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September Listings

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Position Titles:

Associate Director, Worldwide Medical Communications

Director, Global Medical Affairs, Med Comm

Director, Scientific Communication 

Editorial and Account Management

Group Director/Team Lead, HEOR Medical Communications

Medical Communications Lead- Hemophilia/Luxturna

Medical Writer

Publications Lead 

Publications Program Manager

Specialist, Medical Communications, Global Medical Affairs


Position: Associate Director, Worldwide Medical Communications - I-O 
Company: Bristol Myers Squibb
Location: Princeton Pike New Jersey

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

Apply via Email with CV to [email protected]

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Position: Director, Global Medical Affairs, Med Comm
Company: BioMarin
Location: San Rafael, Ca

Responsibilities:

Publication Strategy & planning

  • This position will oversee the BMN270 hemophilia gene therapy program

  • Oversee literature and gap analyses to support scientific message development and publication strategy

  • Collaborate with BioMarin stakeholders to identify and articulate scientific knowledge gaps and facilitate the development of publication concepts to address gaps

  • Organize and implement advisory boards and expert meetings necessary for publication strategy development; collaborate with MDs to develop agenda and content, manage vendors, attend and present as needed

  • Develop, communicate, and implement scientific messaging platform for BioMarin products in support of the publication strategies and publication planning efforts

Publication Content Creation:

  • Research, draft, and edit scientific and medical manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and presentations, including incorporating author and reviewer comments

  • Manage agency and/or contract medical writers and/or statistical programmers, as needed

  • Oversee required graphic design for publications

  • Ensure all medical communications outputs meet the highest standards of medical/scientific integrity

  • Ensure activities adhere to authorship and publication guidelines as stipulated by ICMJE and GPP3

Publication process:

  • Ensure publication planning and development activities are executed in compliance with internal policies and procedures, including in depth documentation as specified by Good Publication Practice

Publication systems & reporting:

  • Oversee the maintenance of, and optimize the publication management system, including keeping user, drug, and study information up to date, maintaining workflow and email

  • templates, managing built-in filtering and reporting capabilities, and monitoring integration with the internal publication review and approval system, Clear

  • Oversee the provision of support to internal and external publication management system users ensuring best practices are leveraged; help with initial and ongoing training including creating and revising training materials to keep current with process changes and software upgrades

  • Review periodical publication management system audit results to identify potential areas for process improvement

  • Oversee publication metrics dashboard based on data extracted from the publication management system

  • Oversee Medical Communications’ collaboration with Global Compliance and Ethics related to Clear, the internal publication review and approval system

  • Oversee the management of the MedComm BioWeb

  • Oversee the maintenance and improvement of CIRC, the global scientific and medical research subscription system for BioMarin, and ensure that BioMarin users are trained and aware of the system and capabilities

  • Oversee the development and maintenance a system to house the scientific messaging platforms and integrate with library system

  • Oversee and the preparation of Sunshine Act report documentation

Publishing:

  • Oversee the tactical aspects of publishing activities including:

  • Graphic design

  • Electronic abstract and manuscript submission

  • Copyediting

  • Publication-related fee processing

Congress Management:

  • Oversee congress-related activities including production of congress tracking spreadsheets and calendars, generation of congress cards, and production, printing, shipping, and handling of posters.

Other:

  • Respond to internal and external questions about any publications for product area

  • Participate in Matrix cross functional team meetings to share publication planning status and issues and maintain awareness of overall product publication plan

Education & Experience:

  • BA/BS in life or health sciences; Advanced degree (MS or doctoral) preferred

  • 10 or more years of relevant experience in medical communications, publication planning and/or medical writing

  • 5 or more years managing a team of direct reports

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Position: Director, Scientific Communication
Company: Epizyme
Location: Cambridge

Epizyme, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to rewriting treatment for cancer and other serious diseases through novel epigenetic medicines. Epizyme is broadly developing its lead product candidate, tazemetostat, a first-in-class EZH2 inhibitor, with studies underway in both solid tumors and hematological malignancies, as a monotherapy and combination therapy in relapsed and front-line disease. The company is also developing a novel G9a program with its next development candidate, EZM8266, which is targeting sickle cell disease. By focusing on the genetic drivers of disease, Epizyme's science seeks to match targeted medicines with the patients who need them.

Epizyme has assembled a world-class team with a passion for scientific innovation and a commitment to developing novel epigenetic therapies. Join a dynamic, diverse and fun work environment consistent with Epizyme’s cultural attributes for success: camaraderie, collaboration, disciplined, innovative, openness, patient-focused and resilient.

Scientific Communication is one of the foundational activities of Medical Affairs. It encompasses the development and execution of a strategic, cross-functionally integrated plan for the dissemination of scientific, clinical, and health economics data.

Responsibilities:

  • Long-range strategic and tactical planning for primary and secondary publications (including timing and target journals), congress presentations (international and regional venues), and other communication channels (e.g., online “review” content)

  • Writing and/or reviewing, from a subject matter expertise perspective: abstracts, posters, oral presentations, and manuscripts

  • Serving as the “content lead” for advisory boards, including development of agendas, slides, Discussion Guides, slides, and subsequent summaries

  • Oversight of the Scientific Communication agency responsible for primary content development, author review activities, and submission of abstracts and manuscripts

  • Create, edit, and revise field medical team content, including training materials and field materials (primarily slides)

  • Ongoing “maintenance” of a Scientific Platform to define clear, coordinated, and appropriately referenced communication points related to unmet medical need, epidemiology, mechanism of disease, therapeutic rationale for target engagement, etc.

