DIRECTOR MEDICAL PUBLICATIONS

Director Medical Publications oversees all aspects of publication planning and implementation of assigned accounts, in addition to having managerial responsibilities for direct reports and resourcing responsibilities within assigned account(s). Ot. Other responsibilities include supporting the VP Medical Publications in leading the team, delivering strategic projects, and pursuing new business opportunities. He/she has experience in executing and coordinating multiple publication projects, publication strategy expertise, and in-depth knowledge of publication guidelines, best practices and processes.

Job Summary

 

Director Medical Publications oversees all aspects of publication planning and implementation of assigned accounts, in addition to having managerial responsibilities for direct reports and resourcing responsibilities within assigned account(s). Ot. Other responsibilities include supporting the VP Medical Publications in leading the team, delivering strategic projects, and pursuing new business opportunities. He/she has experience in executing and coordinating multiple publication projects, publication strategy expertise, and in-depth knowledge of publication guidelines, best practices and processes.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Actively contribute to the professional development of the team by providing guidance and constructive feedback on a regular basis, and leading training initiatives
  • Manage direct reports, facilitating their professional growth
  • For assigned accounts, accountable for the team’s awareness and compliance with client-specific SOPs and standard disclosure language, as well as changes or updates to those procedures and/or standard language
  • For assigned accounts, oversee the execution of/execute publication projects, ensuring quality (scientific accuracy, therapeutic relevance, strategic direction), timely delivery, and compliance with client-/Aptitude Health-specific SOPs, as well as compliance with good publication practice
  • Develop and drive the execution of strategic and tactical publication plans, literature landscapes, and publications gap and competitor literature analyses
  • Support the optimization of Aptitude Health’s internal publication processes and together with the VP Medical Publications, regularly review business needs and allocate resources
  • Stay up-to-date regarding trends and developments in good publication practice, ethical standards, and related guidance/regulation
  • Actively pursue expansion of business and support the Business Development team to exploit new business opportunities (participation in RFPs, preparation of pitch materials, participation in pitches)
  • For assigned accounts, prepare/review budgets and proposals, ensuring profitability and compliance with contracting SOP
  • Accountable for accurate financial tracking of assigned accounts/projects and responsible for supporting the VP Medical Publications in revenue forecasting

 

Education, Experience, and Skills

 

  • PhD, preferably in life sciences or other health-related field
  • 8+ years’ experience in strategic publication planning and tactical execution (pharmaceutical/biotech or agency environment), ideally in the field of oncology/hematology
  • Managerial experience and ability to succeed in a rapid paced environment
  • Comprehensive understanding of current publications guidelines and trends (e.g., GPP, ICMJE, GPCAP, PhARMA, EQUATOR), including CMPP certification
  • Excellent communication skills, negotiation, collaboration and interpersonal skills

 

Key Competencies

  • Strategic and decisive thinking
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Able to delegate and collaborate
  • Attention to detail, with critical and analytical skills
  • Effective time management and self-motivation skills
  • International viewpoint and willingness to travel

 

 

Conditions of Employment:

Verification of employment history, professional references, and education or training.

 

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Travel may be required based on business needs (domestically and internationally) and attend virtual programs outside of working hours as needed.

 

Aptitude Health is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

 

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