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Director of Publications (Pharmaceutical) - East Coast Based 




The primary responsibilities of this role, Dir USMA Publications, are to:


  • Lead the development of the US strategic publication plan as well as the execution of the tactical publication plan for assigned product(s), to ensure the timely presentation of data at key congresses and rapid journal publication;
  • Review and interpret product data from preclinical, clinical development, statistics and health economics departments within Bayer and external investigators to determine appropriate publications for inclusion in tactical publications plans;
  • Liaise with the global publications leads and communicate global publications initiatives to the US product teams, and ensures US publications initiatives are aligned with the global publication strategy and plan;
  • Review and edit congress abstract and oral and poster presentations, primary and secondary manuscripts, and slide presentations development by vendors and external investigators to ensure publications are high quality and adheres to Good Publication Practice and Bayer’s Publication Policy and SOP;
  • Serve as the point person for all units within USMA that contribute to, or are affected by, publication development;
  • Be responsible for hosting all internal and external US-specific, publication-related team meetings;
  • Ensure that all vendors comply with Bayer operational guidelines regarding master services agreements, accounting practices, communications with physicians and documentation of service agreements;
  • Follow, educate, and enforce all Good Publication Practice guidelines and Bayer Publications SOPs with internal departments, external authors and communications agencies, and ensures that all publications are reviewed and documented through the Bayer publication management platforms;
  • Establish professional relationships with all external and internal stakeholders including global clinical investigators, opinion leaders, and consultants in the CardioRenal community, and US CardioRenal Medical Directors, HEOR, Real World Evidence, Biostatistics, Clinical Development, Global Publication Excellence and Global CardioRenal Publications team;
  • Manage US publications budget and forecast publications spend for business planning;
  • Lead publication planning and execution for US Medical Affairs with special focus on Cardiorenal therapeutic area, ensuring appropriate communication to US-specific audiences.




your success will be driven by your demonstration of our life values. more specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required qualifications:


  • Advanced degree as a Medical Doctor, Ph.D., Pharm.D., Master of Science or equivalent in a scientific discipline with at least seven years of experience in the development and execution of strategic publications plans within the pharmaceutical or biotech industry;
  • Proven ability to interpret scientific and clinical trial data and derive scientific themes from the findings and effectively communicate these findings in multiple publication formats and to diverse scientific and medical audiences;
  • Proven ability to think strategically and work cross functionally to develop strategies that enhance the value of the publications through effective communication of the scientific and clinical data;
  • Knowledge of the drug development process and its application to the strategic publication planning process;
  • Strong scientific writing and editing skills and knowledge of journal requirements and congress guidelines for publications development and submission;
  • Thorough knowledge of Good Publication Practices, and proven ability to work effectively within these guidelines to ensure that all authors and vendors are in compliance;
  • Proven ability to work effectively on cross-functional teams, building effective working relationships and gaining consensus on publications initiatives;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills, with experience in developing and delivering power point presentations in developing and delivering power point presentations;
  • Experience working with a publications management tool (e.g. Datavision, PubSTRAT);
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time (international and domestic), including weekends.


Preferred qualifications:


  • Cardiorenal experience;
  • Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) credential.
  • Oncology experience preferred
  • Leadership experience preferred





Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer. 
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Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans
Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below. 

IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: Bayer expects its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Bayer active employees are also expected to disclose their vaccination status and if fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status to Occupational Medicine. Bayer defines fully vaccinated in alignment with CDC which is two weeks after completing the two-dose vaccine regimen or two weeks after completing the one-dose regimen. Additionally, Bayer employees are also required to comply with state, local and customer requirements.  
Location: United States : Residence Based : Residence Based || United States : New Jersey : Whippany     
Division: Pharmaceuticals    
Reference Code: 616761     
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