  • Manage Medical Affairs core slide libraries

  • Develop scientific communications/content for internal meetings

  • Develop/oversee development of Medical Affairs booth/tabletop display content

Education and Requirements:

  • 5 – 10 years of oncology experience within industry, demonstration of building/resetting a function

  • PharmD or PhD

  • Demonstrated experience of creating robust, compelling, accurate scientific/medical content

  • Experience working with field-based teams

  • Ability to collaborate in a highly matrixed environment

  • Clear examples of demonstrated leadership and driving results in a fast-paced environment

Apply Online or via email with resume to [email protected]

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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: Group Director/Team Lead, HEOR Medical Communications 
Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Location: Princeton Pike, NJ

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 responsibility of the Immuno-Oncology Medical Communications Manager will be to lead a team accountable for creation of timely & relevant medical communications to advance understanding of the science & maximize value for customers (publications, field medical slides, Q&A documents and standard responses to customer questions) using HEOR data. Serving as a member of the WW Publications & Scientific Content leadership team & extended member of Medical Capabilities organization, the Group Director will lead an organization of approximately 4-8 full-time and contractors, with a budget responsibility and work extensively with Senior Leaders across the globe. 

Qualifications:

  • Advance scientific degree, PharmD, PhD or MD preferred

  • 7 - 10 years of Pharmaceutical/Healthcare industry experience with a focus on medical communications

  • Demonstrated strength in leading teams to high performance

  • Proven ability to take decisions and build credibility with external investigators & collaborative partners, evidenced by strong behaviors and excellence in the science

  • Experience collaborating across a matrix, multiple markets and global geographies

  • Experience participating in, facilitating and leading cross-functional, cross-cultural project teams

  • Demonstrated ability to manage timelines and quality of work using strong organizational, communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills in a cross-functional team

  • Certification as an ISMPP Medical Publication Professional™ (CMPP) highly desirable 

  • 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 

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

Apply via Email with CV to [email protected]

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Position: Medical Communications Lead- Hemophilia/Luxturna
Company: Spark Therapeutics
Location: Philadelphia

Join the Spark Team

We were born of innovation, springing from the curiosity, imagination and dedication of remarkable scientists and healthcare visionaries. Our shared mission is to challenge the inevitability of genetic disease by discovering, developing, and delivering treatments in ways unimaginable – until now.

We don’t follow footsteps. We create the path.

Summary:

This role is a critical member of the Global Medical Affairs team. The candidate will be responsible for the development and implementation of high-impact strategic scientific publications, physician-directed communications, educational resources for field medical use, and medical education for identified Spark products, with a focus on Ophthalmology. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in the pharmaceutical industry, experience with strategic medical communications/publications and the ability to develop collaborative relationships with colleagues, KOLs, and medical societies alike.

The candidate will engage collaboratively with Medical Affairs teams, as well as with cross-functional partners including Research, Clinical Development, Marketing, and Patient Advocacy, and oversee the development and implementation of a strategic and comprehensive Medical Communications Plan, including strategic scientific message development. Additional activities include the planning and execution for advisory boards and medical education. This role will require the ability to interpret scientific/clinical data and help develop and communicate a compelling scientific platform and narrative for identified Spark products.

This person is accountable for writing and editing slides, publications and internal documents containing data from company-sponsored clinical and preclinical programs with minimal supervision. Internal documents may include scientific platforms, dossiers, and presentations. The scope also includes operational management of scientific/medical conventions, including leading the process to ensure internal medical and compliance reviews and approvals. He/she will also have the ability to lead cross-functional teams and manage external vendors when appropriate to support the activities mentioned above.

Responsibilities:

Job Function and Description:

50% of Time Collaborate with R&D, Medical and Commercial partners on developing a Medical Communications plan that is supportive of strategic medical objectives. Execute medical education programs, scientific congress activities, and medical society outreach to gather insights, educate the medical community, and build advocacy for Spark development and launch activities. Support scientific publication planning and delivery as necessary.

15% of Time Develop forums and processes to communicate results and accomplishments to key stakeholders and to senior management

15% of Time Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with key opinion leaders, and our advocacy partners (professional and patient organizations)

20% of Time Build strong collaborative relationships within the organization, and ensure visibility of Medical Affairs activities.

Requirements:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in healthcare, scientific or related discipline and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in a pharmaceutical/biotechnology or Medical Communications Agency environment, preferably working within a matrix structure.

  • A medical or advanced scientific degree (Pharm D, Ph.D., MD) is preferred.

  • Medical Affairs experience, and a minimum of 5 years of experience in Medical Communications as defined above, is preferred.

  • Practical knowledge of medical communications approaches and best practices of ICJME, GPP2 is required

  • Familiarity with regulatory and legal guidelines regarding medical communications strategy and execution is required

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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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 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: Publications Program Manager
Company: Innovative Strategic Communications, LLC
Location: Milford, Pennsylvania, USA - Virtual Position (US-based preferred)

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:

  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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 to Tim Day at [email protected]

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Position: Specialist, Medical Communications, Global Medical Affairs
Company: BioMarin Pharmaceutical
Location: San Rafael, CA, USA

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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