Scientific Communications Director (m/f/d)

Basel Stadt | Freelance/temporary employment for a project
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Project duration
12 MM
My duties
  • As Scientific Communications Director you identify the audience, define the channels and the content of all Scientific Communication activities for the assigned molecule/franchise
  • Responsible for internal assessment of needs for: format/material/external engagements for internal training; includes setting up and maintaining the materials for internal and external knowledge platforms
  • Responsible for orchestrating the Scientific Communications strategy and dissemination of data for the assigned molecule/franchise disease area through an integrated scientific story and communications strategy;
  • Scientific Communications Strategy development as part of the global brand and medical strategy, publications strategy (incl. planning and management), medical education (internal & external) and management of scientific communications focused activities
  • Work with appropriate stakeholders to drive the development of the Publication strategy and act as the strategic partner to US Medical Affairs responsible for the planning of the US focused Publication strategy and implementation
  • Responsible for the strategy, planning and execution of the Medical Education activities and ensuring that these are based on insights and educational needs
  • Plan and drive the publication activities, e.g. submissions to peer reviewed journals scientific and medical education activities at congresses
  • Responsible for the development of patient focused educational materials
  • Drive, coordinate and communicate activities related to pre-congress medical education materials, including e-learnings and others
  • Responsible for assessment, maintain oversight of the key affiliate publications and for budget planning and tracking of the respective areas/activities
  • Provide input and/or lead advisory board plans for assigned molecules/franchise and engage in regular prioritization, delegation and alignment discussions with vendors
  • Monitor vendor performance based on cross-functional team assessments, aligned with procurement
My qualifications
  • Advanced degree (PhD) and/or certification in scientific medical field preferred
  • Professional experience in the pharmaceutical/ biotechnology industry or medical communications agency
  • Experience in leading peer-reviewed publications or medical education/communications, in collaboration with scientific experts
  • Experience in interpreting and presenting scientific data, in external agency management and in budget management is preferred
  • Experience in Oncology preferred
  • Medical affairs, clinical development or medical communications experience is preferred
  • Experience in preclinical/clinical research, pharmaceutical project management and/or product marketing experience is a plus
  • Understanding of drug development process and regulatory/legal environment for drug development and registration, clinical trials and medical communications is required
  • Ability to demonstrate Leadership Commitments, including ability to promote and role model integrity
  • Strategic agility and decision-making, achieving results, within timelines and on budget
  • Technical and business expertise, including analyzing wide range of data and information
My benefits
  • Option to be extended
Project information
  • You will work in an international environment
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Athina Hondroulidou

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Phone: +41-61-2250 - 513
E-Mail: athina.hondroulidou@hays.ch