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Director Scientific Publications & Medical Communication

Employer
Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Start date
Nov 24, 2022
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Title:

Director Scientific Publications & Medical Communication

Company:

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.

Job Description:

Medical Publications and Scientific Communications Director/Lead- Rare Diseases

Accountable and responsible for all aspects of scientific publications and Scientific Medical Communication within the assigned therapeutic area product(s), including strategic & tactical planning, execution and implementation of key company scientific data to be presented internally and externally. This director will be  part of the rare disease medical leadership team and will be actively involved in developing and driving strategic scientific communication objectives. 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 and all internal and external Medical Communication materials. This position will also have external vendor oversight in managing the write up of manuscripts, abstracts, posters etc with internal and external authors, select intended journal, as per company SOP, existing scientific publication guidelines and Scientific Medical communication activities in North America.  The candidate will also need to coordinate alignment with other key internal partners including Medical Director(s), HEOR, Head of Medical Affairs, Clinical Operations group running the Rare Disease studies, Statistics, and Regional/global Medical Affairs personnel. The

Main responsibilities / job expectations

Medical Communications

  • To communicate publication and communication planning objectives and processes to key stakeholders and ensure their proactive involvement in delivery
  • To implement and develop the scientific publication and communication plans for all compounds in research and development and those marketed globally
  • To develop scientific messaging platforms (Medical Communication Frameworks) in collaboration with internal stakeholders
  • To assist the Rare Disease medical team in the creation and review of medical communication activities, ensuring that the most-up-date, scientific information is included and in compliance with all global and local regulations and guidelines
  • To perform activities related to evolving Ipsen leadership and presence in rare disease through non traditional scientific platforms like social media platforms
  • To support the Rare Disease medical team in covering congress activities, including management and development of congress highlight reports for circulation internally and externally as required, and symposia activity
  • To complete all the above activities within the framework and in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures and other systems in force within the Ipsen group
  • To lead and assist medical affairs team (including field medical team) to plan, develop, track, obtain approval and maintain tracking of scientific communication materials including disease state educational material, product materials, clinical trial information etc
  • Lead and assist in building scientific communication statements with the relevant available references

Publication Planning

  • To lead in the preparation and maintenance of rolling 12-month strategic publication plans in conjunction with the Rare Diseases cross-functional team and external medical writing and communication agencies
  • To prepare for, lead & follow up actions from regular publication team meetings for assigned projects to drive progress forward in publishing scientific results
  • To develop and maintain relationships with staff across Ipsen to ensure that all relevant information is integrated into one centrally maintained product or therapy area publication plan
  • To liaise with Global/Regional/local Medical Information and other stakeholder groups to develop and maintain up-to-date bibliographies for assigned compounds
  • To maintain up-to-date information in dedicated publication application(s) and SharePoint sites for assigned projects to share information with interested parties & document compliance with processes
  • To stay abreast of publication guideline developments and ensure that any new advances are brought into Ipsen as necessary
  • To ensure effective liaison between R&D departments and the franchises, centrally and locally, regarding publications and communications
  • To complete all of the above activities within the framework and in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures and other systems in force within the Ipsen group
  • To perform any other activity as may reasonably be required from time to time

Management of Publications

  • To manage progress and drive the preparation, review, approval, and congress/journals submission of scientific publications
  • To ensure that all publication activities are of high scientific and medical quality and meet Good Publication Practices standards
  • To prepare, review, revise and edit a variety of scientific documents (e.g. abstracts, posters, papers, review articles, oral presentations, etc.) for external publication for assigned projects, when necessary
  • To prepare for, lead & follow up actions from regular publication team meetings for assigned projects to drive progress forward in publishing scientific results
  • To North America Medical affairs/R&D team in the management of their publications
  • To manage relationships, negotiations, contracts and budgets with subcontractors to achieve high quality and timely delivery with good value for money
  • To manage relationships with external authors in the preparation and review of manuscripts for publication for assigned projects, including the management of publication steering committees, if applicable.
  • To maintain awareness of current publication status by tracking progress of manuscripts from inception to publication for assigned projects
  • To maintain up-to-date information in dedicated publication application(s) for assigned projects to share information with interested parties & document compliance with processes
  • To train internal staff in ethical scientific publication practices and introduce policies and procedures to minimise risks of non-compliance
  • To ensure liaison with Clinical Trials Data Transparency activities to ensure timely publication of Ipsen’s clinical trials
  • To complete all the above activities within the framework and in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures and other systems in force within the Ipsen group
  • To perform any other activity as may reasonably be required from time to time

Budget

  • To prepare budgets and forecasts in collaboration with finance and other relevant functions to meet the company’s objectives
  • To manage the departmental & external expenditure effectively

Knowledge, abilities & experience

Education:

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).

Experience:

  • 5+ years of industry experience in Medical Communication, Publications, Medical Affairs, within a pharmaceutical/biotech company or scientific publication/medical communication agencies.
  • 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 rare diseases 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
  • Demonstrated ability to rapidly adopt processes
  • Recommends modifications to processes or policies to senior functional management
  • Demonstrated ability to form collaborative partnerships within formal and informal networks
  • Demonstrated history of effective teamwork
  • Ability to manage and coach others within a team as an individual contributor or first-line manager (direct and influence management)

Languages:

Proficient in English

In order to maintain a safe work environment, Ipsen requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (with booster if eligible) against the Covid 19 virus at the time of employment.

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.

Company

Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) is a global, biopharmaceutical group focused on innovation and specialty care. The group develops and commercializes innovative medicines in three key therapeutic areas - Oncology, Neuroscience and Rare Diseases. At Ipsen, we focus our resources, investments and energy on discovering, developing and commercializing new therapeutic options to provide hope for patients whose lives are challenged by difficult-to-treat diseases. Ipsen's North American operations and headquarters are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where our fully integrated biopharmaceutical team across External Innovation and Partnering, Research & Development (R&D), Manufacturing and Commercial collaborate. Cambridge is home to Ipsen's third global hub, in addition to R&D centers in Paris-Saclay in France and Oxford in the United Kingdom. With additional offices in Basking Ridge, N.J. and Mississauga, Ontario, Ipsen employs approximately 600 people in North America. For more information on Ipsen in North America, please visit www.ipsenus.com or www.ipsen.ca.

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