ISMPP Job Board

July 2017 Listings

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Position Titles:

Experienced Medical Writers - all levels

Medical Writing Manager

Publications Manager US

Position: Experienced Medical Writers - all levels
Company: Fishawack Medical Communications
Location: San Francisco

Fishawack Group of Companies – Senior Medical Writing Roles

Feeling like a big fish in a little pond or a little fish in a big pond? The Fishawack Group of Companies can help! One of the largest independently-owned specialist medical communications agencies – with over 200 employees globally – we value individuals, encourage creative thinking and provide a uniquely rewarding editorial career structure.

We are currently looking for talented and experienced medical writers at several levels, including Senior Medical Writers, Lead Writers/Editorial Project Leaders and Principal Writers across all of our offices.

We are looking for individuals with:

  • 2+ years of medical writing experience in a medical communications agency environment

  • proven writing and reviewing capabilities across a broad range of projects, and the ability to apply that experience to new projects

  • a flair for communication – with the ability to liaise effectively with colleagues, clients and clinical experts across the globe

  • the ability to proactively solve problems on projects

If you are a motivated individual who wants to work in an industry-leading organisation, and you believe you possess the skills for one of these roles, then please apply!

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Position: Medical Writing Manager
Company: Amgen
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing publications in support of Amgens Biosimilars portfolio. The Manager will work closely with external authors and key internal stakeholders to develop high-quality, scientifically rigorous manuscripts and review articles for peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as abstracts and presentations for scientific congresses.

Additional responsibilities may include the following: attending congresses and writing meeting summaries; preparing or editing documents for internal use or for submission to external, regulatory bodies; providing strategic input to publication teams and congress planning teams; overseeing the work of publication vendors; contributing to internal, process improvement initiatives.

This role provides an exceptional opportunity to be an integral member of a dynamic team that communicates the results of Amgen's research to the scientific community and embraces Amgen's aspiration to be the world's best human therapeutics company.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree; OR

  • Masters degree and 3 years of publication development experience in oncology and inflammation; OR

  • Bachelors degree and 5 years of publication development experience in oncology and inflammation; OR

  • Associates degree and 10 years of publication development experience in oncology and inflammation; OR

  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of publication development experience in oncology and inflammation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree

  • One year of publication development experience in a biopharmaceutical setting 

  • Experience preparing clinical manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed medical journals as well as abstracts, posters, and slide decks for presentation at scientific congresses

  • Knowledge of hematology and/or oncology and inflammation therapeutic areas

  • Experience working in a matrix team setting

  • Experience collaborating with clinical investigator-authors

  • Exceptional analytical, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

  • Apply project management skills to advance numerous projects simultaneously and to deliver high-quality documents rapidly

  • Lead and/or facilitate effective team meetings

  • Proficient in word processing, including touch-typing, and pertinent software (eg, Microsoft Office, EndNote, Adobe Illustrator)

  • Knowledgeable about publication guidelines and best practices

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GCF Level: GCF Level 05
Career Category: Clinical
Position Type: Full time

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Position: Publications Manager US 
Company: GSK
Location: Rockville, Maryland

Position: Full time
Functional area: Research & Development
Required degrees: Masters
Experience required: 5 years

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in a scientific subject

  • 5 years of publication experience, in a scientific setting

  • Prior experience and understanding of the publication process

  • Prior experience with Datavision publication platform

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possesses a strategic approach to publication planning

  • Ability to understand and apply guidelines relating to publications

  • Ability to operate in a complex environment and manage multiple stakeholders

  • Detail-oriented

  • Highly collaborative team player

  • Ability to communicate complex topics in a clear and concise manner

  • Able to work across different geographies, cultures and functions

  • The Publications Manager will be responsible for the delivery of peer-reviewed non-clinical research publications in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams of experts.

  • Serving as the single point of contact for non-clinical research publications in the USA, establish and maintain the Publications Plan USA and advise on publications strategy

  • Coordinate publication development and delivery from start through publication in peer-reviewed journal using Datavision (specific software) to track progress

  • Coordinate authorship discussions and appropriate review to ensure high scientific integrity of data interpretation of manuscripts, theses, book chapters and congress activities (abstracts, posters, presentation) & coordinate responses to peer-reviewers’ and journal editors’ comments

  • Ensure that appropriate External & Internal guidelines are followed

In this role, the manager work closely with GSK experts, external collaborators and the other members of the Publications Team.

Contact information:

If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK HR Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US).

GSK is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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