Senior Manager, Global Publications Leader - Acerta
Redwood City , California
October 17, 2017
Acerta Pharma is a leader in the field of covalent binding technology and is applying this technology to create novel, highly selective therapies for cancer. In February 2016, AstraZeneca acquired a majority share of Acerta Pharma via a USD $4 billion investment and is a committed partner to the development of these innovative drug candidates.

Acalabrutinib is Acerta's lead program which was developed based on our discovery efforts. It is an investigational covalent Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor currently under investigation in multiple Phase 3 clinical trials. The clinical program includes over 20 trials in hematologic malignancies and solid tumors. Over 1,800 patients have participated in these trials to date.

As a Global Publications Leader in Redwood, CA, you'll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives. The Global Publications Leader (GPL) you will have direct accountability for the development and execution of strategic publication plans for global clinical studies and non-clinical trial sources. You will engage and collaborate with external experts, investigators, journals, conference organizers and external bodies to develop and manage effective external relationships to deliver strategic publication and communication activities.

As the GPL you will also interface with the Global Medical Affairs Leaders (MALs), US Publication Leads, marketing companies and external experts / thought leaders that form part of the global cross-functional publication teams that develop and deliver external scientific communications plans for prescribers, payers, and patients. As a GPL, you are responsible for ensuring ethical compliance with Acerta policy and external publication guidelines governing publications plans and deliverables. You also will ensure that all publications represent a transparent and balanced communication of data that enhance the Company's external scientific reputation.

Additional accountabilities include leading the translation of scientific, clinical and evidence planning data into appropriate timely publications for prescribers, payers, and patients through disease area and product insights and effective collaboration with cross-functional teams and alliance partners where applicable. Tracking existing publication plans by brand and study to ensure alignment with evidence plan. Leading the generation of a quarterly internal newsletter that provides updated information on study conduct and results communications as appropriate by brand. Leading day-to-day management of assigned publication plan, delivery of outputs, financial tracking and meeting activities and working closely with all members of the delivery team. Developing thorough understanding of internal stakeholders in order to further the leverage of clinical and Medical Evidence Center (MEC) studies. Leading a cross-functional global publications team and serving as key internal and external point of contact regarding publication program status. Ensuring proactive communication of overall status with cross-functional team, investigators, and alliance partners to ensure the needs of the regions and key market (US, Europe, Japan) countries. Leading and facilitating project kick-off meetings and ensure each project is aligned with product strategy and messages as appropriate through liaison with the Medical Affairs Leaders (MALs) and other members of the cross-functional team.


* Relevant post-graduate degree
* Demonstrated experience in medical communications gained through working in the pharmaceutical industry or a medical communications agency
* Demonstrated project management experience
* Broad understanding of drug development process
* Demonstrated performance, budget, and resource management skills in a global organization
* Excellent leadership and project management skills to deliver in a complex multidisciplinary environment
* Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with external experts, investigators, journal editors and publishers and professional bodies
* Ability to effectively manage multiple stakeholders and projects to within budget
* Flexibility and adaptability to manage long-term activities in a constantly changing internal and external environment


* Experience of working globally, cross-culturally and cross-functionally
* Strong therapeutic knowledge in oncology

Education/ Training

* Relevant post-graduate degree

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