Alkahest is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on treating age-related diseases by developing therapies that counteract the aging plasma proteome. By targeting the body’s chronokines, proteins that increase or decrease with age, our therapeutic candidates address the complex pathology underlying diseases related to inflammation and aging.
Summary & Scope of Position:
We are seeking an experienced candidate to lead the company's publication activities including clinical, Regulatory and research documents. As the Publications Lead, reporting directly to the Chief Medical Officer, he/she will oversee the development and execution of strategic publication and scientific documentation plans for all Alkahest programs across therapeutic areas. As part of their role, the Director is responsible for all aspects of publications development and accountable for meeting publication development timelines/deadlines, including hands-on project management and in-depth scientific knowledge.
As part of responsibilities for publications development for Alkahest, this individual ensures compliance with the corporate publications policy and standard operating procedures and with external guidelines on good publication practices. Additionally, the Director updates internal stakeholders on scientific/Regulatory documents and publication-related activities.
He/she will work closely with the Clinical, Research, and Regulatory leadership and will participate in cross-functional team meetings to ensure alignment of the publications with the overall company strategy and communication objectives. Primary Responsibilities:
Development of a comprehensive, cross functional strategic publication plan and the delivery of the publications included in this plan, including participation in data analysis efforts, editing and preparation of publications for submission, while ensuring adherence to policies and procedures established by Alkahest, journals, and ICMJE
Translate medical strategies and objectives into actionable long-term strategic publication and scientific document plans
Ensure endorsement of publication plan by governance bodies prior to execution; continuously evolve plan in conjunction with scientific landscape
Demonstrate the understanding and experience/knowledge of the different disease areas, medical strategies and objectives necessary to provide strategic input to a broad range of stakeholders on matters related to publication planning & data dissemination/disclosure
Implement effective and consistent strategies for engaging external expertise (e.g. Publication Steering Committee, external consultants, etc.) to advise and shape publication plan strategy
Lead planning and executing of all scientific content around relevant conferences and meeting booth activities
Manage vendors and Medical Writing teams to ensure deliverables are on time, within budget, and of high quality prior to subsequent internal review
Build-up the department, through development of SOPs, work processes, and recruitment of additional key medical writing talent
Support and oversee the development of a scientific training curriculum and field tools for Medical Science Liaisons and Health Outcomes Liaisons (when required in the lifecycle of each program)
Develop/Oversee the development and creation of literature updates.
Manage the publication budget supporting multiple products and scientific activities
Report publication metrics on key objectives to management.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice
Bachelor’s degree required with a preference in life science, business, journalism, or communication. Advanced degree Master’s, Ph.D., PharmD, or MD strongly preferred
At least 10+ years' relevant experience, including 5+ years management experience
Proven experience in managing/overseeing Medical Writing teams.
Experience working across a broad range of functional areas and effectively collaborating with Clinical Development, Research, Regulatory, Medical Affairs, Health Outcomes, Legal and Commercial Teams
Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry with a broad range of therapy understanding, and an understanding of the drug development process
Able to work independently, with strong leadership skills, and effectively manage teams and projects
Strategic and analytical thinker with the ability to plan and design effective product life cycle strategies
Collaborative and flexible in personal interactions
Ability to work proactively and effectively, with exceptional problem-solving skills
If you have the work ethic and mental agility to embrace a fast-paced and rapidly evolving environment, you will be rewarded with diverse and exciting experiences. This is your chance to add real value to an entrepreneurial organization that supports bold innovation and new ideas. Alkahest welcomes passionate, team-oriented colleagues who are looking to improve the health of patients worldwide by developing a deeper understanding of age-related disease.
Applicants and new hires are subject to the Company’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy.