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May Listings

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Position Titles:

Account Manager - Publications

Associate Manager, Podium/Publications – Transcatheter Heart Valve

Associate Scientific Publications Director

Global Publications Lead, Oncology

Project Manager, Publications Management

Senior Manager / Associate Director, Global Publications


Position: Account Manager - Publications
Company: Caudex
Location: New York, NY

Caudex, a progressive medical communications agency within McCann Health, is currently looking to hire an experienced Account Manager for our New York or Toronto/Montreal office, to provide high-quality account management for our clients. Our Account Managers are client facing; they support the delivery of all projects from conception to completion, and play a critical role in the financial management of designated accounts. There is a strong focus on publication support, covering manuscripts, abstracts, posters and publication summaries.

The successful individual will be responsible for:

  • Independently managing and delivering small projects, and supporting account team members with the delivery and tracking of larger, more complex projects.

  • Arranging internal and external meetings, including any event management required for larger external meetings.

  • Tracking progress and updating the status of multiple projects, utilizing client databases where required.

  • Working with the client account teams to help develop project specifications, budget estimates and project reconciliations.

  • Effectively managing account finances to ensure maximum recovery on projects.

  • Demonstrating thorough knowledge of invoicing procedures and clients payment processes, assisting with timely invoicing.

  • Maintaining files of up-to-date financial information for all projects.

We are looking for a confident and assertive individual with excellent administrative and organizational skills, with an aptitude for finance. We need someone who is happy to take responsibility for financial processes, as well as the communication skills to work across account teams to ensure effective project management practices, in addition to liaising effectively with clients. Previous experience in healthcare communications or the pharmaceutical industry, and a life science degree, would be advantageous but is not essential. Any experience within publication planning and management would be a huge bonus with this position too.

Overall we are looking for an enthusiastic individual who enjoys project management, financial management and administration, and is happy to use their own initiative. We value a 'can do' attitude in our employees, and in return we provide an excellent salary and benefits package as well as a supportive and vibrant working environment.

About Caudex:
Caudex is a leading global medical communications agency, part of the McCann Health network. We work on some of the most innovative global healthcare products from early development through to post-launch, while providing a supportive and engaging working environment for our staff. Our culture is focused on teamwork, so we look for this quality in all new members of staff.

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

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

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

Job Functions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Contribute to the generation of the quality plan.

  • Provide project related updates to internal and external customers.

Required Education/Skills/Experience:

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

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

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

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

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

  • Proficient with PowerPoint.

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

  • Travel is estimated to be 40%

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Position: Associate Scientific Publications Director
Company: Astellas
Location: Northbrook, IL

Purpose & Scope of Position:

The Associate Scientific Publications Director is responsible for supporting data communication through high quality peer-reviewed publications that extend medical community, patient and other stakeholders' knowledge of Astellas products, therapy areas and business. The incumbent will work within a matrix environment to support development of globally aligned publication plans and English-language publication activities for assigned products.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Works under the guidance of the Director, Scientific Publications TA Lead, supporting translation of medical strategies and objectives into actionable publication plans for assigned compounds/products

  • Cooperates and collaborates within matrix teams across the organization at global as well as regional level

  • Responsible for timely execution of the publication plan included in the Core Medical Plans approved at the Core Medical Team (CMT) level

  • Responsible for vendor management

  • Reviews draft publications for content quality and support by data, to ensure alignment and consistency with author direction, and with company policy and SOPsResponsible for achievement of budget objectives and project goals within department priorities

  • Develops and revises publication plan in line with approved medical strategies for the assigned compound/product, data availability, changes in the scientific, regulatory and access landscapes globally and in markets of interest

  • Gains endorsement of annual publication plan by governance bodies per company process prior to plan execution

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

  • Supports cross-functional global alignment across a broad range of key internal stakeholders as per company process(CMTs, GDPTs, Health Outcomes & Alliance stakeholders)

  • Demonstrates understanding of disease area, medical strategies and objectives required to provide input to leaders on matters related to publication planning and data disclosure

Quantitative Dimensions:

  • Leads development, implementation and updates of robust publications plans for assigned compounds/products

  • Manages associated budget, including monthly reporting of actual expenditure and quarterly updates to forecast

  • Manages vendor and ensures monthly reporting of activity status

  • Provides input for associated metrics to fulfill internal reporting requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree in a scientific or medical discipline (such as PharmD, PhD, MD)

  • At least 5 years' experience in the pharmaceutical, healthcare or related industry (such as experience in publication management; pertinent academic or clinical research, or medical or technical writing experience combined with project management skills). At least 3 years' experience within Scientific Publications.

