Publications Lead, Specialty and Primary Care

Collegeville, Pennsylvania
March 23 2021
Organization Type
Are you an experienced professional in with publications experience looking to advance your career? If so, this Publications Lead, Specialty and Primary Care may be an ideal opportunity to explore.!

Responsibilities include:
  • Support publications within ‘Specialty & Primary Care' which covers products and investigational assets within Immuno-Inflammation, Infectious Diseases, Respiratory and ‘other pipeline areas'.
  • Be the single point of contact (interface) for an asset's publications with stakeholders,
  • Have oversight of all peer-reviewed publications activities at the asset level, ensure robust planning and delivery.
  • Lead high performing global asset publication teams to develop integrated global data dissemination / strategic publication plans and deliver high-quality publications within agreed timelines and policy requirements according to project priorities in a matrix model organization. Drive teams to meet agreed targets and policy requirements and ensure advanced execution of plans.
  • Ensure the highest quality and standards are applied in development and implementation of GSK policies and practices regarding scientific publications and other public disclosures.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following…

  • Provide input into journal selection, as well as the development, editing and submission of scientific manuscripts, abstracts, posters and presentations derived from clinical data, including liaising with internal and external stakeholders on these materials.
  • Coach and guide publication accountable people and internal/external stakeholders, as needed.
  • Ensure that all developed materials are reviewed and appropriately signed off and maintain archive of approved materials as well as documentation of author participation and other audit records.
  • Be responsible for compliance with company policy and external requirements (e.g., journal policies), including working with authors and scientific contributors to ensure that publications are accurate and balanced.
  • Manage all financial and contractual aspects of assigned projects, including vendor relationships and tracking of data necessary for compliance audits.
  • Contribute to special projects as a team member i.e. Lead initiatives on continuous improvement of publication processes; adapt process based on the evolving publication policies, trends and guidance.
  • Manage external medical writing agencies in production of deliverables when appropriate.
  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders internally (global asset teams, medical affairs, Country Medical Directors and local staff) and externally (e.g. with investigators, Publications Steering Committee members, journal editors, services providers (outsourced activities) authors, congress bodies).

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Bachelor's Degree in science, pharmacy, or other allied health field, medical communications or related subject.
  • At least 5 years of experience in scientific writing, regulatory writing, publications writing and processes.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry with emphasis on publications management.

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • PhD, PharmD, MPH, MS or other post-graduate degree
  • Project and budget management skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience leading authors and medical writers in planning, developing and submitting manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed medical journals and abstracts to medical congresses.
  • Proven expertise in scientific publishing including journal selection, increasing likelihood of first-time acceptance, navigating the journal submission process and review process, etc.
  • Good all-around knowledge of external guidance and best practices governing reporting of biomedical research (GPP3, ICMJE, CONSORT, etc.)

Why GSK?

Our values and expectationsare at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Agile and distributed decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Managing individual and team performance.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Implementing change initiatives and leading change. Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally.
  • Developing people and building a talent pipeline.
  • Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.
  • Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen.

*This is a job description to aide in the job posting, but does not include all job evaluation details.

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