ISMPP Job Board

May 2018 Listings

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Position Titles:

Associate Director Medical Publications

All Levels of Editorial/Account Management

Assistant Director Oncology Publications

Business Development Manager

Contract Medical Writer

Executive Director Global Publications

Publications Manager – Medical Affairs – Pharma

Scientific Communications, Manager/Sr. Manager

Senior Manager, Publications


Position: Associate Director Medical Publications
Company: Bioverativ, a Sanofi company
Location: Waltham, MA

This position oversees the development and execution of strategic publication plans for therapeutic areas (TAs) of interest to Bioverativ. This person is responsible for all aspects of publication development and is accountable for meeting publication development timelines/deadlines, including hands-on project management and in-depth scientific knowledge, for a portion of the plan(s).

As part of responsibilities for publications development, this person will ensure compliance with the Bioverativ publications policy, standard operating procedures, and with external guidelines on good publication practices. They will participate in cross-functional team meetings within Global Medical and other key functions within Bioverativ to ensure alignment of publications with the overall Medical strategy and communication objectives. Additionally, they will maintain good relationships and collaborations for publication-related activities with external partners. This position will report to the Executive Director, Medical Publications.

Main responsibilities of this role include:
  1. Oversee the development of the strategic publication plans

    1. Ensure that publication plans and priorities are aligned with overall Medical strategy, congress plan and communication objectives

    2. Oversee and drive the execution of publications

    3. Liaise with key functions in Bioverativ, external collaborators, and external medical communications agencies, to ensure alignment regarding content development

  2. Ensure development of publications complies with the internal and/or external policies and SOPs

  3. Manage publication budget

  4. Provide regular updates on publication activities

  5. Coordinate with Medical Communications and Medical Information to ensure bibliographies are updated and maintained

  6. Report publication metrics on key objectives to Executive Director, Medical Publications

Qualifications:

  1. PharmD or PhD in a biological science or related field or MD, and 6+ years of related experience at pharmaceutical company or medical communications agency 

  2. Successful track record of implementation of global publication programs 

  3. Knowledge and understanding of the pharmaceutical commercialization process

  4. Development of global medical plans and global medical communication and publication strategy

  5. Management of consultants, relationship with collaborators, and vendors

  6. Excellent verbal & written communication skills

  7. Sensitivity and orientation to identify systemic issues

Education:

  • PharmD or PhD in a biological science or related field preferred

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Position: All Levels of Editorial/Account Management
Company: inScience Communications
Location: UK and US

inScience Communications is a medical communications agency with over 30 years of experience in the industry. We offer excellent opportunities for career progression with a focus on employee satisfaction and retention.

We’re looking for talented people in the UK and the US, keen to take on new roles as part of our expanding operation, working with some of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical industry.

We are looking for individuals at all levels across our editorial and account management teams.

This is a fantastic opportunity offering real variety on a day-to-day basis. You will work with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation and will be joining a supportive team who actively share ideas and work in partnership with our clients.

As a rapidly growing company, with continuing plans for expansion, now is an excellent time to join the team and make a difference.

Please contact our recruitment team at workforinscience@springer.com with any queries or to talk through your current situation and where you might fit in.

To find out more and for a full list of vacancies visit our website at www.insciencecommunications.com

inScience Communications provides strategic and tactical medical communications services to the global and local pharmaceutical industry. Our six global offices are based in Chester, Knutsford, London, New York, Philadelphia and Tokyo.

inScience Communications is a brand of Springer Healthcare.  Springer Healthcare is part of the Springer Nature group. You can find out more about our company structure at http://www.springernature.com/gb/

Springer Nature is the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. The company employs almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries and has a turnover of approximately EUR 1.5 billion. Springer Nature was formed in 2015 through the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media

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Position: Assistant Director Oncology Publications
Company: Bayer
Location: Whippany, NJ

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

YOUR TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Contribute to the global medical publications efforts for Bayer’s oncology portfolio, involving cross-functional, multinational internal experts and outside partners, and ensuring integration and alignment of publication, congress, training, Medical Science Liaison (MSL) and Key Opinion Leader (KOL) plans;

