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December Listings

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Position Titles:

Account Manager

Associate Director, Scientific Affairs - Global Scientific & Medical Publications

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

ISMPP Director, Credentialing

Medical Editor

Medical Writer (FREELANCE)

Publication Program Manager

Publication Strategy and Execution Advisor

Senior Account Manager

Senior Medical Communications Specialist

Specialist, Medical Communications, Global Medical Affairs

Senior Healthcare Communications Director


Position: Account Manager
Company: Springer Healthcare
Location: Philadelphia

inScience Communications is a brand of Springer Healthcare, a leading full service medical communications agency, which forms part of Springer Nature, the world's largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world's highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. With more than 40 years' experience working with the pharmaceutical industry, we are specialists in delivering innovative medical content and services across a wide range of communication platforms.

The Account Manager functions as a key member of the account management team for delivery across the whole range of Medical Communications products and services. This includes financial management for all accounts, account management, being main point of client contact, project delivery, and resourcing.

Responsibilities:

  • Project manage projects on-time and on-budget according to SOPs and client standards

  • Oversee development of the project brief with the client, work with other members of the delivery team to deliver projects (publications, meetings, multimedia, thought leader development, customized products to name a few) in accordance with the needs of the client and target audience

  • Utilize client facing skills to update client on projects and discuss and agree to changes to the project specification where necessary

  • Act as the primary point of contact for current clients and clinical experts during the implementation of a project and lead and manage the on-site team for scientific meetings

  • Effectively oversee all financial aspects of SH accounts and develop and implement budgets and milestones with client teams on all projects

  • Ensure projects are managed or delegated and delivered despite conflicting schedules and increased workloads

  • Build and sustain long-term influential business relationships with client team(s)

  • Contribute to new business proposals/RFPs and pitches including slide development and attend pitches, as needed

  • Any other duties that can reasonably be expected of you

Experience, skills, and qualifications

Essential:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Medical Communications Agency or Pharmaceutical company

  • College Degree (or equivalent), preferably in life sciences; college degree in marketing with experience in the pharmaceutical industry also acceptable

  • Experienced managing a variety of clients, plus project managing a large workload over a number of different accounts

  • An understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and the drug development process required

  • Proficiency with Word, PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office packages 

  • Presents clearly and confidently to the highest level of customer with excellent spoken and written communication skills

  • Plans for resourcing depending of the needs of assigned accounts and able to assist in organic growth 

  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and financial skills

  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team

Desirable:

  • Experience managing publications projects 

  • Hands-on knowledge of Datavision and other publication management tools

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Life and AD&D
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Transit Accounts
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Summer Hours

Visit our web site at www.insciencecommunications.com or www.springerhealthcare.com.
Springer Healthcare is a part of Springer Nature. Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law Poster.

Springer Nature is a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services.

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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: ISMPP Director, Credentialing
Company: ISMPP
Location: Virtual office

Description: The ISMPP Director, Credentialing is responsible for overseeing the Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) Certification Program.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Direct all activities associated with the ISMPP Certification Program including, but not limited to, certification exam, recertification program, certification-related US, European, Asia Pacific and other regional ISMPP meeting activities, and marketing of Certification Program

  • Represent Certification Program to other related organizations and conferences

  • Contribute to functions of the ISMPP Office by advising on certification-related matters

  • Manage ISMPP relationship with and supervise performance of CMPP vendor(s)

  • Provide information on the Certification Program to the ISMPP Board of Trustees as requested

  • Serve as a non-voting Director on the Certification Board

  • Provide overall guidance and support on the ISMPP Certification Program to the Certification Board

  • Ensure that Certification Board activities adhere to NCCA Standards, ISMPP bylaws and policies

  • Manage yearly ISMPP Certification Board elections with the CMPP Board Nominating Committee

  • Work with Certification Board Directors in guiding related ISMPP committees (eg, Credentialing Committee, Recertification Committee and Self-study Task Force)

  • Manage the Certification Program annual budget in collaboration with the ISMPP Treasurer and Certification Board

Minimum requirements:

At least a bachelor's degree and 8–10 years of experience in medical publications/communications, with experience in developing and managing publication plans, proposals/pitches, and industry–agency interaction/management. Experience in managing budgets, vendors, and working groups. Thorough knowledge of current regulations, guidelines, and compliance policies relating to medical publications required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite essential and demonstrated ability to work independently within a virtual office environment is a plus. ISMPP Certified Medical Publication Professional credential required.

