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March 2018 Listings

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Position Titles:

Associate Director, I-O Publications and Scientific Content

Director, Publications Specialist - Technology

Publications Leader - Renal Cardio

Scientific Director

Position: Associate Director, I-O Publications and Scientific Content
Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Location: Lawrence Twp, NJ

The primary remit of the incumbent is to develop and deliver a strategic, comprehensive and cross-functionally aligned publication and content plan that reflects the evolving data & market needs.

  • Critical role accountable for ensuring the clear, accurate and scientifically rigorous communication of BMS information 

  • Engage leaders across key functions in the translation of strategies & objectives into actionable long-term strategic publication and scientific content plans

  • Develop and update the Publication and Scientific Content Plan per the evolving scientific, clinical, regulatory, commercial and marketplace events.

  • Ensure continuous alignment with Medical, Clinical and Development teams on the Publication and Scientific Content plan 

  • Contribute to a high performing, cross-functional matrix team engaged in the planning, integration and execution of medical publication and related scientific content activities globally 

  • Solicit and understand Market-level scientific content needs and reflect in content deliverables to ensure applicability to local markets

  • Ensure execution of the abstracts and presentations at assigned prioritized International & domestic congresses

  • Review publication and scientific content drafts for scientific quality and to ensure alignment & consistency with author direction, scientific communication platform & key communication points supported by data

  • Serve as the subject matter expert on publication-related matters and as a point of contact for key stakeholders 

  • Manage author (external/internal) interface to ensure timely execution & delivery of publications in accordance with GPP3 & BMS processes. 

  • Facilitate decision making during publication & content planning & execution process through effective alignment across a broad range of key stakeholders 

  • Partner with Publication Operations and Execution leads to assess, plan, & allocate resources (budget, bio-statistical services) to ensure timely delivery of communications

  • Manage 3rd-party providers and independent contractors 


  • 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 5 years experience within the pharmaceutical or related healthcare industry

  • Expertise across all aspects of publication strategy, planning and execution during all phases of drug development and commercialization process

  • Certification as a Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) highly desirable

  • Scientific expertise in Oncology is highly preferred

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

  • Understanding of good publication practices and guidance (GPP3, 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 

  • Ability to manage multiple, conflicting priorities in rapidly evolving, fast paced, complex matrix environment 

  • Proven ability to analyze and interpret clinical trial and published data.

  • Experience in medical writing and reviewing for medical accuracy and style

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications and familiarity with Datavision

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally approximately 25% of the time

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Position: Director, Publications Specialist - Technology
Company: Pfizer
Location: NY Headquarters or Collegeville

The Director-Publication Specialist, Technology will be responsible for managing the development and implementation of global publication plans, via Publications Sub-Committees, for several assets that generate hundreds of publications per year. He/she ensures compliance with Pfizer publication policy (CT20) and procedures (CT37-GSOP). As internal and external guidelines shift, this position assists in the training and roll out of revised SOPs to support compliance requirements inclusive of technology upgrades. This role is expected to identify and recommend process improvements and drive innovative solutions.

A specific focus on technology and data analytics for publication-led projects is required. In addition, this position is accountable for leading complex projects within the Publications Management Team or across the enterprise as required. Works collaboratively across the Pfizer organization with Business Unit Medical, WRD, GPD, Legal, Quality Practice Standards, Procurement, Business Technology and external vendors.


  • Manages the development and implementation of global publication plans effectively and in compliance with Pfizer’s publication policies

  • Establishes and manages publication budgets, as needed. Partners with Finance to maintain/monitor publication budget forecasts

  • Manages publication vendors with a clear and professional approach and facilitates issue resolution when needed

  • Expertise with publications management tool operations, reporting and metrics

  • Takes initiative and leads change. Highly adaptable to changing and ambiguous situations

  • Drives innovative solutions for publication-led projects across the enterprise with an expertise in technology

  • Collaborates with Team Leader, Legal and other key stakeholders regarding complex scenarios to identify viable solutions which are timely and within budget 

  • Identifies and drives metrics of publication plans, seeks continuous process improvement and best practices to further enhance the efficiency of publication processes

  • Ability to influence others in a matrix setting, senior leaders, and external stakeholders 

  • Proven ability to appropriately analyze and solve problems and make pragmatic decisions

  • Respectfully challenges practices, decisions or ideas to uphold integrity and ethical standards. Once decisions are made, fully supports and implements agreed upon courses of actions

  • Expertise to engage externally with professional and industry members to advance the profession


  • In-depth knowledge of the development and management of medical publications emanating from clinical trials, publications management tool expertise (preferably Datavision) inclusive of operations, reporting and metrics, strong understanding of medical publication guidelines such as ICMJE, and basic knowledge of protocol development, data management, data analysis, and/or study reporting

  • Advanced degree (PhD, PharmD or Masters) in science health preferred. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent considered

  • 15+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical or medical publications/communications industry, including 10+ years of experience in medical/scientific publications required

  • Experience in facilitating cross- functional and matrixed teams; independently manages complex and challenging relationships

  • Strong interpersonal skills including negotiating

  • Expertise in data analytics, text mining or natural language processing

  • Proficient organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to manage competing projects and effectively prioritize assignments

  • Vendor management experience

  • Project management experience

  • Excellent oral/written communication skills

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Position: Publications Leader - Renal Cardio
Company: AstraZeneca
Location: Wilmington, DE

