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Sanofi Group SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR, GLOBAL SCIENTIFIC ENGAGEMEN & COMUNICATIONS - HEMOPHILIA in Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Global Scientific Director will manage a team of publication/medical communication leads to drive and oversee the development and execution of medical, clinical, and scientific data dissemination strategy for the hemophilia franchise within rare blood disorders (RBD) therapy area. The Scientific Director will also drive the strategy for assigned priority asset(s) as individual contributor. The strategy includes tactics for external communications through publications including abstract submissions to medical and scientific congresses, posters, and platform presentations, manuscripts (primary and secondary) and medical education tools (approved slide decks, medical booth resources, symposia and ad board content). Internal communication tactics include development of the scientific platform, lexicon, FAQs/backgrounders and annotations. This role will report to the head of the RBD Scientific Engagement & Communications group within Global Medical Affairs (GMA).

Assignments will pertain to one or more of Sanofi Genzyme’s current or future therapies for RBD, or to disease state materials. Tactical implementation will involve collaboration with external authors and academic experts in the field of RBDto motivate, drive, and encourage collaborating coauthors and internal resources towards successful publications and development of relevant medical education materials. In addition to authors, a key element of this role will require working closely with cross-functional teams and internal stakeholders from multiple regions and countries to drive the integration of scientific, clinical, and commercial priorities. The ideal candidate will have experience and a proven track record of success in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry, with a strong background in publication planning, medical communications and medical affairs activities.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a passionate, high profile, high-impact GMA team, and work in a highly dynamic and collaborative setting.

Domestic and international travel (20-25%) will be required and the position is based in Cambridge, MA

Major Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain collaborative partnerships with clinical, medical affairs and business leads to align on the scientific communications strategy across product’s life cycle in given RBD therapeutic area(s)

  • Manage team to execute on the development of (and updates to) the yearly global publication and medical communication plans for assigned product(s)

  • Manage budget for given therapeutic area(s) and participate in budget forecasting meetings to advise on long-term budget plan, vendors, and resource allocation decisions within your team

  • Ensure that key data, strategically aligned scientific communication points, elements from other internal guidance and resource documents are included appropriately in publications, and that statements and conclusions are accurate, balanced, and supported by appropriate data

  • Ensure appropriate tracking and execution of the publications tactical plan for assigned product(s) in accordance to established priorities and company key performance indicators.

  • Provide medical input to brand teams regarding strategy, tactics, and development of claims for assigned product(s)

  • Serve as an internal expert for product and disease-state for the training of internal colleagues within the disease area(s); partner with Sci Comm training lead, Regional MA Training leads and BU Commercial training function.

  • Facilitate engagement with external investigators and RBD experts when appropriate, as authors for publication development and advisors for medical education initiatives

  • Participate in relevant cross-functional teams and task forces to represent the Global RBD Scientific Communications team and make presentations to colleagues and senior management as needed

Requirements:

  • Advance degree in life or Pharmaceutical sciences (Masters, Pharm.D, PhD) with 8+ years of relevant work experience.

  • Knowledge of Rare Blood Disorder’s therapeutic area and a minimum of 8+ years pharma/biotech industry global or US MA experience highly preferred.

  • Ability to interpret and critique scientific and medical literature with respect to scientific and business implications are essential

  • Experience and demonstrated skill in the analysis, communication and presentation of complex scientific and medical data. Track record of successfully developing peer-reviewed publications is required.

  • Exemplary customer facing skills, and the capability to collaborate with external Key Opinion Leaders on data dissemination strategies in a credible, responsive and customer focused manner is a necessity.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal; comfortable and experienced in making presentations

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a matrix environment

  • Experience collaborating with and supporting international medical scientific teams

  • Knowledge of industry guidelines pertaining to data dissemination (e.g., CONSORT, ICMJE, GPPs) and interactions with health care providers (e.g., PhRMA Code, AdvaMed guidelines)

  • Previous managerial experience desired

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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