ISMPP Job Board

September 2017 Listings

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Position Titles:

Associate Director / Director, Global Publications and Scientific Communications

Associate Director, Dupilumab Publications

Assoc. Project Manager, Global Publication Operations

Associate Scientific Director

Editorial and Account Management Roles

Group Account Director, VP Client Services

Manager / Senior Manager, Medical Publications, Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Medical Writing Manager

Senior Manager/Associate Director, Publications Management

Senior Medical Director

Senior Scientific Writer


Position: Associate Director / Director, Global Publications
Company: Incyte Corporation
Location: Wilmington, DE

This position will be responsible for the delivery of high-quality scientific publications (manuscripts, congress abstracts, presentations, and posters) and scientific platforms in support of Incyte products. Critical competencies include effective leadership of cross-functional teams and contribution to scientific communication strategies. This is a Headquarters-based position reporting to the Executive Director, Global Publications and Scientific Communications.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leads the development and implementation of global product publication plans.

  • Leads cross-functional teams to develop scientific statements and lexicon.

  • Contributes to the overall scientific communication strategy, demonstrating a strong knowledge of the therapeutic landscape. 

  • Supports the development of training materials related to Incyte and competitor congress presentations. 

  • Interacts with external authors and collaborators within Global / Regional Medical Affairs, Drug Development, and Drug Discovery organizations to develop and review publication content.

  • Manages external agencies and freelancers involved in the writing, editing, formatting and submission of articles to peer-reviewed scientific journals and scientific/medical conferences.

  • Writes and/or edits publications as needed. 

  • Tracks and reports the progress of publication development. Utilizes Datavision (with vendor support) to catalogue project status, drafts, author comments, and Incyte reviews/approvals.

  • Responsible for budget and milestones.

  • Understands published guidelines for authorship and good publication practices.

  • Ensures that publication activities are within company policies, procedures and good publications practices.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Degree in a scientific discipline. Advanced degree is preferred (ie, MS, PharmD, or PhD).

  • At least 7 - 10 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry, a consulting organization, and/or medical communication company as a publication manager/director or senior level content reviewer.

  • Experience in hematology/ oncology; experience in immuno-oncology preferred.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership in running global publication teams.

  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and execute multiple projects; ability to multitask and work both independently and within multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Understand the clinical development process, especially clinical study data and outcomes measures in hematology/oncology.

  • Ability to critically appraise and apply knowledge gained from the medical/scientific literature.

  • Strong interpersonal skills for effective professional communications, aiming to cultivate strong working relationships with both internal and external groups.

  • Ability to effectively communicate complex medical/scientific information.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Outlook, Excel, Power Point) is required, as well as familiarity and working knowledge of key software applications relevant to publication planning and implementation (e.g., Datavision, literature search indices, journal databases, etc.).

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Position: Associate Director, Dupilumab Publications
Company: Sanofi Genzyme
Location: Cambridge, MA

The Associate Director of Medical Publications will be accountable for development and implementation of strategic publication plans for Dupilumab (Dupixent) in Atopic Dermatitis The ideal candidate will have significant publications management experience and a clear understanding of publication strategy and planning for both marketed products as well as products in clinical development. Long-term budget, vendor, and resource allocation management experience are necessary, in addition to expertise in the policies and best practices governing publications globally. Candidates must possess the ability to direct multiple complex projects.

This role with be part of the broader Scientific Communications Team supporting Immunology & Inflammation Medical Affairs at Sanofi Genzyme. Sanofi co-develops Dupilumab with Regeneron Pharmaceutical, a US-integrated biopharmaceutical Company based in Tarrytown, NY. The two companies have a major global collaboration to discover, develop, and commercialize fully human therapeutic antibodies. Therefore, the Associate Director of Medical Publications must be able to establish excellent working relationships and credibility within the Sanofi & Regeneron Alliance Pharmaceutical Team.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the development and execution of global publications plans for Dupilumab in atopic dermatitis indications, with a strong understanding of how publications support the overall Development, Medical, and Commercial strategies

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with cross-functional stakeholders and KOLs (key opinion leaders) to facilitate collaborative, strategic publication planning

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records on publication activities within the Datavision system

  • Oversee development, review, and approval of publications on company sponsored studies

  • Oversee appropriate reviews of publications resulting from research collaborations and independent company-supported investigator-sponsored studies (ISTs)

