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Director, Medical Communications

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142

Post Date: 03/26/2018 Job ID: 1907 Job Category: Clinical: Clinical Operations and Development

Based in Cambridge Massachusetts and reporting directly to the Executive Director, Global Head Medical Communications and Medical Information. The Director of Medical Communications will be accountable for development and implementation of the global medical communications strategy and establishment of scientific communication platforms for all products both marketed and in development.

Job Responsibilities:

· Lead the cross-functional publication team, align key internal stakeholders on publication plans (e.g. R&D, Medical Affairs, Regulatory) and communicating plans / outputs to relevant stakeholders (e.g. investigators) to ensure prioritized submission and publication of data to address unmet educational needs.
  • Work with internal and external authors in facilitating the development of abstracts, posters, presentations, original manuscripts, and review papers.
  • Contribute to and ensure development of abstracts for submission to all congresses and partner with Congress Strategy lead from Medical and Commercial to map out accepted oral and poster presentations
  • Coordinate and manage the Scientific Medical Writing group to ensure timely delivery and submission of publications.
  • Collaborate with multiple functional teams including Medical Affairs, clinical and R&D to identify available data and publications into medical communications and educational resources.
  • Drive development of scientific communications platforms.
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of the annual Medical Affairs strategy
  • Manage assigned publications budget
  • Manage the Scientific Medical Writing group
  • Cover poster and scientific sessions at select medical conferences and write debriefs.
  • Manage publication agencies
  • Act in line with legal, regulatory and company standards and codes of practice (such as our client' s Code of Conduct, Good Publications Practice, ICMJE recommendations and any other directives and guidelines)


Qualifications/ Requirements:

· Advanced degree scientific medical field (PhD, PharmD, MD)
  • 8+ years of professional experience in the pharmaceutical / biotechnology industry or related experience
  • Medical affairs, clinical development, or medical communications agency experience preferred, rare disease/neurology disease state related experience is preferred
  • Experience leading peer-reviewed publications, collaboration with scientific experts is required
  • Experience interpreting and presenting scientific data required
  • External agency and budget management experience required
  • Working knowledge of statistical concepts and techniques is required.
  • Experience in working with fast paced, collaborative, cross-functional teams
  • Knowledgeable of US and international regulations, requirements, and guidance’ s associated with scientific publications is required
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Denise Kowalski
Clinical Recruiter

Denise is a focused, relationship-driven individual who brings creative energy and an eagerness to conquer new challenges to her role. A passionate life-long learner, Denise’s excellent communication skills, strong work ethic, and genuine interest in helping others make her a valuable asset to the Clinical team.

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