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Associate Director, Scientific Publications

Company: Sarepta Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Job Description:

Associate Director, Scientific Publications will support the development of high-quality, medically relevant scientific publications (i.e. clinical, scientific and health economics manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and oral presentations) to fulfill scientific and medical objectives, in accordance with authors direction and in adherence to Publication Policy Procedures and ICMJE and GPP3 guidelines. Assists with the creation of other scientific documents (physician brochures, medical affairs booth-related materials, slide decks). Manages the development and review/approval of assigned projects, according to timelines in the global medical communications plan. Communicates effectively with external authors and internal stakeholders.


* Serve as scientific publication lead on scientific medical publications, and work with our Medical Communication Agency on publication strategies and deliverables. Learn and apply knowledge of therapeutic area data to scientific publishing projects. Execute all activities related to the preparation of scientific medical publications (i.e., medical, scientific, and health economics manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and oral presentations). Perform literature searches, as needed, for drafting publication content. Interpret literature information and make recommendations for application to scientific publications.

* Work with relevant internal stakeholders on the development of medical materials for use by field medical affairs team (physician brochures, medical affairs booth-related materials, slide decks). Assist with Medical Review Committee review and approvals.

* Coordinate the review, approval, and other applicable activities related to the development of scientific publication projects.

* Interface with external experts (e.g., physicians, other health care professionals) and effectively collaborate with Clinical Research and Development colleagues, along with other Sarepta departments including, but not limited to, regulatory, safety, biostatistics, clinical operations, biology, medical affairs, health economics and outcomes research, and the commercial group to ensure accurate and timely completion/delivery of information, including addressing conflicting demands, and review of scientific publications.

* Serve as a Medical Communication representative on assigned product teams. Communicate deliverables needed, writing process, and timelines to team members. Provide direction and guidance to external medical writers on assigned projects, ensuring a high quality and timely work product, and adherence to Publication Policy and associated Procedures.

* Understand, assimilate, and interpret sources of information with appropriate guidance from Medical Communications team, authors, and product team members. Interpret and explain data generated from a variety of sources, including internal and external studies, research documentation, charts, graphs, and tables, and verify that results are consistent with study data. Convert relevant data and information into a form that meets publication needs, ensuring required documentation is obtained in adherence to Publication Policy Procedures and ICMJE and GPP3 guidelines.

* Explain data in manner consistent with the target audience(s) and journal/congress requirements. Confirm completeness of information to be presented. Understand and comply with appropriate conventions, proper grammar usage, and correct format requirements per journal/congress guidelines, and follow applicable company Publication Policy and Procedures.

* Develops full understanding of journals and of their submission requirements.

* Tracks key conferences submission deadlines and provides reminders with suggestions for submissions to the conferences.

* Identify and propose solutions to resolve issues and questions arising during the writing/review process, including resolution or elevation as appropriate. Ensure project information in publication records and resourcing tools are accurate and up to date.


* Advanced Scientific Degree (Ph.D., Pharm. D) required. Master s Degree will be considered with significant publication writing experience. Relevant professional certification/credential (e.g., CMPP, AMWA) is a plus.

* 5+ years of medical/scientific writing experience in the medical devices/pharmaceutical/health care industry, academia, or related experience (e.g., medical communication agency, clinical/scientific research) is required.

* Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communications (verbal and written) skills are essential with flawless attention to detail and ability to complete writing assignments in a timely manner with minimal oversight.

* Knowledgeable of US and international regulations, requirements, and guidance s associated with scientific publications is required.

* Experience in rare disease/neurology preferred.

* Working knowledge of statistical concepts and techniques is required.

* Experience in working with fast paced, collaborative, cross-functional teams.

* Must be proficient with Datavision, Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

* Recognized by former peers, colleagues, managers and direct reports for attributes congruent with Sarepta Values: Drive, Excellence, Resilience, Teamwork, Innovation and Compassion.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Sarepta Therapeutics offers a competitive compensation and benefit package.

Sarepta Therapeutics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and participates in e-Verify.

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