Scientific Communications Director Hematology 80% PHARMA / ro-291

4070 Basel
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2018-03-16 09:30
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For our Swiss customer located in Basel we are currently looking for (m/f) a Scientific Communications Director Hematology 80% PHARMA

  • Type of placement:  12 months, external contract with possible long term extension
  • Company:  major Pharma company in Basel area
  • Salary:  level 3, please ask us for the exact rate range 

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


Objectives and Scope of Position

  • SCD is a core member of Global Medical Affairs Team (GMT), responsible for the development of Scientific Communications Strategy as part of the medical strategy and its implementation
  • SCD brings consistency across all scientific communication activities to the GMT, and drives excellence and innovation in these areas
  • Act as strategic partner to US Medical Affairs responsible for the US focused publication strategy and implementation
  • Stays abreast of internal and external developments, trends and other dynamics relevant for the assigned DA to maintain a fully current view and perspectives of external influences


Summary of Main responsibilities

  • Scientific Communications
  • Publication strategy and planning: 
  • Medical education
  • Congress activities


General information 

  • latest start date: 1 May 2018
  • must haves for that role: Relevant experience in medical communications agency is preferred
  • Option to extend: Yes
  • Home office: Yes, details and extent to be discussed

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
  • Experience in interpreting and presenting scientific data
  • Experience in external agency management and in budget management is preferred
  • Relevant therapeutic area experience (as typically measured by 2 or more years) preferred
  • Understanding of drug development process and regulatory/legal environment for drug development and registration, clinical trials and medical communications is required
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
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