Associate Director, Scientific Communications and Publications

Agios Pharmaceuticals is searching for a dynamic Associate Director Scientific Communications and Publications to join our growing Global Medical Affairs team. We want someone who cares about this important work, and who’s driven to connect to our mission of helping these patient communities.
Full Time On-Site/Hybrid Corporate Communications
Annually: USD 0 - 0
Director Scientific Communications
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Available Locations:
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Agios is a biopharmaceutical company that is fueled by connections. We thrive in a supportive, fun, and flexible environment full of people empowered to bring their whole selves to work. We care deeply about our work, each other, and the patients who count on us. Our teams cultivate strong bonds with patient communities, healthcare professionals, partners and colleagues, which helps us discover, develop and deliver therapies for rare diseases – and make a bigger difference in their lives. In the U.S., Agios markets a first-in-class pyruvate kinase (PK) activator for the treatment of hemolytic anemia in adults with PK deficiency. Building on the company’s leadership in the field of cellular metabolism, Agios is advancing a robust clinical pipeline of investigational medicines with active and planned programs in alpha- and beta-thalassemia, sickle cell disease, pediatric PK deficiency and MDS-associated anemia.

The impact you will make:

Agios Pharmaceuticals is searching for a dynamic Associate Director Scientific Communications and Publications to join our growing Global Medical Affairs team. We want someone who cares about this important work, and who’s driven to connect to our mission of helping these patient communities. The Associate Director, Global Scientific Communications and Publications will be responsible for the development and execution of global publication and scientific communication plans and tactics, including but not limited to manuscripts, congress presentations, scientific platforms, medical booth content and materials, MSL tools for external use, and company organized global symposia. In this central role, the Associate Director will engage with multiple internal and external stakeholders such as Medical Affairs, Clinical Development, Translational Research, Clinical Pharmacology/DMPK, HEOR, Biostatistics, external authors, investigators, publishers, and medical communications agencies.

What you will do:

Scientific Communication Responsibilities:

  • Manage, support, and execute development of global scientific communication tactics (e.g., scientific platforms, MSL materials [field use and internal training], microsite materials, etc.)
  • Contribute to and back the development of the scientific communications plan in alignment with the overall Medical Affairs Strategy
  • Engage internal and external subject matter experts, when appropriate, for participation in scientific communication tactics and content development
  • Contribute to the development of medical content and execution for congress scientific communication activities (e.g., congress medical booth materials, logistics, and planning)
  • Drive the agenda development, content creation, and execution for company organized symposia and other meetings
  • Facilitate review and approval of scientific communication materials through medical/legal committee review
  • Support scientific communications/publications TA lead in activities as needed
  • Manage scientific communication vendor(s) in all aspects of working relationship

Publications Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for execution and delivery of global publication tactics according to Agios policies and procedures and industry guidelines (GPP, ICMJE, etc.)
  • Drive and contribute to the development of the global strategic publication plan in alignment with the overall Medical Affairs Strategy for assigned TA
  • Review tactics for messaging/lexicon alignment, scientific accuracy, appropriateness for audience, quality, etc.
  • Lead and manage monthly publication team meetings to facilitate discussions/decisions related to publication planning and execution
  • Lead discussions to facilitate timely alignment amongst internal and external authors
  • Develop and maintain expertise in disease area by continuously surveying the medical and scientific literature for the identification of relevant publications
  • Ensure that compliant publication processes are followed, facilitates a transparent publication process, participates in publication discussions at team meetings, contributes to continuing improvement of publication processes/policies
  • Manage Agios publication documentation and published literature repositories
  • Support scientific communications/publications TA lead in activities as needed
  • Manage publication vendor(s) in all aspects of working relationship

What you bring:

  • Advanced degree with 4–7 yrs experience in publications and scientific communications planning, development, and execution in an agency or pharmaceutical environment
  • Demonstrated strong project management skills and leadership poise a must to negotiate and facilitate alignment amongst internal and external stakeholders (KOLs, authors, internal cross-functional teams)
  • Experience working with cross-functional stakeholders and/or agencies to develop abstracts, posters, oral presentations, manuscripts, medical slide decks, and content for scientific and educational programs
  • Excellent and effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be well organized and able to multi-task in a fast-paced deadline driven environment
  • Prior experience interpreting and implementing regulations and guidelines governing publications and scientific communications (e.g., FDA, OIG, GPP, ICJME, MALR), CMPP preferred
  • Demonstrated experience managing medical communications vendors and budgets
  • Advanced computer and Internet skills, including knowledge of MS applications (such as Word, PowerPoint, Teams, Excel), Veeva RIM, electronic publication management tools (e.g., PubStrat and Datavision), SharePoint, references databases (e.g., EndNote), PubMed, social media platforms, RightFind, etc
  • Ability to travel (US and International) approximately 20% of time

Posted 26 days ago

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