ISMPP Job Board

August Listings

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Position Titles:

Account Director

Director, Global Medical Affairs, Med Comm

Global Publication Strategy Manager (f/m)

Publications Program Manager

Senior Manager, Publications - Medical Affairs

Specialist, Medical Communications, Global Medical Affairs

Position: Account  Director
Company: Peloton Advantage 
Location: Parsippany, NJ or or Boston/Cambridge, MA area

Peloton Advantage, LLC, is a thriving medical communications company located in Parsippany, New Jersey. We are a group of talented publication professionals that strive to deliver the highest quality projects to our clients. If you excel in a collaborative team environment and enjoy being rewarded for stellar performance, we encourage you to apply to our company.

We are actively seeking experienced Account Directors for Parsippany, NJ and the Boston/Cambridge, MA area, who can support the daily activities of a large-scale strategic publication plan.

For information on Key responsibilities, Account Direction/Growth, Team Management/Account Resourcing and Product Knowledge most relevant to the Account Director role, please visit

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and PubSTRAT and/or Datavision

Candidates are expected to work from the Parsippany, NJ or Boston/Cambridge, MA area.

Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm or 9:00am – 5:30pm EST

Normal office environment.

Travel: Position requires domestic and/or international travel (~20%)

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Position: Director, Global Medical Affairs, Med Comm
Company: BioMarin
Location: San Rafael, Ca


Publication Strategy & planning

  • This position will oversee the BMN270 hemophilia gene therapy program

  • Oversee literature and gap analyses to support scientific message development and publication strategy

  • Collaborate with BioMarin stakeholders to identify and articulate scientific knowledge gaps and facilitate the development of publication concepts to address gaps

  • Organize and implement advisory boards and expert meetings necessary for publication strategy development; collaborate with MDs to develop agenda and content, manage vendors, attend and present as needed

  • Develop, communicate, and implement scientific messaging platform for BioMarin products in support of the publication strategies and publication planning efforts

Publication Content Creation:

  • Research, draft, and edit scientific and medical manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and presentations, including incorporating author and reviewer comments

  • Manage agency and/or contract medical writers and/or statistical programmers, as needed

  • Oversee required graphic design for publications

  • Ensure all medical communications outputs meet the highest standards of medical/scientific integrity

  • Ensure activities adhere to authorship and publication guidelines as stipulated by ICMJE and GPP3

Publication process:

  • Ensure publication planning and development activities are executed in compliance with internal policies and procedures, including in depth documentation as specified by Good Publication Practice

Publication systems & reporting:

  • Oversee the maintenance of, and optimize the publication management system, including keeping user, drug, and study information up to date, maintaining workflow and email

  • templates, managing built-in filtering and reporting capabilities, and monitoring integration with the internal publication review and approval system, Clear

  • Oversee the provision of support to internal and external publication management system users ensuring best practices are leveraged; help with initial and ongoing training including creating and revising training materials to keep current with process changes and software upgrades

  • Review periodical publication management system audit results to identify potential areas for process improvement

  • Oversee publication metrics dashboard based on data extracted from the publication management system

  • Oversee Medical Communications’ collaboration with Global Compliance and Ethics related to Clear, the internal publication review and approval system

  • Oversee the management of the MedComm BioWeb

  • Oversee the maintenance and improvement of CIRC, the global scientific and medical research subscription system for BioMarin, and ensure that BioMarin users are trained and aware of the system and capabilities

  • Oversee the development and maintenance a system to house the scientific messaging platforms and integrate with library system

  • Oversee and the preparation of Sunshine Act report documentation


  • Oversee the tactical aspects of publishing activities including:

  • Graphic design

  • Electronic abstract and manuscript submission

  • Copyediting

  • Publication-related fee processing

Congress Management:

  • Oversee congress-related activities including production of congress tracking spreadsheets and calendars, generation of congress cards, and production, printing, shipping, and handling of posters.


  • Respond to internal and external questions about any publications for product area

  • Participate in Matrix cross functional team meetings to share publication planning status and issues and maintain awareness of overall product publication plan

Education & Experience:

  • BA/BS in life or health sciences; Advanced degree (MS or doctoral) preferred

  • 10 or more years of relevant experience in medical communications, publication planning and/or medical writing

  • 5 or more years managing a team of direct reports

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Position: Global Publication Strategy Manager (f/m)
Company: Boehringer Ingelheim
Location: Ingelheim, Germany

Tasks & responsibilities:

  • As Global Publication Strategy Manager you ensure the regular cross-functional alignment and approval of the global publication plans for the assigned Therapeutic Areas. 

