ISMPP Job Board

November Listings

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Position Titles:

Director-Global Scientific Comms

Editorial and Account Management

Manager / Associate Director, Scientific Communications Operations

Medical Editor

Medical Writer

Publication Program Manager

Scientific Services Director

Specialist, Medical Communications, Global Medical Affairs


Position: Director-Global Scientific Comms
Company: Eli Lilly & Company
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

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 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.

As the Director, Global Scientific Communications, you will be accountable for providing strategic leadership for the Business Unit(s) and/or Therapeutic Area Team(s) to which you are assigned. You will engage TA BUs as a strategic partner driving a content strategy and delivering the portfolio. You will be responsible for developing, managing, and implementing both global strategies and tactical direction for delivering medical/scientific communication. You will develop a flexible organization that can respond to changes in the pipeline and continue to deliver on evolving business demands and external expectations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Therapeutic Strategy Ownership and Implementation of Regulatory Submission, Approval, and Publication Strategy

  • Enterprise Leadership

  • People Management and Development

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 5 years experience in medical communications, clinical research or pharmaceutical medicine related to the drug development process.

  • Prior management experience

Additional Skills/Preferences :
  • Bachelor’s or Advanced degree (PharmD, PhD, MBA) in a healthcare or scientific field

  • Strong knowledge of the creation and delivery of regulatory, publication, commercialization and/or healthcare communication plans

  • Ability to coach and develop peers and direct reports

  • Six Sigma experience

Proven ability to:
  • Influence strategically across matrixed organization, with your peers locally and globally.

  • Lead transformational change across your organization, and/or prior Six Sigma Black Belt.

  • Handle both details and broad strategy, and to be able to understand the impact of each upon the other.

Apply Online

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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Position: Editorial & Account Management
Company: inScience Communications 
Location: UK and US

inScience Communications is a medical communications agency with over 30 years of experience in the industry. We offer excellent opportunities for career progression with a focus on employee satisfaction and retention. 

We’re looking for talented people in the UK and the US, keen to take on new roles as part of our expanding operation, working with some of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical industry.

We are looking for individuals at all levels across our editorial and account management teams.

This is a fantastic opportunity offering real variety on a day-to-day basis. You will work with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation and will be joining a supportive team who actively share ideas and work in partnership with our clients.

As a rapidly growing company, with continuing plans for expansion, now is an excellent time to join the team and make a difference.

Please contact our recruitment team at [email protected] with any queries or to talk through your current situation and where you might fit in.

Apply Online 

inScience Communications provides strategic and tactical medical communications services to the global and local pharmaceutical industry. Our six global offices are based in Chester, Knutsford, London, New York, Philadelphia and Tokyo.

inScience Communications is a brand of Springer Healthcare. Springer Healthcare is part of the Springer Nature group. You can find out more about our company structure at http://www.springernature.com/gb/

Springer Nature is the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. The company employs almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries and has a turnover of approximately EUR 1.5 billion. Springer Nature was formed in 2015 through the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media.

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Position: Manager / Associate Director, Scientific Communications Operations
Company: Insmed
Location: Bridgewater, New Jersey

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains systems and processes critical to the compliant and efficient execution of the global scientific communications plans. 

  • Scientific Communications has responsibility for the development and delivery of internal and external scientific communication strategy and related tactics including global publications (e.g., abstracts, posters, manuscripts) and scientific materials for Medical Affairs team members. 

  • Identify and communicate any gaps, updates and/or enhancements needed for systems that support publications and scientific communications

  • Support standardization across the geographies 

  • Work with agency partners 

  • Build reports, and identify potential timeline risks and deviations, and collaborate to implement solutions

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred

  • Manager: minimum 5 years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry, primarily in Medical Affairs publications project management is required; 

  • Associate Director: minimum 7 years relevant experience.

  • Knowledge of relevant guidance including, but not limited to International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) guidelines, CME Open Payments reporting, Good Publication Practice (GPP3)

  • Ability to create, track and plan timelines and budgets

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and document management systems (e.g. Datavision/PubSTRAT, SharePoint, Veeva Vault, Agiloft, etc.)

  • Experience in launch of document management systems preferred

  • Ability to manage external vendors 

  • Up to 10% travel

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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
Company: Truposha, LLC (Publication Practice Counsel™)
Location: Hillsborough, NJ – virtual position (US-based preferred)

Seeking motivated, resourceful, experienced medical writers to join dynamic, growing medical communications company.

Truposha, LLC (dba Publication Practice Counsel™) is a full-service, boutique medical communications agency specializing in scientific publications, medical education, process improvement & compliance. We are seeking bright, resourceful, highly motivated and proactive medical writers to join our team of medical communication professionals. If you are interested in using your scientific knowledge to create high quality scientific publications and medical enduring materials, enjoy working in collaborative team environment and being rewarded for outstanding performance, then you've come to the right place and we encourage you to apply to our company.

This position will be responsible for delivery of high-quality scientific publications (manuscripts, congress abstracts, presentations, and posters) and medical education materials (eg, slide decks, medical Q&A, congress summaries, etc.) within hematology/oncology and/or diabetes areas. Critical competencies include strong medical writing and editorial skills, and effectively working with team members.

Apply Online

Experience in hematology/oncology and/or diabetes highly preferred.
Remote work.

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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: Scientific Services Director, Publication Planning & Outcomes Research
Company: Churchill Communications
Location: Maplewood, NJ

New Jersey-based Churchill Communications and Churchill Outcomes Research were founded in 1989 by practicing clinicians who sought answers to questions about the role of new therapeutic interventions in routine clinical care. We are seeking a like-minded healthcare professional to serve as a scientific director who will lead an exceptional team of clinician-writers and outcomes researchers.

Our scientific services directors provide our clients with content expertise and are responsible for the development of scientifically accurate and clinically relevant editorial content. Upon assignment of a new project, our scientific directors collaborate with external authors and medical affairs professionals, supervise contract and freelance writers, and interact with journal editors, scientific congresses and patient advocacy groups.

Candidates require a degree as a PA, RN, NP, RPh, or PharmD, and at least 2 years of medical communications experience is a must. Expert knowledge of GCP and GPP, and insights into the daily challenges facing providers, caregivers, and patients are fundamental. The position will go to the most qualified candidate who can best communicate their passion for improving healthcare delivery as well as their vision for positioning a mature business for future success.

If your career goals include applying your clinical experience to programs that make a real difference in patients’ lives, we would love to chat with you.

Apply via Email: with CV and salary request in confidence to Tom Berry, PA, MBA, 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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