Medical Publication Associate Director / Lead - Intercon Markets
The Medical Publication Lead - Intercon Markets role is responsible for development of globally aligned, local publication plans and execution of high quality, timely, and ethical medical publications in support of local medical Intercon market needs.
• Key Responsibilities and Major Duties:
o Translates medical strategies and objectives into actionable long-term strategic publication plans for the markets at key international and local congresses
o Ensures endorsement of publication plan by relevant governance bodies prior to execution; continuously evolves and maintains plan in conjunction with scientific landscape and in alignment with Local Market Medical, World Wide (WW) Medical and WW Medical Publications / Content strategy.
o Reviews publication drafts for scientific quality and to ensure alignment & consistency with author direction, the scientific communication platform and key communication points supported by data.
o Manages author interface to ensure timely execution and delivery of publications in accordance with GPP3, market regulations and BMS processes.
o Promotes and reinforce good publication practices and principles among authors and internal publication stakeholder community ensuring all publications are being authored, written, and reviewed according to GPP3 and BMS processes.
o Leads execution of the local publication planIdentifies, selects, and manages 3rd-party providers and independent contractors to ensure the timely and compliant delivery of quality medical publications;
o Partners with WW Publication Leads and Market Medical to assess, plan, and allocate resources (budget, medical writing, bio-statistical services) to ensure timely delivery of high quality medical communications;
o Serves as the market publication point of contact for the WW & Content teams; ensuring country/global level of awareness & connectivity
o Communicates timely publication updates and metrics to stakeholders to facilitate ongoing functional planning and inform dependencies;
o Provides publication management oversight to Market Medical
o Leads the execution of the publication platform (abstracts, presentations) at prioritized congresses
o Demonstrates the understanding of the disease area, medical strategies and objectives necessary to provide strategic input to a broad range of stakeholders for publication planning & data dissemination/disclosure.
o Fosters collaborative relationships with academic and clinical experts, publishers, medical associations & other relevant stakeholder groups.
o Engages and effectively aligns with WW Publication / Content Organization and across a broad range of key internal stakeholders:
o to facilitate decision making during publication planning and execution process;
o to facilitate early identification of anticipated data disclosures that may be relevant for key external audiences and enabling timely preparation of other data dependent communications
o In the case of an alliance partnership, responsible for establishing work plan and building relationships necessary for success.
o Employs innovative strategies and solutions to ensure timely communication of scientific data and extend the scientific reach and breadth of publications.
Experience / Qualifications:
o Advanced degree: PharmD, PhD or MD in natural science (biology, human biology) subject or biomedical degree preferred
o A minimum of 5-7 years of experience within the pharmaceutical or related healthcare industry
o Expertise across all aspects of scientific publication strategy, planning and execution during all phases of drug development and commercialization process (investigational, registration, pre & post-launch and marketed), preferred
o Certification as a Medical Publication Professional (CMPP), highly desirable
o Scientific expertise in Oncology, preferred
o Must have experience working in highly matrix environment across a broad range of functional areas and effectively collaborating with the Medical Affairs, Health Outcomes, R&D, regulatory, legal and commercial teams
o Understanding of the clinical trial design and execution, statistical methods and clinical trial data reporting requirements
o Understanding of good publication practices and guidance (GPP3, ICMJE), Sunshine Act, Pharma Code of Conduct, and other guidance related to post-marketing practices and scientific data communication
o Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with exceptional time management skills are required for this highly visible global position
o Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite applications and familiarity with publication management tools & systems (Datavision)
o Travel Required (nature and frequency) 25% International travel