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Senior Manager Global Scientific Communications

Company: Seattle Genetics
Location: South San Francisco
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


The Senior Manager, Global Scientific Communications role serves as a key contributor within the Global Medical Communications function. This individual will provide strategic direction of and is ultimately responsible for internal and external global medical communications deliverables to advance Medical Affairs objectives. In this highly cross-functional role, the Senior Manager, Global Scientific Communications will drive overall publication strategy, lead scientific messaging, facilitate creation of scientific content, and oversee development of scientific exchange resources to ensure communication activities are aligned to global medical strategy. This individual will also provide direct supervision to the Associate Manager, Global Scientific Communications.


Provide strategic leadership and oversight of therapeutic area-specific scientific communication activities, including:

  • Understanding of the medical strategies, disease areas, and objectives necessary to provide strategic input to a broad range of stakeholders on matters related to scientific communications planning and data dissemination/disclosure
  • Development and execution of the strategic scientific plan, including the scientific communication platform, strategic publication plan, and additional educational resources that align with program objectives
  • Lead scientific communication team to ensure alignment of cross-functional stakeholders and alliance partners on the external scientific communication plan
  • Conduct gap analyses to identify medical/scientific communication needs or opportunities
  • Manage tracking of company- or investigator-led publications
  • Monitor related industry issues for publication planning (e.g., ICMJE), ensure adherence to company best publication practices, and participate in educating internal stakeholders about best publication practices
  • Provide writing and editorial support for Medical Affairs-driven publications
  • Track timelines and milestones for projects contracted with communication agencies providing tactical support and provide status reports to Medical Communications Senior Management
  • Ensure work is high quality and developed on time and budget
  • Assist Head of Global Scientific Communications in managing team members, including assigning tasks and reviewing efforts of direct reports, and collaborating with team members to advanced Seagen's scientific communications
  • Recommend and implement innovate approaches for enhancing Scientific Communications deliverables
  • Support achievement of broader Medical Affairs organizational goals, projects, and timelines as needed


A successful candidate will have the following skills and experiences:

  • An advanced scientific degree (e.g. PhD, Pharm D) required; a Bachelor's degree or Master's degree is acceptable with extensive relevant experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant industry or agency experience in biotechnology or pharmaceuticals (such as Medical Communications, Medical Writing, or Medical Education). Experience within oncology is preferred
  • Expertise across all aspects of scientific publication strategy, planning and execution during all phases of drug development, and the commercialization process
  • Demonstrable strong leadership, communication skills (verbal/written), negotiation skills, and ability to work well in cross-functional teams
  • Understanding of good publication practices and guidance (GPP3, ICMJE), Sunshine Act, and other guidance related to scientific data communication
  • Experience managing direct reports and contract vendors
  • Medical Affairs experience a plus
  • Up to 5% domestic travel

As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seagen is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seagen, please

Seagen is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


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