Manager, Scientific Communications – Transcatheter Mitral and Tricuspid Therapies (REMOTE USA))

16 Dec, 2020


Manager, Scientific Communications – Transcatheter Mitral and Tricuspid Therapies (REMOTE USA))

Edwards Lifesciences
Irvine, CA

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional Scientific Communications professional with significant publication experience to join a team that is boldly designing transcatheter mitral and tricuspid therapies from the ground up. Edwards TMTT division is dedicated to solving the complex challenges of mitral and tricuspid disease in order to transform treatment and significantly improve patients’ lives.

The Manager, Scientific Communications will lead the design and implementation of scientific communication activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Proactively prioritize, identify, assess, and critically summarize relevant scientific and medical literature across therapeutic area. Synthesize, assess, and communicate potential impact of key findings to internal stakeholders.

  • Interpret study results and collaborate with HCPs (e.g., study Investigators, physician) in the development of scientific communications content, such as conference proceedings (e.g., abstracts and presentations) and/or journal manuscripts. Use strong writing, editing and project management skills to achieve publication goals.

  • Lead cross-functional project reviews and serve as core team member on clinical study teams. Initiate ad hoc data analysis (e.g., survival analysis) of clinical data sets and provide strategic recommendations to key stakeholders.

  • Lead conference coverage of all major relevant medical/scientific conferences within assigned geographic regions/areas and synthesize and disseminate the summaries.

  • Conduct literature review to address internal and external medical information queries.

  • Provide input to set the Global strategy of medical/scientific podium and publication programs.

  • Develop and cultivate strong relationships with key academic institutions, physicians, KOLs, hospitals, scientific societies and associations to facilitate scientific communication efforts.

  • Lead the continued development of the scientific content repository.

  • Other incidental duties: Represent Medical Affairs in various internal and external programs.

Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of experience of previous related experience is required or a Master’s Degree and 8 years experience of related experience working in clinical, research, or healthcare industry is required

  • Experience working in a large manufacturing company is preferred

Additional Skills:

  • Proven successful project management skills

  • Proven expertise in Microsoft Office Suite, including advanced PowerPoint, Word, Excel and related systems

  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills with ability to drive achievement of objectives

  • Recognized as an expert in own area with specialized depth and breadth of expertise within area of work in the organization

  • Expert in the development of scientific/medical conference proceedings and manuscript publication in major scientific journals

  • Extensive clinical and scientific acumen, for use in various circumstances, including in working with internal stakeholders and with physicians in identifying evidence gaps and opportunities

  • Extensive knowledge of ACCME, AdvaMed, EUcomed, FDA and ISO regulations

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to influence and guide stakeholders

  • Strict attention to detail

  • Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels and proactively escalate issues to appropriate levels of management in the organization

  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment

  • Represents leadership on projects within a specific area interfacing with project managers and medical affairs team

  • Adhere to all EHS rules and requirements and take adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of environment and prevention of pollution under their span of influence/control

Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world’s leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 13,000 individuals worldwide.

For us, helping patients is not a slogan – it’s our life’s work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.

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Job posted: 2020-12-16