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Sanofi Group Associate Director, Global Scientific Communications Lead, Rare Hematology in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Position Overview:

The Associate Director of Scientific Communications constitutes a vital member of the Global Medical Affairs team who will oversee the development and execution of Global scientific communication strategies and plans in Rare Diseases. This highly visible role will engage key thought leaders in Rare Diseases Hematology therapeutic areas (TAs), while collaborating cross-functionally with Project teams, Countries, Clinical Development, and the broader Medical Affairs team, in the planning and execution of medical activities for key upcoming launches and mature products within Sanofi Rare Hematology TAs.

The Associate Director, Scientific Communications manages the development of the medical communications strategy and clinically focused communications including presentation/publication of primary clinical data and secondary analyses, core slide decks, evidence-based scientific platform, disease awareness videos as well as supporting medical affairs advisory board’s strategy and content. Involvement with publication’s development include publication plan development, lead plan execution, reviewing manuscript drafts and collaborating with the appropriate leads on strategy for data dissemination.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Become a subject matter expert and internal liaison for specific Rare Disease TAs.

  • Lead the creation of Annual and long-range global Publications and Medical Communications plans in conjunction with cross functional teams based on scientific and unmet medical needs. Secure and manage budget associated to these plans.

  • Lead and manage the execution of the global publication and medical communication plan strategies for specific Rare Disease TAs, including presence at scientific congresses, with an understanding of how these activities support the overall global Medical Affairs and brand strategy

  • Support the development and execution of key global medical education programs to fill learning gaps that are identified through the medical affairs annual plan. Tactics may include live meetings (i.e. satellite symposia) or online programs.

  • Oversee internal and external medical communication related to congress activities as appropriate.

  • Understand and follow the various compliance policies/guidelines in place for global and US publications and medical education activities. Ensuring delivery of high-quality, fair-balanced, scientifically/clinically accurate medical communications deliverables.

  • Ensure continuous surveying of the medical and scientific literature for the identification of relevant publications and lead development of monthly literature updates.

  • Managing external vendors/medical agencies assisting with medical content planning and execution and managing associated budgets.

  • Support development of medical/scientific content for scientific exchange, advisory boards and training.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctoral level degree (Ph.D., Pharm.D., or M.D.) in life sciences with minimum of 5 years bio-pharmaceutical industry experience within Medical or Clinical Affairs.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to understand and effectively communicate complex scientific and clinical data to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to understand, critically analyze, and summarize complex scientific and medical data.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Medical Communications and/or Publications Management.

  • Clinical knowledge in Rare Diseases.

  • Ability to collaborate and build solid working relationships cross-functionally.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, think critically, and adhere to deadlines.

  • Demonstrated functional knowledge of applicable guidelines including ICMJE, ACCME, OIG, PhRMA, GPP & GCP.

  • Result- and customer-focused.

  • Highly committed and flexible working attitude.

  • Critical thinking – ability to challenge the status quo.

  • Experience working in a complex organization and the ability to operate in a matrix, team-oriented structure.

  • Demonstrated track record in building and maintaining a network of internal and external experts, experience in working across and building effective partnerships.

  • Experience in supervising and managing medical writing tasks and tools, including electronic tools, subcontracting medical writing tasks and effective management of external medical/publication agencies.

Reporting to: Head, Global Scientific Communications – Rare Diseases

Location: Cambridge, MA, USA

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.



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