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April Listings

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Position Titles:

Associate Director, Lung Medical Communication

Associate Director Medical Communications 

Associate Director Medical Communications, Immunoscience

Associate Manager, Podium/Publications – Transcatheter Heart Valve

Associate Medical Director

Global Publications Senior Manager

HEOR Medical Writer

Medical Editor

Publications Manager

Senior Manager Medical Communications

Senior Medical Writer - CMC Connect

Senior Medical Writer - SciStrategy Communications


Position: Associate Director, Lung Medical Communication
Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Location: Lawrence Township, New Jersey

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Summary:

The Medical Publications organization’s mission is to support the development of high quality medical publications to ensure clear, scientific communication of BMS data enabling the safe, appropriate use of and access to BMS medicines. The Associate Director, Lung Publications and Scientific Content will be part of a high performing, cross-functional lung publication and scientific matrix team engaged in the planning, integration and execution of medical publication and related scientific content activities globally. He/she will work collaboratively across key matrix teams to ensure timely publications of data and development of scientific content. This role will be report to the lung Publications & Scientific Content Lead.

Publications Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for development of key publications by ensuring the clear, accurate and scientifically rigorous scientific communication of BMS data to inform the medical community about our lung clinical program.

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

  • Demonstrate 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

  • Facilitate decision making during planning & execution process through effective alignment across a broad range key internal stakeholders (Development Team, Clinical Development, Translational Medicine, Global Biostatistics, & Market teams, Health Outcomes & Alliance/Clinical collaboration stakeholders)

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

  • Manage 3rd-party providers and independent contractors to ensure the timely delivery of quality publications

  • Promote and reinforce good publication practices and principles among authors and internal publication stakeholder community ensuring all medical publications are being authored, written and reviewed according to GPP3 and BMS processes

  • Scientific Content Roles & Responsibilities

  • Develop Scientific Content deliverables aligned with publication plan to ensure internal stakeholders understanding of scientific data and their readiness to external stakeholder engagement

  • Solicit and understand Market-level scientific content needs and reflect it accordingly in content deliverables to ensure relevance and applicability to local market

  • Monitor the external medical and scientific information landscape, identifying trends in content inquiry and aligning and adjusting to relevant trends to better meet customer needs through internal process improvements

  • Champion the global standardization of scientific content development by eliminating redundancies in resource utilization and number of deliverables.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree: PharmD, PhD or MD in a science subject or biomedical degree preferred; a minimum of 5 years experience within the pharmaceutical or related healthcare industry.

  • Scientific expertise in Oncology is a must

For a full list of requirements, please click the job link.

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Associate Director Medical Communications
Company: Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Location: Oxford, UK

The Associate Director, Medical Communication is responsible for the development of medical publications as well as the management of publication agencies/vendors and the associated budgets, and oversight of internal medical writer led projects. This role collaborates with the medical communication lead for the therapeutic area and the therapeutic area international medical directors in the development of comprehensive strategic publication plans as well as scientific communication plans.

The Associate Director, Medical Communication is also responsible for leadership of the successful and timely implementation of publication and scientific plans within budget.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for leading publication planning teams in assigned therapeutic area(s) along with the development and implementation of a comprehensive publication plan. Strategic publication planning is conducted in collaboration with the medical communication lead for the therapeutic area and the therapeutic area international and US medical directors.

  • Responsible for working cross-functionally with affiliates to identify local/regional data gaps and lead strategic publication planning efforts to address those gaps; including coordinating with biostatistics to generate the analyses and conducting regional publication planning team meetings as needed.

  • Responsible for the overseeing the development of abstracts, posters, oral presentations, and manuscripts that address local/regional data gaps and publication needs from Jazz-sponsored clinical trials and other Jazz-sponsored research.

  • Collaborate with the international medical director and/or lead the development and revision of Medical Science Liaison (MSL) slide decks as well as training materials.

  • Build effective partnerships with all internal stakeholders, including international and US medical affairs directors, other medical communications associates, HEOR, biostatistics, clinical development, medical science liaisons, medical information, and other members of the publication team.

  • Assist with the coordination of internal writing resources.

  • Manage all financial and contractual aspects of assigned projects, including external vendors.

  • Coordinate publication reviews and integration of reviewer comments for Jazz review of publications.

  • Ensure that all developed materials are reviewed and appropriately signed off according to Jazz SOPs and maintain archive of approved materials within the appropriate management system.

