Manager Scientific Communications

Development Bothell, Washington


Position at Seagen

Seagen is a global, multi-product biotechnology company dedicated to developing and commercializing transformative cancer medicines. As the industry leader in antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) technology, we pioneered a new generation in the science of harnessing antibodies to deliver cell-killing agents directly to cancer cells. Seagen’s dedication to improving the lives of cancer patients goes beyond science, and we believe that every employee has a role in contributing to this mission. By working together with a shared dedication and diverse perspectives, we are able to reach our full potential and make a real difference in the world. Seagen is a fast-growing company and has an abundance of opportunities available for you to grow your career. Put your passion to work at Seagen and join us! 


The Manager, Scientific Communications will serve as a key contributor within the strategic Scientific Communications function. This individual will lead internal and external global medical communications to advance Medical Affairs objectives. In this highly cross-functional role, this individual will develop scientific content, strategic messaging, and manage publications and create field resources as needed to support scientific exchange aligned with global medical strategy. 


Requirements or Responsibilities: 


  • Provide strategic leadership and oversight of therapeutic area-specific scientific communication activities aligned with global medical strategy, including:
    • Understanding of the medical strategies, disease areas, and objectives necessary to provide strategic input to a broad range of stakeholders on matters related to scientific communications planning and data dissemination/disclosure
    • Development and execution of the global strategic scientific communication plan, including the scientific communication platform, publication plan, and additional educational resources that align with program objectives
    • Lead scientific communication team to ensure alignment of cross-functional stakeholders on the external scientific communication plan
    • Conduct gap analyses to identify medical/scientific communication needs or opportunities
    • Manage tracking of company- or investigator-led publications
    • Monitor related industry issues for publication planning (e.g., ICMJE), ensure adherence to company best publication practices, and participate in educating internal stakeholders about best publication practices
    • Provide writing and editorial support for Medical Affairs-driven publications
    • Track timelines and milestones for projects contracted with communication agencies providing tactical support and provide status reports to Scientific Communications Senior Management
    • Ensure work is high quality and developed on time and budget 
  • Recommend and implement innovate approaches for enhancing Scientific Communications deliverables 
  • Support achievement of broader Medical Affairs organizational goals, projects, and timelines as needed 


  • An advanced scientific degree (e.g., PhD, Pharm D) required; a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree is acceptable with extensive relevant experience 
  • Minimum of 3-4 years of relevant industry or agency experience in biotechnology or pharmaceuticals (such as Medical Communications, Medical Writing, or Medical Education). Experience within oncology is preferred 
  • Expertise across all aspects of scientific publication strategy, planning and execution during all phases of drug development, and the commercialization process  
  • Knowledgeable of good publication practices and guidance (GPP3, ICMJE), Sunshine Act, and other guidance related to scientific data communication  
  • Demonstrable strong leadership, communication skills (verbal/written), negotiation skills, and ability to work well in cross-functional teams 
  • Strong project management skills, including budget management and the ability to effectively prioritize and execute efficiently when priorities shift 
  • Demonstrable problem-solving skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented collaborative environment 
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Outlook; experience with Adobe Acrobat and InDesign a plus 
  • Experience managing contract vendors 
  • Medical Affairs experience a plus 
  • Up to 5% domestic travel 

As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seagen is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seagen, please visit  

Seagen is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.  

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, Seagen requires that all newly-hired employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before commencing employment, subject to reasonable accommodation and other requirements of applicable federal, state, and local law.