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Sanofi Group Associate Director, Communications and Publications Lead, Early Neuroscience Pipeline in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Position Overview:

This position is a vital member of the Global Medical Affairs team who will oversee the development and execution of scientific communication and publication strategies for Sanofi's early neuroscience pipeline. This highly visible role will engage key thought leaders in MS/Neuro, while collaborating cross-functionally with Project teams, Regions, Clinical Development, and the broader Medical Affairs team, in the oversight of medical activities for Sanofi MS/Neuro. The Associate Director, Medical Communications and Publications will be responsible for a holistic strategy and clinically focused communications including core slide decks, evidence-based scientific platform, disease awareness videos, scientific congress presentations, manuscript publications, as well as supporting medical affairs advisory board’s strategy and content.

Reporting to: Head, Scientific Engagement and Communications, MS/Neuro

Location: Cambridge, MA

Travel: Approximately 20% travel required

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Become a subject matter expert and internal liaison for MS/Neuro, and a diplomat for the Scientific Engagement and Communications team.

  • Lead and manage the execution of the global medical communication and/or publication plan strategies for MS/Neuro, including presence at scientific congresses, with an understanding of how these activities support the overall Medical Affairs and Brand strategy.

  • Lead and manage the development and execution of key global medical education programs to fill learning gaps that are identified through the medical affairs annual plan. Tactics may include live meetings (ie, satellite symposia) or online programs.

  • Generate Annual Medical Communications and Publications plans in conjunction with the Project teams based on scientific and unmet medical needs.

  • Understand and follow the various compliance policies in place for global and US publications and medical education activities.

  • Continuously surveying the medical and scientific literature for the identification of relevant publications.

  • Leading development of monthly literature updates and annotated summaries of key articles.

  • Managing external vendors/medical agencies assisting with medical content planning and execution and managing budgets.

  • Supporting development of medical/scientific content for scientific exchange, advisory boards and training.

  • Ensuring delivery of high-quality, fair-balanced, scientifically/clinically accurate medical communications deliverables in accordance with established timelines, compliance guidelines/policies, and budgets.

  • Leading the creation of annual and long-range global medical publication and communications plans and budgets.

  • Overseeing internal and external medical communication related to congress activities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctoral level degree (Ph.D., Pharm.D., or M.D.) in life sciences.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to understand and effectively communicate complex scientific and clinical data to internal and external stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Medical Communications and/or Publications Management.

  • Clinical knowledge in MS/Neuro.

  • Ability to collaborate and build solid working relationships cross-functionally.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, thinks critically, and adheres to deadlines.

  • Demonstrated functional knowledge of applicable guidelines including ICMJE, ACCME, OIG, PhRMA, GPP & GCP.

  • Result- and customer-focused.

  • A positive, proactive can-do attitude and a strong moral compass.

  • Ability to understand, critically analyze, and summarize complex scientific and medical data and understand risk taking approach with regard to claims.

  • Critical thinking – ability to challenge the status quo.

  • Experience working in a complex organization and the ability to operate in a matrix, team-oriented structure.

  • Demonstrate track record in building and maintaining a network of internal and external experts, experience in working across and building effective partnerships.

  • Experience in supervising and managing medical writing tasks and tools, including electronic tools, including subcontracting medical writing task.

As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health.This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities.

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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