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August Listings

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Position Titles:

Associate Director, Publications

Associate Director, Publications Mgmt

Director, Publication Excellence

Global Medical Academy Leader, Solid Tumor

Project Manager, Publications Management

Senior Manager, Scientific Publications

Sr. Manager, Scientific Publication Writer - Medical Affairs


Position: Associate Director, Publications
Company: Takeda
Location: Cambridge, MA

As the subject matter expert on publication strategy, define and drive publication strategic plan based on medical strategies, publication obligations, and data availability. Develop and implement compliant and fit-for-purpose publication plan for the franchise. Provide oversight of agencies partners to ensure appropriate execution of publication plans. Manage budget for assigned programs, including Project Work Orders, Change Orders, invoice approval; coordinate budget reporting; responsible for appropriate tracking and reporting of transfer of value according to transparency rules and regulations. Promote good publication practices and principles among authors and internal stakeholder ensuring high scientific quality & alignment with Compliance/Legal requirements. Communicate regular updates to facilitate ongoing functional and regional planning.

Education: A higher education degree (M.D., Pharm.D., Ph.D.) is preferred; Master’s degree in biomedical discipline or equivalent with publication experience will be considered.

Experience:

  • 6+ years in the medical communications or biopharmaceutical industry, biopharmaceutical industry, preferably within a matrix structure.

  • 4+ years’ experience in Medical Affairs

  • Experience and knowledge of clinical trial reports, data presentation, and interpretation

  • Knowledge of scientific publication planning approaches is required

  • Familiarity with regulatory and legal guidelines on publication planning strategy and execution

  • Experience leading cross-functional and global teams

  • ISMPP CMPP™ certification is preferred

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Position: Associate Director, Publications Mgmt
Company: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Location: Tarrytown, NY

This position requires strong scientific and extensive publication management experience. Work with company scientists and other internal stakeholders, study investigators and authors, external pharmaceutical company partners, and medical communication agencies in leading cross-functional publication teams for one or more therapeutic areas for the development of scientific publication plans (covering research manuscripts and conference presentations) and their execution. Demonstrated ability to work with stakeholders in a pharma company setting and manage publication vendors is required. Ability to write manuscripts is a must.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead cross-functional publication teams (together with other pharma partners) to develop, manage and execute the publication plan of one or more therapeutic areas. This involves the development and submission of clinical manuscripts, abstracts, and scientific meeting presentations with company teams, publication vendors, external collaborators, scientists, and medical experts.

  • Understand the science of the assigned therapeutic areas. Guide and oversee publication vendors, contract writers and editors, draft budgets, and travel to scientific conferences as needed.

  • Write manuscripts, abstracts, posters on behalf of authors.

Requirements:

  • At least 6 years in medical communications or publications management, of which 2-3 years must have been spent in independently leading cross-functional publication teams to develop and execute therapeutic area-specific publication plans. Some or all of this experience must be from a pharmaceutical company; additional experience in a medical communication agency is a plus. Experience in medical writing required.

  • Quickly develop a firm scientific understanding of the therapeutic area(s) covered; should possess an understanding of clinical study design, statistics, and pharmaceutical research and development. Familiarity with statistical analysis plans and clinical study reports.

  • Must be able to write manuscripts, abstracts, posters on behalf of authors. Oversee publication vendors, contract writers and editors, drafting publication budgets. Prior use of publication software (e.g., Datavision) a plus.

  • Excellent knowledge of and compliance with Good publication practices, ICMJE guidelines, CONSORT, Sunshine Act

  • Strong project management skills, with demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects efficiently are important. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Additionally, exemplary professional interaction with internal stakeholders and external authors is expected.

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Position: Director, Publication Excellence
Company: Takeda
Location: Cambridge, MA

The Director of Global Publications Excellence serves as a subject-matter expert on global publications policies and procedures. The Director is responsible for establishing the Global Publications policies & procedures, identifying training needs, developing training materials, and serving as a resource for business units, regions and local operating countries.

The Director has oversight of the implementation and use of global publications systems and tools used across Takeda which requires interfacing the IT and managing publication system vendors, is responsible for ensuring publications systems/tools meet the business needs of the organization.

The Director is responsible for the development of metrics and reports used to measure the Global Publications department’s performance and identify opportunities for efficiencies. Additionally, the Director is responsible for establishing criteria for third-party selection, performance evaluation and policies/practices for interactions with outsourcing companies.

Education: A higher education degree (M.D., Pharm.D., Ph.D.) is preferred; Master’s degree in biomedical discipline with experience will be considered.

Experience:
  • 10+ years in the medical communications or biopharmaceutical industry, biopharmaceutical industry, preferably within a matrix structure.

