Posted Feb. 1, 2008
The Medical Writer, Scientific Communications will work with the Senior Manager, Scientific Communications to produce external scientific communications / publications (including, but not limited to, abstracts, posters, slides, manuscripts, and presentations). The Writer will be responsible for writing, substantive editing, reviewing, and coordinating the publication of key preclinical and clinical scientific data through peer-reviewed journals and forums.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Plans, writes, reviews abstracts, posters/oral presentations, slides, and manuscripts.
Partners with external authors, internal Clinical Research Physicians, statisticians, other team members, and/or other writers to build balanced, scientifically based data disclosures and publication plans.
Conducts literature searches. Represents data at internal and external professional meetings. Serves as a consultant to Corporate Communications, Media Relations, and Investor Relations on data presentation.
Substantively edits abstracts, posters/oral presentations, slides, and manuscripts. Ensures and coordinates quality checks for accuracy, collates reviewers comments, and prepares final versions.
Develops and drives detailed project timelines according to team-specified deadlines.
Coordinates the approval and release of publications in consultation with Medical and Legal.
Contributes expertise in technical production of manuscripts through software knowledge and best practices (Word, Excel, Prism, SigmaPlot, Medline, etc.).
Overnight travel (40%) to scientific meetings within and outside the U.S
BA/BS required; Scientific degree ( BS, MS, Pharm D, PhD), but not required
BA/BA required; scientific degree ( BS, MS, Pharm D, PhD)helpful, but not required
Minimum 2 years' pharma/biotech industry. Publication planning experience in the pharmaceutical industry required. Oncology/Hematology market experience preferred
Ability to conceptually organize and analyze data, interpret and synthesize complex clinical and non-clinical statistical reports to derive key outcomes and messages; ability to translate scientific and technical issues for diverse audiences.
Excellent written and oral communication skills required
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite, especially MS Word and PowerPoint.
Technical / Professional Knowledge, Planning and Organizing, Building Positive Working Relationships, Decision Making, Negotiation, Communication, Initiating Action, Customer Focus, Follow up, and Ongoing Listening and Learning