Job Description Summary:
The Associate Director of Medical Communications is a vital member of the Global Medical Affairs team who will support the development and execution of key global projects. This role will be part of the Global Scientific Affairs (GSA) team and based in the United States, either remote or from one of the east cost PTC offices (South Plainfield, NJ or Lynnfield, MA). This person will engage key thought leaders while collaborating cross-functionally with internal teams across all relevant channels (Marketing, Commercial, Clinical Development, etc.) in the development of medical communications projects (such as advisory boards, CME, non-CME education, medical and scientific materials, field team materials, etc.).
This role is key to ensuring adherence to relevant regulatory requirements and company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as appropriate.
Location: USA (South Plainfield, NJ, Lynnfield, MA, or remote)Job Description:
- Supports the management, execution and development of activities that fall within Medical Communications under Global Scientific Affairs and acts as a liaison between medical and commercial teams with consideration of local/regional/global strategies and team priorities.
- Partners and closely cooperates in the delivery of global scientific/medical content with relevant team members across all functions and regions, including Agile teams.
- Ensures close collaboration with Scientific Publications within GSA.
- Tracks current budget associated with relevant projects to ensure projects that have been captured in the annual business plan are tracking, and projects that arise and need budget are properly assessed and if possible funded.
- Supports the creation of global product/disease medical-scientific tools, such as slide decks.
- Supports country and regional medical heads with tools and training for field-based activities adherent to local regulations.
- Manages planning and conduct of global/regional educational events and programs.
- Provides congress support, which includes planning and the conduct of regional and global congress satellite symposia, medical/scientific booth materials and post-congress information dissemination to relevant parties.
- Provides conceptual and resource support for global/regional advisory boards.
- Day-to-day management of selected, applicable vendor partners.
- Collects and provides metrics on the quality and quantity of delivered relevant medical communication programs.
- Maintains and continuously partners to expand relevant disease state and product knowledge.
- Performs other tasks and assignments as needed and specified by management.
Requires a bachelor’s degree preferably in a scientific discipline and a minimum of 5 years relevant, progressively responsible experience in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology or related environment (vendor providing medical communication or medical education to the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry), and, including 2-3 years of experience within a dedicated medical communication and/or medical education role.
- Effectively communicates scientific and clinical data to internal and external stakeholders
- Ability to collaborate and build solid working relationships cross-functionally
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, think critically, and adhere to deadlines
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Teams
- Excellent verbal and written communication and skills
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively, as required, in a fast-paced, Agile team environment consisting of internal and external team members
- Analytical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines
- Excellent planning, organization and time management skills including the ability to support and prioritize multiple projects
- Fluent in English (verbal and written)
- Experience managing vendors and projects
- Working knowledge of current medical communications approaches and best practices
- Familiarity with regulatory and legal guidelines regarding medical communications strategy and execution
*Special knowledge or skills and/or licenses or certificates preferred.
- Experience in orphan/rare diseases, molecular biology, neurology and/or genetic disorders
- Understanding of and/or experience with the Agile project management methodology
* Travel requirements: 10-30% (post-COVID)
PTC Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, veteran status or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination.