Publications Lead

Washington, DC 20001

Posted: 10/22/2018 Category: Pharmaceutical Job Number: 281489-0_1 Salary: $115,000 to $125,000
Title: Publications Lead
Location: Washington, DC
Company: Top BioPharma Company
Compensation: $115K to $125k Base + Bonus + Stocks + Pension + Amazing Benefits
Contact: Ken Kupersmith- [email protected]

***Serious Inquiries Only: If you apply and do not meet the below requirements you will not be contacted or considered***

* At least 2 years Medical Publications Experience (writing and editing skills from Pharma/Biotech, Medical Communications Agency, CRO or Academic setting)

* Strong Cross-functional Collaboration Skill

* Doctorate required (PhD, PharmD, MD)

Position Summary:
Responsible for the development, management, and execution of strategic publication plans and high-quality clinical publications for investigational pipeline and/or marketed products in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease therapeutic area. Responsible for ensuring publications plans and deliverables comply with company publication policies and external publication guidelines, and that publications represent a transparent and fair balance communication of data.. Manages cross-functional teams in the development and execution of strategic publication plans in alignment with strategy and objectives.

Key Responsibilities:
o Serves as key contact for all publication-related activities for assigned programs.
o Oversees the entire publication development process to deliver high-quality publications.
o Ensures that strategically aligned scientific communication points are delivered and that statements and conclusions in publications are accurate and supported by appropriate data.
o Oversees the publication sign-off process (PSO), including publication tracking and documentation through the e-publication system, ensuring compliance with internal polices and external publication guidelines.
o Responsible for reporting publication metrics and project status reports to cross-functional teams and management.
o Works with/Manages vendors, internal medical writers and contract resources in the development of publications and strategy plans, effectively using project management skills.
o Ensures the high quality and transparency of publications by maintaining/promoting familiarity with ICMJE, GPP3, CONSORT, AMA, and other external standards as well as internal publication policies and procedures.

o Requires 2 to 4 years of experience in medical communications/publications in pharmaceutical/biotech industry, medical communications agency, CRO, or academic setting.
o Strong publications and/or project management skills required.
o Working knowledge of overall drug development process, including stages of development and role of different functional areas required.
o Thorough understanding of publication strategy and planning strongly preferred.
o Previous experience writing and editing peer-reviewed clinical publications highly desirable.
o Previous experience with management of contract resources/vendors required.

o Requires PhD, PharmD or MD degree with proven scientific and/or publications expertise.
o AMWA, BELS, Project Management, and/or ISMPP certification a plus.
o Knowledge/Understanding of GPP3, ICMJE, AMA, and other publication standards helpful.
o Demonstrates flexibility while supporting multiple projects, dealing effectively with change and ambiguity, and prioritizing deadlines; ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with external experts, investigators, journal editors, publishers, and professional bodies.
o Ability to analyze critically and synthesize scientific information from a broad range of scientific disciplines and clinical therapeutic areas.
o Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills
o Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required; working knowledge of electronic publication system strongly preferred.

Ken Kupersmith
Executive Recruiter

Ken's relationship with his clients and candidates is one of personalized, knowledgeable service. His primary focus is helping companies acquire the top talent they need to grow, and working with candidates throughout their careers to put their skills to their highest and best use.Ken's practice focus is in the recruitment of Medical Affairs, MSLs, Regulatory Affairs and Medical and Scientific Writers.
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