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Director Scientific Communications - Netherlands  

ProQR (company)


Posted on : 21 April 2017

Project Description

What we offer!
  • We offer an exciting and innovative working environment within a very committed start-up organization, great colleagues and a lot of fun! 
  • We believe in our strong culture; personal responsibility, flexible work hours and places. 
  • Off course we pay a good salary. You will have a training budget and we will pay your pension and you will get travel allowance. 
  • Do you think you can contribute in achieving our mission AND Do you want to work in challenging environment where your work can really make a difference?

What are you going to do: 
  • We are looking for a professional with demonstrated ability to implement and drive scientific communications strategy externally, as well as across the organization to be our Director, Scientific Communications. The successful candidate will be a highly skilled communicator, functioning in multi-disciplinary team of scientists. 
  • In addition, the successful candidate will have demonstrated success developing cross-disciplinary working relationships with internal and external stakeholders as well as key opinion leaders. 
  • The Director, Scientific Communications will have a proven ability to lead teams in producing quality documents, presentations and tutorials in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and be knowledgeable in all aspects of the company’s scientific efforts.
  • This position is responsible and accountable for all aspects of scientific communications for all company products/therapeutic areas including;
    •  1) global publication strategy, planning and execution
    •  2) global medical education strategy, planning and execution to ensure awareness of key data and key messages to internal and external stakeholders and 
    • 3) scientific congress support including internal preparedness (e.g support of podium presentations, generation of FAQs), data acquisition and competitive intelligence.  

Major Accountabilities
  • In alignment with the development teams, is accountable for leading a cross-functional team to develop and execute an integrated, consistent scientific communications and publications plan that support program and company strategies 
  • Provide timelines and manages oversight for publication projects (abstracts, posters, oral presentations, and manuscripts) 
  • Identify strategic opportunities for internal and external scientific communication and education 
  • Work with teams to identify, develop and maintain relationships with key internal and external-facing partners 
  • In collaboration with the development teams, creatively and scientifically contribute/develop to and confirm accuracy of internal and external-facing materials 
  • Lead scientific congress planning and responsible for working with teams on the content/strategy 
  • Preparation and attendance of key scientific congresses and work with development teams to report back to the company 
  • Work with legal and regulatory to ensure compliance for all scientific communications and HCP interactions including transparency reporting  
  • Support planning and execution of scientific advisory boards 
  • Develops, implements and reviews SOPs for scientific communications and HCP interactions 

We Ask:
  • Advanced degree (MD/PhD/PharmD; or appropriate Master’s level) required. 
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience (in Pharma/Biotech Industry) in publication planning and/or medical education activities with a proficient level of understanding of pharmaceutical business, including drug development process, and legal/compliance global environment, orphan drug/rare disease knowledge; RNA therapeutics preferred 
  • Experience in the development of communication strategies and key scientific message platforms.  
  • Ability to provide strategic insight into scientific expert development activities, publication planning and developing medical education materials  
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with internal  and external stakeholders  
  • Ability to think strategically and take a proactive approach to problem-solving to complete projects according to predetermined timelines and react efficiently to changing priorities 
  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills with a track record of scientific publications including papers, abstracts, oral presentations, posters 
  • Proficiently learns and applies product knowledge to publication projects 
  • Experience in project management 
  • Must be well organized and able to multi-task in a fast-paced deadline driven environment 
  • Good computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel 
  • Should enjoy challenging situations and have the flexibility to work in a dynamic and fast-moving environment where there is freedom to act.