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Director, Publications Planning & Operations

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

About the Job

The Director, Publications Planning & Operations 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; and,

·   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.

·   Manage internal relationships across functions (including but not limited to Medical, Lifecycle, R&D, HEOR,, and Communications teams).

·   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, vet, and implement publication planning systems and technologies to create a central repository of ongoing and planned publications.

·   Develop a deep understanding of publication landscape and leverage this to facilitate efficient publication processes and relationships with journal editors.

• • 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.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

• MD, Pharm.D, or PhD in a life science

• 5+ years post-doctoral work experience

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, Sunshine Act, Pharma Code of Conduct, and other guidance related to scientific data communication

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

• Strong writing, presentation, organizational and project management skills

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

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

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