  • Understands and adheres to relevant guidelines (such as , company policy and SOPs ICMJE, GPP3,IFPMA and Pharma Code of Conduct Sunshine Act and European Transparency and Privacy Laws) in a compliance driven environment

  • Outstanding interpersonal, time management, and written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities with successful outcomes

  • Demonstrated capability in publication project management combined with medical or technical writing, editing and review skills, with outstanding attention to detail

  • Working knowledge and familiarity with publication management tools and systems

  • Demonstrated track record of working in a matrix environment

  • Understanding of non-clinical and clinical research including clinical trial design and execution, statistical methods and clinical trial data reporting requirements

  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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Position: Global Publications Lead, Oncology
Company: AstraZeneca
Location: Gaithersburg, MD

Responsibilities:

  • Leading the development and execution of the publication strategy and tactical plan for global clinical studies in humans from Phase I-IV, and non-clinical trial sources including health economics and outcomes research, epidemiology, real-world evidence (RWE), payer, and non-interventional studies, aligned with a specific medical strategies and objectives

  • Heading the development of scientific, clinical and RWE planning data into timely publications for prescribers, payers, and patients through disease state and medicine insights and leading effective collaboration with cross-functional teams and external alliances

  • Tracking existing publication plans to ensure alignment with evidence plans

  • The day-to-day management of assigned publication plans, delivery of outputs, financial tracking and meeting activities, working closely with all members of the delivery team

  • Developing a thorough understanding of internal and external stakeholders to further the leverage of clinical and RWE studies

  • Manage external agency partners to ensure accuracy of publication plan and publication deliverables with respect to time, quality and cost, and ensuring correct compliance documentation is in place including budgetary responsibilities

Requirements:
  • Relevant University Degree (BS/BA) and 5+ years of experience in publication planning/medical communications OR Advanced degree in a scientific or medical discipline (eg PharmD, PhD, MD) and 2+ years of experience

  • Oncology therapeutic area expertise required (2 years minimum)

  • Poise in senior leader engagement

  • Ability to prioritize, thrive and execute in high pressure situations

  • Clear and effective communication skills

  • Collaborative and consultative cross-matrix abilities

  • The ability to appreciate and work within a large strategic framework, while maintaining strong attention to detail and compliance to global publications ethical standards and company publications policy and SOPs

  • A blend of strategic agility and tactical execution skills

  • Passion, ambition and a flair for strong team leadership across the organization

  • Demonstrated performance, budget, and resource management skills in a global organization

  • Ability to understand and adhere to good publication practices and relevant guidelines on and scientific data communication, such as ICMJE, GPP3, company policy and SOPs

Skills:

  • Strong therapeutic knowledge in oncology, ideally in immuno-oncology.

  • Complete multiple projects with a common deadline

  • Experience in collaboration within a medical affairs organization

  • Broad understanding of drug development process

  • Experience in medical communications gained through working in the pharmaceutical industry or a medical communications agency

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with external experts, investigators, journal editors and publishers and professional bodies

  • Flexibility and adaptability to manage long-term activities in a constantly changing internal and external environment

  • Working knowledge of Datavision publication management systems

  • Certification as a Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) desired

Next Steps - Apply Today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

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.

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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 / **PST or MT timezone

Vaniam Group operates in a 100% virtual environment to harness the talents and expertise of our team without geographic constraints. 

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: 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 / Associate Director, Global Publications
Company: Incyte Corporation
Location: Wilmington, DE

This position will be responsible for the delivery of high-quality scientific publications (manuscripts, congress abstracts, presentations, and posters) in support of Incyte products. Critical competencies include managing publication plans and effective leadership of cross-functional teams. This is a Headquarters-based position.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for producing high-quality publications supporting Incyte products and disease education.

  • Lead publication team, facilitating the development of new publication concepts.

  • Facilitate and drive cross-functional development of scientific statements and lexicon.

  • Contribute to the overall scientific communication strategy, demonstrating a strong knowledge of the therapeutic landscape.

  • Support the development of training materials related to Incyte and competitor congress presentations.

  • Interact with external authors and collaborators within Global / Regional Medical Affairs, Drug Development, and Drug Discovery organizations to develop and review publication content.

  • Manage external agencies and freelancers involved in the writing, editing, formatting and submission of articles to peer-reviewed scientific journals and scientific/medical conferences.

  • Write and/or edit publications as needed.

  • Track and report the progress of publication development. Utilize Datavision (with vendor support) to document project status, drafts, author comments, and Incyte reviews/approvals.

  • Understand published guidelines for authorship and good publication practices.

  • Ensure that publication activities are within company policies, procedures and good publications practices.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Degree in a scientific discipline. Advanced degree is preferred (ie, MS, PharmD, or PhD).

  • 4-7 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry, a consulting organization, and/or medical communication company as a publication manager or senior level content reviewer.

  • Experience in hematology or oncology.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and execute multiple projects; ability to multitask and work both independently and within multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Understand the clinical development process, especially clinical study data and outcome measures in hematology/oncology.

  • Ability to critically appraise and apply knowledge gained from the medical/scientific literature.

  • Strong interpersonal skills for effective professional communications, aiming to cultivate strong working relationships with both internal and external groups.

  • Ability to effectively communicate complex medical/scientific information.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (eg, Outlook, Excel, Power Point) is required, as well as familiarity and working knowledge of key software applications relevant to publication planning and implementation (eg, Datavision, literature search indices, journal databases, etc.).

  • Level of position commensurate with experience.

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