Director, Global Scientific Communications

New York City, New York
Oct 08, 2021
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

The Director, Global Scientific Communications will support Pfizer Oncology in leading and developing a scientific communication strategy for publications and congresses, and will work closely with the Global Medical Affairs Teams, Clinical Teams, Medicine Team Leaders, and Publications Management Specialists to plan and execute publication activity.


  • Lead and chair Scientific Publication Committees (SPCs) for assigned compound(s) to develop global publication plans including abstract submissions, congress presentations and manuscripts
  • Drive global communication strategies with medical affairs and clinical teams and ensure alignment of regional/local strategies.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external authors through engagement with ongoing publication activities, including congress presentation slide reviews and external publication steering committee meetings
  • Lead internal communications around new and key scientific data on medicines and disease areas of interest to cross-functional stakeholders
  • Facilitate the development of congress presentations with external authors prior to and onsite congresses (eg, slide reviews) including enhanced publication content
  • Support medicine teams, regional teams, and global medical affairs, and other Pfizer Oncology stakeholders in engaging with the external medical community 
  • Support digital and patient-centric communications activities including medical content for social platforms, digital data dissemination platforms, plain language summaries, scientific communication platforms, external landscape analyses, and global newsletters
  • Partner with Corporate Affairs, Commercial Development, and other Pfizer Oncology stakeholders around medicine/disease scientific communications
  • Collaborate with other Global Scientific Communications Directors to plan and develop content for internal and external sites
  • Contribute to strategic planning for global medical congresses with cross-functional teams in support of Pfizer Oncology’s key data and scientific presence
  • Lead and contribute to internal communications regarding pre- and post-congress coverage reporting
  • Collaborate with Publications Management Team specialists to manage publication vendors, budgets, and operational activities as needed



  • Advanced scientific/healthcare degree required (PharmD, PhD, MS, etc.)
  • Minimum 7 years experience in the healthcare/pharmaceutical sector with 3+ years experience in Medical Affairs/Scientific Publications/Medical Communications
  • Experience with scientific peer-reviewed publications, global medical communications, and industry publication best practices
  • Represent a function within a matrix organization through a strong track record of excellent presentation, customer facing, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong track record of written and oral communication skills to develop and present scientific information to varied audiences and articulate messages succinctly
  • Understand detailed technical information and convey complex ideas to a variety of audience types and cultures
  • Quickly build rapport and credibility with key internal and key external stakeholders through strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills to track numerous tasks for multiple simultaneous projects in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Direct external vendors and manage budgets, timelines, and quality of deliverables
  • Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.


  • Experience in oncology


Up to 15% travel (domestic and international)

Other Job Details

Last Date to Apply for Job: October 22, 2021

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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