  • Participate in the review of manuscripts, abstracts, and presentations to ensure accuracy, appropriateness, and alignment with scientific communication and data disclosure strategies

  • Serve as an expert on publications best practices, company processes/SOPs, and on industry publications standards, including GPP3 and ICMJE

  • Foster an in depth understanding of respiratory therapeutic area and treatment landscape, reviewing emerging literature and communicating insights to inform strategic planning

  • Participate in long-range planning exercises; develop and manage project plans, assess resource needs, and develop and implement processes and standards

  • Contribute to the development of Global and Regional Medical Affairs/Communications strategies and planning

  • Communicate trends and progress against plans updates to leadership and key stakeholders

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced Scientific/Medical degree (i.e. PhD, MD, PharmD, MS, MPH)

  • 5-10 years scientific writing, communications, and/or publications experience

  • Minimum of 5 years pharma/biotech industry global or US publications experience

  • Strong analytical and communication skills, both oral and written

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Doctorate level Scientific/Medical degree (i.e. PhD, MD, PharmD)

  • CMPP certification

  • Medical/Scientific/Clinical background

  • Experience in Asthma and/or other respiratory areas

  • Knowledge of GPP3 and ICMJE

  • Experience in Strategic Publication planning in support of product launch

  • Enthusiastic, detail-oriented, strategic and collaborative

  • Approximately 20% travel required

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Position: Associate Project Manager, Global Publication Operations
Company: Celgene Corporation
Location: Summit, New Jersey

This role is responsible for supporting the Director, Publications Operations (Dir. PubOps) to ensure that the Global SciCom Department develops and delivers publication tactics efficiently and consistently, while adhering to corporate policies and regulation. The Asc. PubOps Project Manager is engaged in cross-therapeutic publication organization and tracking, repository and archive building, collection of process and impact metrics, in addition to other project management activities as assigned by the Dir. PubOps.

The Asc. PubOps Project Manager establishes strong partnerships with SciCom therapeutic team members and internal cross-functional stakeholders to support the implementation of best practices and process standardization. Activities related to this role ensure optimal departmental efficiency, audit readiness, consistency, and appropriate resource utilization. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are critical to this role in enabling partnership with internal and external colleagues, vendors, and collaborators.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Has a Global mindset and able to work collaboratively with various geographies across therapeutic area.

  2. Supports process standardization to ensure best in class and consistent publications practices across Celgene cross-functional teams (Global, regions, affiliates).

  3. Ensures optimal and consistent departmental l processes related to publications compliance and good publication practices. Supports the Director, Publication Operations and compliance partners in the design and conduct of quality inspection, monitoring and audit readiness procedures.

  4. Maintains several tracking tools, and ensures coordination with the cross-functional teams for budget efficiencies, courtesy reviews, permissions for congress presentations. 

  5. Performs monthly report for publication and congress activities, and develops and sends regular updates to the cross-functional teams and affiliates 

  6. Assists in the development of a publication training curriculum for new colleagues involved in publications activities at Celgene (Clinical, Med Affairs, HEOR, PK/PD, Safety, Translational, Affiliate, etc).

  7. Supports the cross-functional teams, when needed with the coordination of medical education enduring material.

  8. Generates analytic reports related to publications, and congress submissions.

  9. Serves as a subject matter expert on departmental databases, repositories, and project planning, management tools, providing support to therapeutic teams to ensure consistent storage of documents and materials.

  10. Conducts business in accordance with Celgene Values. Completes all assigned SOPs and training within designated timeframe and adheres to job-specific SOPs and work instructions.

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Position: Associate Scientific Director
Company: Churchill Communications
Location: Maplewood, New Jersey

Churchill has an immediate opening for a Associate Scientific Director with our Maplewood, NJ-based medical communications team.

Structured like a multi-disciplinary healthcare delivery team, Churchill’s team consists of experienced clinical professionals capable of translating bench science into relevant clinical outcomes. Our scientific directors provide our clients with content expertise and are responsible for the development of scientifically accurate and clinically relevant editorial content. They assist Churchill’s new business development team with proposal preparation and presentation. Upon assignment of a new project, our scientific directors collaborate with external authors and medical affairs professionals, supervise contract and freelance writers, and interact with journal editors, scientific congresses and patient advocacy groups.

