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Manager Scientific Communications

Position Summary:
The Manager Scientific Communications may be responsible for the creation of scientific content and materials, publication planning, scientific review of promotional and medical materials, and implementation of Phase IV plans. In addition, the Manager may be responsible for Medical Information activities and conference support. The individual will serve as a cross-functional member of the Medical Affairs (MA) team.



  • Collaborate with colleagues in MA and other departments in the development of slide decks and other key scientific content utilized by externally facing functions for scientific communications.
  • Provide MA review of promotional materials and medical materials as a member of the Promotional Review Committee and Medical Legal Review Committee, respectively.
  • Provide Medical Information support within the corporate booth at key scientific congresses.
  • May assist in receipt and resolution of medical inquiries, potentially working with an external call center contract organization.
  • May develop and maintain Standard Response Letters utilized by the external call center to enable efficient, consistent, comprehensive, and compliant responses to standard inquiries.
  • May assist in the development of Custom Responses utilized by the external call center for non-standard inquiries.
  • May facilitate the implementation of a corporate publication plan.
  • Serve as an information resource to Achaogen colleagues, including the Medical Science team.
  • May create, or monitor for accuracy, the content of Achaogen products in third party drug compendia and drug information resources.
  • May coordinate the Investigator Initiated Research review process, responsibilities including attending meetings and ensuring follow up.
  • May facilitate the development and implementation of a medical education plan, including the management of the internal review process, that serves to support continuing education for healthcare professionals.
  • The incumbent must establish collaborative working relationships with functions outside of MA including, but not limited to: Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Legal, and Commercial.

Preferred Experience:

  • 3-5 years in pharmaceutical industry or healthcare field, with a minimum of 1-2 years in Medical Communications or Medical Information.
  • A firm understanding of infectious diseases, microbiology, PK/PD, and therapeutic drug management.
  • Understanding or experience with Phase I – IV drug development.
  • Proficient in GPP (Good Publications Practice) and IIR (Investigator Initiated Research) guidance.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with key standards, guidelines and practices, ACCME, ICMJE, PharmaCode, FDA CFR 21 as well as legal standards applicable to this area of practice.
  • Previous experience in publications, medical content development, medical or drug information, or as a field medical science liaison is a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Education:

  • Typically requires an advanced degree such as PharmD, MD, or PhD with experience in Infectious Diseases.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Strong communication, presentation, and business partnering ability.
  • Able to effectively handle multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with others in a positive, collaborative manner.
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; Gmail; Google Calendar; Slack; Hangout; Box; Google Docs; and SharePoint.
  • Committed to the values of integrity, accountability, transparency, scientific rigor and drive.
  • Current US work authorization required.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.
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