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of global oncology publication strategies and plans in consultation with medical, research, clinical development, clinical investigators, opinion leaders and external partners;

  • Support the planning, development and implementation of global workshops, advisory boards and other programs that generate important information to guide ongoing communications efforts to the global medical and scientific community;

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the global congress strategies and plan for the presentation of data that communicate important information to the global medical and scientific community;

  • Participate in the strategy setting and the planning, reviewing, editing of scientific abstracts, presentations, manuscripts, review articles, symposia proceedings, etc. Ensure the data are relevant to the global medical and scientific community and are presented in context of previously published findings;

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of internal medical publications to ensure that new product and scientific information are disseminated appropriately to medical affairs colleagues globally;

  • Establish professional relationships with global clinical investigators, opinion leaders, and consultants in the oncology community;

  • Maintain and develop relationships with medical publications agencies, clinical research organizations, and other service providers as required to support the global medical publications program.

Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (M.D., Ph.D, Pharm.D, M.Sc. or equivalent) in a scientific discipline;

  • Two to five (2-5) years’ experience in a related scientific/academic/medical/pharmaceutical area;

  • Awareness and understanding of good publication practices and their implications;

  • Understanding of the drug development process over different stages;

  • Understanding of global regulations and guidelines;

  • Awareness of company policies and processes;

  • Experience of developing and delivering presentations and publications in English;

  • Strong written and oral communication skills;

  • A strong global mindset;

  • Experience working across functional teams, across cultures and geographies;

  • Experience working across boundaries and building effective working relationships between functions;

  • Travel: ability to travel up to 20% of the time (international and domestic), including weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Medical publication experience;

  • Disease and therapeutic area knowledge in oncology/ hematology for Bayer’s existing portfolio and new opportunities.

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Position: Business Development Manager
Company: Sylogent
Location: Bristol, PA

Fast Paced Life Sciences Software Solutions Firm just outside the Philadelphia area is looking for a dynamic, experienced, and detail-oriented Business Development Manager. The ideal candidate shows confidence and approaches the day with a positive attitude!

Skills include experience negotiating and presenting among various groups within Pharma including: Medical Affairs, IT and Publication Planning Personnel. He/she will have experience overcoming technical objections as well as objections on pricing and timing. Additionally, she/he will have the personality to be able to influence conversations as they see fit.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identifying, qualifying, and securing business opportunities

  • The Ideal candidate will have a B2B Sales/Inside sales background – Ideally Life Sciences/Medical Affairs.

  • Building business relationships with current and potential clients

  • Collaborating with sales and leadership to secure, retain, and grow accounts

  • Developing customized targeted sales strategies

  • Creating informative presentations; Presenting and delivering information to potential clients at client meetings, industry exhibits, trade shows, and conferences

  • Coordinating business generation activities

  • Responding to client requests for proposals (RFPs)

  • Answering potential client questions and follow-up call questions

  • Creating and maintaining a list/database of prospect clients

  • Maintaining short- and long-term business development plans

  • Maintaining database (Salesforce, CRM, Excel, etc.) of prospective client information

  • Cold calling; making multiple outbound calls to potential clients

  • Understanding client needs and offering solutions and support

  • Researching potential leads from business directories, web searches, or digital resources

  • Qualifying leads from digital campaigns, conferences, references, tradeshows, etc.

  • Closing sales and working with client through closing process

  • Meeting or exceeding annual sales goals.

