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Remote Medical Communications Scientific Director-Cranbury, NJ

Company: Amplity Health
Location: Cranbury
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

Come join the true partner of global healthcare companies, Amplity Health. We continually challenge the boundaries of medical and commercial strategies to accelerate the approval and launch of new drugs to improve the lives of patients. Medical Director Virtual Remote-Residence near a major airport a plus The Medical Director works with the scientific team, project managers, editorial teams, sales/marketing, and executive management to ensure the scientific integrity of all medical communications projects and new business endeavors. The Medical Director is responsible for understanding complex clinical and economic data in support of the development of strategic content including, payer, pharmacy, and patient support program advisory boards and other engagements. The Medical Director is responsible for providing direction to other team members in support of the development of quality, scientifically accurate branded and unbranded materials. The Medical Director accomplishes this by directing and supporting team members in all phases of activities, including researching, creating and revising scientific content, reviewing content created by other team members, and brainstorming business development opportunities. The Medical Director is expected to develop strong and enduring relationships with thought leaders and clients.Essential Functions:

  • Provides leadership, motivation, and direction to the Scientific Services team, as needed
  • In conjunction with the accounts team, leads account activities and ensures that roles and responsibilities are clearly defined and that standard procedures are followed
  • Guides the development of content, or independently writes and develops content, across a range of medical communications activities and publications in accordance with client-specific needs
  • Effectively briefs all project team members on project descriptions, time allocations, target audiences, and client's key communication points and proactively provide ideas/creative input
  • Holds responsibility and accountability for ensuring the scientific quality and content integrity of proposals and content
  • Acts as a key resource for account/product/deliverable expertise for the client
  • Leads discussions regarding medical content with clients and thought leaders, as appropriate
  • Demonstrates an understanding of industry best practices and healthcare industry guidelines and actively promotes adherence to the client and other team members
  • Understands product/therapeutic area alongside client objectives to proactively provide scientific and strategic insights into communications planning and delivery
  • Leads strategic medical projects, such as strategic plans, designs and moderates workshops (with some senior support), develops scientific platforms, and writes strategic medical communications plans, as required.
  • Interprets and communicates clinical and economic evidence in support of developing materials that provide healthcare decision-makers with the evidence necessary to evaluate new therapies
  • Leads strategic market access projects, including payer, pharmacy, and patient support program engagements and advisory boards
  • Leads the development of advisory board content and generates insightful reports
  • Leads development of content for peer-reviewed and client-sponsored publication supplements
  • Participates in business development initiatives to generate new market access business and
  • Together with the account team, provides recommendations to client in support of the organic growth of existing accounts
  • Understands in-house and/or third-party data that are used to provide deeper insights on products/therapy areas/behaviors; uses of such data to support contracted projects and/or new business proposals
  • Ensures that clients receive ideas, strategic recommendations, and robust scientific/clinical input to assist and challenge their thinking and planning
  • Actively contributes to and reviews project specifications/cost estimates/reconciliations
  • Ensures that any request for out-of-scope work is communicated to the accounts team
  • Supervises some Scientific Services team members and manages freelance medical writers, as needed; participates in the screening and interviewing of new candidates for the Scientific Services team and oversees the training and growth of new Scientific Services team members, as needed
  • Through effective line management, drives high performance standards across the business
  • Serves as an ambassador for scientific services department at external scientific and industry meetings
  • Completes timesheets on a regular and timely basisSupervisory Responsibilities:Manages some junior scientific services team members and freelance writers, as neededQualifications:
    • Established reputation for excellence, scientific authority and leadership with client, thought leaders, and Scientific Services team
    • Ability to analyze and interpret technical scientific information
    • Ability to effectively present scientific/medical information
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritize job requirements, work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Ability to work very well in a team environmentEducation / Experience:
      • A minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college is required
      • A master's degree is strongly preferred i.e. MPH
      • A Terminal degree is a highly desired: PhD, PharmD, MD, DO, DPH,
      • Minimum five (5) years' experience in medical communications required
      • A minimum of five (5) years' experience in market access desired
      • Ability to interpret and convey complex clinical, economic, and commercial information in assigned therapeutic areas
      • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and drug development process
      • Experience in and knowledge of market access and health economics concepts
      • Knowledge of guidelines related to ACCME, PhRMA, ICMJE, FDA, and OIG rules and regulations
      • Significant involvement (from conception through implementation) in a broad spectrum of medical content deliverables including congress and symposia programming; advisory board meeting content and reports; MSL and other field team materials; interactive, spin-off materials; supplements; grand rounds; speaker bureaus content; peer review publications; etcComputer Skills:
        • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and reference manager software
        • Willingness to learn new software packages and tools, as necessaryMath / Language / Reasoning Abilities:
          • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and communication skills required
          • Must be able to work independently and handle multiple high priority projects, as well as supporting functions simultaneously and make sound decisions
          • Excellent written and verbal communications skills including the ability to interpret and communicate scientific informationTravel:
            • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally 15 - 20% of the time including weekendsWorking conditions are typical for an office environment. Requires extensive work using a computer. Responsibilities may require evening and weekend work in response to needs and established deadlines.ABOUT USWe have a 40-year track record of delivering solutions for Pharma and Biotech companies large and small.Our wide-ranging capabilities include clinical and medical outsourced teams; clinical and medical capability development; companion diagnostic and precision medicine solutions; medical communications; expert engagement; remote and field solutions for patients, payers, and physicians; and strategic and access consulting. Therapeutically, we cross many areas but have been a leader in oncology and rare diseases.Our one-of-a-kind Insights database offers clients a detailed view into patient-provider interactions and provider treatment rationale not found through any other provider.Every offering, every touchpoint, every solution is designed to ensure our pharmaceutical client's patients gain access to and benefit from the best medicines for the right reasons.OUR CULTUREOur company values align to our partnership vision and define our culture. These EPIIC values are reinforced in our people, our processes, and the solutions we provide for our clients: Excellence, Passion, Innovation, Integrity, and Collaboration.We believe that delivering on true partnership for our clients begins and ends with our own team, which is why we relentlessly recruit and maintain teams devoted to living our EPIIC values. The result? An inclusive, collaborative, and respectful culture we are proud of. We hold one another accountable to maintaining a safe workspace where we challenge one another to bring our best selves to work each day.You will never feel unsure about how our EPIIC values look when lived out. We make conscious efforts to model and reward behaviors that remind our colleagues, clients, vendors, and partners what we stand for.We foster a sense of belonging by ensuring contributions are heard and respected. We want every member of the team to feel like they have a voice and they can use it. Constantly challenged and always supported, each member of our team is empowered to create innovative, meaningful outcomes for our clients.Opportunities with Amplity offer competitive compensation and dependent on the opportunity could include a comprehensive benefits package and 401K benefits.To learn more about us, visit our website at amplity.com or our social media pages, linkedin.com/company/amplity-health and twitter.com/amplityhealth. CELEBRATING DIVERSE PERSPECTIVESWe passionately champion a culture of belonging, with transparent company practices that drive diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our commitment to inclusion is core to who we are. We welcome people with diverse backgrounds and perspective who ignite curiosity and challenge the status quo. As a provider of services across 6 continents, our team is as diverse as the clients we serve and the countries we work in.We seek to create an inclusive, fair, and respectful environment that celebrates the individual differences and unique perspectives each person brings; where everyone feels a sense of belonging and can be their true, authentic, and best self.As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome everyone to our team. We promise to maintain a safe working environment where team members can thrive. The IDEA - Amplity's Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance - makes sure of it. The IDEA helps our organization embrace diverse business practices, creates a sense of community through colleague resource groups, reminds our leaders to sponsor and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion, and encourages cultural competence and awareness through company-wide resources for learning.Our commitment to diversity spans our people, our processes, and our suppliers.OUR DIVERSITY POLICYWe encourage and support equal employment opportunities for all associates and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or veteran status. Employment decisions are evaluated on the basis of an individual's skills, knowledge, abilities, job performance and other qualifications. In addition, Amplity Health maintains policies and procedures designed to comply with applicable federal, state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which Amplity Health has facilities.

Keywords: Amplity Health, East Brunswick , Remote Medical Communications Scientific Director-Cranbury, NJ, Executive , Cranbury, New Jersey

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