  • 7+ years’ experience in Medical Affairs or Clinical Development (e.g. Clinical Scientist, Medical Information, Medical Communications, Publications, Post-Doctoral medical communications residency or fellowship)

  • Experience and knowledge of communication strategies, and data presentation for various scientific and medical audiences

  • Knowledge of scientific publication planning approaches and ability to apply relevant external guidelines related to publications are required

  • Significant previous experience in managing/leading cross-function and global teams

  • Significant vendor management experience and experience with publication-support systems

  • ISMPP CMPP™ certification is preferred

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Position: Global Medical Academy Leader, Solid Tumor
Company: AstraZeneca
Location: Gaithersburg, MD; Cambridge, UK

The Global Medical Academy Training Leader is responsible for designing and executing the solid tumor educational curriculum to support the AstraZeneca medical team worldwide. You will partner with the with Global Medical Affairs Leads to identify global medical training needs and develop assets to address them.

Responsibilities:

  • Support online portals to deliver engaging and innovative elearning modules and training globally

  • Lead the assessment of knowledge gaps and identify scientific training needs with other Global Medical Affairs functions as well as colleagues in the marketing countries

  • Lead the development of new scientific content to meet the changing knowledge and capability requirements of medical personnel and especially customer-facing roles in Medical Affairs

  • Proactively communicate with Global Medical Information and key country medical leads to global stakeholders to ensure awareness of currently available and future scientific content

  • Training will need to include disease state, patient journey, therapeutic landscape, preclinical, clinical and real world evidence data from within AZ

  • Identify, manage and collaborate with outsource providers for development of new content material and training

  • Partner with external experts to help identify and develop new trainings

  • Partner with Global MSL Excellence roles to collaborate the incorporation of skill training when appropriate

  • Create and maintain in person training plan and roll out to markets

  • Support the localization of training in the U.S.

  • Evaluate overall curricula and certifications within OMT to identify best practices and drive ongoing improvements

  • Engage the learner through innovative elearning techniques and utilize adult learning principles, to create, update and maintain trainings

  • Ensure compliance with global guidelines and policies, processes and procedures

  • Responsible for review and approval of material prior to posting to any online portals

  • Deliver high performance, efficiency and effectiveness of the OMT team by improving on benchmarks, best practices & SOPs related to scientific content, data and skills

  • Develop and execute activities to measure the effectiveness in meeting educational objectives

Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in scientific discipline or applicable health sciences field (master’s degree or higher) or a bachelor’s degree with clinical experience

  • Experience in solid tumor oncology

  • Medical affairs experience in pharmaceutical industry (8 years plus) and significant experience in global teams

  • Experience in creating and implementing training programs

  • Understanding of adult education learning principles and how to engage learner through innovative techniques

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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Position: Project Manager, Publications Management
Company: Vaniam Group, LLC
Location: Virtual/Remote (PST or MST Time Zone)

REPORTS TO: Director or Sr Director, Publications Management
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time

LOCATION: Virtual office environment
**West Coast/ Pacific or Mountain Time Zone Highly Preferred**

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Project Manager, Publications Management will oversee a portfolio of publication projects throughout the various stages of a publication, including coordinating and tracking project plans and budgets, timelines, and review/approval processes. The Project Manager will coordinate client interactions, facilitate internal/external author review and approval of publication projects (e.g., via Datavision or other publication management tools), develop and monitor project timelines, and update publication status reports and budget trackers to ensure timely and cost-effective achievement of project milestones. In addition, this role is responsible to support business development and improvement in alignment with Vaniam Group goals.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Serve as the project point of contact for client teams

  • Communicate client expectations to appropriate internal team members

  • Create and maintain project timelines, with input from internal team members and clients

  • Conduct regular project status meetings with internal core team, clients, extended teams, and external contractors to ensure effective communication of project timelines

  • Coordinate the publication review and approval process for client review teams and external authors, using publication management tools (e.g., Datavision)

  • Track progress of publications against established timelines using project management tools (e.g., WorkFront)

  • Manage the submission of final publications (abstracts, manuscripts) to congresses and journals

  • Liaise with internal core team and other internal team members (Creative/Graphics,

  • Editorial/Copyedit, Finance) to ensure project resourcing and that needs and milestones are met

  • Create new project proposals/statement of work (SOW) and budget estimates in collaboration with internal team members

  • Assess project issues and identify solutions to meet productivity, quality and client goals

Note: These are the major functions and accountabilities required of the position and are the predominant criteria by which performance will be assessed. OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

EDUCATION:

  • A Minimum: Bachelor's Degree in a Health Science or related field is required

  • An advanced degree in a Health Science or related field and expertise in Oncology/Hematology are preferred.

  • Certification as a Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) is desirable (but not required)

  • A minimum of 2 years of work experience in an agency, the pharmaceutical industry, or a related scientific communications position

  • Travel within the US and internationally as necessary, based on project, sponsor and organizational needs (10% travel expected)

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Position: Senior Manager, Scientific Publications
Company: Eisai Inc.
Location: Woodcliff Lake, NJ

The Senior Manager, Global Publications, Global Neurology is responsible for planning and implementing publication activities and deliverables to meet the needs of external customers and internal business partners for assigned products. The Senior Manager will actively contribute to the development of the publication strategy, oversee the implementation of execution and appropriate prioritization of publishing activities through appropriate congress selection and journal selection. He/she will be responsible for ensuring that there is alignment of activities to the strategies for the related product.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee planning and implementation of publications for assigned products, including all aspects of publication planning, development and maintaining plans in collaboration with Medical Director; development of congress abstracts, posters, slide sets and manuscripts. Oversee internal review process for all publication activities. Serve as liaison with external key opinion leaders and authors on publication development.

