Scientific / Medical Communications (Medcom) Specialist - San Diego, CA | Biospace
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Scientific / Medical Communications (Medcom) Specialist


San Diego, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Masters Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Communications, Medical Affairs, Medical Writer, Medical Writing,

Job Description


Samumed is a pharmaceutical platform company based in San Diego, California, focused on advancing regenerative medicine and oncology applications through research and innovation ( Samumed has discovered new targets and biological processes in the Wnt pathway, allowing the company to develop small molecule drugs that have the potential to address numerous degenerative conditions as well as many forms of cancer. Samumed is currently conducting clinical trials for multiple disease areas, including osteoarthritis, androgenetic alopecia, tendinopathy, degenerative disc disease, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and it has a broad pipeline targeting areas of significant unmet medical need.

Job Description and Responsibilities:

Samumed is currently looking for a talented and experienced Medcom Specialist to join its team.  The Medcom Specialist will be responsible for the production and review of medical communications for congresses, journals and scientific exchange.  S/he will primarily support the Medical Affairs team and will interface with HEOR, Preclinical, Clinical and Biostatistic functions when necessary.  S/he will coordinate scientific review materials, ensuring timely deliverables against deadlines.  Strong scientific and data expertise are essential, as well as organizational skills.  The Medcom Specialist will work across multiple therapy areas as the Samumed product portfolio develops.  Reporting to VP of Medical Affairs initially, the position is a full-time role in Samumed’s San Diego office.

Key Responsibilities:

•   Medical Writing: Write and/or edit scientific and medical communications including abstracts, posters, presentations, and manuscripts to support multiple therapeutic areas
•   Creation of Medical Resources: Create and maintain scientific exchange tools for internal and external teams, including:
     o   Ensure version alignment and curation of materials within server architecture  
     o   Translation of primary biostatistical analyses into scientific exchange materials
     o   Provide quality control review of documents
•   Creation of Medical Information Resources: Medical information letters and FAQs
•   Coordination of Scientific Review Committee: Development and maintenance of timelines for document generation, revisions and sign-off for final versions
•   Assist Corporate Resource Development: Aid development and maintenance of writing tools, templates and style manuals.  Aid in digital media content production and design



•   Advanced (Pharm D, PhD, MD) or Master’s level degree from a recognized academic institution
•   Three years+ medical writing experience in a relevant specialty within the pharmaceutical industry
•   Knowledge of compliance and regulatory requirements
•   Strong, demonstrable comprehension of complex clinical data
•   High attention to detail in written and oral communications
•   Experience with graphic design, graphing software, reference managers and biostatistics software desirable
•   Excellent written and verbal communications skills
•   High proficiency with Powerpoint, Word and Excel software
•   Project management experience with proven ability to deliver projects to deadlines
•   Extensive experience of working in cross matrix, cross functional teams with excellent interpersonal skills