Employment type: Part-time (32 hours per week); FLSA exempt status

Reports to: ISMPP President/CEO

Location: Home-office based, 10% travel expected

Direct reports: None

Apply Via Email: to [email protected]

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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: Publication Strategy and Execution Advisor
Company: Eli Lilly & Company
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Company Overview:

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Responsibilities:

  • Scientific Disclosure Strategy Development for Key Launch Assets

  • Portfolio Management/Delivery 

  • People Management and Development

  • Subject Matter Expert

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in scientific, health, communications, or technology related field

  • 5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience

  • 3 years pharmaceutical publication writing and/or publication planning

  • Successful leadership of at least 1 product launch, including planning and execution of launch activities

  • 1 year experience leading and influencing others; proven ability to coach and develop others

  • 1 year experience in leading/managing an asset or portfolio

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Successful completion of writing exercise

  • Advanced degree (MA/MS, PharmD, PhD) preferred. 

  • Experience in writing, reviewing, and publishing scientific materials and the ability to appraise scientific literature and raw data critically for potential development of new publications.

  • Possess scientific understanding and knowledge to be an effective partner with Medical and Early Phase/Pre-Clinical units in developing SD Plans.

  • Successful leadership of at multiple TA/product launches, including planning and execution of launch activities

  • Multiple successful launches of new products/indications and therapeutic areas

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, organizational and negotiation skills

  • Experience with effective partnering with Medical Affairs / Development in developing SD plans.

  • Expert understanding of Good Publication Practices, ICMJE requirements, and PhRMA guidelines is essential

  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership for and management of multiple staff and projects

  • Supervisory experience or experience leading others.

  • Experience managing budgets

  • Knowledge of scientific, statistical, and research principles and guidelines

  • Demonstrated ability to identify gaps and develop publication strategies

  • Knowledge of publication management software/tools

  • Excellent organizational skills

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Position: Senior Account Manager
Company: Springer Healthcare
Location: Philadelphia

inScience Communications has over 30 years’ experience in providing strategic and tactical medical communications services to the global pharmaceutical industry. Working in partnership with our valued clients, we deliver the highest quality of service and ethical content by drawing on the extensive talent and experience of our global team. We pride ourselves on ensuring each individual has the ability to contribute to our continuing expansion, providing the opportunity to progress their career and make a real difference to this dynamic agency.

The Senior Account Manager functions as a key member of the account management team for delivery across the whole range of Medical Communications products and services. This includes autonomous financial management for all accounts, account management, being main point of client contact, project delivery, and resourcing.

Responsibilities:

  • Autonomously manage projects on-time and on-budget according to SOPs and client standards

  • Oversee development of the project brief with the client, work with other members of the delivery team to deliver projects (publications, meetings, multimedia, thought leader development, customized products to name a few) in accordance with the needs of the client and target audience

  • Develop and implement budgets and milestones with client teams on all projects

  • Attend and manage client meetings and scientific meetings as part of the delivery team, as required

  • Attend and manage internal status meetings with team, including updating all meeting minutes and meeting reports

  • Effectively manage and keep up to date the internal financial tracking tools with all financial information

  • Contribute to new business proposals/RFPs and pitches including slide development and attend pitches, as needed.

  • Line management of 1 Project Manager

  • Any other duties that can reasonably be expected of you

Experience, skills, and qualifications

Essential:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Medical Communications Agency company is essential

  • College Degree (or equivalent), preferably in life sciences. College degree in marketing with experience in the pharmaceutical industry also acceptable.

  • Experienced managing a variety of clients, plus project managing a large workload over a number of different accounts

  • An understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and the drug development process required

  • Proficiency with Word, PowerPoint and other Microsoft packages essential

  • Presents clearly and confidently to the highest level of customer

  • Plans for resourcing depending of the needs of the existing accounts

  • Able to assist in organic growth of assigned accounts

  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and financial skills

  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team

Desirable:
  • Line management experience

  • Experience managing publications projects 

  • Hands-on knowledge of Datavision and other publication management tools

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Life and AD&D
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Transit Accounts
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Summer Hours
Visit our website at www.insciencecommunications.com or www.springerhealthcare.com. Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law Poster.

Springer Nature is a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services.

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Position: Senior Medical Communications Specialist
Company: Genomic Health, Inc.
Location: Redwood City, CA

Genomic Health is seeking a Medical Communications Science Specialist who is responsible for communicating accurate and balanced clinical information on Genomic Health's products and services to internal teams, healthcare professionals and consumers. The Medical Communications Specialist primary responsibilities include supporting creation of abstracts, posters and presentations, reviewing promotional materials, managing medical information databases, medical writing and publication planning, worldwide surveillance of published literature, and scientific meeting support.

The Medical Communications Specialist reports to the Director of Medical Communications and works cross functionally with various departments including medical affairs, marketing, customer service, pathology, bio-statistics, legal, regulatory, research, and corporate communications.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

  • Develop and maintain an in-depth clinical and business knowledge of marketed products and regularly communicates relevant data and related business information to project teams.

  • Supports Genomic Health's products and services by providing internal and external customers with accurate and balanced clinical information, positively influencing their appropriate and effective use.

  • Supports and coordinates the development and review of scientific abstracts, posters, and presentations.