Standards of the Position:

  1. Research and prepare product and disease state summaries and competitor backgrounders for proposal development

  2. Participate in publication strategy development

  3. Prepare project needs assessments as well as concept and manuscript outline development

  4. Identify target journals and assure that content is prepared in accordance with the target journal's “instructions to authors”

  5. Select, brief and supervise the most appropriate writer for a specific manuscript

  6. Collaborate with external author(s), Churchill’s consultants, and the client’s medical affairs professionals to establish project objectives, roles and responsibilities, timelines, and journal/congress selection

  7. Confer with external author(s), Churchill’s consultants, and the client’s medical affairs professionals regarding revisions to content, style or organization, or journals/congresses

  8. Monitor PubMed, Google Scholar, medical journals, and other data sources to ensure utilization of the most current and relevant information for a specific manuscript

  9. Assure compliance with major editorial guidelines including ICMJE, CONSORT, and GPP2, as well as regulatory documents such as Corporate Integrity Agreements

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree (minimum) and at least 5 years of hands-on patient care experience in a multi-disciplinary environment as a pharmacist, nurse, or physician assistant

  2. At least 2 years of professional medical communications experience, including preparation of medical and scientific documents, and editing and submission of manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals and association meetings

  3. Effective and professional communication skills, including written, oral and interpersonal 

  4. Thorough understanding of all major editorial guidelines including AMA, ICMJE, CONSORT, and GPP, as well as a working knowledge of major compliance documents such as Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs).

  5. Computer proficiency, specifically MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook

  6. In addition to clinical certifications, other preferred certifications include CMPP, and/or ELS

Apply Via Email: with CV and salary requirements to mimi.facciponte@churchillcommunications.com

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Position: Editorial and Account Management Roles (at all levels)
Company: inScience Communications
Location: UK (Chester and London) and USA (Philadelphia and New York)

inScience Communications is a medical communications agency with over 30 years of experience in the industry. We offer excellent opportunities for career progression with a focus on employee satisfaction and retention.

We're looking for talented people in the UK and the USA, keen to take on new roles as part of our expanding operation, working with some of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical industry.

We are looking for individuals at all levels across our editorial and account management teams.

This is a fantastic opportunity offering real variety on a day-to-day basis. You will work with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation and will be joining a supportive team who actively share ideas and work in partnership with our clients. As a rapidly growing company, with continuing plans for expansion, now is an excellent time to join the team and make a difference.

inScience Communications provides strategic and tactical medical communications services to the global and local pharmaceutical industry. Our four global offices are based in Chester, London, Philadelphia and New York. inScience Communications is a brand of Springer Healthcare. Springer Healthcare is part of the Springer Nature group. You can find out more about our company structure at http://www.springernature.com/gb/.

Springer Nature is the world's largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world's highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. The company employs almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries and has a turnover of approximately EUR 1.5 billion. Springer Nature was formed in 2015 through the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media.

Please contact our recruitment team at workforinscience@springer.com with any queries or to talk through your current situation and where you might fit in. 

To find out more and for a full list of vacancies visit www.insciencecommunications.com

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Position: Group Account Director, VP Client Services
Company: ProEd Communications
Location: Beachwood, Ohio (Remote capabilities)

COME JOIN OUR TEAM!

We are seeking a seasoned Medical Director with a proven track record of leading the development of scientific strategy and execution of medical affairs and medical education tactics across various therapeutic areas.

WHO WE ARE

ProEd Communications, Inc. is a fully integrated healthcare communications company with a team of highly dedicated professionals. We provide scientific and regulatory excellence to global life science clients. ProEd is part of the Healthcare Consultancy Group, an Omnicom Group company.

When you join ProEd, you are part of an intellectually stimulating environment. We are a family; leadership is visible and accessible; people know each other and grow their careers with us. Our team members have the option to develop new skills across scientific communications, medical affairs, regulatory communications, and market access.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

We are currently seeking a Group Account Director/VP, Client Services to lead major accounts, train and mentor new talent, and support business development and service innovation. You will report to the EVP, Client Services and work collaboratively with other senior leaders within the company and the group.

We offer a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package, commensurate with the role and your experience. If you excel at and are excited by creative challenges, have a positive attitude, and enjoy a collaborative and fun team environment, we’d love to hear from you.

All inquiries will be handled with utmost discretion.

