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October Listings

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Position Titles:

Associate Director, Worldwide Medical Communications - I-O 

Global Medical Publications and Communications Coordinator

Global Medical Publications and Communications Manager

Medical Editor

Program Manager/Senior Program Manager, Data and Analytics

Publications Lead 

Specialist, Medical Communications, Global Medical Affairs


Position:  Associate Director, Worldwide Medical Communications - I-O 
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 primary remit of the Associate Director, I-O Publications will be to partner in the development and execution of a comprehensive, globally aligned, strategic publication plans. The Associate Director will partner with Medical Publications and Scientific Content lead working collaboratively across key functions and markets to ensure timely publications of data for a particular tumor team. 

Qualifications:

  • PharmD, PhD or MD in a science subject or biomedical degree preferred; MS in biomedical discipline or equivalent with in-depth experience in publication management considered 

  • 5-10 years of experience within the pharmaceutical or related healthcare industry, in both a regional and global capacity; experience in customer facing roles Expertise of all aspects of scientific publication during all phases of drug development & commercialization process 

  • Certification as a Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) highly desirable 

  • Scientific expertise in Oncology is highly preferred

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

  • Understanding of good publication practices and guidance (GPP3, ICMJE), Sunshine Act, Pharma Code of Conduct, and other guidance related to post-marketing practices and scientific data communication 

  • Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with exceptional time management skills are required for this highly visible global position 

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite applications and familiarity with publication management tools & systems (Datavision) 

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally approximately 25-30% of the time

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Position: Global Medical Publications and Communications Coordinator
Company : Ipsen Biopharm Limited 
Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Provide high quality project coordination and administrative support to the GMPC team. The GMPC Coordinator will be responsible for the end-to-end coordination of projects on the publications management system, budget management, mandatory tracking and reporting processes, quarterly strategy (and other) meeting set up and minute management, and management and evolution of the GMPC SharePoint site, among other tasks.

Manage all projects loaded into the Project Management System, ensuring that:

  • Entries/publications are uploaded accurately and as per SOPs and Ipsen requirements

  • Project deadlines are met and risks are identified and managed

  • The publications team and stakeholders (including agencies and authors as well as internal teams) are trained and supported to ensure long term sustainability and full functionality use of the PMS

  • Coordination of mandatory tracking and reporting processes

  • Management of quarterly strategy (and other) meeting set up and minute taking

  • This is a new graduate role with exceptional opportunity for progression

Apply via Email: with CV and cover letter to [email protected]


 Position: Global Medical Publications and Communications Manager
Company: Ipsen Biopharm Limited
Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK

Implement and maintain scientific communication plans for Ipsen’s products (in development and marketed globally) in assigned strategic therapeutic areas, to optimize the value of study results to Ipsen and support the delivery of franchise research and development objectives. To bring scientific and medical research results to the scientific community and general public with integrity and accuracy in a transparent, efficient and timely manner.

  • Lead in the preparation and maintenance of rolling 12 month strategic publication plans

  • Lead & follow up actions from regular publication team meetings for assigned projects to drive progress forward in publishing scientific results

  • Manage progress and drive the preparation, review, approval, and congress/journals submission of scientific publications 

  • Revise and edit a variety of scientific documents (e.g. abstracts, posters, papers, oral presentations,) for external publication for assigned projects

  • Follow up actions from regular publication team meetings for assigned projects to drive progress forward in publishing scientific results

Apply via Email: with CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Position: Medical Editor
Company: The Curry Rockefeller Group
Location: Tarrytown, New York

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Medical Editor/Account Manager’s primary role is to provide day-to-day client interaction and overall publications management at the publication-planning and project levels. The Medical Editor/Account Manager will be responsible for the successful management of projects from implementation to reconciliation.
Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Act as the main point of contact for the client for one of its products. Oversee the coordination and implementation of scientific abstracts, posters, oral presentation slide decks, and original research and review manuscripts. Provide editing, copyediting, fact checking, annotating, and styling of same.

  2. Work closely with editorial vice presidents and scientific leads to service client’s needs by meeting client goals, fulfilling project objectives, and ensuring adherence to project timelines.