  • Creates and critically reviews company developed materials for accuracy and ensures that the content is scientifically sound and consistent with good clinical judgment and company policies.

  • Regularly monitors primary, secondary, and tertiary medical literature and is capable of critically evaluating data from multiple sources.

  • Independently and efficiently creates and maintain department documents, materials and databases.

  • Active participation in publication planning and manuscript development.

  • Plan, support and attend scientific conferences meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED:

  • Minimum 3-5 years Medical Information/Medical Affairs experience within the pharmaceutical or diagnostics industries.

  • Advanced degree (MD, PharmD., PhD, or Masters in relevant healthcare discipline)

  • Strong clinical knowledge/experience with ability to communicate complex medical and scientific information at all levels of the organization

  • Exceptional written, verbal, computer, and interpersonal skills

  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects

  • Capable of working independently and collaborating effectively across functional groups and teams

  • Must convey a professional attitude, demonstrate attention to detail, and possess flexibility and self-motivation

  • Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner

  • Able to prioritize and drive results with an emphasis on quality

DESIRED:

  • Clinical oncology knowledge, training and/or experience

  • Demonstrated ability to work strategically in fast-paced environment

  • Advanced writing skills and/or training

  • Working knowledge of regulatory, legal, and compliance guidelines for promotional materials

  • Computer fluency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Apply Via Email: to [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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Position: Senior Healthcare Communications Director ​(M/F)
Company: Roche
Location:  Basel Headquarter

Objectives and Scope of Position:

The Senior Healthcare Communications Director is a key subject matter expert responsible for leading the strategic development and implementation of medical communication capabilities. This role will focus on medical digital communications in partnership with PDMA, Global Product Strategy (GPS) and Key Affiliate teams to meet evolving healthcare practitioner, patient and access customer needs. He/she serves as a highly visible cross-functional team leader.

  • Serve as key subject matter expert for medical digital communication initiatives demonstrating mastery of compliant medical content development and digital channel optimization for effective customer engagement

  • Lead the development and implementation of pragmatic, scalable and sustainable business processes to enable PDMA, GPS and Affiliate Teams to deliver exceptional medical digital customer experiences

  • Lead, together with internal stakeholders (cross-functional; affiliate), external partners (vendors; professional societies), and customer groups (HCPs, patients, payers) the optimization of medical multichannel content solutions

  • Derive actionable insights from customer feedback and analytics tools to constantly test and optimize customer experience, in partnership with Digital Excellence teams; oversee definition, collection and analysis of key performance indicators and value creation metrics

  • Define the future roadmap for medical digital communications; stay abreast of emerging medical communication and digital trends and provide thought leadership and perspective for adoption where appropriate

  • Build sustainable relationships with key external organizations (e.g societies, industry associations) to advance the culture of transparent scientific exchange with the health care community for the benfit of patients

  • Lead medical communication (beyond digital) capability building initiatives across the Roche portfolio and enterprise-wide

What a Senior Healthcare Communications Director​ needs to bring:

Requirements:

  • Passion about creating exceptional customer experiences in a digital world

  • Ability to demonstrate Roche Values and Leadership Commitments

  • Strong cross-functional team leadership

  • Strategic agility and decision-making skills

  • Strong influencing skills as well as conflict and change leadership skills

  • Strong functional competencies, including prioritization, basic project planning/management, communication and negotiation skills

  • Ability to work across multiple cultures and countries; strong interpersonal and partnering skills

  • Acts in line with legal, regulatory and company standards and codes of practice (e.g. Roche Code of Conduct)

  • Travel internationally

Capabilities:

  • Cultural and organizational agility; ability to lead with an agile mindset on technically complex projects; comfort iterating to continuously optimize offerings

  • Strong influencing skills and demonstrated ability to engage leaders throughout the organization

  • Ability to maximize value creation from vendor partnerships; contribute to identification, selection and oversight, together with procurement and business partners

  • Develops key external collaborations (e.g. societies) to advance strategic objectives

Experience:

  • Significant experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry specifically with medical affairs and/or medical communications

  • Direct work with digital partners to develop and execute initiatives; experience with a broad range of digital platforms is strongly preferred 

  • Experience in guiding and integrating digital analytics and driving metrics-based optimization is strongly preferred 

  • Proven effective, agile, decisive, fit-for-purpose leadership of cross-functional teams

  • Good knowledge of drug development/commercialization processes and the increasing patient role therein; the access, regulatory and compliance environment

  • Global strategic experience is preferred

  • Customer-facing experience is preferred

  • Bachelor's degree in science or biology related field

  • Advanced degree (e.g. MBA, PhD, PharmD, MD) strongly preferred

Why this role?

  • Lead cutting edge initiatives in medical digital communications, medical content creation, and customer engagement

  • Enjoy broad cross-functional, cross-cultural leadership experiences

  • Make a difference for patients and caregivers across disease areas and geographies

  • Engage in an increasingly dynamic an agile organization

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

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