Director, GMA Oncology, Publications

Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Jul 23, 2021
Science/R&D, Oncology
Pharm Country
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for cardiovascular diseases, under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.

Job Summary:
Director, Global Medical Affairs Oncology Publications works with Cross Functional Team to develop strategic publication plans, drive the execution of publication projects of assigned products, and support other GMA Oncology activities as needed.
  • Collaborate with Global and Regional Medical Affairs, co-development company and various cross functional teams to develop publication plans of assigned GMA Oncology products
  • Leads the planning and execution to ensure high quality and timely delivery of scientific publications
  • Manages publication activities in Datavision publication management software, including internal and external review and collection of authorship agreements, financial disclosures and author approvals
  • Ensures documentation of compliance with authorship and publication guidelines as stipulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and Good Publication Practice for Communicating Company-Sponsored Medical Research (GPP)
  • Works with and oversee publication vendors to ensure deliverables are of high quality, delivered in a timely manner, and in budget.
  • Liaises with internal and external stakeholder, co-development company, including authors, researchers, investigators, GMA medical leads, R&D clinical leads, bio stats and Publications Committee members on publication activities
  • Leads study publication committee discussions, including monthly, quarterly and yearly publication update meetings as needed
  • Manage timelines of publication output
  • Facilitate study Publication Committee discussion
  • Liaise with internal & external authors, academic research organizations, and study investigator
  • Manage vendor budget and activities
  • Oversee the quality and timeline of vendor work
  • Collaborate with study medical lead and biostat to ensure availability of necessary data
  • Coordinate author review/approval & internal review approval
  • Submit abstract/manuscripts with vendor support
  • Facilitate response to journal reviewer comments/requests
  • Track publication tracking and announcements, in coordination with MI/E
  • Support global medical communication plan development by collaborating with GMA team including co-development company
  • Support other global data dissemination activities as needed
  • Align with the Head of Publications Oncology and respective team members to ensure robust publication plans for the Therapeutic Area and respective products. Mentor Associate Director Publication leads on publication planning and execution related matters.
  • Lead and facilitate Publication Review Committee(s) discussion. Coordinate author review/approval and internal review approval of manuscripts, abstracts, poster presentations, and oral presentations related to the brand(s).
  • Manage vendor budget and activities and oversee the quality and timeline of vendor work
  • Manage Publication tracking and announcement, in coordination with Medical Director and Medical Information /Education function
  • Contribute to development of medical communication plan budget (i.e. Publications, Medical Slides, and other related projects). Collaborate with Medical Director responsible for Communication Strategy and Medical Program Management on tracking and management of budget.
  • Support Head of Publications- Oncology by assisting with department initiatives:
    • Assist in enhancing processes, procedures, and workflow strategies across the publication team
    • Review of publication tools and databases to determine the best technologies to enhance publication workflow
    • Partner internally to capture timely metrics and Key Performance Indicators based reporting
    • Assist in department wide publications initiatives as needed.
Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • PharmD in Health Sciences preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree Advanced Degree in Health Sciences may be considered based on years of experience/qualifications required
  • PhD in Health Sciences preferred
  • Master's Degree Advanced Degree in Health Sciences may be considered based on years of experience/qualifications preferred
  • 7 or More Years of pharmaceutical industry, clinical, and/or academic experience for PharmD, or PhD required
  • 7 or More Years of pharmaceutical industry experience required
  • 10 or More Years with publication/communication agency for MS degree in health sciences required
  • 10 or More Years proven track record of working successfully with cross functional teams to achieve goals preferred
  • 10 or More Years experience with publication planning required
  • 10 or More Years experience with clinical trials and international work experience preferred
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.