Associate Director, Scientific Publications- Oncology

Cambridge, MA, United States
Oct 01, 2020
Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Associate Director, Scientific Publications- Oncology

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.

Job Description:

The Associate Director, Scientific Publications is accountable and responsible for all aspects of scientific publications within the assigned therapeutic area products, including strategic & tactical planning, execution and implementation of key company scientific data to be presented at various planned relevant congresses. This position will also serve as the central point of contact and overall coordinator for all internal/external stakeholders regarding scientific publications (abstracts, posters, manuscripts) for the assigned products. This position will also have external vendor oversight in managing the write up of manuscript with internal and external authors, select intended journal, as per company SOP and existing scientific publication guidelines. The candidate will also need to coordinate alignment with other key internal partners including Medical Director, Head of Medical Affairs, Clinical Operations group running the Oncology studies, Statistics, and global Medical Affairs personnel.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Lead and implement the development of strategic and tactical publication plans for assigned therapeutic area marketed and pipeline products.
  • Lead and responsible for the implementation of publication plans to ensure efficient and timely execution of high-quality publication deliverables.
  • Serve as central contact with internal and external stakeholders on all aspects of scientific publications to ensure efficient and transparent communication.
  • Align with and support other scientific/medical activities led by global publication teams and/or alliance partners as needed.
  • Provide content and editorial support for select publications as needed.
  • Ensure adherence to all applicable SOPs, policies, processes, and compliance guidelines.
  • Prepare and manage publication budget for assigned product, collaborate with Finance to coordinate the processing and reporting of all financial activities.
  • Oversee vendor-related activities (selection, training, contracting, onboarding, day-to-day operation, performance evaluation and improvement).
  • Complies with all laws, regulations and policies that govern the conduct of Ipsen U.S. staff.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams within Ipsen to provide medical/scientific expertise
  • Ensure appropriate scientific, disease and Ipsen product knowledge
  • Offer medical input and manage publication budgets for therapeutic product assigned

  • Degree in Life Sciences with proficiency in clinical research development or equivalent Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences or related fields is required; Advanced degrees in Health Sciences or related fields are highly preferred (MD, PhD, PharmD, MS).
  • 5+ years of industry experience in Publications, Medical Affairs, or Medical Communications within a pharmaceutical/biotech company or scientific publication/medical communication agencies. Can include Fellowship experience
  • General understanding of overall medical affairs strategy
  • Competency with Medical Affairs deliverables, with areas of proficiency
  • Ability to synthesize information to draw conclusions and form a big picture view; ability to formulate recommendations accordingly
  • Ability to execute on specific deliverables within a tactical plan with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in translating strategy to tactics, assisting with formulation of aspects of the disease tactical plan
  • Medical or Scientific proficiency in oncology preferable
  • General understanding of the specific disease(s) and treatments
  • Understanding of methods of data generation and dissemination
  • Understanding of activities related to planning, conduct, and analysis of clinical trials
  • Ability to engage collaboratively with external experts (investigators, opinion leaders) in the disease area
  • Recommends modifications to processes or policies to senior functional management
  • Demonstrated ability to form collaborative partnerships within formal and informal networks

IPSEN is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.","datePosted":"2020-05-06T00:00:00.000Z