Publication Planning Manager - San Rafael, CA | Biospace
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Publication Planning Manager

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.

San Rafael, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Masters Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

BioMarin's Development Sciences group is responsible for everything from research and discovery to post-market clinical development. Development Sciences involves all bench and clinical research and the associated groups that support those endeavors. Our teams work on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with rare diseases. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients' lives.


The Publication Planning Manager is responsible for the timely dissemination of scientific and clinical data to healthcare providers, enabling them to provide the best possible care to their patients.  Organizationally, this position is part of the Medical Communications department supporting Global Medical Affairs.  Key functions include strategic publication planning, scientific message development and literature analyses as well as overseeing the development of manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and presentations.  Effective communication and collaboration both cross-functionally within the organization and with external experts are critical components of this role.


Develop and ensure timely execution of the publication plan in collaboration with BioMarin Global Medical Affairs, BioMarin Clinical Sciences, and external authors/investigators
Lead global publication planning meetings and coordinate publication efforts in each region
Research, develop, and edit scientific and medical manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and presentations, and ensure high-quality, accurate scientific/medical content
Lead development of scientific messaging platforms and ensure cross-functional alignment of messaging
Conduct literature analyses to support product and disease areas
Support scientific congress activities including symposia, medical booth materials, and on-site expert meetings
Develop expert knowledge of product- and disease-specific literature and create literature alerts for company-wide dissemination
Manage agency and/or contract medical writers and ensure projects are completed on time and within budget
Follow authorship and publication guidelines as stipulated by ICMJE and GPP3

Assist with maintenance and reconciliation activities within publication development database
Other tasks as assigned



At least 3 years of industry publication planning and medical communications experience.  An advanced degree in science is required.

Required Skills:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to interpret, critically analyze, and communicate complex scientific data
Advanced understanding of statistical and clinical research concepts
Understanding of biotech/pharmaceutical clinical development and regulatory processes
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a highly cross-functional environment
Strong leadership skills, including the ability to lead cross-functional teams
Strong project management skills
Solid understanding of publication development activities and GPP3 and ICMJE authorship guidelines
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Ability to perform multiple tasks under tight deadlines and maintain attention to detail
Desired Skills:

Proficiency with MEDLINE, EMBASE and other databases for conducting systematic literature searches
Datavision publication management software proficiency


Master's degree required but a Doctorate degree (PhD, PharmD) is preferred in a scientific discipline or equivalent