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December Listings

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Position Titles:

Associate Director, Scientific Affairs - Global Scientific & Medical Publications

Director - Early Assets Medical Publications, Immuno-Oncology/Oncology

Medical Editor

Medical Writer (FREELANCE)

Publication Program Manager

Specialist, Medical Communications, Global Medical Affairs


Position: Associate Director, Scientific Affairs - Global Scientific & Medical Publications
Company: Merck Sharpe & Dohme Corp
Location: Upper Gwynedd, PA

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck's success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world's premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we're doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck's leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases.

Under the direction of a Director or other senior manager, the Associate Director, Scientific Affairs, Global Scientific & Medical Publications (GSMP) will have the responsibility to write articles for timely peer-reviewed publication in major clinical and medical journals worldwide as well as write abstracts and prepare presentations for scientific meetings in support of Merck vaccine, infectious disease and/or antibacterial programs with minimal supervision. Working closely with GSMP Publications Manager(s) and other Publications team members for vaccines, infectious diseases and/or antibacterials, the Associate Director will also participate on vaccine, infectious disease and/or antibacterial Publications team(s) to plan and prioritize publishing strategy and activities.

Qualifications

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • BS or MS in the biological sciences, biostatistics or epidemiology and a minimum of twelve (12) years of scientific writing leading to peer-reviewed publications.

  • MD or PhD or equivalent in the biological sciences, biostatistics or epidemiology and a minimum of five (5) years of experience in scientific writing (leading to peer-reviewed publications).

Required Experience and Skills:

  • -An understanding of clinical pharmacology, clinical research methodology and biostatistics is mandatory.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Research or development scientist intimately familiar with science/literature of vaccines, infectious diseases and/or antibacterials and is knowledgeable and conversant with most complex issue in these areas with an ability to discuss with scientific leaders and others as a peer.

  • Ability to write on complex research and analysis topics, contributing significantly to publications in the vaccines, infectious diseases and/or antibacterials therapeutic area.

Our employees are the key to our company's success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company's benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at [email protected]

Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

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Position: Director - Early Assets Medical Publications, Immuno-Oncology/Oncology
Company: Bristol Myers Squibb
Location: Princeton Pike New Jersey

Our focus on the Bristol-Myers Squib mission – to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases – is what sets us apart and creates the framework for all we do; and this greatly depends on our people. By combining the reach and resources of a global pharmaceutical company with the can-do spirit and agility of a biotechnology company, we are becoming a leader for the future – a next-generation BioPharma leader. Our vision requires bold leaders. People like you.

Description:

The Worldwide Publications & Scientific Content 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 Director, Early Oncology Medical Communications will manage a team accountable for creation of timely & relevant medical communications (publications, scientific congress presentations, core decks, Q&A documents and standard responses) to advance understanding of the science & maximize value for customers. The position focuses on Oncology assets in our pipeline at various stages of preclinical and early phases of development.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced scientific degree, PharmD, PhD or MD; Certification as a Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) desirable.

  • 7 - 10 years of Pharma/Healthcare industry experience with an established successful track record developing and leading teams to sustained high performance.

  • Experience leading Oncology medical communications across all phases (preclinical & clinical) of the drug development and commercialization process and extensive launch readiness experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to drive teams to effectively manage timelines while ensuring highest quality using strong organizational, communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills working collaboratively across a matrix, multiple markets and global geographies.

  • Proven ability to think strategically and take decisions even under conditions of ambiguity, evolving landscapes and tight timelines.

  • Adept at building credibility with external investigators & collaborative partners, evidenced by strong leadership behaviors and excellence in the science.

  • Expert knowledge of good publication practices, medical information guidance, and content standards of practice.

  • Understanding of Sunshine Act, Pharma Code of Conduct, global guidance and regulations related to post-marketing practices and scientific data communication.

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

  • Ability to travel (domestically and internationally) 15-20% of time.

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Position: Medical Editor (Freelance)
Company: Innovative Strategic Communications, LLC
Location: Virtual: US-based preferred

COMPANY:

  • Innovative Strategic Communications, LLC, (ISC), based out of Milford, PA, 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

DESCRIPTION:

This freelance position would be engaged in the development of a variety of medical communications including, but not limited to, medical publications (various types), training programs, educational programs plus review/generation of content developed in support of educational programs.

FUNCTIONS:

  • Review content developed by both internal and external authors for medical accuracy, appropriate tone and journal format / structure requirements

  • Support internal writers and external clients in researching / verifying materials and supporting references

  • Performing targeted literature searches and developing reporting formats to convey search findings

  • Perform a variety of other editorial-related tasks and services

QUALIFICATION:

  • University degree in science and/or biology preferred. 

  • Work experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech/med communications industry in as an editor (>6 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

  • 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: please contact Tim Day at [email protected]

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Position: Medical Writer (FREELANCE)
Company: Innovative Strategic Communications, LLC
Location: Virtual - Milford, Pennsylvania, USA

COMPANY:

  • 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

DESCRIPTION:

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

  • Medical communications including, but not limited to, medical publications (various types), training programs, educational programs plus review/generation of content developed in support of educational programs.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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

EXPERIENCE:

A minimum of six years direct industry (pharmaceutical, biotech, device) and/or medical communications agency, clinical and/or academic research experience as a medical writer with specific knowledge of medical publications. Experience with Medline searches, journal and related communication topics and formats. Having direct experience in the areas of Infectious Diseases, Rare Diseases, Vaccines, Allergy/Immunology, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Infection Control, Epidemiology and/or Health Outcomes a bonus.

QUALIFICATION:

  • University Degree in Life Science or pharmacy, pharmacology or medicine (or equivalent); PhD, PharmD or MD 

  • Working knowledge of MS Office suite and referencing software (i.e., Endnote, etc.)

  • Client facing experience an added bonus.

Apply Via Email: please contact Tim Day at [email protected]

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

COMPANY:

  • Innovative Strategic Communications, LLC, (ISC), based out of Milford, PA, 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

DESCRIPTION:

  • 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

FUNCTIONS:

  • 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.).

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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

QUALIFICATION:

  • 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: please contact Tim Day at [email protected]

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

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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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