  • Assist in the review of publications for medical accuracy, fair balance, and ensuring adherence to Jazz policies and good publication practice. Ensure all Jazz-sponsored publications are developed according to Jazz publication policy and good publication practice, including published guidelines (e.g., GPP3, ICMJE, CONSORT).

  • In collaboration with key stakeholders within medical affairs, lead the medical communication strategy activities at key medical congresses, including the medical and/or therapeutic area booth panel development, other booth materials, meeting summaries to internal audiences, and post-meeting slide reviews to internal audiences; ensure all materials undergo appropriate medical affairs review committee assessment.

  • Support the development and execution of medical education strategies (i.e., CME and congress activities).

  • The scope of the role is for EU-specific medical communications but will also include support of US publications and medical communication activities where requested

Required/Preferred Education and Licenses:

  • Advanced scientific degree (Doctorate degree preferred: PhD, PharmD, or MD).

  • Significant proven experience in pharmaceutical medical communications / publications, medical writing, or other medical affairs scientific functions, or at a medical communications agency as a medical director and/or writer. Publications leader experience is preferred.

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Position: Associate Director Medical Communications, Immunoscience
Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Location: Lawrence Township, New Jersey

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases. One shared journey is moving us forward at Bristol-Myers Squibb; around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious disease.

Empowered to apply our individual talents and ideas so that we can learn and grow together. Driven to make a difference, from innovative research to hands-on community support. Bristol-Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Summary

The Medical Publications organization’s mission is to support the development of high quality medical publications to ensure clear, scientific communication of BMS data enabling the safe, appropriate use of and access to BMS medicines. The primary responsibility of the Immunoscience Medical Communications Associate Director will be to lead the development and execution of a comprehensive, globally aligned, strategic medical communication plan across the BMS Immunoscience Portfolio, with a focus on our treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Orencia (abatacept).

Responsibilities

  • Accountable for ensuring the clear, accurate and scientifically rigorous scientific communication of BMS information that informs the medical community -this role reports to the Publications Lead (Director), Immunoscience

  • Translate medical strategies and objectives into an actionable comprehensive globally-aligned long-term strategic publication plan

  • Implement effective and consistent strategies for engaging external expertise (e.g. Publication Steering Committees) to advise and shape publication plan strategy

  • Demonstrate expertise in the disease area, medical strategies and objectives necessary to provide relevant input on matters related to medical communications

  • Engage and effectively align across a broad range of internal stakeholders to facilitate decision making during medical communication planning and execution process

  • Review publication drafts ensuring clear, accurate and scientifically rigorous scientific communications which are aligned and consistent with author direction, scientific communication platform and key communication points supported by data

  • Foster collaborative relationships with academic and clinical experts, publishers, medical associations and other relevant stakeholder groups

  • Effectively manage the author interface to ensure timely execution and delivery of publications serving as the primary point of contact and demonstrate excellence in speaker readiness

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

  • Manage 3rd-party providers and independent contractors to ensure the timely delivery of quality publications

  • Promote and reinforce good publication practices and principles among authors and internal publication stakeholder community ensuring all medical publications are being authored, written and reviewed according to GPP3 and BMS processes

Requirements:
  • (For a full list of requirements, please see the link below)

  • Advanced degree: PharmD, PhD or MD in a science subject with in-depth experience in publication planning management

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience within the pharmaceutical or related healthcare industry

  • For further information, please contact [email protected]

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Position: Associate Manager, Podium/Publications – Transcatheter Heart Valve
Company: Edwards Lifesciences
Location: Irvine

Edwards’ has an exciting opportunity in the Transcatheter Heart Valve (THV) group, focused on developing minimally invasive solutions for patients suffering from structural heart disease.

As the Podium/Publication Associate Manager, you will serve as the technical writer and podium content developer working with other subject matter experts to create abstracts, manuscripts and presentations that effectively and clearly describe study methodology, clinical data and product use. You'll also ensure that the documents and presentations comply with Quality Systems Regulations and applicable regulatory, journal and other guidelines in terms of content, format and structure.

Job Functions:

  • Apply your technical expertise in writing in clinical and regulatory support.

  • Assist in execution of podium, publication and project advisory strategy documentation.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including regulatory, R&D, QA, biostats, and Marketing on clinical data analysis and reports.

  • Perform all duties required in the clinical research, which includes data mining, compiling, analyzing and summarizing data from all applicable sources.

