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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Associate Director, Scientific Communications MeTA+ in New Haven, United States

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.

This is what you will do:

The Associate Director (AD) of Scientific Communications, MeTA+ is responsible for facilitating the successful development and execution of a publications strategies and plans for the MeTA+ therapeutic areas in alignment with Alexion brand and corporate strategies The AD will collaborate with the Directors of MeTA+ Scientific Communication and may also function as independent lead for specific therapeutic area programs as assigned by the program head (Sr. Director MeTA+, Scientific Communications). The successful AD will engage with internal stakeholders including but not limited to Research, Clinical Development, Commercial, Biostatistics 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 interpretation of scientific and clinical data, as well as in the identification of appropriate publication and presentation forums for the data. The Associate Director will also assist 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 conduct literature searches as well interpret scientific literature, and provide assessments of competitor papers, posters, and other materials. The Associate Director will also participate in the supervision of consultants and medical communication agencies.

You will be responsible for:

  • 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, interpretation of scientific and clinical data, as well as, the in 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

    You will need to have:

  • Advanced degree: PhD, PharmD, or MD

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

  • Experience in strategic publication 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 outcomes data.

  • Ability to collaborate 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

    We would prefer for you to have:

  • Background or prior experience in metabolic and/or rare diseases

  • Experience in the planning and implementation of symposia and in the development of 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: www.alexion.com.

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 accommodations@Alexion.com. 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.

AstraZeneca completed its acquisition of Alexion, marking the creation of Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease. If you're interested in career opportunities with AstraZeneca, click here (https://careers.astrazeneca.com/) .

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