Astellas Pharma Scientific Publications Manager in Northbrook, Illinois

Developing innovative therapies is one of the most challenging, most essential and personally rewarding fields in science. This is the most exciting time to be a part of Astellas, a company with a uniquely collaborative and patient-focused culture.

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Astellas is announcing a Scientific Publications Manager opportunity in Northbrook, IL.

Purpose & Scope:

The Scientific Publications Manager is responsible for supporting data dissemination through high quality peer-reviewed publications that extend medical community and patient knowledge of Astellas products, therapy areas and business. The incumbent will work within a matrix environment to support development of globally aligned publication plans and English-language publication activities for assigned products.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Works under the direction of the Director, Scientific Publications TA Lead, supporting translation of medical strategies and objectives into actionable publication plans for assigned products

Supports timely execution of the publication plan, including vendor management and English language abstracts of local language publications

Reviews draft publications for scientific quality and support by data, and to ensure alignment and consistency with author direction, and with company policy and SOPs

Supports achievement of budget objectives and project goals within department priorities

Supports development and revision of publication plan in line with clinical development milestones and changes in the scientific, regulatory and access landscapes globally and in key markets

Supports process to gain endorsement of annual publication plan by governance bodies per company policy and SOPs prior to plan execution

Contributes to collaborative relationships with academic and clinical experts, publishers, medical associations and other relevant stakeholder groups

Supports cross-functional global alignment across a broad range of key internal stakeholders (CMTs, GDPTs, Health Outcomes & Alliance stakeholders)

Develops understanding of disease area, medical strategies and objectives required to provide input to leaders on matters related to publication planning and data disclosure

Quantitative Dimensions:

Contributes to the design, development, implementation and maintenance of robust publications plans for assigned products (target up to 2 global products per scientific publications manager)

Maintains oversight of associated budget, including monthly reporting of actual expenditure and quarterly updates to forecast

Contributes to associated vendor management including monthly reporting of activity status

Provides input for associated metrics to fulfill internal reporting requirements

Organizational Context:

Reports to the Director, Scientific Publications TA Lead

Liaises with Director-level Medical leaders within Medical Affairs, Global, Region and Affiliate teamsMember of product-related CMT



Advanced Degree in a scientific or medical discipline (such as PharmD, PhD, MD)

3 years experience in the healthcare or related industry (such as academic or clinical research, medical or technical writing experience)

Ability to understand and adhere to good publication practices and relevant guidelines (such as Sunshine Act, IFPMA and Pharma Code of Conduct, ICMJE, GPP3, company policy and SOPs)

Good interpersonal, time management, and written and verbal communication skills

Ability to manage multiple priorities with successful outcomes

Demonstrated capability in medical or technical writing, editing and review, with good attention to detail

Ability to develop working knowledge and familiarity with publication management tools and systems


Demonstrated track record of working in a matrix environment

Experience managing publications in a global environment

Potential to function effectively on a strategic as well as tactical basis

Understanding of clinical trial design and execution, statistical methods and clinical trial data reporting requirements

Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills

Past scientific experience in relevant therapeutic area


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Category Medical Affairs