  • You are accountable for the timely, unbiased and accurate publication of clinical trials data in scientific journals or at scientific congresses. 

  • Utilizing your networking skills you liaise with all stakeholders for the planning and development of the publications, especially external experts such as authors or steering committee members. 

  • You develop the communication mix for external and internal stakeholders, e.g. digital enhancements for journals and congresses, newsletters or publication alerts. 

  • In your role you ensure the complete documentation of the publication development and approval processes. 

  • Furthermore, you evaluate the effectiveness of publication development and the impact of the publication plan.


  • Advanced scientific or clinical degree, e.g. M.D., Ph.D., Master 

  • At least 3 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry or within the scientific communication industry with good therapeutic area knowledge in the field Oncology or Metabolism 

  • Good editorial, publishing and writing expertise 

  • Experience in leading teams and projects in a cross-functional, multi-country organization 

  • Intercultural competency and an agile and effective working style 

  • Fluent in English with very good communication, presentation and negotiation competencies

To apply please contact Recruiting ServicesMrs. Susann Voigtlnder, Tel: +49 (0) 6132 77-142235

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Position: Publications Program Manager
Company: Innovative Strategic Communications, LLC
Location: Milford, Pennsylvania, USA - Virtual Position (US-based preferred)


  • Innovative Strategic Communications, LLC, (ISC) is a specialty communications agency focused on early phase development

  • ISC offers a variety of targeted services focused upon increasing Pre-Market Awareness for pharmaceutical therapies and medical devices under development

  • ISC works on a global basis supporting a broad range of therapeutic segments


  • The Publications Program Manager assists with the execution of the global publication plans and related projects in peer reviewed journals and scientific congresses.

  • This freelance position would be engaged in the reviewing, editing and planned of scientific content deployment for a range of medical therapeutic areas for various types of communications


  • Identify potential timeline risks, issues, and deviations from plans; communicate with the internal team and collaborate towards finding pragmatic solutions.

  • Support standardization to ensure consistent, compliant and best in class publications.

  • Assist KOLs during the review, approval and submission of publication projects.

  • Assist with in updating and development of Policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs) as well as work practices (WPs).

  • Facilitate other administrative activities (e.g. poster printing & shipping, abstract and manuscript submissions, facilitate reviews with alliance partners, etc.).


  • Excellent written English, including proper spelling and grammar

  • Understanding of manuscript submission format (Harvard, APA, etc.)

  • A meticulous approach to their work and an eye for detail

  • The ability to maintain high-quality work while meeting tight deadlines

  • Ability to maintain appropriate guidelines across broad programs

  • A love of and feel for language


  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field or other relevant field is required

  • Work experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry in project management is required process (>5 years).

  • Experience in publication planning (ISMPP membership, CMPP certification- >3 years)

  • Awareness of compliance issues and guidelines around medical education and publications practices (ICMJE, GPP3, GRDP, Sunshine Act, etc.).

  • Strong inter-personal skills and problem-solving capabilities.

  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams, and to execute multiple project simultaneously, and in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Understanding of manuscript submission format (Harvard, APA, etc.)

  • A meticulous approach to their work and an eye for detail

  • The ability to maintain high-quality work while meeting tight deadlines

  • Ability to maintain appropriate guidelines across broad programs

  • Able to create, track and plan timelines and budgets.

  • Flexibility, positive attitude, strong ability to multitask, and to prioritize projects effectively and communicate at all levels within the company.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including End Note, and experience working with document management systems (e.g. Datavision, SharePoint, Veeva Vault, etc.).

  • Client facing experience an added bonus.

  • Having direct experience in the areas of Infectious Diseases, Rare Diseases, Vaccines, Allergy/Immunology, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Infection Control, Epidemiology and/or Health Outcomes also a bonus

Apply via Email to Tim Day at [email protected]

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Position: Senior Manager, Publications - Medical Affairs - 1803479
Company: AbbVie
Location: Chicago, IL

Lead Publications Teams in the execution of publication plans for assigned assets, and oversee the execution of scientific publications (ie, clinical manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and oral presentations) that fulfill strategic publication plan and scientific communications objectives for the asset. Ensure Publication Plan is in alignment with the medical communication strategy. In partnership with the Publications Director ensure resources and personnel are aligned and optimized to meet with needs of their therapeutic area. Provide managerial oversight to staff members, including performance assessment, training and feedback, resolution of personnel issues, and management of talent retention.