  • Maintain current, in-depth product knowledge including clinical literature review, as well as therapeutic and product operation knowledge.

  • Independently review completed study data analysis draft reports, forms, raw and summary data, and conduct periodic validations of database for accuracy.

  • Assist in preparation of annual and by meeting podium/publication strategies and execution timelines for the dissemination of a global research portfolio.

  • Will be the primary contact person for domestic and international KOLs on publication and presentation activities including planning, prep, trouble shooting and data presentation.

  • Apply scientific principles, theories and concepts to research problems and develop documentation in compliance with regulations.

  • Demonstrate ability to correctly analyze data/results and interpret outcome of experiments and to propose appropriate follow-up without supervision.

  • Contribute to the generation of the quality plan.

  • Provide project related updates to internal and external customers.

Required Education/Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent scientific research with post-graduate training (MS or PhD preferred).

  • Minimum of 8 years related experience, including 4+ years of technical/medical writing and/or clinical data analysis.

  • Familiar with the interventional cardiology space (coronary and/or structural heart) and have clinical trial experience

  • An understanding of Good Publication Practices (GPP3) requirements, Quality Systems and ICH guidelines.

  • Experience with computers and various database including PubMed. He/she must be assertive, persistent, detail oriented, and comfortable interacting with R&D engineers, regulatory specialists, marketing, physicians, statisticians, and support personnel.

  • Proficient with PowerPoint.

  • Overnight travel to various states/internationally for professional meetings and/or working sessions will be required.

  • Travel is estimated to be 40%

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Position: Associate Medical Director
Company: SciStrategy Communications
Location: West Conshohocken, PA

SciStrategy Communications, a health care communications company, is seeking an experienced Associate Medical Director to expand our team of strategic health care communications professionals. The core responsibility for this position is leading the development of scientific content for communications initiatives that meet the highest standards of quality and accuracy.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the scientific editorial team in executing and managing communication and publication programs

  • Provide strategic input and oversight in developing and implementing communication and publication plans

  • Serve as strategic lead with clients during teleconferences and meetings, ensuring that all programs continuously meet their defined objectives

  • Ensure the scientific and scientific-editorial accuracy and clarity of all communications initiatives developed by the team, and that deadlines, budgets, and other client-driven requirements are met

  • Ensure that all publications and programs adhere to regulatory requirements and to rigorous professional writing standards

  • Serve as a senior medical writer, medical lead on some project teams, and mentor for team members

  • Work flexibly and simultaneously on multiple projects relating to products in various therapeutic areas

  • Follow editorial and style guidelines; ensure adherence to copyright law and other regulations

  • Maintain positive relations with clients to promote their retention and new business opportunities

  • Stay current in knowledge of relevant scientific literature and professional and regulatory standards

Required education, experience, and skills:

  • Advanced degree in a health care discipline or life sciences—PhD or PharmD

  • Medical-scientific communications agency experience (minimum 5 years)

  • Extensive experience in scientific writing, strategic publication plan development and implementation, and thought leader identification in an agency or pharmaceutical industry setting

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, EndNote, Adobe Acrobat

  • Scientific writing experience that includes manuscripts, abstracts, posters, as well as educational programs for medical scientific liaisons and other audiences

  • Comfortable with developing writing assignments in a deadline-oriented environment; ability to smoothly handle multiple demands and shifting priorities

  • Broad therapeutic experience; oncology preferred

  • Professional understanding of strategic communication, publication planning, and journal publication process, as well as the pharmaceutical industry

  • Knowledge of AMA standards, copyright laws, and publication practices (eg, GPP3, ICMJE, CONSORT)

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and client relation skills

  • Detail and team orientation

SciStrategy Communications has 30+ years of experience in medical communications planning, strategic publication planning, and education across product life cycles, featuring digital and interactive formats. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to promoting a climate that encourages our employees’ professional development, respects individuality, and preserves a culture of teamwork.

Apply Via Email: to [email protected]

SciStrategy Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certified member

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Position: Global Publications Senior Manager
Company: Amgen
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

For nearly four decades, Amgen has been at the forefront of providing novel therapies that have changed patients’ lives. Here at Amgen, we believe the best is yet to come – and we need your help! Join our Amgen team in Thousand Oaks, CA as a Global Publications Planning Senior Manager reporting to a Director of Global Publications. The successful candidate will work with cross-functional and cross-regional leaders to develop dynamic, strategic Global Publication Plans aligned with program objectives for Inflammation products.

