Publication Group Lead, Immunology

Shire Pharmaceuticals - Cambridge, MA (30+ days ago)3.6


Publications Group Lead – Immunology

Job Code: 12554

Primary Duties

Act as primary point of contact for publications issues for assigned products in immunology Franchise
Define publication strategy with Global Medical Affairs stakeholders for one or more publication assets/projects
Develop and implement strategic and in-year tactical publication plans for one or more publication projects
Support the definition, development and implementation of an integrated, compliant, fit-for-purpose publication management platform across Global Medical Teams
Collaborate with agencies, societies, KOLs and journals to execute publication plans
Provide support to map, establish and manage relationships with key publication bodies
Track and report Global Publications performance
Direct management of at least one Publications Lead
Responsibilities

Job Function and Description

Develop publication strategy and implement Global Publication Plans for one or more publication projects

Act as point person for Head of Scientific Publications, Therapeutic Area and GMA leadership for publication related issues and opportunities for products in immunology
Develop and manage product/disease area Global Publication Strategies and Plans in coordination with relevant Global Medical Teams
Works with GMA TA Head to align publication plans across TA
Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to implement project publication plans

Manage specific publication project budget
Manage vendors budgets and contracts
Collaborate with societies, external authors and journals in planning, integration and execution of medical publication activities
Manage Publication Lead(s) within the Therapeutic Area
Review publication drafts for scientific quality and to ensure alignment & consistency with Compliance/ Legal
Manage external and internal authors to ensure timely execution and delivery of publications
Promote and support good publication practices and principles among authors and internal publication stakeholder community ensuring high scientific quality & alignment with Compliance/Legal requirements
Collaborate with Global Medical Communications and relevant Global Medical and International Medical teams to plan medical participation at multi-products/disease area congresses, symposia and events
Track and report Global Publications metrics

Track Global Publications metrics and provide reports to Head of Scientific Publications as required
Track timely delivery and execute initiatives to improve quality and efficiency
Ensure and communicate regular updates to relevant key stakeholders to facilitate ongoing functional and regional planning and inform dependencies
Education and Experience Requirements

A higher education degree (M.D., Pharm.D., Ph.D.) is preferred; Master degree in biomedical discipline or equivalent with experience in publication management is considered
10-14 years of experience within medical affairs (e.g. Publications/Scientific Writing, Medical Information, Medical Communications, Medical Education), 8 years of which with direct publications experience
Keen understanding of good publication practice is a must. CMPP certification is encouraged
Familiarity with regulatory and legal guidelines regarding publication planning strategy and execution
Experience managing medical communications agencies is preferred
Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

Focus on accountability and ownership
Strong communication, presentation, and written skills
Strong attention to detail
Strong relationship and managerial skills
Unquestionable ethics
Scientific expertise in the disease/therapeutic area preferred
Understanding of the clinical trial design and execution, statistical methods and clinical trial data reporting requirements
Understanding of good publication practices and guidance
Experience with DataVision is preferred
Complexity and Problem Solving

Global Publication Strategy and Plan development in alignment with Global Medical Team and International Medical Affairs requirements
Management of scientific relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Internal and External Contacts

Position is accountable to Head of Scientific Publications for line management responsibilities and to the Global Medical Team and/or therapy for area alignment
Internal: Medical Therapeutic Area Teams, International Medical Affairs Team, Medical Communications, Medical Information, Regulatory, Compliance, Legal, Clinical
External: Medical societies, authors, journals, medical communications agencies
Other Job Requirements

Availability to travel approximately 20% of time
Availability to participate in early or late meetings/teleconferences.