  3. Work with VP, Managing Editor, to assign project-specific tasks to medical writers and editors and assist with answering their questions and communicating queries to client.

  4. Manage status reports and provide updates on weekly client status calls. Participate in monthly client publication team conference calls and prepare minutes of call.

  5. Develop timelines and ensure programs adhere to deliverable due dates.

  6. Communicate with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) via email and phone as necessary for the successful completion of publications.

  7. Manage documentation and publication reviews in client’s web-based portal used to document all steps of publication development, review, and approval.

  8. Perform other duties as required.

Position Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree

Experience and Skills:

  • 3–5 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry or medical communications companies preferred

  • ELS and CMPP certifications preferred (but not required)

  • Thorough knowledge of AMA style guidelines as well as ICMJE and GPP3 guidelines

  • Superior attention to detail

  • Capability to handle multiple projects simultaneously 

  • Time management skills and ability to prioritize appropriately

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a fast-paced team

  • Strong command of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, EndNote, and Adobe Acrobat

  • Occasional travel for medical congresses or client meetings 

  • Solution-oriented and forward-thinking mindset

Apply via Email: with CV and salary requirements to Roy Lawlor [email protected]

Position: Program Manager/Senior Program Manager, Data and Analytics
Company: ApotheCom
Location: Yardley, PA

ApotheCom, an exciting and innovative leader in the field of medical affairs, is growing! We’re seeking a talented Program Manager/Senior Program Manager to join our Data and Analytics (DnA) team.

As an integral part of the Client Services team, Program Managers are responsible for developing and coordinating all client project elements including proposal development, financial tracking/reporting and budgeting, project and timeline management, and collaborating with account team members to update project status reports and drive program development across stakeholder groups. Involves interface with internal departments (including insight and foresight analysts, medical analysts, scientific services, meetings team, and creative/digital), clients, external experts, and vendors.  

DnA focuses on incorporating data from multiple sources (eg, literature, social media, patient records, etc) and helping clients recognize the value of their medical communications efforts in facilitating clinician decisions. Come join our team and help us develop, validate, and deliver our leading-edge services to biopharmaceutical organizations.

Apply via Email: to Matt Lewis, MPA, Global Chief Data and Analytics Officer at ApotheCom, at [email protected] with a brief email introducing themselves, their interest in the role and an attached CV. All inquiries will be kept confidential


Position: Publications Lead
Company: AstraZeneca/MedImmune
Location: Gaithersburg, MD

Position Summary:
Responsible for the development, management, and execution of strategic publication plans and high-quality clinical publications for investigational pipeline and/or marketed products in assigned therapeutic area(s). Responsible for ensuring publications plans and deliverables are in compliance with MedImmune publication policies and external publication guidelines, and that publications represent a transparent and fair balance communication of data. Works under limited supervision/independently to manage and prioritize workload and ensure deliverables are completed per time and quality goals. Manages/Leads cross-functional teams in the development and execution of strategic publication plans in alignment with PDT strategy and objectives.

  • Oversees the entire publication development process to deliver high-quality publications, leading cross-functional teams, effectively collaborating with internal and external key stakeholders, and ensuring compliance with internal and external publication guidelines.

  • Ensures the timely dissemination of clinical data from investigational pipeline products according to budget, timelines, and strategic publication plans.

  • Provides oversight of Publication Associates in support of publication-related activities for assigned programs.

  • Ensures the high quality and transparency of publications by maintaining/promoting familiarity with ICMJE, GPP3, CONSORT, AMA, and other external standards as well as MedImmune publication policies and procedures.

  • Contributes to ongoing/Identifies new process improvements, including development and/or revisions of procedural documents.

  • Contributes to/Develops budget forecasts and planning for publication strategy and development.

Requirements:

  • Requires 3+ years of experience in medical communications/publications in pharmaceutical/biotech industry, medical communications agency, CRO, or academic setting with equivalent experience.

  • Strong track record in publications or project management required; ability to effectively manage multiple stakeholders and projects to within budget.

  • Working knowledge of overall drug development process, including stages of development and role of different functional areas required. Background in biologics and/or previous experience in therapeutic areas of MedImmune products a plus.

  • Thorough working knowledge and understanding of all aspects of publication strategy and planning strongly preferred.

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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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