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Senior Manager, Scientific Communications (Remote, USA) Transcatheter Mitral & Tricuspid Therapies

Edwards Lifesciences
Irvine, CA
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Oct 15, 2021

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This is a unique opportunity to play an important role in the growing Transcatheter Mitral & Tricuspid Therapies (TMTT) Medical Affairs team, providing innovative solutions to transform treatment for patients suffering from mitral and tricuspid heart disease. As a Senior Manager, Scientific Communications, you will lead and manage a team in the planning and implementation of scientific communications of clinical trials across a portfolio of mitral valve therapies, which includes strategizing, managing, and executing abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts.**This position is remote and can be located anywhere in the United States**Key Responsibilities:Develop and lead the execution of podium and publication strategies with internal leadership alignment, cross-functional team collaboration (e.g. Biostatistics, Regulatory, Safety, Clinical, Marketing), and partnership with external stakeholders (e.g. physician investigators, KOLs).Provide input to the scientific communications plan, achieve excellence in execution, and maximize effectiveness, including maintaining prominence at national and international scientific conferences while ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements.Lead and manage a team of direct reports in delivering publication-ready manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed medical journals with excellent written communication skills that convey the overarching story and results with thoughtful rationale, well-developed clinical context, flawless accuracy, and astute editing and proofreading skills. Partner with peers in establishing processes and best practices, ensuring alignment, and implementing process improvements among the team and broader cross-functional groups.Accountable for meeting commitments without delay, often involving multiple coinciding due dates, requiring excellent project management skills.Define and utilize metrics to assess effectiveness and efficiency of scientific communications activities and deliverables.Develop, maintain, and demonstrate strong scientific knowledge of Edwards and competitive therapies and clinical data, including identification, summary, and internal communication of clinical data and implications.Identify clinical evidence gaps, propose and lead the execution of evidence development strategies.Other incidental duties as needed.Minimum Education & Requirements:Bachelor's Degree and 12 years of relevant scientific communications experience working in the medical device, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology industry; OR Master's Degree and 10 years of relevant experience working in the medical device, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology industry; OR PhD and 8 years of relevant experience working in the medical device, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology industry.Experience managing a team of direct reportsRelevant experience with leading clinical trial data publications in peer-reviewed medical journalsRelevant experience in leading creation of scientific podium presentations and preparing speakersRelevant experience with clinical trials and leading communicationsPreferred Qualifications:Relevant experience in the cardiovascular medical device industryAdditional Talents and General Expectations:Proven successful project management skillsProven expertise in both Microsoft Office Suite, including advanced Excel and related systemsExcellent presentation and facilitation skillsExcellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills with ability to drive achievement of objectivesRecognized as an expert in own area with specialized depth and breadth of expertise within area of work in the organizationExpert in the development of scientific/medical conference proceedings and manuscript publication in major scientific journalsExtensive scientific acumen, for use in various circumstances, including in working with internal stakeholders and with physicians in identifying evidence gaps and opportunitiesExtensive knowledge of ACCME, AdvaMed, EUcomed, FDA and ISO regulationsStrong leadership skills with ability to influence and guide stakeholdersStrict attention to detailAbility to interact professionally with all organizational levels and proactively escalate issues to appropriate levels of management in the organizationAbility to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environmentRepresents leadership on projects within a specific area interfacing with project managers and medical affairs teamFor Colorado Residents Only: Aligning our overall business objectives with performance, we offer competitive salaries, performance-based incentives, and a wide variety of benefits programs to address the diverse individual needs of our employees and their families.The base pay range for this position is $162,000 to $189,000.Additional information can be found through the link below:Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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