Associate Director, Medical Communications (250-419)
Summary This position will report to the Director of Global Medical Communications within the Global Medical Affairs department at ARIAD pharmaceuticals Inc. This is a strategic position supporting internal and external ARIAD customers. The individual will primarily be responsible for preparation and accuracy review of content for ARIAD’s proprietary compounds for internal and external audiences. Prior experience in Medical Communications is essential; oncology experience is preferred. Responsibilities
Oversee and manage all aspects of content management for Global Medical Communications, including budget planning and forecasting, vendor relations, and projects Preparation of content for Global Medical Communications projects including, but not limited to, advisory boards, steering committee and investigator meetings, field resource tools and training materials Preparation and review of content for other Medical Affairs departments including Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs), Medical Information, Outreach and Advocacy, and Health Economics and Outcomes Research (examples include slide decks, dossiers, and training materials) Serve as the medical reviewer on cross-functional teams to ensure the medical accuracy and approve the content of marketing and promotional materials, as well as scientific publications and MSL materials Maintain and update the scientific platforms for ARIAD proprietary compounds Provide strategic oversight and direction for ARIAD Knowledge Services, which incorporates the eLibrary, including regular review of processes and technology to promote sharing of information across the organization Critically evaluate the published medical and scientific literature related to ARIAD products and competitive products Provide regular updates on the competitive landscape and robust literature searches for medical affairs colleagues, as well as Clinical Research and Development departments such as safety, clinical and medical Oversee the distribution of literature search notification alerts to internal stakeholders, including communication of real-time news on publications relevant to ARIAD’s proprietary compounds Represent Global Medical Affairs at congresses and major meetings, as required Manage other Medical Communications personnel, as needed Assist the Director of Medical Communications with managing resources and priorities within and across the department, which includes publications, medical information, MSL training and content management Ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and guidelines Serve as a role model for compliant behavior that is consistent with the mission, vision and values of the ARIAD organization.
Advanced degree (PhD or PharmD) in a scientific discipline or equivalent 5 years or more of direct pharmaceutical industry experience in Medical Communications and Medical Affairs is essential Oncology experience strongly preferred Excellent ability to interpret and present medical, scientific and clinical trial data Experience with literature management applications that integrate with scientific/medical bibliographic databases and a literature document repository (eg, QUOSA) preferred Proficiency with standard software including Microsoft Office, PubMed, EMBASE, Endnote Excellent attention to detail and problem solving skills Initiative and ability to manage multiple assignments and maintain high level of productivity with minimal supervision Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills Willingness and ability to travel Strong commitment to business ethics Understanding of, and experience with, regulatory framework applicable to interactions with health care professionals (HCPs), payers, advocacy and other business partners Understanding of, and experience with, regulatory framework applicable to interactions with HCPs, payers, advocacy and other business partners.
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