, including, but not limited to, GMST working groups; may be asked to lead or contribute to department meetings  

  • Work with the vendors to ensure publication plan objectives are met, on time and within budget. Identify and liaise with vendor partners to support either regional/local contributions to global publication plans; provide guidance to medical affairs affiliates on publication activities; act as subject-matter-expert consult to departments and medical affairs offices (regional or local) in matters of Takeda-sponsored publications

Education: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or international equivalent required, Life Sciences preferred.

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 6+ years in the medical communications industry, either via the pharmaceutical industry or medical communications company.

  • 6+ years actively managing vendors

  • Experience working in multiple therapeutic areas is required

  • Experience and knowledge of clinical trial reports, data presentation, and interpretation  

  • Publication strategy, tactical planning, and plan execution, including interaction with authors

  • Leading cross-functional and global teams

  • Managing large budgets to achieve program goals

  • May require approximately 20% travel, including overnight and international travel

For more information please go to, the Takeda Career site
Takeda is an EEO employer of minorities, women, disabled, protected veterans.

 

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

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

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

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

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Position: SVP / Agency Head
Company: KnowledgePoint360
Location: Lyndhurst, NJ

KnowledgePoint360 Group, an Ashfield company, part of UDG Healthcare plc, is a leader in multichannel healthcare communications. We partner with the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, device, and diagnostics industry to provide full service healthcare communications strategies and programs across product lifecycles.  

We are seeking candidates for Senior Vice President/Agency Head for one of our global healthcare communications agencies, Stem Scientific, which is based in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. The Senior Vice President/Agency Head is responsible for all aspects of the agency from financial and operations oversight through to business development and culture.
This is an exciting executive leadership position with great visibility in a growing organization.

 

Job Description:

  • Oversee all facets of agency (eg, strategy, operations, financial, business development, culture)

  • Ensure all work is delivered to the highest quality standards

  • Manage P&L for agency with $10M revenue

  • Monitor business performance

  • Lead agency senior management group

  • Manage staff resource in partnership with agency senior management group

  • Maintain relationships with key clients

  • Lead agency business development strategy

  • Build and leverage relationships across Ashfield Healthcare Communications and UDG Healthcare to grow the business

  • Staff recruitment/talent development/succession planning

  • Assist team with managing/resolving issues and difficult situations

 
Qualifications:

  • At least 5-7 years of experience in an executive/senior management role in a medical communications agency

  • Prior experience managing a business P&L strongly preferred

  • Proven business development track record

  • Strong financial and business acumen

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to handle difficult situations with ease

  • Experience in publications planning and delivery strongly preferred

 
We offer employees a vibrant environment, exceptional opportunities for personal development, and competitive salary and benefits. Relocation assistance available. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter detailing interest and salary requirements to recruiting@kp360group.com.

 

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