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USA - Associate Director, Publications Oncology

Company: Planet Pharma
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE

As a subject matter expert on ethical standards and industry guidelines related to scientific publications best practices and the development of scientific publication strategy, the Associate Director, Publications Oncology proactively defines and drives the publication strategic plan for the assigned oncology program(s) based on medical strategies, transparency requirements, and data availability. This position requires a strong scientific and analytical background, preferably in life sciences, and excellent project management skills.

The Associate Director, Publications Oncology understands how the publications activities contribute to transparency standards for reporting of industry-sponsored data and medical affairs communications plans for the assigned programs; develops and implements strategic publications plan in coordination with relevant cross-functional teams (including members of medical affairs, clinical development, and outcomes research; global, regional, or local); leads the publications planning team; manages the development of scientific publications for external audiences, including, but not limited to, manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and oral presentations; manages vendors, freelancers, and available contractors, writers, and editors in the execution of publication tactics; and manages annual budget planning for each assigned program(s). The individual in this role will be responsible for driving the publications process and ensuring compliance with global standards, and for ensuring accuracy and scientific rigor of publications. The Associate Director, Publications Oncology will serve as the primary liaison with internal and external opinion leaders, investigators, authors, partners, and affiliates on publication activities related to the compounds/programs.

The Associate Director, Publications Oncology will have strong leadership skills required for training internal teams on good publications practices and will play an active role in providing guidance and training to Publications department colleagues on publication strategy development and tactical execution best practices. This individual will work closely with the Director, Publications Oncology to optimize department resources and evaluate trends in medical publications, and lead and/or participate in the development and review of publications SOPs and Work Practices, where appropriate, to ensure delivery of high-quality medical publications in a timely and compliant manner across programs. ACCOUNTABILITIES Publication development and management

  • Proactively develop, manage, and execute on global or regionally integrated strategic publication plans in coordination with cross-functional teams, ensuring alignment with product medical strategies and medical communication plans
  • Have a strong understanding of agent disease state, including landscape and competition
  • Lead cross-functional strategic publication planning team meetings, including annual publication planning workshop
  • Initiate communication with authors; identify all necessary data required for content development; participate in author meetings to facilitate content discussion and ensure appropriate content development process is followed
  • Critically review publications including, but not limited to, manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and oral presentations, for accuracy and scientific rigor; manage and facilitate the content review process, including collating reviewer comments and having discussions with authors and reviewers
  • Commitment to ethical practices in the preparation and dissemination of publications
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies
  • Interact directly with Clinical, Statistics, Regulatory Affairs, and Medical Affairs to fully understand development programs, regulatory and medical strategies, and key scientific and communication objectives for the therapeutic area and develop appropriate scientific publications
  • Effectively and consistently communicate the publication strategy, tactical plan, and plan progress to internal business partners; work with vendors and internal technical support groups to evaluate and optimize publications systems for reporting metrics to meet stakeholder needs
  • Manage medical writing agency, including oversight on execution of publications plans and budget, and maintenance of publications management databases such as Datavision
  • Manage alliance partnerships
  • Evaluate trends in medical publications and drive opportunities for enhanced publications content to increase value of publications in scientific exchange; lead and/or participate in process development and refinement, as/if needed
  • Lead and/or participate in recruitment of vendors to fill resource gaps
  • Provide guidance and training to Publications department colleagues on publication strategy development and tactical execution best practices
  • Conduct internal company training on publication processes and guidelines
  • Coordinate, plan, and manage publications budget for assigned program(s) in close collaboration with GMAO Operations team
  • Provide medical and scientific review of Global Medical Affairs Oncology materials (and, if required, promotional materials) to support the medical (and promotional) review process
  • Contribute to the development of content for Global Medical Affairs projects, including but not limited to, NCCN compendia, training materials, global congress plan, and medical resource tools, as needed
  • Serve as the Global Publications Oncology representative on relevant Global Medical Strategy Team
  • Attend conferences, symposia, or other meetings, as necessary or as assigned, and act as liaison between Global Publications Oncology and external content contributors
    EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS: Education:
    • Advanced degree (PhD, PharmD, or equivalent) in a scientific discipline (preferred) or a minimum of Bachelors degree in a scientific discipline plus commensurate long-term experience within pharmaceutical or biotech industry
      Knowledge And Experience
      • 5+ years healthcare or related experience, including 3+ years of experience with the development and execution of medical publications, within medical affairs in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry or within a medical communications agency, is essential
      • Knowledge of the scientific publication planning processes, current standards of good publication practice (GPP3), pertinent external guidelines related to industry publications (ICMJE), and scientific reporting standards for studies (CONSORT)
      • Oncology experience strongly preferred
      • Strong written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to manage several projects simultaneously
      • Ability to work well independently and under pressure
      • Strong capabilities and experience with resource allocation and vendor management
      • Ability to synthesize, interpret, present, and discuss complex medical and scientific data
      • Understanding of pharmaceutical clinical development and product life-cycle management, clinical trial design and execution, statistical methods and clinical clinical trial data reporting requirements
      • Experience with development of medical publication strategy and management of consultants and vendors
      • Experience with publications management databases such as Datavision
      • Working experience in cross-functional teams and global/local teams within the pharmaceutical or related industry
        Competencies
        • Strategic Approach: Ability to identify opportunities and anticipate changes in the business landscape through an understanding and ongoing assessment of the environment
        • Collaboration: Ability to cultivate a broad network of relationships throughout the organization, connecting global, regional and local organizations. Requires experience and success in working in a matrix, cross-functional environment; excellent collaboration skills; experience working across functions to achieve results
        • Engage Others: Ability to create a clear and unifying vision inspiring teams to excel
        • Drive for Results: Creates functional strategies and goals that are closely aligned with company objectives and develops metrics to track and assess performance
        • Creativity and Innovation: Ability to contribute to data analytics and publication planning, including ideas for sub-analyses
        • Compliance and Regulatory: Excellent understanding of regulatory, compliance and legal requirements
        • Technical Skills: Advanced PC skills, including Datavision, MS Project, Word, Excel, Power Point, and SharePoint
          TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Up to 10% domestic and international travel required

