Associate Director, GMA Publications Oncology in Basking Ridge, NJ at DSI

Date Posted: 3/13/2020

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Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years & Counting!

With over 100 years of scientific expertise & a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo & its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation & a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for hypertension & thrombotic disorders, under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with a Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo research & development is primarily focused on bringing forth novel therapies in oncology, including immuno-oncology, with additional focus on new horizon areas, such as pain management, neurodegenerative diseases, heart & kidney diseases, & other rare diseases.

Job Summary:

The Associate Director, Global Medical Affairs Oncology Publications works with Director, GMA Oncology Publications, to independently develop publication plans, drive the execution of publication projects of assigned products, and support other GMA Oncology activities as needed.

  • Collaborate with Global and Regional Medical Affairs and various cross functional teams to develop publication plans of assigned GMA Oncology products.
    • Leads the planning, execution and delivery of publication projects to ensure high quality and timely delivery of scientific publications.
    • Manage publication activities in Datavision publication management software, including internal and external review and collection of authorship agreements, financial disclosures, and author approvals.
    • Ensure documentation of compliance with authorship and publication guidelines as stipulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and Good Publication Practice for Communicating Company-Sponsored Medical Research (GPP).
    • Work with and oversee publication vendors to ensure deliverables are of high quality, delivered in a timely manner, and in budget.
    • Liaise with internal and external stakeholder, including authors, researchers, investigators, GMA medical leads, R&D clinical leads, bio stats and Publications Committee members on publication activities.
    • Lead study publication committee discussions, including monthly, quarterly, and yearly publication update meetings as needed.
      • Manage timelines of publication output
      • Facilitate study Publication Committee discussions
      • Liaise with internal & external authors, academic research organizations, and study investigators
      • Manage vendor budget and activities
      • Oversee the quality and timeline of vendor work
      • Collaborate with study medical lead and biostat to ensure availability of necessary data
      • Coordinate author review/approval & internal review approval
      • Abstract/manuscript submission with vendor support
      • Facilitate response to journal reviewer comments/requests
      • Publication tracking and announcement, in coordination with MI/E
    • Support global medical communication plan development by collaborating with GMA team
  • Align with the Director Publications and respective team members to ensure robust publication plans for the Therapeutic Area and respective products.
  • Lead and facilitate Publication Review Committee(s) discussion.
    • Manage vendor budget and activities and Oversee the quality and timeline of vendor work.
Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • PharmD, or PhD in Health Sciences preferred; Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Degree may be considered based on years of experience/qualifications.
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years of pharmaceutical industry, clinical, and/or academic experience or 8 years of medical writing experience for PharmD, or PhD; Minimum of 5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience or 7 years with publication/communication agency for Bachelor's or Master's degree.
  • Proven track record of working successfully with cross-functional teams to achieve goals. Experience with publication planning is required.
  • Experience with clinical trials and international work experience are preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly strong formal presentation skills; strong interpersonal skills; possession of strong scientific analytical skills; excellent planning and organizational skills; experience in managing budgets; understanding of good publication practices and guidance; proficient in Datavision. Supervisor provides recommendations as to most appropriate means to achieve department objectives, as needed.
  • Basic knowledge of clinical development process and appropriate application of biostatistics; Oncology experience is strongly preferred; proficiency using standard software suites

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.