The primary responsibility for the Publications Leader is the development of an integrated and strategic US Publication Plan and delivery of the medical, scientific and technical publications included in this plan. The Publications Leader will often manage publication plans and activities for large, complex brands or for multiple brands within a therapy area and may serve as a skilled coach/mentor to less experienced Publications Leaders or Publications Specialists.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Leads in the development and definition of a US publication strategy and plan that is consistent with the overall brand medical plan and ensures that the US publication strategy and plan are integrated into and linked with the global product publication strategy and plan and is recognized by the team for contributions to these strategies

  • Demonstrates project leadership and uses expertise to develop and implement creative solutions for challenging issues or manages complex publication projects, strategies, and plans (such as multiple products, multiple indications, diverse audiences, or projects requiring advanced integrative skills)

  • Exhibits leadership in the delivery of all components of the US Publication Plan to time, quality, and budget with strict adherence to AstraZeneca Publication Policy and Standards

  • Ensures that key scientific statements in publications are supported by appropriate data, maximizing the impact and credibility of communications

  • Provides leadership of cross-functional Publication Delivery Team charged with delivering the US Publication Plan

  • Leads the identification and engagement of publication authors in accordance with ICMJE criteria and works with authors to facilitate planning, development and delivery of publications projects

  • Identifies, selects, and manages 3rd-party providers through the effective use of project management skills to ensure the timely delivery of quality documents in strict compliance to AstraZeneca Publication Policy and Standards

  • Manages the publication budget. Works closely with the Global Publication Lead to share aspects of US publication planning and delivery in light of global product publication strategy and plan

  • Uses expertise in current and emerging clinical communication issues and guidelines to advise the US Medical Team regarding clinical communications issues

Minimum Requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree in biomedical discipline or equivalent

  • In-depth knowledge of the drug development process and human pathophysiology and diseases

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, manifested as the ability to express medical information accurately, clearly, and succinctly

  • In-depth knowledge of, and experience (at least 7 yrs) in, the preparation of a wide range of publication types (eg, peer-reviewed journals, scientific meetings and congresses)

  • Demonstrated ability to manage several projects simultaneously, including dealing with risk and issue management

  • In-depth knowledge of external publication guidelines and standards

  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally

  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills

Preferred Background:

  • Advanced biomedical degree or equivalent

  • In-depth experience (10 yrs) in publication management

  • Demonstrated budget and resource management skills

  • Previous experience in multiple TA areas relevant to AstraZeneca portfolio

  • Awareness of pharmaceutical business practices

  • Knowledge of competitors and competitor products

  • Editor in Life Sciences (ELS) or Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) accreditation

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Position: Scientific Director
Company: rareLife solutions
Location: Norwalk, CT

rareLife solutions is the rareForward scientific agency and technology company built on the insight that rare patients, advocates, and caregivers (PACs) are the primary shapers of their rare disease ecosystem. We have developed critical thinking, services, tools, and solutions, including our flagship onevoice community platform, that help our clients rareForward too.

We are seeking an experienced Scientific Director (SD) to join our growing team! As a SD on our team, you will plan, develop, and oversee scientific strategy and content for assigned accounts across a range of therapeutic areas and target audiences. You will develop and present insights and recommendations during business development activities.

Responsibilities range from being the independent lead executing content development activities, to supervision of medical writers, and liaising with other in-house or freelance staff to manage writing and other content-related tasks. You will work closely with our Client Managers in a coordinated client-centric approach to addressing our clients their rare business needs.


  • Serve as an effective rareLife advocate who is fluent in our philosophy and services

  • Demonstrate knowledge of medical/scientific communications projects, including publication planning, and ability to integrate rareForward thinking and doing

  • Partner with clients independently to plan and develop scientific strategy, content, and content-related activities

  • Plan, develop, and oversee high-quality scientific strategy and content for assigned accounts across a range of therapeutic areas and target audiences

  • Represent rareLife scientific expertise in client meetings and RC/MLR review

  • Contribute to, support, or execute content-related tasks, such as conducting background research, data-checking, and reference annotation

  • Liaise with external experts, including KOLs, patients, advocates and caregivers on development of content, participation in meetings, and other medical communications activities

  • Execute project activities with a good deal of autonomy but leverage the team's expertise where appropriate

  • Liaise with subject matter experts, medical writers, and copy editors (in-house and contract)

  • Participate as a scientific expert in internal client strategy and tactics discussions

  • Participate in the development and delivery of new business proposals, presentations, and RFP responses

  • Attend and deliver rareLife services at meetings including, but not limited to, advisory boards, professional scientific meetings, speaker training, and client workshops

  • Shine! Show us your energy, creative thinking, and commitment to the rare disease community


  • 4 or more years' experience as scientific/medical director in a healthcare, medical communications, or scientific agency

  • PharmD, PhD, or MD degree

  • Experience in a range of therapeutic areas, but especially in rare diseases

  • Strong technology skills with a high proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel

  • Understanding of agency use of Zinc, Veeva, and other content management databases/portals is a ++

  • Unflinching commitment to quality 

  • Excellent communication skills

  • A sense of adventure, can-do attitude, and ability to have fun-especially under pressure

  • Able to travel (including overnight) as required which could be up to 25% of the time

This job will be located in our South Norwalk, CT office. While we do offer scheduling flexibility, we prefer our SD to be in office 4 days per week (excluding travel).

If you're looking to shine in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced work environment that promises to make a difference for people living with rare diseases, we'd love to hear from you!

Apply Via Email: to Dan Donovan at

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