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Associate Director Publication Planning

Reference Number: 3391
Location: CA

Our client is a leading biotechnology company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for an Associate Director of Publication Planning

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Leads strategic planning and tactical execution of the global publication plan.
  • Provides leadership to the cross-functional Global Publications Team to drive strategic and tactical execution of company, and investigator-sponsored publication activities.
  • Contributes to all phases of medical writing for manuscripts, abstracts, and presentations.
  • Develops timelines and manages the process for development, review, approval, and submission of scientific and medical publications.
  • Manages internal and external medical writers and directs the process for content development and submission of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and for abstracts/presentations at medical and scientific congresses.
  • Identifies, vets, and implements publication planning systems and technologies.
  • Serves as the primary contact for publications activities to all internal and external key stakeholders.
  • Builds and maintains effective scientific and collaborative relationships with KOLs, HCPs, and aHCPs.
  • Works cross-functionally to lead and coordinate publication reviews with internal teams, company partners, and KOLs.
  • Collaborates across Clinical Development, Research, Medical Affairs, Clinical Operations, and other functions teams to drive external communication strategies and deliverables.
  • Assists with planning and attends medical and scientific congresses to support publications and assess data presentations.
  • Builds and drives publications budget.
  • Establishes and drives best practices (e.g. compliance/SOP oversight, policy implementation, scientific statements, competitive literature monitoring) and delivers on them.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in life science (RN, PhD, Pharm D, MD) is required.
  • Must have 5+ years of experience in industry (eg, biotech/pharmaceutical/medical device company, Contract Research Organization), academic research, or public health.
  • Experience in publications is required.
  • Must have a strong understanding of good publication practices and guidance (GPP3, ICMJE), Sunshine Act, Pharma Code of Conduct, and other guidance related to scientific data communication.
  • Must have the ability to work across multi-disciplinary groups and to lead decision-making discussions.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, negotiation, communication, and collaborative skills with individuals, groups, and senior management.
  • Experience in hematology/oncology area or related therapeutic area is preferred.
  • Must have a working knowledge of medical affairs, clinical, legal, regulatory functions; pre- and post-launch experience is preferred.


If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 3391.  No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.