Shire Publications Lead- HAE in Lexington, Massachusetts

Primary Duties

  • Define and drive publication strategy with Global Medical Affairs stakeholders for one or more publication projects

  • Develop and implement strategic, compliant and fit-for-purpose publication plan for the HAE Franchise

  • Collaborate with agencies, societies, external authors and journals to execute publication plans

  • Track and report Global Publications metrics as required


Develop publication strategy and implement Global Publication Plans for one or more publication projects

  • Develop and manage product/disease area Global Publication Strategies and Plans in coordination with relevant Global Medical Teams

  • Works with GMA Leads, and Regional Leads to align publication plans across Shire geographies

Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to implement project publication plans

  • Manage specific publication project budget and contracts

  • Collaborate with societies, external authors and journals in planning, integration and execution of medical publication activities

  • Identify, select, and manage 3rd-party providers and independent contractors to ensure the timely delivery of quality publications

  • Review publication drafts for scientific quality and to ensure alignment & consistency with Compliance/ Legal

  • Manage external and internal authors to ensure timely execution and delivery of publications

  • Promote and support good publication practices and principles among authors and internal publication stakeholder community ensuring high scientific quality & alignment with Compliance/Legal requirements

  • Collaborate with Global Medical Communications and relevant Global Medical and International Medical teams to plan medical participation at multi-products/disease area congresses, symposia and events

Track and report Global Publications metrics

  • Track Global Publications metrics and provide reports to Head of Scientific Publications as required

  • Track timely delivery against Global Publication Plans and execute initiatives to improve quality and efficiency

  • Ensure and communicate regular updates to relevant key stakeholders to facilitate ongoing functional and regional planning and inform dependencies

Education and Experience Requirements

  • A higher education degree (M.D., Pharm.D., Ph.D.) is preferred; Master degree in biomedical discipline or equivalent with experience in publication management is considered

  • 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 Information, Medical Communications, Publications, Post-Doctoral medical communications residency or fellowship)

  • Knowledge of scientific publication planning approaches and best practices is required

  • Familiarity with regulatory and legal guidelines regarding publication planning strategy and execution

  • Experience managing medical communications agencies is preferred

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