Associate Director/Director, Scientific Publications - Menlo Park, CA | Biospace
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Associate Director/Director, Scientific Publications

Dermira Inc.

Menlo Park, CA
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Position Type:
Full time
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Areas of Expertise Desired:
Medical Affairs,

Job Description

Dermira is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to identifying, developing and commercializing innovative, differentiated therapies to improve the lives of patients with dermatologic diseases. The Associate Director/ Director, Scientific Publications will develop and lead the execution of Dermira’s Publications Plan.   This position reports to the Director, Medical Affairs.

Key responsibilities
•   Develop Dermira’s annual strategic publications plan in close collaboration with cross-functional internal stakeholders and partner companies
•   Ensure alignment of the publications strategy with all relevant functions
•   Chair cross-functional publications team meetings
•   Lead and manage the execution of Dermira’s publication plan across the product portfolio
•   Manage all administrative requirements in support of publications plans, including chairing publications team meeting (internal and with partner) and managing publications budget
•   Actively manage the review process for publications (poster, abstracts, manuscripts etc.) including interactions with authors, medical writers, and all relevant stakeholders
•   Provide regular publication updates to all internal stakeholders and serve as internal expert on all Dermira publications
•   Perform literature searches and gap analysis in support of robust publications plan development
•   Ensure alignment of the publications plan with all corporate policies and industry guidelines (ICMJE, GPP3)
•   Manage medical communications agencies
•   Other responsibilities within medical affairs may be assigned


•   Advanced scientific degree (PhD, PharmD, MD) preferred
•   6+ years of related work experience in biopharmaceutical industry highly preferred
•   Experience and knowledge in inflammation / dermatology disorders preferred
•   Knowledge of GPP3 and ICMJE industry guidelines
•   Excellent planning and organizational skills
•   Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•   Ability to efficiently manage time and priorities
•   Ability to work in fast-paced environment while working collaboratively on multiple