  • Meeting all quotas for cold, active, inactive calls, appointments, and interviews

  • Maintaining a pipeline of all sales administration using CRM software

  • Collaborating with management on sales goals, planning, and forecasting

Business Development Executive Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Experience with lead generation and prospect management

  • Comfortable making cold calls 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; the ability to call, connect and interact with potential customers

  • Persuasive and goal-oriented

  • Possesses an energetic, outgoing, and friendly demeanor

  • Eager to expand company with new sales, clients, and territories

  • Self-motivated and self-directed

  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently

  • In-depth understanding of company services and its position in the industry

  • Bachelor degree

  • Five years of Software/Lifesciences experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to demonstrate patience and enthusiasm while communicating with potential clients

  • Able to professionally and confidently communicate with Pharmaceutical Executives

  • Able to work accurately under stress and pressure to meet competing deadlines

  • Excellent analytical and time-management skills

  • Demonstrated and proven sales results

  • Creative problem solver who thrives when presented with a challenge

  • Tenacity to handle rejection and continue on with a positive attitude when reaching next potential client

  • Knowledge of sales process from initiation to close

  • Ability to work independently or as an active member of a team

  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel) and CRM/Salesforce experience preferred

Apply Via Email: to Solutions@sylogent.com,  Reed McLaughlin, Vice President of Sales, Online Business Applications/Sylogent, 630.740.9513

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Position: Contract Medical Writer
Company: Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
Location: Remote

POSITION SUMMARY:

  • Independently write and/or manage publications (including, abstracts, posters, and oral presentations). 

  • Take responsibility for overall production and delivery of publications and other documents as assigned.

  • Directly support assigned US Medical Affairs writing projects as well as write abstracts, and oral/poster presentations for clinical projects (Phase 1-4) with the help of other functional areas. 

  • May represent the Medical Affairs Publications Group on publication and/or therapeutic area teams. 

  • Demonstrate excellent document management skills in moving publications forward, prioritizing work assignments, conflict management, and problem solving.

  • Demonstrate excellent project management skills in coordinating comment review meetings, meetings with internal and external authors and partners, and other meetings as required to deliver publications within agreed timelines.

  • Knowledge of relevant publication guidances including but not limited to International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICJME), Good Publication Practices (GPP), Consort Guidelines, American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style, Council of Biology Editors, etc.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES/SKILLS REQUIRED:

Writing includes but is not limited to:

  • Manage and/or provide expert, independent writing support for assigned documents and/or publication/therapeutic area team(s). Documents primarily include abstracts, posters and oral presentations but could include manuscripts as needed. Assist with electronic submissions of abstracts, posters, oral presentations, and possibly manuscripts.

  • Interface with authors on publications (abstracts, posters, and oral presentions)

  • Manage and/or write, edit, and revise abstracts, posters, and oral presentations. As agreed upon by the lead author, develop any or all of the following: publication outline, publication shell, draft publication, as well as various other written sections of publications.

  • Manage and/or review and interpret data and source documents for information required for publication development. Assist in table and figure mock-up development.

  • Identify and resolve, with the help of other functional areas, clinical and statistical issues in the interpretation of clinical data.

  • Participate in the development and maintenance of document templates, style guides, electronic document management and publication system, and SOPs.

  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Managment of assigned writing projects includes (but not limited to):

  • Manage document development timelines to facilitate timely submission.

  • Maintain annotated versions of documents and facilitate review cycles. 

  • Facilitate, collate, and adjudicate author and reviewer comments. 

  • Verify completion of mandatory approvals prior to publication submission. 

  • May perform other duties as assigned

Apply Via Email: with CV to jthoma19@its.jnj.com.  Sponsor will contact candidate if qualified based on CV

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Position: Executive Director Global Publications
Company: Amgen
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

The Executive Director, Global Publications, is accountable for providing leadership and technical expertise to the Global Publications function to ensure the development of high-quality publications that communicate the clinical evidence supporting the value of Amgen’s products. Additional responsibilities include overseeing global publication strategy and planning, medical writing, adherence to publications compliance, and system operations; partnering with R&D senior management to represent publications within Amgen’s commercialization framework; staying current on the external publication landscape, publication best practices, and regulatory guidelines; and overseeing functional budget and operations.

