(Senior) Scientific Communications Director (M/F/D)

Estados Unidos, California, South San Francisco
Suiza, Basilea-Ciudad, Basel
Reino Unido, Welwyn

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Primary location South San Francisco, considering local candidates only.

Purpose of the role:

  • Scientific Communication Director in the Lung cancer team
  • Scientific Communication Directors lead the development of scientific communication strategies for assigned molecules/disease areas and deliver scientific communication tactics in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders
  • Establishes and maintains contacts to Therapeutic Area Experts (TAE), Societies and Collaborative Group in order to optimize the execution of the scientific communications strategies and tactical plan
  • Provide strategic guidance to affiliates/regions where necessary regarding scientific communication activities

Who you are

You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a role where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies.

Must have experiences:

  • Strong Scientific background necessary. MD, PhD, Pharmacy degree a plus 
  • Hands on experience in scientific communications (either at a medical communications agency or working in a scientific/medical communications role in industry)
  • Proven ability to work closely and collaboratively with internal and external collaborators
  • Ability to operate successfully in a matrix environment with shared accountability and responsibilities
  • Hands on experience in the strategic planning and execution of publication development.
  • Oncology Experience

Preferred Experience

  • Lung cancer and/or immunotherapy experience
  • Global experience
  • Affiliate experience (e.g. MSL, Medical Manager, Medical Advisor, etc)
  • Execution of internal educational initiatives, scientific symposia and other external facing educational events

Summary of Main responsibilities:

Scientific Communications

  • Responsible for orchestrating the scientific communications strategy and dissemination of data for the assigned disease area and/or brand/molecule through an integrated scientific story using an agreed framework
  • The remit includes Scientific Communications Strategy development as part of the global medical strategy, publications strategy (incl. planning and management), medical education (internal & external) and management of scientific communications focused activities
  • SCD/SCL identifies the audience, defines the channels and the content of all scientific communication activities for the assigned disease area and/or brand/molecule

Publication strategy and planning:

  • Works with appropriate stakeholders to drive the development of the publication strategy. Acts as the strategic partner to US Medical Affairs responsible for the planning of the US focused publication strategy and implementation
  • Responsible for assessment of medical value impact of the publication strategy 
  • Plans and drives the publication activities, e.g. submissions to peer reviewed journals, scientific and medical education activities at congresses
  • Maintains oversight of the key affiliate publications

Medical education:

  • Responsible for the strategy, planning and execution of the medical  education activities and ensuring that these are based on insights and educational needs
  • Ensures consistent and value-based measurements of all medical education activities
  • Responsible for internal medical education training activities, and setting up and maintaining the materials for internal and external knowledge platforms

Congress activities:

  • Responsible for organizing and driving the medical education and internal communication activities at congresses, e.g. IME, RIME
  • Drives, coordinates and communicates activities related to pre-congress medical education materials, including e-learnings and others
  • Responsible for abstract submissions and tracking acceptance, communicating the information to the GMT and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. LCT)

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