Global Scientific Publications Lead - Zurich

Glattbrugg, Switzerland
09 Feb 2021
25 Feb 2021
R & D , Scientific
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
About You

Are you an experienced scientific publications professional looking for a leadership role in a growing pharma environment?

Vifor Pharma is seeking a Global Lead of Scientific Publications (Director) within the Global Medical Team, reporting directly to the Head of Medical Excellence. Within this role you will be responsible for establishing and leading the scientific publications function within the Global Medical organisation.

This exciting position is an excellent opportunity to work in a dynamic matrix environment where you will have the responsibility to enhance the organizational capabilities by building the function and driving publications delivery.

Key responsibilities (not limited to):
  • Establish a centralised publication function within the Global Medical organisation

  • Direct development and implementation of Global publication plans and deliverables in collaboration with the cross-functional publications team and vendors

  • Lead the regular global publication plan meetings with the cross functional team

  • Act as the key interphase with country affiliates on publications and publication planning

  • Implement and ensure publication policy standards meet international standards and requirements

  • Ensure creation of compliant processes for planning and delivery of publications in collaboration with Legal/compliance, R&D and Medical

  • Develop and champion compliance with publication development, tracking of individual publications and internal procedural documents and guidelines

  • Provide internal expertise in publication planning and execution

  • Manage vendor teams, process and budget

  • Pilot innovation in the field of publications

  • Higher degree in a scientific/medical subject preferred (PhD, PharmD)

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry or a medical communications agency

  • Minimum 5 years in scientific publications, including experience in publication planning, execution and communications

  • Robust understanding of GPP, ICMJE and other relevant publication guidelines

  • Experience with publication management software

Key Competencies required:
  • Proven record of leading publication planning, execution and communication

  • Expertise in project management, tracking and reporting

  • Demonstrable expertise in understanding scientific concepts, data interpretation and process development

  • Medical Affairs understanding - management and conduct of studies, evaluation of clinical trial outcomes, medical writing, congress and workshop management, KOL communication

  • Business acumen to collaborate appropriately and compliantly with partners

  • Works effectively in cross-functional teams through proactive communication, collaboration and stakeholder management

  • Can demonstrate organizational effectiveness and time management skills

  • Proven relationship building skills with key opinion leaders, authors and medical affairs/clinical development stakeholders

  • Fluent level in English, both in oral and in written communications

If you meet the above mentioned criteria and are interested in this opportunity, please apply by submitting your updated CV via our careers portal.

About Us
At Vifor Pharma, we use our skills, dedication, and entrepreneurial spirit to offer innovative solutions in iron deficiency, nephrology and cardio-renal therapies, so we can help patients around the world live better, healthier lives. This is why we come to work every day.
Are you empowered to create a better world, and be part of life changing work? As a global pharmaceutical company, we offer the chance to be part of a worldwide team, where passion and commitment are met with opportunities for professional and personal development. Learn more at .
What you can expect of us
As we work to support patients, we also take care for our employees' professional and personal growth and well-being. We show appreciation and recognition through attractive benefits that will enhance your life, develop you, empower you to grow, and create your own career journey with us.

  • Open, safe and inclusive culture that fosters creativity and unleashes individual potential, whether in laboratories, manufacturing sites, in the field, or offices
  • Learning opportunities that enhances your skill set focused on business and personal effectiveness, leadership and management skills, and much more
  • Flexible workplace environment, home office opportunities, competitive vacation entitlement
  • Attractive financial participation schemes, adapted regionally, that provide employees with additional security for every life situation, including: Pension plans, participation schemes, and savings plans
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