The Senior Manager responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluate cross-functional and regional insights and use these to build and maintain a global publication strategy, publication objectives, and publication tactics, in alignment with global product and medical strategies

  • Lead global publication planning team meetings and facilitate decision-making on publication priorities

  • Manage internal relationships with cross-functional partners and external relationships with authors and corporate partners

  • Support transparency commitments by ensuring adherence to disclosure requirements

  • Contribute to and/or lead department, functional, and/or cross-functional activities and initiatives

  • Facilitate various department processes (eg, congress travel for presenting authors, requests for deviations from the Publications Standard Operating Procedure, copyright permissions)

Additional activities may include:
  • Provide on-site support at key scientific congresses and meetings

  • Understand the evolving publications landscape through engagement with and participation in professional societies

  • Manage execution of publications, including oversight of vendors, as needed

  • Travel occasionally (up to 10%)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree & 2 years of Clinical Development and/or Medical Affairs experience within the biopharmaceutical industry

OR
  • Master’s degree & 6 years of Clinical Development and/or Medical Affairs experience within the biopharmaceutical industry

OR
  • Bachelor’s degree & 8 years of Clinical Development and/or Medical Affairs experience within the biopharmaceutical industry

OR
  • Associate’s degree and 10 years of Clinical Development and/or Medical Affairs experience within the biopharmaceutical industry

OR
  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Clinical Development and/or Medical Affairs experience within the biopharmaceutical industry

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD, MD, PharmD, with experience in Clinical Development and/or Medical Affairs within the biopharmaceutical industry

  • Experience in publication planning

  • Clear understanding of current publication environment, good publication practices, Sunshine Act/Pharma Code of Conduct, ICMJE, GPP3, and other global guidelines related to publications, scientific data communication, and transparency standards

  • Inflammation disease/therapeutic area knowledge

  • Demonstrated record of executing strategically and tactically in a highly matrixed environment working successfully with cross-functional, dynamic teams

  • Demonstrated ability to provide strategic input to senior leadership and influence decision making

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (written, verbal, and presentation) and organizational, time management, and project management/planning skills

  • Strong computer and database skills, particularly with Microsoft Office products and Datavision

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Position: HEOR Medical Writer
Company: SNELL Medical Communication Inc.
Location: Home-based

SNELL Medical Communication Inc. is searching for qualified HEOR Medical Writers to join our team (freelance, part-time, and full-time contracts)

  • Minimum 3-5-years HEOR writing (slide decks, abstracts, posters, manuscripts)

  • Home-based position under the direction of the HEOR Director

  • General knowledge of PhRMA/FDA/AMA guidelines and how to implement them

  • Applicants with experience in oncology and neurology will be given preference

  • Applications accepted from the U.S. and Canada

  • References required

Apply Via Email: with CV to Gordon Snell at [email protected]

Founded in 1995, SNELL Medical Communication provides a diverse range of communication services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the U.S. and Canada.

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Position: Medical Editor
Company: VMLY&R
Location: New York, NY

The Opportunity:

The Medical Editor/Proofreader will be dedicated to IMPRINT Publication Science, a group that is devoted to publications and medical affairs. The work is highly scientific and the group believes medical editors are integral to their success. You will be a core member of the team, responsible for delivering to Program Directors, Medical Directors, et al, within budget and on time, high journalistic quality edited, proofread, and (if required) referenced medical communication materials that are strategically, medically, and scientifically accurate.

What You'll Accomplish:

  • Edit/proofread all stages of a project to ensure consistency with AMA, and journal guidelines

  • Ensuring high quality (ie, maintain high standard for IMPRINT)

  • Correct grammar spelling, syntax, and flow of content

  • Maintain and compile Client style guides for each assigned product

  • Edit while keeping the original writer’s tone in mind

  • Check that reference and footnote sequence are accurate

  • Identify when reprint permissions are necessary

  • Keep abreast of changing industry trends in editing/proofreading style

  • Fact-check, research, and edit for clarity as necessary

  • Interact effectively with project team to ensure timely delivery and accuracy of all projects

  • Keep the team informed of significant editorial issues on any project

  • Meet budget and deadline requirements for each project

  • Maintain accurate timesheets

  • Knowledge of agency processes and procedures

What You Need to Succeed:

  • English or science degree

  • Knowledge of proofreading symbols

  • Prior experience in medical communications, education, or publishing

  • Knowledge of AMA style

  • Computer experience in word processing programs

  • PowerPoint expertise helpful

  • Knowledge of Endnote

Apply Via Email: with cover letter and resume to Jonathan Ridley, Director, Talent Acquisition and Sharon Hayes, Director, IMPRINT Science, [email protected] and [email protected]

VMLY&R Is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other status protected by state and/or federal law.


