Associate Director, Medical Communications

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Medical Communications
  3. United Kingdom
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Posting date: 15 Apr 2019

ProClinical, in support of our client, are seeking an individual to fill the role of Associate Director of medical Communications, based in Oxford, UK. The successful candidate will collaborate with the medical communication lead for the assigned therapeutic area, as well as international medical directors. Additionally, the incumbent will be responsible for the leading the implementation of publication and scientific plans.


  • Lead publication planning teams in assigned therapeutic area(s) along with the development and implementation of a comprehensive publication plan. Strategic publication planning is conducted in collaboration with the medical communication lead for the therapeutic area and the therapeutic area international and US medical directors.
  • Responsible for working cross-functionally with affiliates to identify local/regional data gaps and lead strategic publication planning efforts to address those gaps; including coordinating with biostatistics to generate the analyses and conducting regional publication planning team meetings as needed.
  • Oversee the development of abstracts, posters, oral presentations, and manuscripts that address local/regional data gaps and publication needs from clinical trials and other research.
  • Build effective partnerships with all internal stakeholders.
  • Establish strong working relationships with authors and other external experts.
  • Manage day-to-day interactions with publication agencies and participate in vendor selection activities.
  • Assist with the coordination of internal writing resources.
  • Manage all financial and contractual aspects of assigned projects, including external vendors.
  • Coordinate publication reviews and integration of reviewer comments for review of publications.
  • Ensure that all developed materials are reviewed and appropriately signed off according to SOPs. Maintain archive of approved materials within the appropriate management system.
  • Assist in the review of publications for medical accuracy, fair balance, and ensuring adherence to policies and good publication practice.
  • Ensure all publications are developed according to publication policy and good publication practice.
  • Lead the medical communication strategy activities at key medical congresses.
  • Support development of scientific communications plans and oversee execution of tactics.
  • Provide scientific/medical input into the development of commercial strategies.
  • Support the development and execution of medical education strategies.
  • Develop and expand scientific proficiency in assigned therapeutic area(s).
  • Prepare, analyze, interpret, and summarize data.
  • Evaluate study data from tables and listings.

Skills And Qualifications

  • PhD, PharmD, or MD in a scientific field and significant experience in pharmaceutical communications medical writing, or other med affairs scientific functions.
  • Extensive experience in strategic publication planning and execution of publication plans.
  • Strong Knowledge of current good publication practices and guidelines and medical writing guidelines.
  • Demonstrated experience interacting with and collaborating with authors and other external experts; ability to effectively interact with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in managing budgets across several projects.
  • Experience managing external agencies preferred.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Understand clinical trial research, the drug development process, and GCP requirements, and have experience with reviewing clinical trial data.
  • Prior medical writing experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with computer programs such as Microsoft Office suite, as well as databases such as PubMed.
  • Travel will vary, plan on 10-20%.

To Apply:

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ProClinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.