Sr Publications Manager

  • location: Cambridge, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $85 - $94.33 per hour
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Sr Publications Manager

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location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
job type: Contract
salary: $85.00 - 94.33 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Doctorate
The Senior Manager, Publications Oncology is responsible for leading the development and execution of global strategic publication plans for the assigned oncology products/programs, based on medical strategies, transparency requirements, and data availability. The individual in this role has subject matter expertise in ethical standards and relevant industry guidelines related to scientific publications best practices (eg ICMJE and GPPs). This position requires a strong scientific and analytical background, preferably in life sciences.

The Senior Manager, Publications Oncology will lead the development of global strategic publication plans in coordination with relevant cross-functional teams (including members of medical affairs, clinical development, and outcomes research; global, regional, or local); lead the publications planning team; manage the development of publications for external audiences, including, but not limited to, manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and oral presentations; manage vendors, freelancers, and available contractors, writers, and editors in the execution of the tactical publication plan; and manage annual budget planning for each assigned compound. 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 Senior Manager, 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 Senior Manager, Publications Oncology will play an active role in providing guidance and training to Publications department colleagues on publication strategy development and tactical execution best practices, and will lead and/or participate in the development and review of publications SOPs and Work Practices, where appropriate.

  • Publication development and management - early and late phase projects
  • Lead the development, management, and execution of global or regionally integrated strategic publication plans that align with product medical strategies and medical communication plans in collaboration with cross-functional, multidisciplinary teams
  • Have a strong understanding of agent disease state, including landscape and competition
  • Lead cross-functional publication planning team meetings, including the planning and execution of annual publication planning workshops
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lead and/or participate in process development and refinement, as/if needed
  • 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
  • Advanced degree (PhD, PharmD, or equivalent) in a scientific discipline (preferred) or a minimum of Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline plus commensurate long-term experience within pharmaceutical or biotech industry
  • 3+ years of healthcare or related experience, including 2+ years of experience with the development and execution of medical publications, including medical writing experience, within medical affairs in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry or within a medical communications agency, is essential
  • Oncology experience strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of pertinent external guidelines related to industry publications, and current standards of good publication practice (GPP3)
  • 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 interpret and present complex medical and scientific data
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of pharmaceutical clinical development and product life-cycle management
  • Experience with publications management databases such as Datavision
  • Working experience in cross-functional teams within the pharmaceutical or related industry
  • Experience with development of medical publication strategy and management of consultants and vendors
  • 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: Strong team spirit and assertiveness, with good interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Creativity and Innovation: Ability to contribute to data analytics and strategic publication planning
  • 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
  • Up to 10% domestic and international travel required
skills: MS-WORD, MS-EXCEL, MS-Powerpoint, MS-Project, Medical Publications
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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