Scientific Communications Director Hematology - PHARMA (ro-103)

4070 Basel
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2017-10-23 17:00
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For our Swiss customer located in Basel we are currently looking for (m/f) a Scientific Communications Director Hematology

• Type of placement: 1 year, external contract with possible long term extension
• Company: major Pharma company in Basel area
• Salary: level 2, please ask us for the exact rate range

(monthly gross salary levels in CHF, level1= 5-10k , level2=10-15k, level3= >15k) 


Summary of Main responsibilities

Scientific Communications

  • Responsible for orchestrating the scientific communications strategy and dissemination of data for the assigned disease area and/or brand/molecule through an integrated scientific story using an agreed framework
  • The remit includes Scientific Communications Strategy development as part of the global medical strategy, publications strategy (incl. planning and management), medical education (internal & external) and management of scientific communications focused activities
  • SCD identifies the audience, defines the channels and the content of all scientific communication activities for the assigned disease area and/or brand/molecule


Publication strategy and planning

  •  Works with appropriate stakeholders to drive the development of the publication strategy. Acts as the strategic partner to US Medical Affairs responsible for the planning of the US focused publication strategy and implementation
  • Responsible for assessment of medical value impact of the publication strategy
  • Plans and drives the publication activities, e.g. submissions to peer reviewed journals, scientific and medical education activities at congresses
  • Maintains oversight of the key affiliate publications

Medical education:

  • Responsible for the strategy, planning and execution of the medical education activities and ensuring that these are based on insights and educational needs
  • Ensures consistent and value-based measurements of all medical education activities
  • Responsible for internal medical education training activities, and setting up and maintaining the materials for internal and external knowledge platforms

Congress activities:

  • Responsible for organizing and driving the medical education and internal communication activities at congresses, e.g. IME, RIME
  • Drives, coordinates and communicates activities related to pre-congress medical education materials, including e-learnings and others
  • Responsible for abstract submissions and tracking acceptance, communicating the information


Summary of extended responsibilities

Grants and sponsorships

  • Responsible for the review and the approval process for grants, sponsorships and donations with educational intent

Advisory boards

  • Leads and delivers presentations during advisory boards and/or dedicated sections related to the relevant areas, e.g. publication and medical education


  • Responsible for budget planning and tracking of the respective areas/activities in close collaboration with the Project Manager and GMT Leader (GMTL)

Vendor management

  • Engages in regular prioritization, delegation and alignment discussions with vendors. Monitors vendor performance based on cross-functional team assessments, aligned with procurement


  • Acts in line with legal, regulatory and company standards and codes of practice
  • Timely completes all mandatory trainings on global procedures, guidelines, policies and SOPs elevant to SCD role

Cross-functional collaboration

  • Member of the SC group within a therapeutic area, and works embedded in GMT
  • Acts as a member of IMT and/or Medical Launch Team (MLT)
  • Works with all relevant stakeholders to develop and implement the publications strategy as part of the integrated communications strategy communications/publication team for a given product
  • Can serve as ad-hoc member at SMT, IBT, LCT and/or additional teams (e.g. GDT, US MT)

Professional and technical requirements

  • Advanced degree (PhD) and/or certification in scientific medical field preferred

Technical competencies

  •  High ethical standards
  • Ability to demonstrate  Values and Leadership Commitments, including ability to promote and role model integrity
  • Strategic agility and decision-making, achieving results, within timelines and on budget
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, incl. inspiring and influencing
  • Cross-functional teamwork skills, including developing and maintaining trustful relationships, and productively resolving conflicts
  • Technical and business expertise, including analyzing wide range of data and information
  • Project management skills and financial acumen for effective budget/resource management
  • Aptitude to learn and use new databases/IT systems
  • Strong customer orientation and focus

Experience, Skills, Knowledge

  • Professional experience in the pharmaceutical/ biotechnology industry or related experience
  • Medical affairs, clinical development or medical communications experience is preferred
  • Experience in preclinical/clinical research, pharmaceutical project management and/or product marketing experience is a plus
  • Experience in leading peer-reviewed publications or medical education/communications, in collaboration with scientific experts
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