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Medical Communications Lead Rare Hematology

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job ID R2529870 Date posted 11/15/2019

The Medical Communications lead constitutes a vital member of the Global Scientific Engagement & Communications and Global Medical Affairs teams, focused on developing the global medical communications strategy; planning, managing, and preparing internal and external communication of key scientific and clinical data; and implementation of medical education initiatives.

The Medical Communications lead 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 and symposia strategy and content.  Involvement with publication development includes collaborating with the therapy area publications lead to align the strategy on data dissemination. 

A key element of this role will be to motivate, drive and encourage collaborating cross-functions and internal resources towards successful execution of the medical communications plan, particularly in preparation for key upcoming launches within Rare Hematology. This individual will also be responsible for overall congress planning strategies across rare diseases, particularly the lysosomal storage disorders.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Becoming a subject matter expert and internal liaison for a given rare disease therapeutic area(s)  
  • Developing, managing, and executing annual and log-range global medical communication strategy and budgets, including presence at scientific congresses
  • Collaborating cross functionally to ensure medical communication plans are aligned with BU objectives, unmet medical, and educational needs
  • Developing and updating lexicon and strategic scientific platforms for a given therapeutic area(s) to be used by global cross-functional teams
  • Overseeing internal and external medical communications related to congress activities
  • Moderating and managing development of content, resources, and materials for scientific exchange in advisory boards and symposia
  • Driving the strategy and execution of digital medical communications
  • Developing a core set of educational/training resources that are scientifically accurate, balanced, and aligned with areas of clinical interest and educational needs of clinicians worldwide
  • 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.
  • Providing overall project management for medical communications projects, to manage team workloads and demands, achieve goals and objectives, and ensure quality, accuracy, and timeliness of all projects.
  • Collaborating with external vendors in the execution of the strategic medical communication plan
  • Identifying and implementing best practices and standardized processes for scientific meeting/congress planning, advisory boards, and other scientific communications. 
  • Uphold the highest level of editorial and scientific integrity for all projects in accordance with all applicable internal corporate, professional society, governmental/regulatory, and biopharmaceutical industry policies and guidelines.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Advanced scientific degree (e.g., PhD, PharmD) in life sciences
  • 5 or more years of scientific communications/medical affairs experience within the pharma/biotech industry
  • Have demonstrated ability in project management and the successful interaction with external key opinion leaders.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Acrobat.  Datavision expertise a plus.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and able to work independently as well as within cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, thinks critically, and adheres to deadlines.
  • Exemplary people skills, and the capability to collaborate with Key Opinion Leaders in a credible, responsive and focused manner is a necessity.
  • Ability to multi-task, interpret and critique scientific and medical literature with respect to scientific and business implications are essential. 

Reporting to: Scientific Director, Global Scientific Engagement & Communications – Rare Hematology

Location: Cambridge, MA, USA

Travel: Approximately 20% (international and domestic)


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