  • Conduct global publication subteam meetings; document and distribute minutes; liaison across global teams and with the PCU on all related publication activities

  • Collaborate with Medical Directors on the planning and execution of Scientific Advisory Board meetings. Ensure all documentation associated with advisory boards is entered into the aggregate spend reporting system (as needed).

  • Remain current on new regulations and issues regarding publication strategy/management. Contribute to development of department procedures to ensure compliance to regulations.

  • Perform bi-annual analysis of competitor’s publication activity and assess potential gaps in publication plan. Collaborate with Medical Director and Biostatisticians to manage focused analyses of existing and new data in order to identify needs and requirements for publication plans.

Job Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree preferred or BS with science major

  • 10 years related-experience with minimum of 2-4 years of experience in publication planning or equivalent in pharmaceutical industry; CMPP certification desired

  • Working knowledge of regulatory procedures and government practices pertaining to publication activities obtained through industry experience.

  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and execute multiple tasks within assigned objectives.

  • Demonstrated writing ability and the ability to understand, analyze, and summarize medical literature.

  • Proficiency in use of PC applications.

  • Experience with standardized publication planning software

  • Ability to travel up to 20%

Here at Eisai, we are rewarded with highly competitive salaries, incentive awards, a comprehensive benefits package (Medical, Dental, Prescription and Vision Plans) 401k, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life and Disability Insurance, and other great programs.

Eisai is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants. The Company also strives for a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. It is Eisai’s policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination in employment and not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of any protected status, including, but not limited to, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, ancestry, creed, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

Eisai is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran

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Position: Sr. Manager, Scientific Publication Writer - Medical Affairs
Company: Corcept Therapeutics
Location: Menlo Park, CA

Job Description:

Provide scientific, operational, and medical writing support to Medical Affairs through various means and activities.Primarily responsible for the development of high-quality scientific/clinical abstracts, posters, and manuscripts.Accountable for the management and prioritization of workload to ensure timely and high-quality deliverables.

Responsibilities:

Scientific Writing:

  • Interpret, analyze, and develop high-quality scientific content for medical affairs-led publication initiatives (including abstracts, posters, manuscripts and presentations).

  • Maintain advanced therapeutic area and product expertise through proactive review and analysis of available and emerging scientific/clinical evidence to produce publications that are scientifically accurate, relevant and timely. 

  • Develop and execute the plan to appropriately communicate/disseminate abstracts, posters, manuscripts, oral presentations and other documents to inform/educate Corcept personnel and external audiences.

Publication Planning:

  • Perform literature searches and gap analyses to develop a robust publications plan in close collaboration with cross-functional Corcept stakeholders. 

  • Ensure alignment of the publications plan with all corporate policies and industry guidelines (ICMJE, GPP3).

Project Management:

  • Manage all administrative/operational requirements of the publications plan, including chairing cross-functional publications steering committee meetings and managing the publications budget. 

  • Lead and manage the execution of publication plans across the product portfolio. 

  • Establish credibility and build trust with external authors, internal stakeholders and cross-functional Team members in data management, biostatistics, regulatory affairs, and medical affairs to produce timely and high-quality publications.

Policies and Procedures:

  • Ensure publications are developed, reviewed and approved according to Corcept’s policies and procedures.

  • Maintain familiarity with current industry practices and regulatory requirements and guidelines that affect medical writing and publications.

  • Develop, enhance, and implement Medical Affairs policies, procedures, and processes necessary to achieve organizational objectives and ensure compliance with Corcept and external (e.g., government, institutional) regulations.

  • Preferred/Required Education and Experience:

  • Advanced scientific degree (e.g. M.S., D., PharmD) preferred.

  • 6+ years of related work experience in the pharmaceutical industry in medical affairs, publications, and/or medical communications.

  • Experience with preparing scientific publications (abstracts, posters, manuscripts and presentations).

  • Proficient with online literature searches using a variety of professional tools/databases.

  • Knowledge of GPP3 and ICMJE industry guidelines.

  • Experience in publication planning (ISMPP membership &/or CMPP certification desired).

  • Solid understanding of the US healthcare environment, clinical trial/drug development, FDA regulations and other relevant guidelines.

  • Previous experience in endocrinology preferred.

  • Preferred Skills, Qualifications, or Technical Proficiencies

  • Work independently and collaboratively with cross-functional Teams and external experts in a dynamic.

  • Effectively adapt to changing business needs, conditions, and responsibilities.

  • Prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects in the face of ambiguity and achieve results on time.

  • Excellent data analysis, synthesis, medical writing and editorial skills.

  • Strong problem solving, influencing, and negotiation skills to build effective working relationships within Corcept and with external experts.

  • Strong proficiency with Endnote (or equivalent), MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), scientific search engines (PubMed, Google Scholar), and online journal/conference submission systems.

  • Occasional travel for conferences and meetings

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