          Requirements

          EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS: Education:
          • Advanced degree (PhD, PharmD, or equivalent) in a scientific discipline (preferred) or a minimum of Bachelors degree in a scientific discipline plus commensurate long-term experience within pharmaceutical or biotech industry
            Knowledge And Experience
            • 5+ years healthcare or related experience, including 3+ years of experience with the development and execution of medical publications, within medical affairs in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry or within a medical communications agency, is essential
            • Knowledge of the scientific publication planning processes, current standards of good publication practice (GPP3), pertinent external guidelines related to industry publications (ICMJE), and scientific reporting standards for studies (CONSORT)
            • Oncology experience strongly preferred
            • Strong written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to manage several projects simultaneously
            • Ability to work well independently and under pressure
            • Strong capabilities and experience with resource allocation and vendor management
            • Ability to synthesize, interpret, present, and discuss complex medical and scientific data
            • Understanding of pharmaceutical clinical development and product life-cycle management, clinical trial design and execution, statistical methods and clinical clinical trial data reporting requirements
            • Experience with development of medical publication strategy and management of consultants and vendors
            • Experience with publications management databases such as Datavision
            • Working experience in cross-functional teams and global/local teams within the pharmaceutical or related industry
              Competencies
              • Strategic Approach: Ability to identify opportunities and anticipate changes in the business landscape through an understanding and ongoing assessment of the environment
              • Collaboration: Ability to cultivate a broad network of relationships throughout the organization, connecting global, regional and local organizations. Requires experience and success in working in a matrix, cross-functional environment; excellent collaboration skills; experience working across functions to achieve results
              • Engage Others: Ability to create a clear and unifying vision inspiring teams to excel
              • Drive for Results: Creates functional strategies and goals that are closely aligned with company objectives and develops metrics to track and assess performance
              • Creativity and Innovation: Ability to contribute to data analytics and publication planning, including ideas for sub-analyses
              • Compliance and Regulatory: Excellent understanding of regulatory, compliance and legal requirements
              • Technical Skills: Advanced PC skills, including Datavision, MS Project, Word, Excel, Power Point, and SharePoint
                TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Up to 10% domestic and international travel required
                The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Keywords: Planet Pharma, Cambridge , USA - Associate Director, Publications Oncology, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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