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Director, Global Medical Affairs - Publications Lead, Madison, New Jersey

Created 11/19/2021
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Category Global Medical Affairs
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State New Jersey
City Madison
Zip Not specified
Salary Competitive

The ideal candidate has a life science background with previous global or country level pharma experience. We are looking for a driven strategic communicator, with a global mindset & excellent project management skills.

Minimum of bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree in biosciences or related fields is a plus.

Minimum of 5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience as publications lead &/or publications medical writer or 7 years of publications / medical communication agency experience with the following competencies:

  • experience with pharma publication planning is required
  • knowledge of scientific publications regulations & best practices is required
  • experience with global clinical trials & international collaboration experience is preferred
  • excellent English written/oral communication skills, strong formal presentation & interpersonal skills
  • strong scientific analytical skills
  • excellent planning/organizational skills
  • experience in managing budgets
  • proficient in data management & global data protection regulations
  • basic knowledge of clinical development processes & appropriate application of biostatistics
  • ability to understand & interpret clinical data & strategic concepts
  • proficiency using standard software suites
  • medical communications vendor management experience
  • has a growth mindset in creating a learning environment & open to suggestions for improvement
  • drives publications innovation & proven track record of working successfully with cross-functional teams
  • ability to travel including major congresses ~20% of the time per (non-COVID-19) year
Required Experience:

Manage the strategic planning and development of high-quality scientific/clinical manuscripts, abstracts, posters, & oral presentations for assigned products within established timelines in alignment with the scientific narrative.

  • Lead the development of strategic & tactical publication plan for assigned therapeutic area in collaboration with GMA Product Team & other key functions
  • Lead the cross-functional publication team, including monthly, quarterly, & yearly publication update meetings as needed. Manage timelines of publication output.
  • Implement publication plan according to publication strategy & ensure efficient, compliant, timely & high-quality execution of publication deliverables
  • Lead author selection process: Liaise with key global functions & local medical affairs to ensure input for authors of clinical publications, & reach agreement on suggested authors in line with ICMJE & GPP criteria.
  • Liaise with internal & external authors, coordinate author review / approval & internal review / approval
  • Critically review & edit the work of internal/external medical writers
  • Abstract/manuscript submission with vendor support
  • Facilitate response to journal reviewer comments/requests
  • Publication tracking & announcements, in coordination with internal/external communications
  • Ensure adherence to all applicable SOPs, policies, processes, & compliance guidelines
  • Manage vendor budget & activities & oversee quality/timeline of vendor work
  • Collaborate with medical leads & biostatistians to ensure availability of necessary data

Ready to learn more about LEO Pharma?

LEO Pharma has been pioneering medical innovations for more than 110 years. Today, LEO Pharma looks to constantly improve and extend what is possible for the benefit of patients. Our rapidly expanding product portfolio and pipeline includes global therapeutic areas in psoriasis, eczema, skin infections, acne, rosacea and, most recently, rare disease.

LEO Pharma believes in challenging the status quo, so we approach dermatology "beyond the skin." Our global innovation ecosystem includes internal research and development, digital health via the LEO Innovation Lab, based in Copenhagen, and the LEO Science & Tech Hub, housed in Cambridge, Mass.

As we look to shape our U.S. footprint now and in the future, we pride ourselves on our agile and entrepreneurial environment. It allows passionate people to collaborate and push the boundaries of science in hopes to provide solutions for patients.


We offer a competitive compensation package, 401k match, vision, dental and health insurance, annual bonus, three weeks' vacation to start, a culture that emphasizes work-life balance, both paternity and maternity leave, an on-site game room, free membership to the on-site gym, plenty of coffee machines and - most of all - a FUN and celebratory work environment.

Let's wrap this up

If you are interested in joining a small, growing and nimble company, and help shape the future of medical dermatology, then send in your resume today!

At LEO Pharma, we welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates because we believe that our different perspectives, backgrounds, and attitudes are what enable us to make the best decisions for LEO Pharma and meet the needs of the wonderfully diverse marketplace we operate in.

LEO Pharma Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce that creates a better future for our global communities. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities at LEO Pharma Inc.

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  • via email to/from addresses using only the LEO Pharma domain of "@leo-pharma.com"
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If you have any questions about LEO Pharma Inc. and the application process, please email the company's U.S. People and Communications team at [email protected] .