Senior Manager/Associate Director, Publications & Scientific Communications

San Francisco, CA
Full Time
Medical Affairs
Aerovate (AVTE) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing drugs that meaningfully improve the lives of people with rare cardiopulmonary disease. Our team has spent their careers in cardiopulmonary disease research, drug and aerosol development, commercialization and company building.

Our exceptional team of experts, industry veterans, and scientists is uniquely equipped to overcome the current challenges of treating these diseases and deliver novel therapeutics to make a meaningful difference for patients.

At Aerovate, we know the diversity of our team’s backgrounds, talents, skills, and experiences not only makes us unique, but makes us stronger. Tenacious in our pursuit to make a difference and helping each other along the way, we know we can achieve better therapies to make a meaningful impact for patients.

Why Aerovate
Aerovate fosters an uplifting environment, collaborative peers, and a passion for learning that translates into making a difference for people with cardiopulmonary disease and their communities.

Aerovate’s culture is one of inclusion, excellence, and respect in every way – for each other, the science, the community, and our mission. Both at work and in the clinic, we are committed to recruiting individuals that exemplify diversity in culture and life experience and are always striving to grow and improve. We recognize the urgency of our efforts, and we accept the challenge to do what’s right for our patients and their communities.

Position Overview:

Aerovate is seeking a detail-oriented and strategic professional to fill the role of Senior Manager/Associate Director, Publications & Scientific Communications. Reporting directly to the Head Medical Affairs Operations, the Senior Manager/Associate Director will be responsible for supporting and managing development of abstracts, posters, oral presentations at scientific congresses, submission of manuscripts to scientific journals, development of scientific communication platform, and congress planning. The role will interface across Aerovate functional teams and external partners and experts. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in publication planning and medical communications. Medical writing experience is a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Publications Management: Manage the publication plan ensuring efficient and timely execution; coordinate internal Aerovate stakeholder and author interactions, develop project timelines, maintain compliance with publication industry and company standards, and ensure timely achievement of project milestones; develop and report appropriate metrics and provide updates of scientific publication activities; provide direction, input and editing for scientific publications; critically analyze complex information and collaborating with clinical and statistical teams on data description, presentation, and analysis
  • Medical Communications: Manage/lead the development of a crossfunctionally aligned scientific communication platform, including crafting of lexicon and well supported key scientific messages; ensure consistency of scientific narrative across Medical Affairs materials; support development of educational materials; and support Aerovate’s scientific presence at key conferences, from data abstracts/presentations to booth and symposia
  • Medical Affairs Strategy and Planning: Collaborate with the medical affairs leadership team to develop and execute medical affairs strategies, objectives, and plans aligned with business goals and regulatory requirements in relation to medical communications and publications. Support the development of scientific communication plans, publication strategies, and medical education initiatives.
  • Compliance and Regulatory Support: Ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines, industry standards, and company policies related to educational and promotional materials, and scientific communications. Collaborate with legal, regulatory, and compliance teams to review and approve medical content and materials.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including clinical development, regulatory affairs, market access, and commercial teams, to align medical affairs activities with clinical trial objectives, regulatory submissions, market access strategies, and commercialization plans. Provide medical input and support for promotional and educational materials.
  • Service provider and budget management: Manage service providers engaged in publications and medical communications; oversee related budget, including forecasting, resource allocation, and expense tracking. Monitor and optimize budget utilization to support medical affairs initiatives and achieve business objectives.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in developing and managing publication plans and medical/scientific communications plans within the pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Strong understanding of medical affairs functions, publication management and strategy, KOL engagement, scientific communications.
  • Excellent project management, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of regulations, industry standards and guidelines related to scientific publication and medical communications. 
  • Experience with scientific publications software/systems is desirable.
  • Independently motivated with good problem-solving skills allowing analysis, synthesis, and compilation of data from a broad range of disciplines
  • Competitive salary and performance-based incentives.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans, and wellness programs.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and career development.
  • Collaborative and innovative work environment with a focus on making a meaningful impact in patients' lives.
  • Compensation packages will be based on various factors, such as primary work location, complexity and responsibility of role, job duties/requirements, and relevant experience and skills.
Aerovate Therapeutics, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination, harassment, or retaliation of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, and Local laws.

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