THE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE YOU WILL NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL

  1. Understanding of the scientific communications & publications field, including compliance, with at least 5 years of direct publications management experience.

  2. Passion for leading training and development programs for internal staff

  3. Experience in developing scientific communication strategies and publication plans and working knowledge of publications software

  4. Demonstrated ability to deliver outstanding client service and satisfaction

  5. Demonstrated ability to lead teams and collaborate across disciplines

  6. A working understanding of forecasting and project finance management

  7. Excellent communication and presentation skills

WHERE THE POSITION IS LOCATED

ProEd is based in Beachwood (near Cleveland, OH) with offices in New York City, NY and Basking Ridge, NJ. Position location is optional in any of our offices with potential for a partial work from home arrangement. Willingness to travel is a requirement.

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Position: Manager / Senior Manager, Medical Publications, Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Company: Biogen
Location: Cambridge, MA

The Manager, Medical Publications leads the development and execution of strategic publication plans in support of the SMA therapeutic area. The Manager works directly with the respective Product Scientific Communications Lead, Medical Communication Manager, Program Medical Directors and liaises with other key functions in Biogen (e.g. Global Research and Development, Global Market Access) in the development of the publication plan and also works closely with external medical communications agencies, alliance partners and external authors to develop publications (congress abstracts, posters, manuscripts, etc.).

As part of responsibilities for publications development, this person ensures compliance with Biogen publications policy and standard operating procedures and with external guidelines on good publication practices. Additionally, the Manager updates internal stakeholders on product publication-related activities.

The Manager will also participate in internal and cross-functional team meetings to assure alignment of publications with the medical strategy and communication objectives.

Some of the major responsibilities of this role include:

1. Develops strategic publication plan

  • Coordinates meetings and leads discussions of cross-functional Core Publication Plan Team and/or Joint Publication Team with an alliance partner to develop a publication plan which is aligned with the Medical Strategy and communication objectives; the publication plan is revised annually
  • Works with agency to develop initial draft publication strategy, and coordinates review and approval of the strategic publication plan and tactics

2. Coordinating the development of publications (journal articles, abstracts, and medical meeting presentations) reporting scientific and clinical data

  • Leads Core Publication Plan Team meetings and/or Joint Publication Team Meetings with alliance partner
  • Reviews draft abstracts, posters, slides, and manuscripts critically for content
  • Leads and coordinates meetings to discuss conflicting comments on manuscripts
  • Follows-up with agency regarding the status of manuscripts in development
  • Ensures development of publications complies with Biogen publication policy
  • Manages publications budget
  • Aligns resources to support the development of all publications in the plan with Associate Director, Medical Publications

3. Managing medical communications agency

  • Oversees agency maintenance of documents in publication planning software, Datavision; responsible for consistency, accuracy, and currency of documentation.
  • Regularly monitors Datavision and documents compliance with publications policy

4. Providing regular updates on publication activities related to product

  • Maintains bibliographies
  • Participates in monthly Therapeutic Literature Alert meetings and completes associated deliverables
  • Reports monthly publication metrics on key objectives

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of related experience at pharmaceutical or biotechnology company or medical communications agency. 

  • Successful track record of implementation of global publication programs

  • Knowledge and understanding of the pharmaceutical commercialization process 

  • Development of global medical plans and global medical communication and publication strategy

  • Management of consultants and vendors

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills 

  • Ability to work in ambiguity and/or time-sensitive matters

  • Education:

  • Master’s, PharmD, PhD or MD in a biological science or related field strongly preferred

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Please be advised that all legitimate correspondence from a Biogen employee will come from "@biogen.com" or "@biogenidec.com" email accounts.

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Position: Medical Writing Manager
Company: Amgen
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing publications in support of Amgens Biosimilars portfolio. The Manager will work closely with external authors and key internal stakeholders to develop high-quality, scientifically rigorous manuscripts and review articles for peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as abstracts and presentations for scientific congresses.

Additional responsibilities may include the following: attending congresses and writing meeting summaries; preparing or editing documents for internal use or for submission to external, regulatory bodies; providing strategic input to publication teams and congress planning teams; overseeing the work of publication vendors; contributing to internal, process improvement initiatives.

