Associate Director, Scientific Communications

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Medical Communications, Media & Publishing
  3. United States
Cambridge, USA
Posting date: 26 Feb 2020
This vacancy has now expired

Proclinical is currently recruiting for an Associate Director of Scientific Publications with a biopharmaceutical company located in Cambridge, MA. Successful candidate will be responsible for leading the cross-functional short- and long-term strategic development and tactical execution of medical and scientific presentations and publications, scientific platforms, advisory boards, MSL materials, and digital Medical communications.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide Medical Publications leadership across a portfolio of products, including implementation of best practices and long-range strategic planning and the development of policies, procedures, and templates.
  • Lead a Publication Committee to ensure publication strategy alignment with global medical affairs objectives, provide ideas for generating manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and orals of scientific interests, and then lead content development and review to ensure alignment with strategy and the scientific platform.
  • Provide leadership that establishes best practice interactions with external stakeholders (medical experts, advisory boards, patient advocacy groups), and internal stakeholders (Research, Development, Clinical Operations Marketing, HEOR, Legal, Regulatory, Corporate Communications, and Regional Leadership).
  • Develop and manage Medical Affairs communication activities at scientific congresses; serve as a key advisor on congress/convention best practices and long-term strategy.
  • Develop and maintain medical communications business plan and budget as part of the overall strategy for medical affairs.
  • Manage vendors and budgets to execute on agreed-upon tactics and projects often executing on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of disease biology, scientific data, and competitive data in order to develop scientifically rigorous and high-quality products and programs.
  • Ensure adherence to good publication practices and relevant guidelines on and scientific data communication, such as ICMJE, GPP3, company policies and all relevant SOPs.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Advanced Clinical/Science degree or professional credentials required (MD/DO, PhD, PharmD, PA, NP).
  • A minimum of 2-3 years (for Senior Manager)/ 5+ years (for Associate Director) experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry in Medical Affairs, with experience working with cross-functional in-house and field-based teams.
  • Certification as a Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) desired.
  • Oncology-specific experience required.
  • Prior Medical Communication required; experience within additional Medical Affairs functions (e.g., Medical Information, MSL, etc.) highly desired.
  • Working knowledge of publication management systems.
  • Strong organizational skills and business planning, including development of a budget and adherence to targets.
  • Attention to detail and strong project management.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.

To Apply:

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A full job description is available on request.

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

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.