Publications Manager

Region: Americas
Location: Woburn Ma

Advertising Date: Fri 14 August 2020

Sirtex Medical is a global healthcare business with offices in the U.S., Australia, Germany and Singapore, working to improve outcomes in people with cancer. Our current lead product is a targeted radiation therapy for liver cancer called SIR-Spheres® Y-90 resin microspheres. More than 100,000 doses have been supplied to treat patients with liver cancer at more than 1,300 medical centers in over 50 countries.

The Scientific Publications and Communications Manager, provides support for the development and ensures timely execution of the strategic global publication plan. In addition, the manager is responsible for the development and update of medical and training materials


  • Support execution of global publication plan (abstract, posters, orals, manuscripts, reviews) per GPP3 and SIRTEX publication policy
  • Track publication plan milestones
  • Support update of scientific communication and publication dashboards
  • Write and/or edit publications, as needed
  • Gather information and provide input regarding appropriate journal selection for publication dissemination
  • Coordinate and conduct appropriate reviews of publications that report data from SIRTEX sponsored trials, research collaborations, and investigator initiated trials
  • Archive approved publications and drafts, documentation of author participation, and other critical records
  • Support monthly global publication team meetings, write meeting minutes
  • Develop relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Coach and guide publication program internal/external stakeholders, as needed.
  • Develop scientific communication initiatives including but not limited to literature summaries, FAQs, slide decks, and training materials
  • Support development of global marketing and training materials
  • Develop high-quality scientific content by means of all necessary research, scientific writing, editing, and fact checking, to meet deadlines while working within project scope and objectives
  • Serve as a medical reviewer on Medical Review Committee and Promotional Review Committee as needed.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours to accommodate collaboration with authors or colleagues in time zones outside the United States, as needed.

Educational Prerequisites and Skill Requirements:

  • Education Required: Advanced degree (i.e. MS, Pharm.D., or PhD)
  • 4+ years of Life Sciences experience (Pharma, Medical Device,Biotech) in a Publications role
  • CMPP certification
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead initiatives across functions
  • Able to plan, prioritize, and execute multiple projects; ability to multitask and work both independently and within multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Understand the clinical development process
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Outlook, Excel, Power Point) is required, as well as familiarity and working knowledge of key software applications relevant to publication planning and implementation.
  • Level of position commensurate with experience.
  • Understand the clinical development process
  • This role requires flexibility and adaptability to change. Essential behaviors valued in this role include: continuous improvement and learning, and working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to travel (US and International) as necessary
  • Experience in or exposure to strategic and tactical publication planning
  • Experience in working closely with KOLs and authors
  • Exposure to current good publication practices and guidelines

What you can expect from Sirtex:

If you have the right skills and experience and want to work for a company making a real difference to the quality of people’s lives, Sirtex will offer the right candidate:

  • Diverse and flexible employment and working arrangements to achieve the optimum balance between work and personal responsibilities and objectives
  • A working culture of respect, diversity and performance to help facilitate an inclusive culture
  • Attractive compensation and benefits which are practical, robust, fair and equitable.
  • A place with a great offer of training opportunities.
  • Challenging work to continue to develop new and better ways to improve clinical outcomes for oncology treatment around the world

To apply, please click the apply button or email your cover letter and resume to Human Resources at



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