This role provides an exceptional opportunity to be an integral member of a dynamic team that communicates the results of Amgen's research to the scientific community and embraces Amgen's aspiration to be the world's best human therapeutics company.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree; OR

  • Masters degree and 3 years of publication development experience in oncology and inflammation; OR

  • Bachelors degree and 5 years of publication development experience in oncology and inflammation; OR

  • Associates degree and 10 years of publication development experience in oncology and inflammation; OR

  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of publication development experience in oncology and inflammation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree

  • One year of publication development experience in a biopharmaceutical setting 

  • Experience preparing clinical manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed medical journals as well as abstracts, posters, and slide decks for presentation at scientific congresses

  • Knowledge of hematology and/or oncology and inflammation therapeutic areas

  • Experience working in a matrix team setting

  • Experience collaborating with clinical investigator-authors

  • Exceptional analytical, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

  • Apply project management skills to advance numerous projects simultaneously and to deliver high-quality documents rapidly

  • Lead and/or facilitate effective team meetings

  • Proficient in word processing, including touch-typing, and pertinent software (eg, Microsoft Office, EndNote, Adobe Illustrator)

  • Knowledgeable about publication guidelines and best practices

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GCF Level: GCF Level 05
Career Category: Clinical
Position Type: Full time

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Position: Senior Manager/Associate Director, Publications Management
Company: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Location: Tarrytown, NY

This position will require working with company scientists and other internal stakeholders, external scientists, study investigators and authors, and medical communication agencies in leading cross-functional publication teams for one or more therapeutic areas for the development of scientific publication plans and their execution (by preparing and submitting research manuscripts and conference presentations).

Responsibilities:

  • Will lead both an internal cross-functional publication team and a joint (with our partner company) publication team to develop, manage and execute the publication plan of one or more therapeutic areas. This will involve the timely and efficient development and submission of clinical manuscripts, abstracts, and scientific meeting presentations, all in partnership with company teams and external collaborators, scientists, and medical experts.

Education:

  • Post-graduate degree is required: MS, PharmD, or PhD

Experience:

  • At least 6 years in medical communications or publications management, of which 2-3 years must have been spent in independently leading cross-functional publication teams to develop and execute therapeutic area-specific strategic and tactical publication plans. Some or all of this experience MUST be from a pharmaceutical company; additional experience in a medical communication agency is a plus.

  • Must quickly develop a firm scientific understanding of the therapeutic area(s) covered; additionally, should possess an understanding of clinical study design, statistics, and pharmaceutical research and development. In this regard, must be familiar with clinical study reports and statistical analysis plans.

  • Must have created and updated publication plans and provided summary reports to stakeholders. Should be able to edit, write, and submit manuscripts, abstracts, posters on behalf of authors. Should be able to guide and oversee publication vendors, contract writers and editors, and be familiar with drafting publication budgets. Prior use of publication software (e.g., Datavision) would be helpful.

  • Excellent knowledge of and compliance with Good publication practices, ICMJE guidelines, CONSORT, Sunshine Act, etc. are needed.

  • Strong project management skills, with demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects efficiently and in a timely manner, are important. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Position: Senior Medical Director
Company: ProEd Communications
Location: Beachwood, Ohio (Remote Option)

COME JOIN OUR TEAM!

We are seeking a seasoned Senior Medical Director with a proven track record of leading the development of scientific strategy and execution of medical affairs and medical education tactics across various therapeutic areas.

WHO WE ARE

ProEd Communications, Inc. is a fully integrated healthcare communications company with a team of highly dedicated professionals. We provide scientific and regulatory excellence to global life science clients. ProEd is part of the Healthcare Consultancy Group, an Omnicom Group company.

When you join ProEd, you are part of an intellectually stimulating environment. We are a family; leadership is visible and accessible; people know each other and grow their careers with us. Our team members have the option to develop new skills across scientific communications, medical affairs, regulatory communications, and market access.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

This unique opportunity involves working closely with pharmaceutical and biotech clients to develop scientific strategy, lead tactical planning, and provide team leadership for flawless execution of medical affairs and medical education tactics (advisory boards, scientific platform, training materials for MSLs and other field based roles, publications, conference activities etc.). In this role, you will also support business development, training and mentoring, and a collaborative problem-solving approach to drive client satisfaction. You will report to the group lead of the Medical and Scientific Services team, and will work collaboratively with senior leaders within the company and the group.

