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Dir, Strategic Publication Planning

  • Seaport Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Director, Strategic Publication Planning plays a key role in the execution of an integrated, enterprise-wide publication strategy. The incumbent provides input into the evidence generation plan and strategically delivers on publications aligned to those data objectives. The position partners with FMI cross-functional leaders, as well as FMI partners at Roche and Flatiron to develop a dynamic publications plan, elevating FMI’s mission to transform cancer care.

Key Responsibilities

• Publication Plan Execution & Program Management

  • Lead the tactical execution of the global scientific and medical publication plan, by:
    • Developing timelines;
    • Managing the process for development, review, approval, and submission.
  • Manage internal and external medical writers.
  • Direct the process for content development and submission of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and for abstracts/presentations at medical and scientific congresses.

• Cross-Functional & Stakeholder Collaboration

  • Collaborate within Medical functions and across departments and lifecycle teams to drive the publication strategy and deliverables.
  • Lead cross-functional publication committee meeting as well as manage publication specific meetings with external authors and internal contributors.
  • Manage internal relationships across functions (including but not limited to Medical, Lifecycle, R&D, HEOR, and Communications teams) and external vendors as needed.
  • Coordinate the evidence generation and publication strategy with FMI affiliates, including Roche/Flatiron teams, and biopharma partners.

• Establish and drive industry best practices for publication strategy and planning across FMI

  • Accomplish this through:
    • Developing, updating and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures.
    • Policy implementation.
    • Ensuring compliance and oversight of disclosure requirements.
  • Lead process improvement efforts for the review/approval of publications, abstracts and presentations.
  • Identify opportunities for a digital and social media strategy and incorporate solutions into the publication plan as appropriate.
  • Utilize publication planning system for publication-related reports and metrics.
  • Monitor and keep abreast of new literature and distribute regular publication updates.

• Publication Strategy Development

  • Support the development and updating of a cross-enterprise publication strategy, publication objectives, and publication activities.
  • Execute initiatives to align evidence generation and publication strategy across the enterprise

• Team Management

  • Oversee and manage the Publications Planning & Operations team.

• Other duties as periodically assigned.


Basic Qualifications

• Advanced scientific or healthcare-related degree (MD, DO, PharmD, PhD or equivalent) preferred. Relevant Masters programs will also be considered.

• 5+ years of experience in the healthcare industry

Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstrated work experience leading successful publication activities impacting the healthcare or medical field

• Experience in oncology and/or diagnostics

• Strong understanding of good publication practices and guidance, ICMJE, GPP3, Sunshine Act, Pharma Code of Conduct, and other guidance related to scientific data communication

• Ability to work across multi-disciplinary groups and to lead decision-making discussions

• Strong writing, presentation, organizational and project management skills

• Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, communication, and collaborative skills with individuals, groups, and senior management

• Understanding of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the importance of patient data privacy

• Commitment to FMI values: patients, innovation, collaboration, and passion

LI- Remote [Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States]


Please be aware that Foundation Medicine mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.


About Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

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