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Director, Scientific Communications - Global Publications

United States - California - Santa MonicaMedical AffairsRegular

Descripción del trabajo

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as Director, Global Publications within Global Medical Affairs. This role will partner with internal and external subject matter experts and investigators to lead the publication strategy for key publication tactics including congress abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts. This role will also partner with Medical Communications Leads to develop Scientific Platforms, conduct gap analyses, and identify appropriate target audiences. This role will be expected to apply good publication practices and help lead adherence to established publication processes. The Global Publications Lead will work cross-functionally with clinical development, biostatistics, and key business partners to execute on tactics consistent with inline and pipeline strategy. This position will report to the Global Head of Publications and Medical Communications.


  • Achieve subject matter expertise in Cell Therapy to lead cross-functional, Global Publication Planning Team (GPPT) strategy in alignment with early- and late-stage subject matter experts, Product and Portfolio Management teams, and alliance partners to publish high-impact scientific and medical data
  • Prioritize, execute, review, and edit key GPPT tactics consisting of congress abstracts and presentations and peer-reviewed manuscripts
  • Coordinate medical writing with internal and external medical writers to ensure timely delivery and submission of publications
  • Establish and maintain effective intellectual partnerships with scientific and medical Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) and healthcare professionals (HCPs) with travel to scientific conferences as needed
  • Guide and oversee publication vendors, and manage publications budgets,
  • Analyze, interpret, and communicate scientific and medical insights to internal and external stakeholders, including leading the annual cross-functional Global Publication Planning Summit,

Basic Qualifications

Advanced scientific degree (i.e. MD, PharmD, PhD) and 8+ years of medical affairs, scientific research and/or scientific publications experience


Master’s Degree and 10+ years of medical affairs, scientific research and/or scientific publications experience


Bachelor’s Degree and 12+ years of medical affairs, scientific research and/or scientific publications experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in publications within the industry (e.g., biotech/pharmaceutical), including 2+ years in hematology/oncology and/or cell therapy
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, communication, and collaborative skills with individuals, groups, and senior management
  • Ability to write/edit scientific manuscripts, posters and abstracts with a medically strategic mindset
  • Ability to create and edit basic medical illustrations
  • Working knowledge of Medical Affairs, Clinical Development, Translational Research, Research, Legal, Intellectual Property, Biometrics, and Regulatory functions; pre- and post-launch
  • Ability to lead and work across multi-disciplinary groups and to lead decision-making discussions
  • Knowledge of and compliance with all relevant guidelines (GPP3, ICMJE), laws, industry standard best practices, and corporate policies.
  • Ability to work under challenging deadlines with key stakeholders
  • Clinical experience in hematology/oncology and/or immuno-oncology
  • Up to 20% travel including weekends