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Company Name:

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Location:

Boston, Massachusetts

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Communications

Required Experience:

5 - 10 years

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Posted

May 22, 2018

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Director Global Scientific Communications

Position Summary

The Director, Scientific Communications, leads the successful development and implementation of the global communications strategy, publications plan and medical education initiatives for the assigned therapeutic area franchise in alignment with Alexion brand and corporate strategies. The Director chairs the Global Publication Team and engages with cross-functional partners including research, medical, marketing, medical affairs and biostats. Develops collaborative and productive relationships with external investigators, thought leaders and authors. Oversees the timely execution of the publication plan leading to high quality and impactful scientific and clinical abstracts, posters, oral presentations, manuscripts and slide decks. Analyzes and interprets scientific and clinical data; reviews deliverables from direct reports and agencies for content and key messages as required. Identifies and supervises consultants and medical communication agencies.

 

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead creation of the global communications strategy and publication plan for the therapeutic area franchise in accordance with the existing global brand strategies
  • Serve as Chair of Global Publication Team for assigned product(s) and indication(s)
  • Supervise timely execution of the publication plan to produce high quality, accurate and impactful deliverables including abstracts, posters, oral presentations, manuscripts and slide decks
  • Plan, develop and implement educational plan, and other scientific programs that communicate important information to the medical and scientific community.  Also to include collaboration and involvement in scientific symposia.
  • Establish strong collaborative relationships and work in close partnership with other members of GMA (VP, Outcomes Research, Med Info, MSLs) and key stakeholders internally (product teams, clinical teams, biostats) and externally (e.g., opinion leaders, patient advocacy groups, professional societies)
  • Review publications, slide presentations and other scientific materials  for content and positioning
  • Identify, screen, manage and supervise medical communications agency and manage all financial and contractual aspects of assigned projects

 

Essential Qualifications

  • Advance degree:  PhD, PharmD, or MD
  • 7+ years’ of relevant experience
  • Pharmaceutical company or Medical Communications agency experience
  • Experience in strategic and tactical publication planning and implementation, and the planning and development of medical educational materials
  • Ability to work with teams to plan, write and develop abstracts, posters, oral presentations, manuscripts, slide decks and content for scientific and educational programs
  • Ability to interpret and organize highly complex scientific data, including experience reviewing clinical trial data and output from statistical analysis programs
  • Experience in working closely with KOLs and authors
  • Strong working knowledge of current good publication practices and guidelines
  • Ability to travel (US and International) as necessary

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD
  • Experience in planning and implementation of symposia and development medical education materials
  • Experience with publication management software (e.g., Datavision)

Company Name:

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Location:

Boston, Massachusetts

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Communications

Required Experience:

5 - 10 years

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Posted

May 22, 2018

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