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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Associate Director, Global Scientific Communications in Boston, Massachusetts

Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime - like a job where you have the chance to change lives. At Alexion, people living with rare and devastating diseases are our Guiding Star. We are driven to continuously innovate and create meaningful value in all we do to help patients and families fully live their best lives. We value the uniqueness and diversity of our employees and recognize that nurturing the diverse perspectives and strengths of our people translates into innovative breakthroughs for patients.

Position Summary

The Associate Director (AD) of Scientfic Communications, Hematology/ Nephrology is responsible for facilitating the successful development and execution of a publications strategies and plans for the Hematology/ Neprhology Therapeutic areas in alignment with Alexion brand and corporate strategies The AD will collaoborate with the Directorsof Hematology and Nephrology Scientific Communication and may also function as independent lead for specific therapeutic area programs as assigned by the program head (Sr. Director Hematology/ Nephrology Scientific Communications)The successful AD will engage with internal stakeholders including but not limited to research, Clinical Development, Commercial, biostats and Medical Affairs, as well as external authors, investigators and publishers to ensure timely execution of the publication plan through high quality writing, reviewing, editing, revising and placing impactful scientific and clinical abstracts, posters, oral presentations and manuscripts. In this role the Associate director will participate in the analysis and and interpretation of scientific and clinical data, as well as in the identification of appropriate publication and presentation forums for the data.The Associate Direactor will also assit in the development of medical education plans, congress plans, literature summaries and maintain the repository of collateral publication materials including slide decks. The Associate director will conducts literature searches as well interpret scientific literature, and providing assessments of competitor papers, posters and other materials. The Associate Director will also participate in the supervision of consultants and medical communication agencies.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Participate in the development and implementation of strategic publication plans for the assigned products and disease indications

  • Ensure timely execution of the publications to produce high quality, accurate and impactful deliverables including abstracts, posters, oral presentations, manuscripts and slide decks

  • Participate in the planning , development and implementation of the medical educational plan, and other scientific programs that communicate important information to the medical and scientific community. Also to include collaboration and involvement in scientific symposia.

  • Manage and track the publication plan to ensure its timely execution

  • Work with external authors, investigators and thought leaders on abstracts, posters, oral presentations, manuscripts, review articles and slide decks

  • Participate in the analysis and , interpreatnation of scientific and clinical data, as well as, the identification of appropriate publication and presentation forums for the data

  • Conduct routine literature searches and interpret scientific literature for internal stakeholders, including competitor assessments

  • Ensure compliance with Alexion’s Publication Policy

    Essential Qualifications

  • Advanced degree: PhD, PharmD, or MD

  • 5-7 years of relevant experience in a Pharmaceutical company or Medical Communications agency

  • Experience in strategicpublication planning (including scientific platforms), tactical publication planning and implementation, and the planning and development of medical educational materials

  • Ability to interpret and organize highly complex scientific data, including experience reviewing clinical trial data and output from statistical analysis programs

  • Must be skilled writer with demonstrated ability to write / review / edit / place scientific articles, abstracts, posters

  • Strong working knowledge of current good publication practices and guidelines

  • Understanding of the clinical development process, especially clinical study and global health outcome data .

  • Ability to collaoborate with, medical publications agencies, to plan, write and develop abstracts, posters, oral presentations, manuscripts, slide decks and content for scientific and educational programs

  • Experience in working closely with thought leaders and authors

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently

  • Ability to travel (US and International) as necessary

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Background or prior experience in hematology

  • Experience in planning and implementation of symposia and development medical education materials

  • Experience with publication management software (e.g., Datavision)

  • CMPP /AMWA certification highly desired


    Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases and devastating conditions through the discovery, development, and commercialization of life-changing medicines. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Alexion has offices around the globe and serves patients in more than 50 countries. Further information about Alexion can be found at:

    Alexion is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where every single person can belong because of their uniqueness. The Company will not make decisions about employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, religion, creed or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, (including childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), parental status (including adoption or surrogacy), military status, protected veteran status, disability, medical condition, gender identity or expression, genetic information, mental illness or other characteristics protected by law. Alexion provides reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of candidates and employees. To begin an interactive dialogue with Alexion regarding an accommodation, please contact Alexion participates in E-Verify.

    As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion offers a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more.

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