Senior Manager, Medical Communications

Medical Health Sciences Parsippany, NJ


About Pacira

Pacira BioSciences, Inc. is a leading provider of non-opioid pain management and regenerative health solutions dedicated to improving outcomes for health care practitioners and their patients. Our in-depth knowledge of non-opioid pain management, coupled with our passion for advancing patient care, drives our commitment to providing solutions that address unmet medical needs and improve clinical results.

Why work with us?

Rarely do you have an opportunity to do work that really matters. What drives us is our mission. What makes us successful are our people.  At Pacira, you are part of an inclusive culture that fosters collaboration, growth, and innovative thinking - a place where you can make an impact and help change the standard of care in non-opioid pain management. Be part of our movement, let’s pursue excellence together.

The Senior Manager, Medical Communications is responsible for supporting the development and maintenance of relevant and quality communication materials in support of internal stakeholders and field facing medical teams. This role serves as a resource for all company employees concerning, scientific data, and current literature. A key element of this role will be to develop and QC medical communication for scientific accuracy and quality of communication to ensure  consistent, and effective medical messaging that support the scientific strategy for EXPAREL, iovera, and other relevant Pacira products.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Providing medical input and editorial oversight for the development of high quality and on strategy medical communication
  • Managing and facilitating the Medical Communication Review process to provide accurate and timely feedback to internal owners and stakeholders.
  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of medical communications materials including materials and tools for medical field force, including Veeva Vault submissions for PCRC review.
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders on congress planning, congress and competitive intelligence, to create materials that support relevant communications
  • Providing congress support for commercial and medical teams in the form of pre-congress intelligence, and post-congress summaries;
  • Creating, reviewing, and maintaining Medical Communications materials e.g.PACKit materials, slide decks, evidence summaries, materials related to medical congress planning P&T materials
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders and review literature to determine the need for new materials and determine the suitability of publications to support relevant communication points
  • Executing compliant medical communication plans and support needs of internal stakeholders
  • Supporting the development of medical training materials as needed
  • Researching, updating, and gaining approval of quarterly heat maps for EXPAREL and iovera
  • Collaborating with the Medical and Clinical teams to prepare monthly publication/clinical/medical team updates
  • Performing literature searches as needed
  • Planning and executing Advisory Boards/Steering Committee meetings as needed
  • Assisting in budgeting and the development and execution of contracts as needed

Education and Experience:

  • Graduate degree in a scientific discipline, minimum of a masters degree (eg MS, MPH), doctorate level preferred (eg MD, PhD, PharmD)
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of scientific writing/medical communications experience in bioscience industry or medical communication agency (1 year for doctorate candidates)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience developing and delivering presentations and publications in English
  • Proficient in conducting literature searches and deciphering medical and scientific literature and translating into effective medical communication
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Demonstrated proficiency in searching, reading, and summarizing the health care literature.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communications skills including ability to communicate about technical data.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Proven ability to communicate successfully with constituents at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well across teams and functions
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and organization skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively on a team in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Disease and therapeutic area knowledge in postsurgical pain management and/or surgical disciplines preferred

EEO Statement

Pacira is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), veteran status, disability or genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

At Pacira we are committed to intentionally cultivating a culture of inclusion where all feel welcomed and valued for their background, perspectives, and experiences. We hold one another accountable to promote trust and transparency in support of our communities and collective purpose.