Associate Director, Oncology Scientific Communications

Cambridge, MA, United States
Sep 26, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
bluebird bio, a pioneer in lentiviral vector-based gene therapies and CAR T immunotherapies, is seeking a dynamic, versatile professional to join its growing Medical Affairs team. At bluebird we are committed to using cutting-edge science to make a real difference for patients with serious genetic diseases and cancer. bluebird is conducting clinical studies with two chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapies for multiple myeloma. The Associate Director, Medical Affairs, Oncology will be the first member of our Global Medical Affairs team focused on the oncology space, and will initially focus in multiple myeloma. Core responsibilities will include planning and development of a broad range of scientific and medical content including publications, internal training, and medical information deliverables. Additional responsibilities will include horizon scanning, KOL mapping, and medical insights synthesis. This individual will report to the Senior Director, Scientific Communication and Medical Operations.

bluebird bio is a dynamic, collaborative, scientifically-driven culture and the successful individual will have broad opportunities to be involved cross-functionally and grow rapidly as the organization evolves. Ability to flex, comfort with ambiguity, and facility with problem-solving are critical as we blaze new paths to bring innovative therapies to patients.

About the role:
  • Lead the development of high-visibility scientific publications for early clinical-stage oncology programs (congress presentations and manuscripts)
  • Collaborate with bluebird scientists and alliance partners on publications for late clinical-stage and development-stage oncology programs
  • Work closely with alliance partners to align scientific communications activities and materials for late-clinical stage oncology programs
  • Lead oncology Medical insights generation for oncology, including organizing and developing content for scientific advisory boards and managing KOL interactions
  • Develop and deliver core medical training material for internal education and training
  • Develop bluebird-specific medical information content; coordinate medical information operations with alliance partners for consistency and efficiency
  • Develop educational content for medical congresses
  • Lead oncology medical congress strategy for bluebird
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant guidelines, laws, and industry standard best practices

About you:
  • Doctoral degree (PharmD, MD, PhD) in biological sciences and at least 5 years of experience in a biotechnology/pharmaceutical environment required
  • Experience in Medical Affairs required, either "in-house" or at a communications or consulting agency
  • Experience in oncology required; experience in hematologic malignancy preferred, with direct experience in myeloma or CAR T immunotherapy a strong plus
  • Medical communications and publications planning experience essential
  • Ability to write/edit scientific articles, posters and abstracts with a medically strategic mindset
  • Excellent communications and project management skills; demonstrated ability to synthesize and communicate data effectively
  • Independently motivated, detail oriented and good problem-solving ability
  • Excellent organizational skills, sufficient to multi-task in an extremely fast-paced environment with changing priorities
  • Excitement about the vision and mission of bluebird, and commitment to our core values: b colorful, b cooperative, and b yourself