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Novartis is seeking an Associate Director, Publications in Medical Affairs Communications. Major accountabilities are:
Lead and own strategic US Medical Affairs Publication Plans for assigned products/therapeutic areas, ensuring robust strategic planning, tactical planning and implementation of congress presentations and manuscript execution in alignment with global publications objectives and initiatives
Maintain and project manage US Medical Affairs Publication Plans for assigned products/therapeutic areas, by incorporating robust strategic initiatives in collaboration with the Publications Working group (PWG) and to ensure high quality and timely achievement of milestones and deliverables
Drive and coordinate vendor selection and manage vendor medical writing (MW) activities
Ensure fair balance and integrity between product messaging and available scientific data of all abstracts, posters, manuscripts and oral presentations
Build effective partnerships with all stakeholders, including supported products Medical Directors, Statistical Support staff, HEOR colleagues, Medical Product Team members, and Global Publications team members
Act as liaison with global publications Medical Communications Managers (MCLs) and communicate global publications initiatives to the US product teams. Coordinate incorporation of the US Pubs plan into the world wide brand publication plan
Lead the US Publication Working Group (PWG) meetings for assigned products and ensure the timely, accurate execution of all PWG deliverables and action items
Coordinate/manage writing activities of external MW agencies and/or internal medical writers
Critically review/edit complex publication documents for quality, compliance and messaging
Manage monthly budget management and forecasting of publications spend within US Medical Product Plans
Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements as well as industry guidelines and Novartis policies
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
BA/BS degree in a life science (or equivalent experience) with a minimum of 5 years experience in publication management/planning/execution in the pharmaceutical industry
Strategic thinking with an innovative mindset required
Strong collaboration and stakeholder management skills required
Proven project management, vendor management, and budget management skills are required
Self-starter with the ability to work independently and the desire to work on a cross functional team
Proficient use of DataVision Publication software
Expert working knowledge of publication appropriate guidelines/regulations; ICMJE, GPP2, Sunshine TOV, CONSORT etc.
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Expertise in the medical writing of abstracts, posters, manuscripts highly preferred
Ability to travel domestically 10% of time
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