Ref #: 30944

Employment type: Permanent - Full-Time

Location: UK, Home-based

Posted: 23-Jul-2021


Global Publications Leader – UK, home-based. (Permanent or Freelancer)

Here at the ICON Global Strategic Solutions Team, we have been tasked by one of our partnered Global BioPharmaceutical Companies to source UK, Home-based Clinical Publications candidates with significant Global experience either on a Permanent or Freelance basis.

The successful applicants will receive a generous salary package, home-based flexibility, and will operate within a supportive, secure and professional working environment (where full training will be provided) with continued personal development.

Ideally, we’re looking for the following candidate types;

· Healthcare background, PhD, or Medical Affairs background.

· Oncology experience would be beneficial

· Publications experience

· Soft-people skills

· Familiar with strategic alignments

· Strong at data interpretation

As a Global Publications Lead you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

The Oncology Business Medical team members leverage their scientific and clinical expertise to help healthcare professionals understand how to appropriately utilize our client’s medicines, whose vision in Oncology is to push the boundaries of science to change the practice of medicine, transform the lives of patients living with cancer, and to ultimately eliminate cancer as a cause of death. A broad pipeline of next-generation medicines is focused principally on four disease areas - breast, ovarian, lung and hematological cancers. As well as other tumor types, these are being targeted through four key platforms - immunotherapy, the genetic drivers of cancer and resistance, DNA damage repair, and antibody drug conjugates, underpinned by personalized healthcare and biomarker technologies.

The Global Publications Leader (GPL), Oncology delivers the strategic publications plan for the oncology franchise, and leads a cross-matrix team. Due to the importance of this portfolio, you must be an experienced publications professional, ready for new challenges with creative and collaborative problem-solving skills. The prominence of this role will provide you with opportunities for significant interactions with senior and global stakeholder in the organization as well as key external stakeholders.


• Leading the development and execution of the publication strategy and tactical plan for global clinical studies in humans from Phase I-IV, and non-clinical trial sources including health economics and outcomes research, epidemiology, realworld evidence (RWE), payer, and non-interventional studies, aligned with a specific medical strategies and objectives

• Heading the development of scientific, clinical and RWE planning data into timely publications for prescribers, payers, and patients through disease state and medicine insights and leading effective collaboration with cross-functional teams and external alliances

• Tracking existing publication plans to ensure alignment with evidence plans

• The day-to-day management of assigned publication plans, delivery of outputs, financial tracking and meeting activities, working closely with all members of the delivery team

• Developing a thorough understanding of internal and external stakeholders to further the leverage of clinical and RWE studies

• Manage external agency partners to ensure accuracy of publication plan and publication deliverables with respect to time, quality and cost, and ensuring correct compliance documentation is in place including budgetary responsibilities

Minimum Requirements – Education and Experience

• Relevant University Degree (BS/BA) OR Advanced degree in a scientific or medical discipline (eg PharmD, PhD, MD)

• Poise in senior leader engagement

• Ability to prioritize, thrive and execute in high pressure situations

• Clear and effective communication skills

• Collaborative and consultative cross-matrix abilities

• The ability to appreciate and work within a large strategic framework, while maintaining strong attention to detail and compliance to global publications ethical standards and company publications policy and SOPs

• A blend of strategic agility and tactical execution skills

• Passion, ambition and a flair for strong team leadership across the organization

• Demonstrated performance, budget, and resource management skills in a global organization

• Ability to understand and adhere to good publication practices and relevant guidelines on and scientific data communication, such as ICMJE, GPP3, company policy and SOPs

Skills and Capabilities

• Strong therapeutic knowledge in Oncology

• Complete multiple projects with a common deadline

• Experience in collaboration within a medical affairs organization

• Broad understanding of drug development process

• Experience in medical communications gained through working in the pharmaceutical industry or a medical communications agency

• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with external experts, investigators, journal editors and publishers and professional bodies

• Flexibility and adaptability to manage long-term activities in a constantly changing internal and external environment

• Working knowledge of Datavision publication management systems

• Certification as a Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) desired

If you're an experienced Clinical Publications Leader looking for your next professional change please apply within to schedule an informal, detailed discussion.