Associate Director* Publications Oncology

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Associate Director* Publications Oncology

As Associate Director* Publications Oncology, you will play a vital role in the development of key publications for one of BioNTech’s oncology portfolios. Reporting to the Director, Publications, you will be responsible for strategic and tactical planning, development and implementation of publication plans, and will work with the BioNTech medical and translational teams, writing teams, and external service providers to generate high-quality publications (original articles, presentations, posters, and abstracts). You will bring a proven track record of driving the publication of medical/scientific publications as part of a multidisciplinary team, have outstanding writing and communication skills, and the ability to communicate complex scientific concepts in a compelling and concise manner.

Your main responsibilities will be:
  • Drive the execution of publication tactics including key congress activities and the development of scientific platforms, in accordance with company policies and procedures as well as good publication practices
  • Write/edit/manage publications (e.g., original articles, presentations, posters, and abstracts)
  • Coordinate the publication storyline definition, writing, review, and approval processes
  • Coordinate the submission and post-submission updating processes
  • Coordinate internal and external writers drafting publications
  • Manage external agency partners to ensure accuracy of publication plan and publication deliverables with respect to time, quality, and cost, tracking the publication process and ensuring documentation of drafts, author comments and their implementation, and medical & legal reviews/approvals
  • Coordinate development of a portfolio publication plan, collaborating with internal and external subject matter experts to develop scientific communication tactics and content development, ensuring that strategic publication plans are aligned with knowledge gaps, medical strategies and objectives
  • Demonstrate a strong knowledge of the therapeutic landscape, keeping up to date with the disease area through surveillance of the medical and scientific literature
  • Provide training and guidance on good writing practices and good publication practices
  • Working with a graphics team to deliver high-quality figures for publications

What you have to offer.

  • Advanced degree in a related scientific discipline or medical degree (e.g. PharmD, PhD, MD)
  • Strong therapeutic knowledge in (immune)oncology and a good understanding of the drug development process
  • 5+ years of medical communications experience in a biotech or pharmaceutical company and/or a medical communications company as a publication manager/writer
  • The Certified Medical Publication Professional certification would be an advantage, or you intend to pursue this certification
  • Ideally you have proven experience with a global publications database management system
  • Excellent leadership and project management skills to deliver in a complex multidisciplinary organization
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with internal and external subject matter experts, investigators, and journal editors
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple stakeholders and projects
  • Ability to understand and adhere to good publication practices and relevant guidelines on and scientific data communication, such as ICMJE and GPP3 as well as company policies and SOPs
  • A proactive ‘can do’ attitude with the ability to work according to tight timelines while delivering excellence
  • Excellent project management and time management skills, and interpersonal skills
  • Expert skills in MS Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), ideally also knowledge of applications for graphics generation/editing, editorial checks, and reference management

Benefits for you.

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare
  • Jobticket
  • Company Bike
  • Leave Account
  • Fitness Courses
  • Mobile Office
  • Special Vacation
... and much more.

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