Medical Affairs Manager of Scientific Communications & Publications

12 Nov, 2020


Medical Affairs Manager of Scientific Communications & Publications

Shionogi Inc.
Florham Park, NJ

Job Details


The Medical Affairs Manager of Scientific Communications & Publications is a key member of the Shionogi US Medical Affairs home office team, and works to drive all aspects of scientific publications on assigned products.  Responsibilities include strategic & tactical planning and implementation of assigned projects, while supporting development of professional communications associated with publications and projects. This Medical Affairs Manager is also a member of various cross-functional, global teams and serves as the central contact for internal and external stakeholders with respect to scientific publications.


  • Lead the development of strategic and tactical publication plans for assigned Shionogi marketed and pipeline products.
  • Collaborate with global Medical Affairs team and contribute to the development and implementation of global publication strategy and tactical plan. Lead the implementation of publication plans to ensure high-quality publication deliverables.
  • Lead scientific communications and abstract planning for medical conferences and congresses.
  • Support development of medical and scientific communications (eg. slide decks, FAQs, etc.) related to publications.
  • Assist with review and approval process of scientific materials and communications through Medical Review Committee.
  • Serve as central contact with internal and external stakeholder on all aspects of scientific publications and relevant medical communications to ensure efficient and transparent communication.
    • Internal contacts may include, but are not limited to, Medical Affairs Directors, Field Medical Affairs, Medical Information, Marketing, Clinical Development, Drug Discovery Research, HEOR, Regulatory, Legal/Compliance.
    • External contacts may include, but are not limited to, authors, key opinion leaders, scientific congresses and journals, vendors.
  • Collaborate with Medical Affairs Directors and contribute to the development of Medical Affairs strategy for assigned products.
  • Represent US Medical Affairs/Publications function in cross-functional project teams and brand teams, and provide input into relevant processes.
  • Manage and support development of educational materials for use by internal, external, and field medical affairs personnel, including MSL tools, internal training materials, and congress booth materials.
  • Assist in reviewing internal materials for medical and scientific accuracy.
  • Remain up-to-date on medical and scientific discoveries and developments in infection related fields.
  • Align with and support other scientific/medical activities led by Shionogi global teams as needed.
  • Provide content and editorial support for select publications as needed.
  • Ensure adherence to all applicable Shionogi SOPs, policies, processes, and compliance guidelines.
  • Prepare and manage publication budget for assigned product, collaborate with Finance to coordinate the processing and reporting of all financial activities.
  • Oversee vendor-related activities (selection, contracting, onboarding, day-to-day operation, performance evaluation and improvement).
  • Provide scientific/medical support to other Shionogi activities as needed (eg, internal training).
  • Additional projects and assignments as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences or related fields is required; Advanced degrees in Health Sciences or related fields are highly preferred (MD, PhD, PharmD, MS).
  • A minimum of 4 plus years of industry experience in Publications, Medical Affairs, or Medical Communications at pharmaceutical companies or medical communication agencies.
  • Direct experience in publication planning and publication content preparation is highly preferred.
  • Deep understanding of pharmaceutical R&D and commercialization processes.
  • Good knowledge of principles and practices of pharmaceutical clinical studies (including design, conduct, analysis and reporting).
  • Familiarity with Good Publication Practice, ICMJE guidelines and other applicable industry guidelines.
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to details, and ability to manage/prioritize multiple projects from conception to completion in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work well in cross-functional teams (across geography and culture) with a group of people with diverse skill sets and personalities. Team player, flexible and adaptable. Ability to build good working relationships, both inside and outside the organization.
  • Self-starter with ability to quickly get up to speed.
  • Tactical experience derived from working in a product launch environment is desired.
  • Must live a commutable distance to our corporate offices in Florham Park, New Jersey.

To be considered for this position, you must apply and meet the requirements of this opportunity.

We look forward to reviewing your resume & qualifications.


The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of requirements, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other requirements, duties and responsibilities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


Shionogi Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment opportunities based on valid job requirements without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, status as a disabled veteran, a recently separated veteran, Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veterans, and Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

It is the policy of Shionogi Inc. to undertake affirmative action in compliance with all federal, state, and local requirements to recruit a diverse pool of applicants and to ensure that our employment practices are, in fact, non-discriminatory.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Job posted: 2020-11-12