Contract - Associate Director, Medical Communications and Publications, Medical Affairs

San Francisco, CA, United States
Apr 01, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Position Summay:

As a key member of the Medical Affairs organization, the Director (Contractor), Medical Communications and Publications, Medical Affairs provides strategic input, leadership, and management of scientific communication activities, with a primary focus on Publications and conference communications. This position reports to the Executive Director, Medical Affairs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Development and execution of a comprehensive, globally aligned cross functional strategic publication plan for approved and pipeline products. This includes developing/refining of publication strategic objectives for the assigned molecule(s) aligned with the overall medical objectives, participation in data analysis efforts, editing and preparation of publications for submission, while ensuring adherence to policies and procedures established by GBT, journals, and ICMJE
  • Ensure endorsement of publication plan by governance bodies prior to execution; continuously evolve plan in conjunction with scientific landscape
  • Demonstrate the understanding of the disease area, medical strategies and objectives necessary to provide strategic input to a broad range of stakeholders on matters related to publication planning & data dissemination/disclosure
  • Implement effective and consistent strategies for engaging external expertise (e.g. Publication Steering Committee) to advise and shape publication plan strategy
  • Manage vendors to ensure deliverables are on time, within budget, and of high quality prior to subsequent internal review
  • Work collaboratively with internal functional partners on Publications and communications strategies as needed to enhance the value of GBT products
  • Support development of Advisory Board strategy and content development
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Minimum 7-11 years of experience in scientific communications including publications Pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry experience or medical communications agency experience required
  • PhD, PharmD or MD
  • Expertise in terms of clinical trial design, interpretation of scientific data, and communication via clinical/regulatory or medical affairs channels
  • Able to successfully communicate complex concepts and data to a variety of audiences
  • Able to work independently, with strong leadership skills, and effectively manage teams and projects
  • Strategic and analytical thinker with the ability to plan and design effective publication strategies
  • 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
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with exceptional time management skills are required for this highly visible global position
  • High integrity, sense of urgency, an appetite to both individually contribute and to lead within and outside of Publications and communications functions