We offer a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package, commensurate with the role and your experience. If you excel at and are excited by creative challenges, have a positive attitude, and enjoy a collaborative and fun team environment, we’d love to hear from you. All inquiries will be handled with utmost discretion.

THE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE YOU WILL NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL

  1. A doctoral degree with 5 to 8 years of agency or pharmaceutical industry experience in supporting scientific communications, medical affairs, or medical education is essential.

  2. Therapeutic area experience in Cardiovascular Disease/Thrombosis, Hematology/Oncology, Immunology, or Neurosciences.

  3. Excellent communication skills and the drive to build client and team relationships

  4. A passion for science and medicine, with a proven track record of communicating medical advances to different audiences and getting up to speed quickly on new therapeutic areas

  5. Ability to lead and execute development of content including data analysis for a wide range of complex projects, with minimal review/direction

  6. Independently and accurately incorporate strategic concepts into projects as well as guide others to do so

  7. Understand business offerings and identify opportunities for organic account growth, including cross-selling, and new business

WHERE THE POSITION IS LOCATED

ProEd has offices in Beachwood (near Cleveland, OH), New York City, NY, and Basking Ridge, NJ. Position location is optional in any of our offices with potential for a work from home arrangement. Willingness to travel is a requirement.

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Position: Senior Scientific Writer
Company: Cactus Communications Inc.
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey

Who we are:

CACTUS provides scientific writing services to the Top 10 global pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies. The team comprises writers with advanced degrees in medicine or the life sciences.

CACTUS is recognized for its expertise in providing publications and medcom services to global client teams from the US, UK, Germany, and Japan, among other geographies. CACTUS acts as a trusted advisor and works as an extension of its client teams by not only delivering high-quality work consistently, but also providing strategic guidance for their medical communications needs.

Click on the link to watch a short video of what makes us Global Publication Experts.

CACTUS is a performance-driven company that offers excellent professional and personal growth opportunities to it employees. People with an international work experience will feel at home with the work culture at CACTUS.

CACTUS was placed 1st among mid-sized Indian companies in the 2017 Great Places to Work survey.

The opportunity:

If you are looking for challenging and rewarding work which combines your understanding of medical science and aptitude for writing into one unique job, the Senior Scientific Writer role is for you. This is an opportunity to grow your career and make a greater impact on the lives around you

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Ensure timely production of high-quality documents (manuscripts, abstracts, short communications, and review articles) for publication in journals or presentation in meetings and of other written communication material supporting pharmaceutical brands, research activities, and business needs

  • Prepare documents that are publication ready

  • Review work done by team members and provide appropriate feedback

  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders, including authors & KOLs

  • Act as document specialist and provide intellectual input across document types

  • Provide quality-related coaching or mentoring to team members, as appropriate

  • Develop, maintain, and use necessary templates, formats, and styles to ensure that documents generated meet industry, internal, and client requirements

Click on the link to watch a short video testimonial on what it means to work with CACTUS as a Scientific Writer: 

What’s in it for you?

  1. Global Exposure: We work with the top 10 Pharmaceutical companies across the globe. So you can be assured that you get the best experience in terms of the profile you handle.

  2. Culture & Team: We never stop recruiting the best people because without an amazing team nothing is possible. People at CACTUS are awesome to work with, driven, smart and know how to get things done like nobody else.

  3. Learn & Grow: Our goal is to keep you as long possible and help you build a career with us. We do this by creating an environment where you will grow both personally and professionally.

  4. Satisfaction & Recognition: With some of the biggest names across the globe as existing clients, doors will open and conversations will flow. You will see the results of your efforts translate into maximum impact. With a competitive salary and our recognition programmes, you will be rewarded for your success.

So how do we know that’s you? You have the personality and the experience:

  • PhD/MD in (Pharmacology) or PhD in any of the Life Sciences, with first-author publications in indexed journals. Candidates with a Masters and relevant publications experience will also be considered. 

  • At least 2-4 years of medical publications or medcomms writing experience, preferably within a pharmaceutical writing company or agency environment. 

  • Expertise in independently developing clinical trial manuscripts and review articles

  • Experience of in-depth reviewing of clinical trial publications

  • Publication planning experience will be preferred

  • Ability to lead client calls

Apply Via Email: with CV and cover letter to behappy@cactusglobal.com. Feel free to write to us in case you have any queries.

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