Shire Publications Lead - Immunology in Lexington, Massachusetts

• Define and drive Immunology franchise publication strategy with Global Affairs key stakeholders

• Develop and implement a strategic, compliant and fit-for-purpose publication plan for the Immunology Therapeutic Area and across Global Medical teams

• Define and drive Immunology franchise publication strategy with Global Affairs key stakeholders

• Develop and implement a strategic, compliant and fit-for-purpose publication plan for the Immunology Franchise and across Global Medical teams

• Collaborate with authors, medical communications agencies, societies, and journals to execute Publication plans


  • Develop and manage product/disease specific Global Publications Strategies and Plans in coordination with Global medical teams

  • Works with GMA TA lead and other key internal and external stakeholders to align product plans with Therapeutic Area strategy

  • Manage publication deliverables, timelines, budget and vendors contracts

  • Review publication deliverables and ensure high scientific quality and alignment and consistency with Compliance/Legal

  • Promote and support good publications practices and principles among authors and internal publications stakeholders

  • Collaborate with Global Medical Communications and relevant Global Medical and International Medical teams to plan medical participation at congresses, symposia and events

  • Track publications metrics and report to Head of Scientific Publications as required

  • Track timely delivery of deliverables against global publications plans and execute initiatives to improve quality and efficiency

Education and experience:

  • Master degree in biomedical discipline is required, higher education degree (M.D., Pharm.D., Ph.D.) is preferred

  • Knowledge of scientific publication planning approaches and best practices required

  • 8-10 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, preferably within a matrix structure

  • 5 years of experience within Medical Affairs roles (e.g. Medical Science Liaison, Medical Information, Medical Communications, Publications, Post-Doctoral medical communications residency or fellowship)

  • Experience managing vendors and/or medical communications agencies preferred

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.