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Sanofi Group Associate Director Global Scientific Communications – Rare Blood Disorders in Cambridge, Massachusetts

This position is a vital member of the Global Medical Affairs team who will oversee the development and execution of scientific communications strategies and plans in Rare Blood Disorders, world-wide. This highly visible role will engage key thought leaders in Rare Blood Disorders, while collaborating cross-functionally with Project teams, Regions, Clinical Development, and the broader Medical Affairs team, in the oversight of medical activities for a launch product for Sanofi Rare Blood Disorders., The Associate Director, Scientific Communications manages the development of the communications strategy and clinically focused communications including core slide decks, evidence-based scientific platform, disease awareness videos as well as supporting medical affairs advisory board’s strategy and content. Involvement with publication’s development may include publication plan development, reviewing manuscript drafts and collaborating with the appropriate leads on strategy for data dissemination.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Become a subject matter expert and internal liaison for Rare Blood Disorders

  • Lead and manage the execution of the global medical communication and publication plan strategies for Rare Blood Disorders, 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 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 with minimum of 5 years bio-pharmaceutical industry experience within Medical or Clinical Affairs

  • 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 Rare Blood Disorders

  • 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

  • Highly committed and flexible working attitude

  • Ability to understand, critically analyze, and summarize complex scientific and medical data and understand risk taking approach with regards 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 tasks

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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