Associate Director/Director, Scientific Communications

Massachusetts
4387
Our client is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. They have asked us to assist them in their search for an Associate Director/Director, Scientific Communications.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:
  • Works with study teams to draft scientific and clinical content of abstracts, publications, regulatory documents and communication decks as needed.
  • Collaborates with the study director and clinical team to agree data analysis priorities, in alignment with key clinical and scientific questions of interest.
  • Builds a publication strategy and plan that includes reporting of both primary results and secondary analyses and gives full consideration to which congresses and journals are most appropriate for achieving communication objectives.
  • Tracks clinical and scientific data of relevance with particular focus on key competitors in chronic cough and itch.
  • Disseminates data to be shared externally including company data slides, clinical study reports, publications, and posters.
  • Coordinates interactions with external authors to progress publications to plan.
  • Establishes timelines for proper dissemination of scientific data externally.
  • Contributes to the creation and maintenance of clinical development plans ultimately leading to critical decision points for key trials.
  • Contributes to the design of pivotal studies to ensure differentiation of product vs. competing pharmaceutical products.
  • Collaborates closely with clinical monitors, clinical operations, program management, biostatistics, and data management.
  • Will collaborate on phase 2b/3 planning efforts with key stakeholders.
  • Cultivates relationships with external partners such as clinical investigators, clinicians, scientists, and vendors.
  • Provides support to advisory boards, consultant meetings and investigator meetings, including preparation and delivery of presentations.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:
  • Requires an RN, MS, PhD, PharmD degree.
  • Must have a minimum of 5+ years of clinical research and/or medical affairs experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry.
  • Strong working knowledge of drug development is required.
  • Must have a minimum of 5+ years technical operational experience in planning, executing, reporting and publishing clinical studies.
  • A strong scientific background with industry clinical research experience is required.
  • Requires experience with critical analysis of scientific literature, and interpretation of clinical trial data.
  • Must have experience interacting with internal and external advisors, clinical investigators, and vendors.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong mastery of medical and scientific terminology is required.
  • Experience with Respiratory and/or Dermatology therapeutic areas is highly preferred.
  • Experience working in house, or as an MSL in any of the following arenas is considered an asset: scientific communications, publications, clinical protocol design.
  • Preexisting relationships with KOLs in the respiratory or pruritis therapeutic areas is highly preferred.

If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us. No calls please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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