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Associate Director, Scientific Publications

Proclinical Staffing
Las Vegas, USA, Nevada
Highly Competitive Salary
Start date
19 Jan 2023
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Medical Communications, Medical Writing
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
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Proclinical is seeking an Associate Director, Scientific Publications for a leading pharmaceutical company located in the US. This position will be responsible for publication strategy development and execution, including the development of impactful, science-driven communication platforms, high-quality scientific/clinical abstracts, posters, presentations, and manuscripts.

Must be eligible to work or be a citizen in the US.

Job Responsibility:

  • Development publication initiatives (abstracts, posters, manuscripts, and presentations)
  • Work with internal strategy teams, program leads, and external PIs/KOLs to develop high-quality, high-impact publications
  • Maintain advanced therapeutic area and product expertise through proactive review and analysis of available and emerging scientific/clinical evidence to produce publications that are scientifically accurate, relevant, and timely
  • Provide support at key scientific congresses and meetings (including writing of session coverage reports, hanging posters, assisting with slide reviews with presenters), as needed
  • Assist in fact-checking documents against source data
  • Contribute to Publication Teams to develop and/or refresh therapeutic-area specific publication strategies, including scientific communication platforms, data generation plans, and publication plans
  • Develop and execute the publication plan to appropriately disseminate abstracts, posters, manuscripts, oral presentations, and other publications to inform external audiences
  • Contribute to and/or lead Publication Steering Committee Meetings and publication strategy/brainstorming discussions, including proposing publication ideas
  • Ensure alignment of the publications plan with all corporate policies and industry guidelines (ICMJE, GPP 2022)
  • Manage all administrative/operational requirements of the publications plan, including chairing cross-functional Publication Team meetings and Publications Steering Committee meetings and managing the publications budget and vendors
  • Develop and/or or provide guidance to vendors for the development of timelines for publications
  • Lead and manage the execution of publication plans across the product portfolio
  • Coordinate the review, approval, and other applicable activities related to the development of scientific publication projects

Skills and Requirements:

  • Work independently and collaboratively with cross-functional teams and external experts in a dynamic environment
  • Effectively adapt to changing business needs, conditions, and responsibilities
  • Prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects in the face of ambiguity and achieve results on time
  • Excellent data analysis, synthesis, medical writing, and editorial skills
  • Proven ability to write, edit, and prepare scientific publications (abstracts, posters, presentations, and manuscripts)
  • Demonstrated ability to write effectively for and communicate with diverse audiences, including scientists, physicians, patients, and others
  • Solid understanding of the US healthcare environment, clinical trial/drug development, FDA regulations and other relevant guidelines
  • Strong proficiency with Endnote (or equivalent), MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, scientific search engines (PubMed, Google Scholar), and online journal/conference submission systems
  • Familiarity with electronic document management systems (e.g., Box, SharePoint) and publication tracking databases (e.g., Pubs hub, Datavision)
  • Occasional travel for conferences and meetings (~10%)
  • Advanced scientific degree (e.g., M.S., Ph.D., PharmD)
  • 6+ years of related work experience in the pharmaceutical industry in medical affairs, publications, and/or medical communications
  • Knowledge of GPP 2022 and ICMJE industry guidelines (CMPP certification desired)
  • Experience in publication planning
  • Previous experience in endocrinology or oncology

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Patrick Mooney at (+1) 619-963-2702 or

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.



At ProClinical we have one aim: to support life science companies in the many challenges they face while combatting unmet medical need worldwide.

Ageing populations, rare diseases, epidemics and the millions of patients without access to medication are just a few of the pressing issues that life science companies contend with. The industry is under increasing pressure to develop new and innovative ways to save and improve patients’ lives. 

ProClinical’s mission is to support their work by connecting life science companies with the highly skilled professionals they need to continue innovating. 

Internal recruitment and HR teams often struggle to continuously source skilled, experienced professionals to fill highly-specialised and niche roles. ProClinical combines a deep understanding of the industry with extensive candidate networks to provide both a technical and cultural fit for our life science partners.


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