• Manager, Medical and Scientific Communications

    Job Locations US-MA-Bedford
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/18/2018 10:09 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1110
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Medical Affairs
  • Overview

    The Manager of Medical and Scientific Communications will be an integral part of the Medical Affairs team. He/she will be responsible for the oversight and function of the medical information center, ensuring compliant and efficient processes for developing medical information materials, and ensuring timely delivery of responses. In addition, he/she will be accountable for developing and executing the strategic publication plan for products, medical review of materials for promotional and non-promotional materials, and knowledge and content management.

    Responsibilities

    Medical Communication Planning


    •Collaborate with Medical Affairs Strategy and Operations Lead to support the development and execution of the Medical Affairs strategy and plan
    •Define and execute medical communications plans

     

    Content Development


    •Lead the execution of the publication plan through collaboration with authors in drafting, writing, reviewing and editing of materials
    •Facilitate the internal and external (if applicable) review and approval of publications
    •Maintain the scientific communications platform under the direction of the Strategy and Operations Lead
    •Develop content (in collaboration with external vendors where applicable) for external audiences (MSL decks, advisory board materials, etc.)

    Medical Information
    •Manage external medical information vendor to ensure compliant and efficient processes for development of resources and timely responses
    •Systematically compile/assess/maintain/communicate metrics that monitor Medical Information trends
    •Manage escalated inquiries from the Medical Information Call Center
    •Develop high-quality, balanced Standard Response Documents (SRDs) and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

     

    Knowledge Management


    •Serve as the medical signatory for promotional, and non-promotional materials on the Internal Review Committee ensuring accuracy, relevance and completeness, of scientific data and associated references
    •Ensure internal document and information repository is maintained and accessible for Medical Affairs stakeholders
    •Support the development of training materials for Medical Affairs stakeholders based on scientific communications platform
    •Develop and maintain current, broad, and in-depth knowledge of pathophysiology, pharmacotherapy, and clinical outcomes associated with products and relevant disease states
    •Maintain and track Data on File
    •Maintain reference library, bibliographies and eLibrary subscriptions (via RightFind management or other document management system)

     

    Cross-Functional Collaboration


    •Support the execution of congress plans and MSL activities in collaboration with other internal functions
    •Provide updates to internal stakeholders on medical communications related activities

    Other
    •Demonstrate the values of Ocular Therapeutix
    •Other duties as assigned
    •May oversee the work of external consultants and manage multiple vendors

    Qualifications

    •Advanced degree with health science background (PharmD, MD, PhD, or OD) preferred
    •2+ years’ experience in Medical Affairs or related fields
    •Experience in the ophthalmic pharmaceutical space preferred, but not required
    •Knowledge and understanding of the pharmaceutical commercialization process required
    •Understanding of the process for developing medical information response documents using regulatory information, published medical literature, clinical study reports, posters, and abstracts
    •Knowledge and understanding of Good Publications Practices Guidelines, FDAMA Section 114, FDA Guidance’s on Medical Product and Drug/Device Manufacturer Communications
    •Management of consultants and vendors
    •Excellent verbal & written communication skills
    •Ability to work with and collaborate well all levels and groups
    •Ability to travel 15%

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