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Astellas Pharma Senior Manager Scientific Publications in Northbrook, Illinois

Do you want to be part of an inclusive team that works to develop innovative therapies for patients? Every day, we are driven to develop and deliver innovative and effective new medicines to patients and physicians. If you want to be part of this exciting work, you belong at Astellas!

Astellas Pharma Inc. is a pharmaceutical company conducting business in more than 70 countries around the world. We are committed to turning innovative science into medical solutions that bring value and hope to patients and their families. Keeping our focus on addressing unmet medical needs and conducting our business with ethics and integrity enables us to improve the health of people throughout the world. For more information on Astellas, please visit our website at .

This position is based in Northbrook, Illinois. Remote work from certain states may be permitted in accordance with Astellas' Responsible Flexibility Guidelines. Candidates interested in remote work are encouraged to apply.

Purpose and Scope:

The Scientific Publications Senior Manager is responsible for supporting data dissemination through the development of publications that extend medical community and patient knowledge of Astellas products, therapy areas and business. The Senior Manager 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 Associate Director or Director of Scientific Publications supporting translation of medical strategies and objectives into actionable publication plans for assigned products

  • Supports timely execution of the publication plans, including vendor management

  • Applies good publication practices to daily activities, including execution of publication plans and ensuring appropriate documentation per the Global Publications SOP

  • Manages vendors to effectively and efficiently execute publications according to the Global Publications Policy, SOP and good publication practices

  • Reviews draft publications for scientific quality, and to ensure alignment and consistency with author direction

  • Supports achievement of budget objectives and project goals within department priorities

  • Supports development and revision of publication plan in line with medical strategies, 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

  • Fosters 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

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

  • Manages vendor and ensures monthly reporting of activity status

  • Provides input for associated metrics to fulfill internal reporting requirements

Organizational Context:

  • Reports to the Associate Director or Director of Scientific Publications

  • Liaises with Director-level Medical leaders within Medical Affairs, Global, Region and Affiliate teams

  • Member of product-related cross-functional medical teams



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

  • 5 years' experience in the healthcare or related industry (such as academic or clinical research, medical or technical writing experience). Understands and has the ability to apply good publication practices and guidelines (e.g., company policy and SOPs, ICMJE, GPP3, IFPMA and Pharma Code of Conduct, Sunshine Act, and European Transparency and Privacy Laws) to development of publications

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

  • Demonstrated 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

  • Experience with managing vendors

  • 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


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Generous Paid Time Off options, including Vacation and Sick time, plus national holidays including year-end shut down

  • 401(k) match and annual company contribution

  • Company paid life insurance

  • Annual Corporate Bonus and Quarterly Sales Incentive for eligible positions

  • Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions

  • Referral bonus program

Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans.


Category Medical Affairs

Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans