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September Listings

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Position Titles:

Associate Director, Global Medical Communications

Associate Director, Publications

Director, Publication Excellence

Medical Communications Execution Specialist

Medical Editor

Senior Manager, Scientific Publications

Senior Medical Writer

Senior Medical Writer, Scientific Communications

Senior Publications Manager


Position: Associate Director, Global Medical Communications
Company: Abbvie
Location: Mettewa, IL

Applicant Qualifications:

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree required. PhD, PharmD, Master’s Degree preferred.

  • 5 years of medical/scientific publications or medical inofrmation (or related) experience required. Pharmaceutical industry or related (eg, medical communication agency) experience, and people management experience required.

  • Demonstrated abilities in a leadership capacity required and demonstrated abilities in leading cross-functional teams.

  • Demonstrated experience in participating in cross-functional initiatives that have advanced a group’s or department’s reach and influence. Ability to navigate relationships with senior management, as well as develop and deliver strategic presentations for such an audience.

  • Experience developing and motivating direct reports and addressing performance issues. Experience developing and implementing processes and projects.

  • Able to maneuver through complex political situations effectively, with minimal noise, achieving win-win outcomes. Comfortable operating within “gray,” with tolerance for ambiguity, reaching decisions with limited information.

  • Exercises judgment in distinguishing issues needing elevation, as well as the level to which an issue should be elevated.

  • Adept at distilling and packaging information for varying audiences within the organization, adapting messages and level of information.

  • Manages the development of direct reports, including creation of performance assessments, goals, and growth plans. Must continually train/be compliant with all current industry requirements as they relate to medical information and publication practices.

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Position: Associate Director, Publications
Company: Takeda
Location: Cambridge, MA

As the subject matter expert on publication strategy, define and drive publication strategic plan based on medical strategies, publication obligations, and data availability. Develop and implement compliant and fit-for-purpose publication plan for the franchise. Provide oversight of agencies partners to ensure appropriate execution of publication plans. Manage budget for assigned programs, including Project Work Orders, Change Orders, invoice approval; coordinate budget reporting; responsible for appropriate tracking and reporting of transfer of value according to transparency rules and regulations. Promote good publication practices and principles among authors and internal stakeholder ensuring high scientific quality & alignment with Compliance/Legal requirements. Communicate regular updates to facilitate ongoing functional and regional planning.

Education: A higher education degree (M.D., Pharm.D., Ph.D.) is preferred; Master’s degree in biomedical discipline or equivalent with publication experience will be considered.

Experience:

  • 6+ years in the medical communications or biopharmaceutical industry, biopharmaceutical industry, preferably within a matrix structure.

  • 4+ years’ experience in Medical Affairs

  • Experience and knowledge of clinical trial reports, data presentation, and interpretation

  • Knowledge of scientific publication planning approaches is required

  • Familiarity with regulatory and legal guidelines on publication planning strategy and execution

  • Experience leading cross-functional and global teams

  • ISMPP CMPP™ certification is preferred

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Position: Director, Publication Excellence
Company: Takeda
Location: Cambridge, MA

The Director of Global Publications Excellence serves as a subject-matter expert on global publications policies and procedures. The Director is responsible for establishing the Global Publications policies & procedures, identifying training needs, developing training materials, and serving as a resource for business units, regions and local operating countries.

The Director has oversight of the implementation and use of global publications systems and tools used across Takeda which requires interfacing the IT and managing publication system vendors, is responsible for ensuring publications systems/tools meet the business needs of the organization.

The Director is responsible for the development of metrics and reports used to measure the Global Publications department’s performance and identify opportunities for efficiencies. Additionally, the Director is responsible for establishing criteria for third-party selection, performance evaluation and policies/practices for interactions with outsourcing companies.

Education: A higher education degree (M.D., Pharm.D., Ph.D.) is preferred; Master’s degree in biomedical discipline with experience will be considered.

Experience:
  • 10+ years in the medical communications or biopharmaceutical industry, biopharmaceutical industry, preferably within a matrix structure.

  • 7+ years’ experience in Medical Affairs or Clinical Development (e.g. Clinical Scientist, Medical Information, Medical Communications, Publications, Post-Doctoral medical communications residency or fellowship)

  • Experience and knowledge of communication strategies, and data presentation for various scientific and medical audiences

  • Knowledge of scientific publication planning approaches and ability to apply relevant external guidelines related to publications are required

  • Significant previous experience in managing/leading cross-function and global teams

  • Significant vendor management experience and experience with publication-support systems

  • ISMPP CMPP™ certification is preferred

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Position: Medical Communications Execution Specialist (Contractor)
Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Location: Lawrence Township, NJ 

Division/Department: Medical Effectiveness
Function: Medical

Position Description/Job Responsibilities:

Medical Communications Execution Specialist supports a publication group with one or more assets. Serves as a senior level project manager reporting to an assigned Medical Communications Execution Lead. Delivers operational leadership and execution excellence to enable successful delivery of Publications and Scientific Content to achieve company objectives.

Role accountabilities include:

  • Provide agency and financial oversight for the execution of assigned Publications/Content book of work comprised of manuscripts, abstracts, posters/oral presentations, and scientific content (eg, training materials, Standard Response Documents, slides)

  • Plan and execute all congress-related activities within associated timelines

  • Implement assigned operating model and processes to ensure efficient and compliant publication planning and tactical execution related to agency and financial aspects

  • Seek to improve operational efficiencies by identifying challenges then offering alternative strategies.

  • Proactively anticipate challenges/hurdles and develop, then lead realistic contingency plans.

  • Analyze publication and content-related metrics and reports, and implement appropriate measures to align or realign processes, as needed

  • Lead RFP initiatives for selection, on-boarding, and integration of new Medical Communication Agency partners.

  • With supervision from a Medical Communications Execution Lead, optimizes strategic internal and external partnerships and evaluates Medical Communication Agency performance.

  • Partner with Medical Communication Leads to understand the book of work and how it will be delivered within established budget and timeline.

  • Utilize publication management tools (eg, Datavision), financial systems (RPM/SAP, Ariba), and meet with Agencies to track status and budget updates.

  • Assess financial health and maintain budget and projections in financial management systems, serve as point of contact between Finance, Project Management and Agency, ensuring ongoing transparency into spend. Request financial adjustments as needed.

  • Accountable for ensuring April/September projections and year-end financial discussions, reconciliations and Service Order close outs are completed within the required timelines.

  • Oversee annual Medical Publication/Scientific Content Strategy Planning and Budget preparation, ensuring clarity in timelines, deliverables and anticipating potential barriers to successful execution

  • Collaborate effectively across the broader matrix team; disseminate timely communications to ensure alignment on the assigned portfolio book of work

Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical or related healthcare industry; Medical Communications agency experience preferred

  • Experience with change leadership and demonstrated success in leading a cross- functional matrix team with excellent organizational, written & oral communication, facilitation, interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Proven experience effectively managing timelines and identifying resource needs and constraints and implementing strategies to meet changing needs/ requirements

  • Track record of success in leading complex projects. Demonstrated strong project management skills; Project management certification (PMP) a plus

  • Experience managing 3rd party vendors and influencing without authority

  • Experience managing project and portfolio budgets

  • Advanced skill level with MS Office Suite

  • Experience with Datavision a plus

  • Congress execution experience a plus

Apply via Email: send qualified resumes to Lisa Abraham at [email protected]

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Position: Medical Editor – TWO Positions Available (FREELANCE)
Company: Innovative Strategic Communications
Location: Virtual (US-based required)

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 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: to Tim Day at [email protected]

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Position: Senior Manager, Scientific Publications
Company: Eisai Inc.
Location: Woodcliff Lake, NJ

The Senior Manager, Global Publications, Global Neurology is responsible for planning and implementing publication activities and deliverables to meet the needs of external customers and internal business partners for assigned products. The Senior Manager will actively contribute to the development of the publication strategy, oversee the implementation of execution and appropriate prioritization of publishing activities through appropriate congress selection and journal selection. He/she will be responsible for ensuring that there is alignment of activities to the strategies for the related product.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee planning and implementation of publications for assigned products, including all aspects of publication planning, development and maintaining plans in collaboration with Medical Director; development of congress abstracts, posters, slide sets and manuscripts. Oversee internal review process for all publication activities. Serve as liaison with external key opinion leaders and authors on publication development.

  • Conduct global publication subteam meetings; document and distribute minutes; liaison across global teams and with the PCU on all related publication activities

  • Collaborate with Medical Directors on the planning and execution of Scientific Advisory Board meetings. Ensure all documentation associated with advisory boards is entered into the aggregate spend reporting system (as needed).

  • Remain current on new regulations and issues regarding publication strategy/management. Contribute to development of department procedures to ensure compliance to regulations.

  • Perform bi-annual analysis of competitor’s publication activity and assess potential gaps in publication plan. Collaborate with Medical Director and Biostatisticians to manage focused analyses of existing and new data in order to identify needs and requirements for publication plans.

Job Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree preferred or BS with science major

  • 10 years related-experience with minimum of 2-4 years of experience in publication planning or equivalent in pharmaceutical industry; CMPP certification desired

  • Working knowledge of regulatory procedures and government practices pertaining to publication activities obtained through industry experience.

  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and execute multiple tasks within assigned objectives.

  • Demonstrated writing ability and the ability to understand, analyze, and summarize medical literature.

  • Proficiency in use of PC applications.

  • Experience with standardized publication planning software

  • Ability to travel up to 20%

Here at Eisai, we are rewarded with highly competitive salaries, incentive awards, a comprehensive benefits package (Medical, Dental, Prescription and Vision Plans) 401k, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life and Disability Insurance, and other great programs.

Eisai is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants. The Company also strives for a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. It is Eisai’s policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination in employment and not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of any protected status, including, but not limited to, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, ancestry, creed, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

Eisai is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran

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Position: Senior Medical Writer
Company: Abbvie
Location: Mettewa, IL

Qualifications for this role:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree required. PhD, PharmD, Master’s Degree preferred. Relevant professional certification/credential (eg, CMPP, AMWA) is a plus.

  • 3 years of medical/scientific writing experience in the pharmaceutical/health care industry, academia, or related experience (eg, medical communication agency, clinical/scientific research) required.

  • Knowledgeable of US and international regulations, requirements, and guidances associated with scientific publications.

  • Ability to assimilate and interpret scientific content, and translate information for appropriate audience.

  • Working knowledge of statistical concepts and techniques required.

  • Expert in word processing, flow diagrams, and spreadsheets. Excellent working knowledge of software programs in Windows environment. Microsoft Office and Internet navigation proficiencies essential. Working knowledge of Datavision publication management system is a plus.

  • Experience in working with collaborative, cross-functional teams, including project management experience. Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance. Good business communication skills.

  • Learns fast, grasps the 'essence,' and can change the course quickly when needed. Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo.

  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement. Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation, and manages innovation to reality.

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Position: Senior Medical Writer, Scientific Communications
Company: Vaniam Group, LLC
Location: Virtual/Remote

REPORTS TO: Senior Director or Director, Scientific Communications
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time

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

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Senior Medical Writer is responsible for independently conceiving and writing strategically aligned and accurate materials that meet the high-quality standards of Vaniam Group. This individual also plays a critical role in managing client satisfaction and relationships. In addition, this role is responsible for supporting business improvement by meeting personal and departmental goals and objectives effectively and on time. 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:

  • Develop high-quality content for an array of projects including: publications (eg, abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts), advisory boards, scientific platforms, gap analyses, literature summaries, slide sets, and training materials

  • Develop materials that are grammatically accurate and audience appropriate

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the treatment landscape and strategic positioning of Vaniam Group clients’ products to produce strategically aligned materials

  • Assist with development of project strategy with internal team and client team

  • Build strong partnerships with internal and client teams

  • Assess project needs and challenges and identify and implement solutions to meet productivity, quality, and client goals while maintaining compliance standards

  • Work with internal team to identify opportunities for organic growth and/or new business

  • Travel and participate on site at client meetings as necessary

  • Work with client services teams to plan, prioritize, and manage timelines

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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE & COMPETENCIES:

EDUCATION:
Minimum: Advanced degree in science; PhD or PharmD

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

  • At least two years of work experience in an agency, the pharmaceutical industry, or a related scientific or medical writing position

  • One year of experience as an oncology/hematology medical writer preferred

  • Highly proficient in PubMed or other scientific/medical search websites

  • Familiarity with EndNote or other reference management software and publication database (ie, Datavision) preferred

TRAVEL:

  • Travel within the US and internationally as necessary, based on project, sponsor and organizational needs (<20% travel expected)

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Position: Senior Publications Manager
Company: Abbvie
Location: Mettewa, IL

Qualifications

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree required. PhD, PharmD, Master’s Degree preferred. Relevant professional certification/credential (eg, CMPP, AMWA) is a plus.

  • 5 years of medical/scientific publications (or related) experience required. Pharmaceutical industry or related (eg, medical communication agency) experience required.

  • Demonstrated abilities in a leadership capacity required. Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of the team to enable higher performance. Collaborative teamwork and leadership track record.

  • Ability to understand and interpret medical data, and create and develop strategic communications required. Knowledge of product therapeutic area preferred.

  • Experience developing and delivering presentations to senior management. Excellent business communication skills with aptitude for summarization, as well as detail orientation.

  • Learns fast, grasps the “essence” and can change the course quickly where indicated. Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo.

  • Demonstrated abilities in a staff oversight capacity. Working knowledge of applicable regulations and legislation.

  • Ability to form, maintain, and lead productive cross-functional working teams, including addressing issues that arise.

  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement. Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation, and manages innovation to reality.

  • Microsoft Office and Internet navigation proficiencies essential. Working knowledge of statistical concepts and techniques required.

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