*** Two positions available: One focusing on Immunology and one focusing on Oncology

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Serve as the leader of cross-functional Publications Team(s) for assigned assets, including leading team meetings/discussions and driving the execution of publication plans, incorporating input from key global stakeholders.

  • Lead tactical execution of publication plans (ie, clinical manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and oral presentations), meeting established timelines and budgets.

  • Review all publications in assigned TA to ensure quality and alignment with Scientific Communication Platforms and supporting communications

  • Partner with medical colleagues to ensure and oversee pull-through of the communication strategy into publication plan and oversee and supporting tactics

  • Partner with Publications Director to project and manage outsourcing budget and internal resource needs for assigned/assets.

  • Provide managerial oversight to internal and external medical writers regarding assigned projects, ensuring a high-quality and timely work product and adherence to Publication Policy and associated Procedures.

  • Provide direction to external vendors to effectively complete the execution of publication projects, within specified timelines, and ensure quality publication deliverables.

  • Address and resolve publications-related issues for assigned therapeutic areas and assets.

  • Ensure project information in publication records and resourcing tools is accurate and up-to-date


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree required. PhD, PharmD, Master’s Degree preferred. Relevant professional certification/credential (eg, CMPP, AMWA) is a plus.

  • 4-5 years of medical/scientific publications (or related) experience required. Pharmaceutical industry or related (eg, medical communication agency) experience required

  • Demonstrated abilities in a leadership capacity required.

  • Ability to understand and interpret medical data required

  • Knowledge of product therapeutic area preferred

  • Knowledge of clinical/scientific publication structure, content, and quality. Knowledge of scientific publication regulations and best practices.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with demonstrated success in creating and delivering effective presentations to senior-level audiences.

  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of the team to enable higher performance. Collaborative teamwork and leadership track record.

  • Ability to form, maintain, and lead productive cross-functional working teams, including addressing issues that arise.

  • Microsoft Office and Internet navigation proficiencies essential

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Position: Specialist, Medical Communications, Global Medical Affairs
Company: BioMarin Pharmaceutical
Location: San Rafael, CA, USA

BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases.

The Medical Communications group, included in the Global Medical Affairs Department (GMAF), is responsible for leading the scientific publication efforts across GMAF. These publications are a critical element in the dissemination of scientific and clinical data to healthcare providers, enabling them to provide the best possible care to their patients. Medical Communications facilitates the development of the publication strategies and plans based on cross functional efforts to understand and analyze scientific knowledge gaps and create scientific messaging platforms. Once the publication plan is established, Medical Communications conducts in-depth statistical analysis of supporting data, performs systematic literature analysis and manages a team medical writers and graphic designer to deliver best-in-class abstracts, posters, oral presentations and manuscripts.

The Specialist role provides highly specialized publication support within Medical Communications. Key functions include management of publication development activities in Datavision and conducting literature searches and obtaining corresponding documents. The Specialist may also be asked to provide publication production services such as copyediting, formatting, and graphic design.


  • Manage publication development activities in Datavision publication management software, including internal and external review and collection of authorship agreements, financial disclosures and author approvals

  • Perform literature searches in MEDLINE, Embase and Scopus and obtain corresponding documents

  • Ensure documentation of compliance with authorship and publication guidelines as stipulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and Good Publication Practice for Communicating Company-Sponsored Medical Research (GPP)

  • Maintain the Datavision database including keeping user information, study information, publication development timelines and publication milestones up to date

  • Perform clean-up and reconciliation activities within Datavision in support of reporting needs, including Sunshine Act reporting

  • Facilitate the submission of abstracts and manuscripts for peer-review and publication including compilation of materials required for electronic submissions

  • Assist with maintaining the scientific message platforms and gap analyses which inform our publication strategy

  • Participate in publication planning meetings to assist with execution of the publication plans

  • Support scientific congress activities including symposia, medical booth materials, and on-site expert meetings

  • Copyedit manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and presentations for grammar, spelling, layout, data and reference accuracy, and alignment with pre-specified formats and industry standards

  • Graphic design of figures, tables and scientific posters in Microsoft and Adobe

  • Participate in Medical Communications meetings to assist with achieving the team goals

  • Other tasks as assigned


Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in life or health sciences
2 or more years of relevant experience in medical communications

Required Skills:

  • Familiarity with Datavision publication management software

  • Basic understanding of GPP3 and ICMJE authorship guidelines

  • Proficiency in conducting systematic literature searches

  • Strong interpersonal, customer service and communication skills

  • Ability to perform many tasks under tight deadlines and maintain attention to detail

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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