Posted to MedZilla on 1/13/2018

Novo Nordisk

US-NJ, Associate Manager- Publications Job 447103600A1-MZ


Requisition ID 52645BR
Title Associate Manager- Publications
Job Category Clinical Development
Job Description Purpose
The Associate Manager, Publications, works closely with the Senior Manager, Publications, on the efficient and compliant development and execution of Novo Nordisk, Inc. (NNI) publication plans across all therapeutic areas. This position provides support to track database entry, update, report and communicate NNI publication projects and deliverables. With minimal direction, the Associate Manager, Publications leverages his/her technical experience and understanding of the organization and its processes to guide the successful completion of publications.

This position reports to a Manager or Director, within the Medical Writing & Education (MWE) Department. The Associate Manager, Publications is expected to develop and utilize a network of internal relationships with local and global publication stakeholders, including colleagues from MWE, medical affairs, Health Economic & Outcomes Research (HEOR) & Data Analytics, clinical development, discovery, regulatory affairs, market access and marketing. This individual is also expected to network effectively and work closely with external resources, including investigators, authors, vendors, and agencies.

Essential Functions
General:Works with minimal direction; periodic review of progress and results is conducted by his/her own manager. Participates in cross-functional project teams locally and/or globally. May assist Senior Manager, Publications to lead projects. With management support, is able to identify and resolve problems related to publication projects, processes or tasks. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and policies. May act as a contact point for publication activities for internal and external stakeholders. May engage directly with external Healthcare Professional (HCPs)/Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs). Applies his/her experience to the quality assessment of documents. Has knowledge of industry guidelines pertaining to data dissemination (e.g., Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), Good Publication Practices (GPPs) and PhRMA Code). Understands NN standard operating procedures (SOPs) & guidelines. Ensures that publication activities are within company policies, procedures and good publications practices. Remains current with respect to literature on NN therapeutic areas and competitor products.

Publications: Supports the Senior Manager, Publications with the development and update of NNI publication strategies and publication plans for each therapeutic area, in alignment with global publication plans and NNI medical strategies. With minimal supervision, manages the execution, appropriate tracking and reporting of publication plan activities. Interacts with local and global publication teams, external stakeholders (e.g., authors, editors and journals) and others as necessary to ensure the successful completion of publication projects. May assist with the planning of author meetings. Coordinates, prepares, manages and tracks author engagements in HCP Rex. Assists in managing agency partners and other external stakeholders involved in the development and submission of publications to peer-reviewed scientific journals and scientific/medical conferences. Works closely with agency partners and consultants (as a day-to-day contact) to manage project status, publication drafts, author comments, and NNI reviews/approvals, and maintains Datavision publication records and reporting. Assists with the day-to-day coordination, tracking and reporting of the publication budget and vendor deliverables. Participates as needed in product-specific publication planning group functions, project house (PH) meetings, follow-up meetings and proposals. Provides regular updates to internal and external stakeholders, including weekly status reports and PH meeting updates and presentations, as needed. May contribute to publication communication, e.g., Newsletters, announcements, etc.

Physical Requirements
Up to 10% overnight travel required.

* A BS or MS in a scientific discipline or clinical research required
* CMPP preferred, but not required
* A minimum of 6 years overall experience with 2 years of relevant experience within the pharmaceutical industry and/or a medical communications agency required
* Basic disease and therapeutic area knowledge in diabetes, obesity and rare diseases an added advantage
* Excellent project management and organizational skills, including the ability to plan, prioritize, and execute on competing projects and timelines
* Ability to multitask and work both independently and within multi-disciplinary teams
* Strong interpersonal and written communication skills for effective professional communications, with demonstrated ability to cultivate strong working relationships, both with internal and external stakeholders
* Excellent attention to detail, self-motivated and flexible
* Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Project) and key software applications relevant to publication planning and implementation (e.g., Datavision, literature search indices, journal databases, etc.)
* General understanding of regulatory requirements and drug development processes a plus

Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Position Location US - Plainsboro, NJ
City Plainsboro
State/Provinces US - NJ
Job/Position Country US

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