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Director Scientific Communications Leiden Netherlands,  

Posted on : 21 April 2017

Project Description

ProQR Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotech company listed on NASDAQ with offices in Leiden, the Netherlands and Palo Alto, California that is focused on the development of game changing RNA based therapies for severe genetic diseases. 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 workhours 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? We are looking for a Director Scientific Communications 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 ProQR 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 ProQR 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. Do you want to be part of our devoted team of enthusiastic professionals? Do you think you can contribute in achieving our mission? Do you want to work in challenging environment where your work can really make a difference? If so, we’re looking forward to receive your application by filling out our application form: Please note that an employee screening is part of our selection process.  


2333 CK Leiden The Netherlands

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