Position: Publications Manager
Company: GSK

Location: Pennsylvania - Upper Providence

Are you looking for an opportunity to build relationships and lead multi-functional teams in the end-to-end delivery of GSK’s scientific publications? Do you have strong communication and interpersonal skills? Do you like working in a dynamic fast-paced environment? If so, this is the role for you.

As Publications Manager you will be responsible for developing publication plans and engaging internal and external authors to deliver high-quality scientific publications for the portfolio. You will be supporting senior leaders, external experts and other global team members in their publication activities to ensure quality, timeliness and compliance with internal and external requirements.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:

  • Lead high performing global publication teams, develop integrated global data dissemination plans and deliver high-quality publications within agreed timelines and policy requirements. Drive teams to meet agreed targets and policy requirements and ensure advanced execution of plans

  • Provide input into journal selection, as well as the development, editing and submission of scientific manuscripts, abstracts, posters and presentations derived from clinical data, including liaising with internal and external stakeholders on these materials

  • Coach and guide publication accountable people and internal/external stakeholders, as needed

  • Ensure that all developed materials are reviewed and appropriately signed off and maintain archive of approved materials as well as documentation of author participation and other audit records

  • Be responsible for compliance with company policy and external requirements (e.g., journal policies, Corporate Integrity Agreement), including working with authors and scientific contributors to ensure that publications are accurate and balanced

  • Manage all financial and contractual aspects of assigned projects, including vendor relationships and tracking of data necessary for US Sunshine and EFPIA compliance

  • Contributes to special projects as a team member

  • Manage external agencies in production of deliverables when appropriate

  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders internally (product teams, LOCs) and externally (e.g, authors)

Why you?

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • MSc, PharmD or PhD in science or other allied health field degree

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry with emphasis on publications management and, ideally, experience in Oncology

  • Experience leading authors and medical writers in planning, developing and submitting manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed medical journals and abstracts to medical congresses. Develops and executes publication plans to agreed timelines and budget

  • Proven expertise in scientific publishing including journal selection, increasing likelihood of first time acceptance, navigating the journal submission process and review process, etc

  • Experience managing global publication teams to develop publication plans. Has experience leading the development of plans for high profile assets and programs

  • Strong and continual focus on scientific integrity and ethics and comfortable escalating and challenging digressions from company policy or values with supervision.

  • Good all-around knowledge of external guidance and best practices governing reporting of biomedical research (GPP3, ICMJE, CONSORT, etc.)

  • Project and budget management skills and attention to detail

  • Self-starter who is willing and able to work independently; Ability to prioritize and deliver multiple projects simultaneously

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

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Position: Publications Manager
Company: GSK
Location: Pennsylvania - Upper Providence

Are you looking for an opportunity to build relationships and lead multi-functional teams in the end-to-end delivery of GSK’s scientific publications? Do you have strong communication and interpersonal skills? Do you like working in a dynamic fast-paced environment? If so, this is the role for you.

As Publications Manager you will be responsible for developing publication plans and engaging internal and external authors to deliver high-quality scientific publications for the portfolio. You will be supporting senior leaders, external experts and other global team members in their publication activities to ensure quality, timeliness and compliance with internal and external requirements.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:

  • Lead high performing global publication teams, develop integrated global data dissemination plans and deliver high-quality publications within agreed timelines and policy requirements. Drive teams to meet agreed targets and policy requirements and ensure advanced execution of plans

  • Provide input into journal selection, as well as the development, editing and submission of scientific manuscripts, abstracts, posters and presentations derived from clinical data, including liaising with internal and external stakeholders on these materials

  • Coach and guide publication accountable people and internal/external stakeholders, as needed

  • Ensure that all developed materials are reviewed and appropriately signed off and maintain archive of approved materials as well as documentation of author participation and other audit records

  • Be responsible for compliance with company policy and external requirements (e.g., journal policies, Corporate Integrity Agreement), including working with authors and scientific contributors to ensure that publications are accurate and balanced

  • Manage all financial and contractual aspects of assigned projects, including vendor relationships and tracking of data necessary for US Sunshine and EFPIA compliance

  • Contributes to special projects as a team member

  • Manage external agencies in production of deliverables when appropriate

  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders internally (product teams, LOCs) and externally (e.g, authors)

Why you?

