Associate Director, Publications

Location
Bannockburn, IL, US
Posted
Jun 10, 2021
Ref
6095
Hotbed
BioMidwest
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Overview

Imagine\u2026 2 weeks after the birth of your child you realize they aren't meeting critical developmental milestones and after months of doctor's appointments you are told your baby has a rare neurological disease that would impact how they would live their lives.

This is the reality of parents whose children have Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and it's the reason why we at Novartis Gene Therapy are laser focused on bringing hope and possibility to those devastated by rare genetic diseases.

We use cutting-edge technology to turn promising gene therapies into proven treatments beginning with SMA but also focusing on Rett Syndrome and Friedreich's Ataxia.

Imagine the lives you could transform by joining the Novartis Gene Therapy team.

The Associate Director Publications, drives the publication strategy and dissemination of key scientific data. This role plays a major role in establishing the organizations scientific expertise and communicating pre-clinical, clinical, and HEOR related data to the key stakeholders in the extended scientific/medical community.

Responsibilities

 

  • Leads and executes all activities related to the preparation of scientific medical publications (i.e., medical, scientific, and health economics manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and oral presentations).
  • Supports the development and revision of the publication plan in conjunction with the project teams based on clinical development milestones, HEOR project deliverables, product life cycle, and scientific and unmet medical needs and gain endorsement of annual publication plan by key internal stakeholders prior to plan execution
  • Supports the timely execution of the publication plan, including vendor management.
  • Ensures that scientific publication activities are within industry-standard guidelines for authorship and good publication practices (e.g. GPPE, ISMPP).
  • Interfaces and effectively collaborates with external stakeholders and internal cross-functional teams including: clinical research, clinical operations regulatory, safety, biostatistics, to ensure accurate and timely completion/delivery of scientific publications.
  • Coordinates the review, approval, and other applicable activities related to the development of scientific publication projects.
  • Performs literature searches and interpret data, as needed, for drafting publication content.
  • Other relates duties as assigned.


Qualifications

 

 

  • Bachelors, Masters, or Advanced degree preferred - MD, PhD, or PharmD, in relevant field with experience in bio-pharmaceutical industry; 10 years' relevant experience with Bachelors, 8 years relevant experience with Masters or 6 years relevant experience with Advanced degree.
  • Relevant professional certification/credential (i.e., CMPP, AMWA) is a plus.
  • Proven strategic thinking and the ability to assimilate and interpret scientific content, and translate information for appropriate audience.
  • Knowledgeable of US and international regulations, requirements, and guidance associated with scientific publications, including GPPE, ICMJE recommendations, and the development and documentation of compliant material with understanding of Datavision.
  • Successful track record of managing multiple projects in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment.
  • Impeccable attention to detail and ability to complete writing assignments in a timely manner with minimal oversight.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Relevant professional certification/credential (i.e., CMPP, AMWA) is a plus.
  • Proven strategic thinking and the ability to assimilate and interpret scientific content, and translate information for appropriate audience.
  • Knowledgeable of US and international regulations, requirements, and guidance associated with scientific publications, including GPPE, ICMJE recommendations, and the development and documentation of compliant material with understanding of Datavision.
  • Successful track record of managing multiple projects in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment.
  • Impeccable attention to detail and ability to complete writing assignments in a timely manner with minimal oversight.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

 


The level of this position will be based on the final candidate's qualifications.

Why Novartis?

769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we're proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people's lives. We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world's toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying! Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

Novartis Gene Therapies Benefit Summary:

Annual bonus, long term incentive, health insurance, paid vacation/holidays, potential flexible working arrangements (based on role) and an employee recognition program are available for this position, among many other benefits provided to employees of Novartis Gene Therapies.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Novartis Gene Therapies is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.