Associate Director, Medical Communications & Publications, GMA S&VP in Bernards, NJ at DSI

Date Posted: 10/9/2018

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Job Description

Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

With over 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for hypertension and thrombotic disorders, under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with a Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo research and 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 and kidney diseases, and other rare diseases.

Job Summary:

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

The Associate Director, Global Medical Affairs S&VP Publication is responsible for collaborating with global and regional Medical Affairs team to develop publication plans of assigned S&VP products. In addition, this position will lead the execution of publication projects to ensure high quality and timely delivery of scientific publications via the following; 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. This position will also support global medical communication plan development by collaborating with GMA team and support other global data dissemination activities as needed.

  • Collaborate with the Director, GMA Publications and respective team members to ensure robust publication plans for the Therapeutic Area and respective products.
  • Facilitate Publication Committee(s) discussion. Coordinate author review/approval and internal review/approval of manuscripts, abstracts, poster presentations, and oral presentations related to the brand(s).
  • Manage vendor budget and activities and Oversee the quality and timeline of vendor work
  • Manage Publication tracking and announcement, in coordination with Medical Information /Education function
  • Contribute to development of medical communication plan budget (i.e. Publications, Medical Slides, and other related projects). Collaborate with Senior Medical Directors responsible for Communication Strategy and Medical Program Management on tracking and management of budget.

Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Advanced degree (e.g. PharmD or PhD) in Health Sciences required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Medical Affairs function at pharmaceutical/biotech company or medical publication/communication agency. Proven track record of working successfully with cross-functional teams to achieve goals. Direct experience in publication plan development is required. Previous experience in cardiovascular diseases Therapeutic Area is preferred. Experience with clinical trials and working with geographically dispersed global teams are preferred. Knowledge and familiarity with industry guidelines such as ICMJE, GPP3, etc. CMPP certification is a plus.
  • 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.
  • Basic knowledge and appropriate application of biostatistics; proficiency using standard software suites

Ability to travel up to 20%

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.