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Lilly Global Scientific Communications Associate - Publications in cork, Ireland

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Full-Time Employment - FTE


1.Content Strategy: Document Preparation, Development and Finalization/Document Management

  • Effectively collect and evaluate data, information, and input from multiple sources, functions, and regions to create a cohesive content strategy for writing projects.

  • Plan (including organizing/preparing outlines), write (including first-draft authoring), edit, review coordinate and complete the publication of scientific data in peer-reviewed journals and forums.

  • Conduct effective document initiation via a kick-off meeting to ensure authoring team alignment and understanding.

  • Build scientific-based rational that support the purpose of more complex and/or strategic documents.

  • Ensure data are presented in a clear, complete, accurate, and concise manner.

  • Ensure that key data, statements and conclusions are consistent across related documents, and that statements and conclusions are integrated, accurate, balanced and supported by appropriate data.

  • Coordinate expert/scientific reviews, collate reviewer’s comments, adjust content of document as required based on internal/external input, and prepare final version.

  • Ensure and coordinate quality checks for accuracy,

  • Exhibit flexibility in moving across development and preparation of multiple document types.

  • Influence or negotiate change of timelines and content with other team members.

  • Advocate internally and externally for appropriate authorship criteria on all applicable work products.

  • Work with internal and external speakers to develop and prepare presentations.

  • As needed, build and manage relationships with vendors/alliance partners.

    2.Project and Stakeholder management

  • Lead the writing process and apply effective project management skills to ensure timely completion of high-quality scientific publication deliverables.

  • Build/Communicate credible writing project timelines.

  • Anticipate and mitigate risks to delivery

  • Work with teams and stakeholders to ensure smooth and timely development of documents and escalate issues, as appropriate, to ensure document completion.

  • Effectively communicate project status to stakeholders

    3.Knowledge and Skills Development

  • Maintain and enhance therapeutic area knowledge including disease state and compound(s) for assigned project(s).

  • Maintain and enhance scientific communication skills to align with audience needs and technology/digital evolution.

  • Exhibit flexibility in moving across document types, therapeutic areas, and compounds, depending on project assignment.

  • Maintain and enhance knowledge of publication guidelines.

  • Possess overarching view of compound, therapeutic area, and external environment (including competitors) with ability to participate effectively in publication planning, integrated planning process, and/or current awareness literature updates and reviews.

    1. Knowledge Sharing
  • Provide coaching to others by sharing technical information, giving guidance, answering questions.

  • Recognized for technical expertise in specific document development.

  • Network with others (including other functions and regions) to identify and share best practices.

  • Contribute to process improvements, suggesting opportunities where appropriate.

  • Provide database and other tool (e.g., document management systems) expertise.

Basic Qualificiations:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific, health, communications, health outcomes, health economics, public health related field

  • Experience writing scientific publications.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Successful completion of writing exercise (a writing exercise is required as part of the candidate evaluation process)

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Advanced degree (PhD, MD, PharmD, MA, MBBS) in science, health related field or other appropriate disciplines (economics, epidemiology, health administration, health services, pharmacoeconomics, statistics other relevant sciences)

  • Demonstrated mastery of verbal and written English skills in the medical, scientific, health outcomes, or technical writing fields.

  • Previous training and experience in disseminating results in clinical, health economics, health outcomes, health literacy, disease management, and/or population health.

  • Relevant experience in clinical development, clinical trial process, health-outcomes research, or regulatory activities.

  • Clinical pharmacology, therapeutic area, health outcomes, or other medical and scientific specific knowledge and experience specific to hiring area (e.g., neuroscience, oncology, cardiovascular, immunology or endocrine expertise).

  • Demonstrated project management and time management skills.

  • Demonstrated high-level end-user computer skills (e.g., word processing, tables and graphics, spreadsheets, presentation and templates).

  • Extensive experience in writing, reviewing, and publishing scientific materials and the ability to appraise scientific literature and raw data critically.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly with all audiences and forums through exemplary oral and written communication skills.

Additional Information:

The purpose of the Scientific Communications Associate, Publications role is to work with cross-functional, multidisciplinary teams to prepare scientific publications (clinical and/or health-outcomes) including and not limited to, abstracts, posters, manuscripts and presentations.

Company Overview:

At Lilly, we make a difference for people the world over by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help people live longer, healthier and more active lives. Central to all that we do are our talented and motivated professionals, circa 750 of whom are based at our Global Business Solutions Centre in Little Island, Cork. There we boast vibrant workforce made up of over 44 nationalities.

Established in 2010 to gain efficiencies in areas such as General Accounting, Purchase to Pay and Order to Cash, the GBS Cork quickly excelled in its financial mandate, allowing the Cork leadership to ask, how can we apply these processes to other areas of the business? And so the GBS we have today was born, still leading in finance, but also evolving and expanding into diverse Business Service functions including Customer Meeting Services, Global HR Data Management, Medical Information, Procurement, Trial Capabilities, Global Scientific Communications and more to come on stream across 2020.

The GBS in Little Island is a modern campus with facilities such as an on-site restaurant, Barista and Gym.

Scientific data and information are core assets of Lilly. Providing balanced, objective, and accurate information to the scientific community, regulatory agencies, health care professionals, payers, and patients in a consistent and timely fashion across the entire drug development lifecycle is fundamental to Lilly.

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Region: Europe; Middle East; Africa

City: cork

State: Cork

Country: Ireland

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Req Id: 54821BR