Manager/Senior Manager Medical Communications

Medical Affairs


Manager/Senior Manager Medical Communications


Epizyme, Inc. is a fully integrated commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to its mission of rewriting treatment for cancer and other serious diseases through novel epigenetic medicines. In addition to an active research and discovery pipeline. By focusing on the genetic drivers of disease, Epizyme seeks to match medicines with the patients who need them. For more information, visit


Epizyme has assembled a world-class team with a passion for scientific innovation and a commitment to developing novel epigenetic therapies.  Join a dynamic, diverse, and fun work environment consistent with Epizyme’s cultural attributes for success: camaraderie, collaboration, disciplined, innovative, openness, patient-focused and resilient. 


Job Description:

Based on-site in Cambridge Massachusetts and reporting to the Director of Publications, the Manager/Senior Manager, Publications will serve as a product, disease state, and scientific expert within Medical Affairs. This person will be responsible for executing a plan for publications, acting as the system administrator for the publication platform, managing the medical affairs reference library, and may also be called upon to review materials from medical affairs or cross-functional teams for scientific accuracy. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead execution of the publication plan.
  • Work with authors, internal stakeholders, and medical communications agencies in facilitating the development of high quality abstracts, posters, presentations, and manuscripts.
  • Assist in reviewing scientific materials for medical and scientific content accuracy.
  • Act as system administrator for the electronic publication management platform
  • Provide quarterly and ad hoc data to demonstrate progress against key performance indicators for the function, e.g. abstracts planned vs abstracts submitted
  • Act in line with legal, regulatory and company guidelines, standards and codes of practice


Education & Requirements:

  • Advanced Scientific Degree (PhD, PharmD) and at least 1 year of publications0 experience in a biotech/pharmaceutical company or related experience is preferred
  • Candidates with a Master’s Degree in a Scientific discipline and at least 2 years of relevant experience will also be considered
  • Experience in oncology preferred
  • Relevant professional certification/credential (e.g., CMPP, AMWA) is a plus, as is experience in a medical communication agency 
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and communicate complex scientific data to different audiences
  • Flawless attention to detail and proven ability to complete writing assignments in a timely manner with minimal oversight
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communications (verbal and written) skills
  • Knowledge of US and international regulations and guidelines associated with external medical communications
  • Understanding of target journals and their submission requirements
  • Experience working with fast paced, collaborative, cross-functional teams
  • Understanding of the commercial drug development process
  • Management of consultants and/or vendors is strongly preferred