Company Overview

This is a biopharmaceutical company that develops therapeutics to regulate inflammation, treat cancer, and manage autoimmune diseases.

Manager, Medical Communications & Publications JO-2201-5689

Territory: California

Therapeutic Area: Immunology-Vasculitis

The Manager develops and executes the medical narrative for the company’s products, as well as contributes to medical information, product dossiers, and scientific communications plans. 

S/he manages the daily support of external vendors, including medical writing and medical information agencies. Additionally, s/he manages internal resources in the development of response letters, Medical Affairs content for the congress booth, abstracts, and other collateral. 

The Manager may assist in the planning of advisory boards and also in the review process of Continuing Medical Education (CME) grant requests.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage and maintain a strategic medical communication and publications plan.
  • Contribute to publication planning and execution according to established guidelines (e.g., GPP3, ICMJE).
  • Contribute to Medical Affairs congress planning activities, such as Medical Education and Medical Affairs booth content.
  • Identify and recommend opportunities for Medical Education.
  • Interface with Medical, Clinical, and Commercial stakeholders to contribute to competitive intelligence activities in assigned therapeutic areas.
  • Manage operations with external vendors that support Medical Affairs communication activities, including first-line response to inquiries and requests for medical information.
  • Oversee budget tracking and invoicing according to approved SOW/PO, reflecting work completed.
  • Contribute to the development of slide decks and other presentation materials.
  • Interface with authors and collaborators for individual projects to effectively complete execution within specified timelines.
  • Initiate project kick-offs (alignment on scientific content/communication objectives, author recruitment, collection of author agreements, securing medical/clinical lead materials for meeting discussions, planning/hosting kick-off meetings).
  • Review all assigned medical communications materials and publications to ensure quality, alignment with scientific communication platforms, and compliance with standards for ethical reporting of study data.
  • Address and resolve publication-related issues for assigned projects (timely review, edits, submissions, author contracts, etc.).
  • Ensure proper, current documentation and record-keeping.
  • Compile quarterly ToV/Sunshine report where appropriate.

Qualifications (Education & Experience)

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field.
  • 2+ years in a pharma or medical communication agency that includes writing or managing the execution of publication and medical information materials.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s or Ph.D.
  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills and the ability to critically analyze the scientific literature to form logical opinions and communicate key business and clinical information.
  • Prior experience in Medical Affairs or Clinical Development within the biopharmaceutical industry (or clinical experience), ideally in rare diseases. 
  • Understanding of Scientific Communications projects, including disease state education programs, advisory boards, congress/publication plans, and field medical resources.
  • Familiarity with Medical Information capabilities, literature surveillance, adverse event, and product complaints requirements.
  • The ability to work in teams and interface in a dynamic environment across corporate functions. 
  • Prior experience managing consultants and vendors desired.
  • Knowledge and understanding of rules and regulations impacting medical communications practices in the US.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
  • A high level of proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • The ability to travel up to 20-30% of the time to attend conferences and meetings for publication planning or execution purposes.

Since 2009, TriNet Pharma has evolved into one of healthcare’s largest and most respected agencies for recruiting and placing permanent and contract Medical Affairs, Clinical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, and Medical Communications professionals in life sciences companies in the United States and around the world.

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