Publication Planning Associate

January 23 2019
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Scientific data and information are core assets of Lilly. Providing balanced, objective, and accurate information to the scientific community, health care professionals, payers, and patients in a consistent and timely fashion across the entire drug development lifecycle is fundamental to Lilly.

The purpose of the Publication Planning Associate role is to manage the implementation of Scientific Disclosure (SD) plan(s).

You will be responsible for managing and tracking SD plans and tactics across one or more assets. SDs include abstract presentations for scientific meetings, peer-reviewed journal articles, review articles, and other publication related deliverables. The Publication Planning Associate serves as a point person for all units within Lilly that contribute to, or are affected by, publication development. Additionally, you will be responsible for hosting publication team meetings, providing status updates to the team and leadership, and managing other materials to meet the publication teams' needs, ensuring that deadlines for publication submission are met and change control and project budget(s) are monitored/managed.
    Scientific Disclosure Plan Management
    Provides input on SD strategy and tacticsManages and executes SD plan tactics based upon strategyLeads implementation for one large or multiple smaller SD plansDevelops and maintains publications metrics/dashboard for the asset(s). Seeks business partner feedback updates as applicable.Maintains budgets for projectsOrganizes content for SD strategy and operational meetings, including change controls, escalations and project updates.Contributes content for SD Plan-related slide decks detailing strategy, progress and metricsCollaborates with Publication Specialist to ensure publication tracking tools are up to date with accurate informationInteracts with internal and external authors and publication vendors about timelines and processEnsures disclosures are aligned to appropriate venues and methods of disclosing study results in a manner that is compliant with PhRMA and ICMJE guidelines as well as Eli Lilly policyIdentifies, evaluates and resolves conflict. Elevates those that require input from senior managementEnsures that publications achieve the balance between business needs, scientific integrity, and compliance with publication guidelines
    Publication Deliverable Oversight
    Collaborates with writers to survey and gather supporting literature, analyze tables and listings, and formulate graphics to represent data appropriatelyAppraises and critically evaluates scientific literature and dataMay review and edit publicationsCoordinates scientific congress deliverables and ensures consistency within and across assetsFunctions as point of contact for Lilly disclosures at scientific congressesEnsures SOPs are well understood across the team and affiliate(s), leading and providing clarification on local implementation
    Subject Matter Expert
    Acts as the Publications communication point for potential process improvementsResponsible for capturing and tracking new ideas that may lead to improvements in processFunctions as the Subject Matter Expert on industry guidelines pertaining to data dissemination (e.g., CONSORT, ICMJE, GPPs) and interactions with health care providers (e.g.PhRMA Code, AdvaMed guidelines)Shares learning and consistency within their therapy area and across therapies.

Company Overview
At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We're looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in scientific, health, communications, or technology related field
  • Or, Bachelor's degree in any field with at least two years of clinical development experience
  • 1 year experience in project management with demonstrated ability to lead projects, manage timelines, and provide succinct progress updates to teams and leadership
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Additional Skills/Preferences
    Knowledge of scientific principles, research design, data interpretation, manuscript composition, and Good Publication PracticesPrevious project leadershipExcellent communication (written and verbal)Capable of managing multiple projects at a time and re-evaluating priorities as appropriateGood organizational, project management, business, and communication skillsFamiliarity with Good Publication Practices, ICMJE requirements, and PhRMA guidelinesExperience managing project budgets

Additional Information
  • Located at Lilly Corporate Center Indianapolis
  • Ability to travel: Up to 20%
  • Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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