Basic Qualifications:
Doctorate degree & 6 years of global publications, scientific publications or scientific communications experience
OR
Master’s degree & 10 years of global publications, scientific publications or scientific communications experience
Bachelor’s degree & 12 years of global publications, scientific publications or scientific communications experience
AND
6 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or medical device industry, with specific knowledge of scientific communication strategy, planning, and publications

Proven success leading a publications or scientific communications function

Deep knowledge of the global publication environment, ICMJE guidelines, and good publication practices; active member of and contributor to professional societies (eg, ISMPP)

Extensive knowledge of the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry, drug development, and experience with the commercialization process

Experience working across the product life cycle (early development, clinical development, and medical affairs); broad-based knowledge of different study designs and their appropriateness for various types of research questions

Knowledge and experience with early scientific platform and program development and related communications

Demonstrated track record of effectively managing external agencies and freelancers involved in the strategic planning, writing, editing, formatting, and submission of publications

Experience overseeing the financial and contractual aspects of assigned projects, including vendor relationships

Ability to effectively communicate complex medical/scientific information, as well as complex business

Exceptional communication, interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills

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Position: Publications Manager – Medical Affairs – Pharma
Company: Shionogi Inc.
Location: Florham Park, New Jersey

Shionogi Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Shionogi & Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese pharmaceutical company with state of the art research capabilities – that has provided innovative medicines essential to people's health for over 135 years.
In the US, Shionogi Inc. develops and commercializes pharmaceutical products that address unmet medical needs in the areas such as pain and anti-infectives.

The Publications Manager is a key member of the Shionogi US Medical Affairs home office team. Will drive all aspects of scientific publications on assigned products, including strategic & tactical planning and implementation of assigned projects. The Publications Manager is also a member of various internal cross-functional teams, and serves as the central contact for internal/external stakeholders with respect to scientific publications.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the development of strategic and tactical publication plans for assigned Shionogi marketed and pipeline products.

  • Lead the implementation of publication plans to ensure high-quality publication deliverables.

  • Serve as central contact with internal and external stakeholders on all aspects of scientific publications to ensure efficient and transparent communication. 

  • Collaborate with Medical Affairs Directors and contribute to the development of Medical Affairs strategy for assigned products.

  • Represent US Medical Affairs/Publications function in cross-functional project teams and brand teams, and provide input into relevant processes.

  • Align with and support other scientific/medical activities led by Shionogi global teams as needed.

  • Provide content and editorial support for select publications as needed. 

  • Ensure adherence to all applicable Shionogi SOPs, policies, processes, and compliance guidelines.

  • Prepare and manage publication budget for assigned product, collaborate with Finance to coordinate the processing and reporting of all financial activities.

  • Oversee vendor-related activities (selection, contracting, onboarding, day-to-day operation, performance evaluation and improvement).

  • Provide scientific/medical support to other Shionogi activities as needed (eg, internal training).

  • Additional projects and assignments as needed.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences or related fields is required; Advanced degrees in Health Sciences or related fields are highly preferred (MD, PhD, PharmD, MS).

  • Minimum of 2 years of industry experience in Publications, Medical Affairs, or Medical Communications at pharmaceutical companies or medical communication agencies. Can include Fellowship experience.

  • Direct experience in publication planning and publication content preparation is highly preferred. 

  • Deep understanding of pharmaceutical R&D and commercialization processes.

  • Good knowledge of principles and practices of pharmaceutical clinical studies (including design, conduct, analysis and reporting).

  • Familiarity with Good Publication Practice, ICMJE guidelines and other applicable industry guidelines.

  • Strong analytical skills, attention to details, and ability to manage/prioritize multiple projects from conception to completion in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to work well in cross-functional teams (across geography and culture) with a group of people with diverse skill sets and personalities. Team player, flexible and adaptable. Ability to build good working relationships, both inside and outside the organization.

  • Self-starter with ability to quickly get up to speed. 

  • Must live a commutable distance to our US Corporate Headquarters in Florham Park, NJ.

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Position: Scientific Communications, Manager/Sr. Manager
Company: Grifols
Location: Research Triangle Park, NC

Grifols has been a leader in the healthcare industry since 1940 by creating innovative products and services based on the values of ethics, quality and responsibility. Grifols is a global healthcare company whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of people and our three divisions –Bioscience, Diagnostic and Hospital–develop, produce and market our innovative products and services to medical professionals in more than 100 countries.

