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Director Scientific and Medical Communications

Prilenia

Prilenia

Marketing & Communications
United States
Posted on Monday, January 8, 2024
About Prilenia
Prilenia Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotech company focused on the urgent mission of developing novel therapeutics to slow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases and neurodevelopmental disorders, is looking for a director Scientific and Medical Communications to join its team in the East Coast of the United States or Europe.
We are a flexible, fast-moving team that is quickly advancing a potential therapy poised to have major impact on the lives of patients and their families. Our lead product candidate, pridopidine is first-in-class sigma-1 receptor agonist. Pridopidine holds Orphan Drug Designation in both Huntington’s disease (HD) and Amyotrophic lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in the U.S. and EU, as well as Fast Track designation from the FDA for the treatment of HD. Prilenia is working on preparing for a potential regulatory filing for HD and for starting a global phase 3 in ALS with pridopidine.
Pridopidine has the potential to be the first treatment to address HD disease clinical progression. Prilenia also believes pridopidine’s novel mechanism of action as a selective Sigma-1 receptor agonist gives it potential in numerous other neurological diseases.
About the role
The Director, Scientific and Medical Communications position will lead the planning, development and writing of a broad range of scientific and medical content including abstracts, manuscripts, and congress presentations across Prilenia’s clinical development and research portfolio; be responsible for creation and execution of a company-wide disclosure strategy, as well as development of therapeutic area-specific scientific communication platforms and maintenance of internal knowledge databases. The position will report to the Head of Research.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead development and timely execution strategy of scientific and medical publication plan and actively writing peer reviewed scientific and medical manuscripts.
  • Lead collaboration with authors on the drafting, review and editing of publications.
  • Develop high-visibility scientific abstracts, posters, presentations and manuscripts to disseminate new scientific and clinical data and real-world evidence and increase awareness of Prilenia scientific and clinical programs.
  • Lead development and timely execution of the yearly scientific communications plan for Prilenia’s ongoing and pipeline programs.
  • Monitor the external medical and scientific landscape through targeted literature searches and analyses to educate internal stakeholders and inform content development.
  • Lead cross-functional development of scientific communication platforms for clinical stage program.
  • Lead and ensure organizational awareness of scientific communication activities including development and management of a scientific communications plan.
  • Plan and assist in execution of key tactics for scientific and medical congresses, including medical affairs booth educational content development, symposia planning, and vendor management.
  • Support other department projects as requested by line manager.

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in neuroscience required (PhD, Masters in a scientific discipline acceptable with experience).
  • A record of writing at least 5 peer-reviewed publications.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in Pharma/Biotech industry or agency in a relevant Medical/scientific Affairs role.
  • Background in ALS or Huntington’s Disease - Preferred.

Skills

  • Excellent presentation, written, communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Self-driven, able to proactively drive activities, innovation and creative thinking.
  • Strong project management skills with attention to detail and the ability to effectively plan and prioritize work and balance multiple projects.
  • Functions well in a dynamic environment.
  • Strong analytical and logical thinking with ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions and implement recommendations for resolution.
  • Ability to understand, synthesize, and communicate complex scientific concepts.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in virtual global setting.

Location/Time Zones

  • This is a full-time remote position in the East Coast of United States (preference for Boston area) or Europe; there will be occasional in-person/face-to-face meetings.
  • Flexible schedule with interactions across Israel, North America and Europe time zones.
  • This position requires traveling occasionally to conferences and company meetings, both US and international.