Senior Manager Global Medical Communications

Medical Affairs Bothell, Washington



  • Provide strategic leadership and oversight of therapeutic area-specific scientific communication activities, 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 strategic scientific plan, including the scientific communication platform, strategic 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 Medical Communications Senior Management
    • Ensure work is high quality and developed on time and budget
  • Assist Head of Global Medical Communications in managing team members, including assigning tasks and reviewing efforts of direct reports, and collaborating with team members to advanced Seattle Genetics’ scientific communications
  • Recommend and implement innovate approaches for enhancing Medical 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 5 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
  • Demonstrable strong leadership, communication skills (verbal/written), negotiation skills, and ability to work well in cross-functional teams
  • Understanding of good publication practices and guidance (GPP3, ICMJE), Sunshine Act, and other guidance related to scientific data communication
  • Experience managing direct reports and contract vendors
  • Medical Affairs experience a plus
  • Up to 5% domestic travel


As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Genetics 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 Seattle Genetics, please visit

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