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • MSc, PharmD or PhD in science or other allied health field degree

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry with emphasis on publications management and, ideally, experience in Oncology

  • Experience leading authors and medical writers in planning, developing and submitting manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed medical journals and abstracts to medical congresses. Develops and executes publication plans to agreed timelines and budget

  • Proven expertise in scientific publishing including journal selection, increasing likelihood of first time acceptance, navigating the journal submission process and review process, etc

  • Experience managing global publication teams to develop publication plans. Has experience leading the development of plans for high profile assets and programs

  • Strong and continual focus on scientific integrity and ethics and comfortable escalating and challenging digressions from company policy or values with supervision.

  • Good all-around knowledge of external guidance and best practices governing reporting of biomedical research (GPP3, ICMJE, CONSORT, etc.)

  • Project and budget management skills and attention to detail

  • Self-starter who is willing and able to work independently; Ability to prioritize and deliver multiple projects simultaneously

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

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Position: Senior Manager Medical Communications
Company: Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Location: Philadelphia, PA

The Senior Manager, Medical Communications is responsible for the management of publication agencies/vendors for the creation and revision of medical content to support Medical Science Liaison (MSL) and managed care MSL (MCMSL) teams, and/or will directly create this content.

The Senior Manager, Medical Communications is also responsible for leading publication projects in collaboration with medical communications leaders. The Senior Manager, Medical Communications, reports into the medical communications lead for the therapeutic area. This position supports the sleep therapeutic area.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop and maintain content (e.g., slide decks) for Medical Science Liaison (MSL) and managed care MSL (MCMSL) teams for assigned product(s), through management of publication agencies and/or direct content creation.

  • Lead projects through the Jazz medical content approval process.

  • In collaboration with key stakeholders within Medical Affairs, lead the medical communications strategy activities at key medical congresses, including the development of medical and/or therapeutic area booth panels, other booth materials, meeting summaries to internal audiences, and post-meeting slide reviews to internal audiences through agency management and direct content development; ensure all materials undergo the appropriate Jazz medical content approval process.

  • As assigned by the medical communications lead(s) for assigned product(s), responsible for the overseeing the development of abstracts, posters, oral presentations, and manuscripts from Jazz-sponsored clinical trials and other Jazz-sponsored research, through management of publications agencies.

  • Collaborate with biostatistics and other R&D stakeholders to provide direction for analysis plans for the development of post-hoc analyses utilized in publications and other medical content creation.

  • Collaborate with medical communications lead(s) for assigned products with the development and implementation of a comprehensive publication plan. Strategic publication planning is conducted in collaboration with the medical communications lead for the therapeutic area and the therapeutic area medical director.

  • Build effective partnerships with all internal stakeholders, including therapeutic area medical directors, medical communications leads, HEOR, biostatistics, clinical development, Medical Science Liaisons, medical information, and other members of the publications team.

  • Establish strong working relationships with authors and other external experts.Manage day to day interactions with publication agencies and participate in vendor selection activities.

  • Ensure that all developed materials are reviewed and appropriately signed off according to Jazz Policies and SOPs and maintain archive of approved materials within the appropriate management system.

  • Assist in the review of assigned publications for medical accuracy, fair balance, and ensuring adherence to Jazz policies and good publication practice.

  • Ensure all assigned Jazz-sponsored publications are developed according to Jazz publication policy and good publication practice, including published guidelines (e.g., GPP3, ICMJE, CONSORT).

  • Develop and expand scientific proficiency in assigned therapeutic area(s).

  • Prepare, analyze, interpret, and summarize data.

  • Evaluate study data from tables and listings.

  • Participates in department initiatives/projects

  • The Senior Manager, Medical Communications reports into the medical communications lead for the sleep therapeutic area.

Required/Preferred Education and Licenses:

  • Advanced degree required. Doctorate level preferred (PhD, PharmD, MD).

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in pharmaceutical medical communications/publications, or at a medical communications agency in a medical director role.

  • Experience within the pharmaceutical industry is preferred.

