Associate Director, Medical Communication
Jazz Pharmaceuticals 8 reviews - Palo Alto, CA
Full-time, Contract

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Responsible for the medical writing of abstracts, posters, manuscripts from Jazz sponsored clinical trials.
  • Assist Executive Director of Medical Information and Communication in the development of a comprehensive publication plan and its implementation.
  • Work with external authors, speakers on oral presentations, posters, abstracts, slide sets and publications.
  • Identify and screen appropriate publication agencies, solicit, evaluate and make recommendation to management.
  • Manage day to day interactions with publication agencies.
  • Manage all financial and contractual aspects of assigned projects, including vendor relationships.
  • Coordinate internal and external reviews and integrate reviewers’ comments.
  • Ensure that all developed materials are reviewed and appropriately signed off according to Jazz SOPs and maintain archive of approved materials.
  • Conduct literature searches and interpret scientific literature.
  • Prepare, analyze, interpret, and summarize data.
  • Evaluate study data from tables and listings.
  • Assist in the review of medical content for accuracy and positioning on key regulatory documents, publications and slide presentations.
  • Establish strong working relationships with key stakeholders internally (product teams, clinical teams…) and externally (eg, opinion leaders, patient advocacy groups, professional societies).
  • Provide scientific input into the development of commercial strategies and key scientific messages.
  • Support the development and execution of medical education strategies (i.e CME and congress activities).
  • Support development of scientific communications plan and oversee flawless execution of tactics both internally and externally.
  • The Associate Director for Medical Communication reports into the Executive Director of Medical Information and Communication.

  • Job Requirements :

    Advanced scientific degree (PhD, PharmD, or MD preferred); with a minimum of 5 years experience in pharmaceutical communications or at a medical education agency.
    • 3-5 years experience in medical writing required.
    • Must have extensive experience in publication planning and the ability align key messages with clinical studies and publications.
    • Experience with clinical trials, GCP requirements, and reviewing clinical trial data.
    • Knowledge of AMA writing guidelines
    • Strong Knowledge of current good publication practices and guidelines (GPP2, ICMJE).
    • Proficiency with computer programs such as MS Word, and Excel, as well as internet databases such as PubMed.
    • Familiar with output from statistical analysis programs (e.g., SAS, JMP).
    • Experience in preparing posters, developing content for scientific and educational programs, and working closely with KOL's.
    • Can provide strategic insight into KOL development activities, publication planning plus developing medical education materials and programs.
    • Proficient level of understanding in drug development process, pharmaceutical business, including R&D processes and objectives.
    • Experience in managing budgets across several projects.
    • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to effectively interact with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Travel will vary, plan on 10-15%.

    Jazz Pharmacueticals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying,...