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Associate Director of Global Scientific Communications & Publications-Oncology

date posted 08/27/2020
contract type Full time
job id R2562073
location Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Associate Director of Global Scientific Communications & Publications-Oncology is a vital member of the Global Medical Affairs team who will oversee the development and execution of scientific communications & publications strategies and plans in Oncology world-wide. This highly visible role will engage key thought leaders in Oncology, while collaborating cross-functionally with Project teams, Regions, Clinical Development, and the broader Medical Affairs team, in the oversight of medical activities, including, medical education and publications for a launch product.

The Associate Director, Scientific Communications manages the development of clinically focused communications including core slide decks, evidence-based scientific platform, annotations of key published literature, disease awareness videos as well as supporting medical affairs advisory board’s strategy and content.  Involvement with publication’s development will include publication plan development, execution of the plan and collaborating with the therapy area  lead to align the strategy on data dissemination.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Become a subject matter expert and internal liaison for Oncology
  • Lead and manage the execution of the global medical communication and/or publication plan strategies for Oncology, including presence at scientific congresses, with an understanding of how these activities support the overall Medical Affairs and Brand strategy
  • Lead and manage the development and execution of key global medical education programs to fill learning gaps that are identified through the medical affairs annual plan. Tactics may include live meetings (satellite symposia) or online programs.
  • Generate Annual Medical Communications and Publications plans in conjunction with the Project teams based on scientific and unmet medical needs
  • Understand and follow the various compliance policies in place for global and US publications and medical education activities
  • Continuously surveying the medical and scientific literature for the identification of relevant publications.  Leading development of monthly literature updates and annotated summaries of key articles
  • Managing external vendors/medical agencies assisting with medical content planning and execution and managing budgets
  • Supporting development of medical/scientific content for scientific exchange, advisory boards  and training
  • Ensuring delivery of high-quality, fair-balanced, scientifically/clinically accurate medical communications deliverables in accordance with established timelines, compliance guidelines/policies, and budgets
  • Leading the creation of annual and long-range global medical communications plans and budgets
  • Overseeing internal and external medical communication related to congress activities

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctoral level degree (Ph.D., Pharm.D., or M.D.) in life sciences with minimum of 5 years bio-pharmaceutical industry experience within Medical or Clinical Affairs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to understand and effectively communicate complex scientific and clinical data to internal and external stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Medical Communications and/or Publications Management
  • Clinical knowledge in Oncology, experience is lung cancer is a plus
  • Ability to collaborate and build solid working relationships cross-functionally
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, thinks critically, and adheres to deadlines.
  • Demonstrated functional knowledge of applicable guidelines including ICMJE, ACCME, OIG, PhRMA, GPP & GCP

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.



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