Scientific Communications Director
Scientific Communications Director
Research & Development / Medical Affairs
Direct Reports (list)
Reports to (title)
VP, Medical Affairs
To be completed by Corporate Compensation:
FLSA (USA only)
Job Summary - a concise overview of the job
The Scientific Communications Director has the primary responsibility for development and implementation of the therapeutic area publication plans. This individual will be responsible for the development of a strategic plan to publish and/or present clinical data generated from Endo sponsored studies, as well as those conducted collaboratively with external researchers and clinical practitioners. The Director will ensure that communication needs are met by linking knowledge gaps to data generated to fill those gaps. As such the Director will generate and maintain publication planning databases for each product/therapeutic area and execute a plan to publish and/or present data strategically at medical/scientific conferences as appropriate. The Director is expected to contribute significantly to identifying the strategic objectives for each therapeutic area as well as identifying the optimal channels for communication of data by thorough understanding of the therapeutic area publications and societies where such data is presented/published.
The Director will direct all communication development and submission and will work with internal researchers, external authors/key opinion leaders and medical writers to project manage all submissions of abstracts or manuscripts per prescribed timelines. The Director will also maintain a system to ensure communications are developed in a compliant manner following good publication practices, ICMJE guidelines and health care practitioner interaction policies. As such, the Director will help ensure documentation of author participation is in place and disbarment checks made in advance of author engagement. The Director may, at times, be responsible for writing. He/She will also be responsible to develop and implement quality control measures as needed to ensure accuracy of data to be communicated.
In addition to publications, the Director will generate and circulate internal documents as needed to support the function and Endo needs. This includes minutes for strategic planning meetings, steering committees, literature updates for relevant fields and documentation as needed for ensuring compliant processes. The Director will be responsible for the Publication Plan component of the Annual Plan and ensure alignment with Departmental goals and objectives. This individual will also help support advisory boards, planning meetings, and engage external vendors as needed to ensure alignment between communications and business needs.
All incumbents are responsible for following applicable Division & Company policies and procedures.
Scope of Authority - span of control (work unit, site, department, division, etc.), monetary value of budget/spend authority ( capital, operating, etc.), P&L responsibility, etc.
The Director will be accountable for development and management of the Endo Branded publications budget and meet regularly with VP of Medical and Director of Operations to update status.
Key Accountabilities - key outcomes/deliverables, the major responsibilities, and % of time
% of Time
Publication & Presentation Planning
Education & Experience
Minimal acceptable level of education, work experience and certifications required for the job
Proficiency in a body of information required for the job
e.g. knowledge of FDA regulations, GMP/GLP/GCP, Lean Manufacturing, Six-Sigma, etc.
Often referred to as “competencies”, leadership attributes, skills, abilities or behaviors that may be enterprise, functional or job specific e.g. coaching, negotiation, calibration, technical writing etc.
Physical & mental requirements e.g. lift 40 pounds, walk across plant/warehouse, business travel (% of time), driving as part of work responsibilities, etc.
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Management reserves the right to change or modify such duties as required.
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