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Position: Senior Medical Writer
Company: CMC Connect
Location: Radnor, PA

CMC Connect, part of McCann Health Medical Communications, is a leading global medical communications agency with offices in the UK and US. We work with global and domestic teams from many leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and provide a positive working environment for our staff.

We are incredibly proud of the work we produce for our clients - which makes us incredibly proud of the highly talented and hard-working individuals that make up CMC Connect. We are a team of high performing and collaborative individuals working toward the common goal of scientific excellence no matter the assignment.

We are now looking for a Senior Medical Writer in our Radnor office to work on a variety of medical communications materials for print and digital media. The ideal candidate will have breadth as well as depth of experience in medical writing. You will be able to demonstrate your excellence writing for abstracts, posters, manuscripts in addition to broader experience writing across other medical communications tactics (e.g. scientific platforms and narratives, lexicons, clinical slide decks, medical education and more).

For the Senior Medical Writer role you will need the right blend of skills to produce high-quality communications, and the ability to liaise directly and effectively with clients and clinical experts.

In this role you will:

  • Strive to achieve editorial excellence, producing clear, accurate, grammatically correct and creative written work on a variety of therapeutic areas appropriate to the project brief

  • Produce the full range of written communications items in accordance with the needs of the client, target audience, target publication medium, level of design/creativity

  • Proactively contribute creative ideas, concepts or suggestions to provide added value to projects

  • Effectively brief members of the project team, including time allocations, target audiences and client's key messages

  • Lead specific projects, providing guidance to team members on client and project issues

  • Actively contribute to client/opinion leader meetings and facilitate these meeting as required

  • Monitor project costs against agreed budgets and notify Account Managers of any changes to specification

Applicants must have a life science degree (preferably a PhD) and previous writing experience. A proven track record in medical communications is essential, along with the ability to co-ordinate the delivery of editorial projects and to provide scientific excellence across a number of accounts and therapy areas.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Curious
  • Enthusiastic
  • Organized
  • Detailed
  • Responsive and quick thinking

We offer careers not just jobs, continuously fulfilling our commitment to invest in our team members and met their professional development needs. We build roles around the strengths and aspirations of our staff and in doing so have become an employer of choice for over 100 employees worldwide. The wide variety of clients we work with allows our staff to broaden their experience through multiple and exciting project types. We are exceptionally proud of our company culture; we support and respect our team members, offer great work-life balance solutions and we empower individuals to learn, grow and develop, all in a free-thinking environment of innovation and ideas.

Apply Via Email: to [email protected]

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Position: Senior Medical Writer
Company: SciStrategy Communications
Location: West Conshohocken, PA

SciStrategy Communications, a health care communications company, is seeking a talented senior-level medical writer to expand our team of strategic health care communications professionals. The core responsibility for this position is developing scientific content for communications initiatives that meet the highest standards of quality and accuracy.

Responsibilities:

• Develop, execute, and manage communication and publication programs with other team members

• Serve as senior medical writer, medical lead on some project teams, and mentor for team members

• Ensure that editorial work meets project parameters regarding content, accuracy, quality, deadlines, budgets, and other client-driven requirements

• Work simultaneously on multiple projects relating to products in various therapeutic areas

• Follow editorial and style guidelines; ensure adherence to copyright law and other regulations

• Maintain positive relations with clients to promote their retention and new business opportunities

• Stay current in knowledge of scientific literature and professional and regulatory standards

Required education, experience, and skills:

  • MS or higher degree in the life sciences, PhD, or PharmD

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, EndNote, Adobe Acrobat

  • Communication agency experience (minimum 3 years)

  • Scientific writing experience, including manuscripts, abstracts, posters

  • Comfortable with developing writing assignments in a deadline-oriented environment; can smoothly handle multiple demands and shifting priorities

  • Broad therapeutic experience; oncology preferred

  • Familiarity with strategic communication, publication planning, and journal publication process

  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry helpful

  • Knowledge of AMA standards, copyright laws, and publication practices (eg, GPP3, ICMJE, CONSORT)

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and client relation skills

  • Detail and team orientation

SciStrategy Communications brings 30+ years of experience in medical communications planning, strategic publication planning, and education across product life cycles, featuring digital and interactive formats. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to promoting a climate that encourages our employees’ professional development, respects individuality, and preserves a culture of teamwork.

Apply Via Email: to [email protected]

SciStrategy Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certified member