The primary responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating and providing input into the development and execution of global strategic publication plans in Grifols therapeutic areas

  • Ensuring maintenance of the publication database and compliance with regulations and policies

  • Acting as liaison between scientific authors, investigators, publications agencies, journals and Grifols stakeholders to ensure effective and compliant preparation and management of publications delivering clear, accurate and scientifically rigorous communications which are aligned with author direction and key communication points supported by data

Skills/Qualifications/Education Requirements: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, education, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience working in a pharmaceutical publication environment with a Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Journalism or in a related field; scientific degree desirable; Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) preferred, but not required 

  • Must have strong project management skills with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the publication planning process and best practices for efficient execution of plans; ability to guide and manage publication vendors and contract medical writers; experience working with external partner(s) desirable

  • Ability to rapidly develop a thorough understanding of the science related to specific therapeutic areas / disease states with application to publication planning; familiarity with clinical study reports and statistical analysis plans

  • Demonstrated proficiency of Microsoft Office applications, including experience with publication management systems and reporting; good knowledge of budget principles and accounting practices

  • Excellent knowledge of and experience working with ICMJE guidelines, GPP, CONSORT and other guidance as applies to scientific data dissemination 

  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively in a globally-based, cross-functional team environment

Attributes:

Work is performed in an office environment with exposure to electrical office equipment. Frequently sits for 6-8 hours per day. Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Occasionally walks and stands. Occasionally bends and twists neck. Light to moderate lifting and carrying objects with a maximum lift of 25 lbs. Frequently drives to site locations with occasional travel within the United States. Able to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken and written words and sentences. Interacts with others, relates sensitive information to diverse groups. Must work with diverse groups to obtain consensus on issues.

EEO/Females/Minorities

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Position: Senior Manager, Publications
Company: Novo Nordisk Inc.
Location: Princeton, NJ

Novo Nordisk is currently searching for a Senior Manager, Publications:

Purpose:

The Senior Manager, Publications is responsible for driving the development of the Novo Nordisk Inc (NNI) publication strategy, and managing and overseeing the execution of the NNI publication plan(s) across therapies and therapeutic areas.

Essential Functions:

Publications:

  • Drives the development and update of NNI publication strategies and publication plans for each therapeutic area in alignment with global and NNI medical strategies and publication plans.

  • Drives the execution and reporting of publication plan activities.

  • Interacts with local and global publication groups, journals, editors, authors, and others as necessary to ensure the successful completion of publication projects.

  • May be responsible for planning author meetings.

  • Participate as needed in Publication Planning Group (PPG) functions, follow up on meetings, proposals etc.

  • Contributes to publication communication, e.g. Newsletter, announcements, etc.

  • Plan, manage and track author engagements in HCP Rex, Datavision.

  • Advanced level of system use of PROPOSE, Datavision, DV Clear, Medical Toolbox etc.

  • Manage, track and report publication budget and vendor deliverables.

General:

  • Works independently with minimal direction; periodic review of progress and results is conducted by his/her own manager. Functions at a proficient level; demonstrates leadership qualities.

  • May lead cross-functional project teams locally and/or globally.

  • Has the ability to identify and resolve problems related to publication projects, processes or tasks, with management support as needed. Acts as a key contact point for publication activities for internal and external stakeholders.

  • Provides guidance/conducts training of internal and external stakeholders on publication planning and processes. Engages directly with external Health Care Professionals (HCPs)/Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs).

  • Applies his/her experience to the quality assessment of documents.

  • Thorough knowledge of external publication guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Novo Nordisk (NN) guidelines, governance and Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA)

  • Understands and revises procedures to conform to guidelines and legislation that may impact publications.

  • Remains current with respect to the literature on Novo Nordisk therapeutic areas and competitor products.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in pharma or a medical communication agency required with a PhD, MD or PharmD OR 6 years of relevant experience with an MS; CMPP preferred but not required.

  • Demonstrated proficiency and experience in the preparation of publications.

  • General understanding of regulatory requirements and drug development processes.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use and understanding of computer software (e.g., word processing, graphics, document management).

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