Manager, Publications

Manager, Publications

Manager, Publications is responsible for supporting the planning and execution of scientific/medical publications (for congresses and journals) with a major focus on ensuring medical accuracy, project management, and logistical support. The Manager, Publications will work closely with various members of the organization (Clinical, Preclinical, Physics, HEOR, R&D, Medical Affairs teams, and field representatives).

This is a full time, exempt, office-based position located in New York, New York or Root Switzerland and reports to the Director, Global Publications within Global Medical Affairs Strategic Operations.


  • Support Pub Lead(s) in strategic publication planning process for oncology disease asset(s)
  • Ensure timely, coordinated tactical implementation, delivery, and success of annual global publication plans based on activity needs 
  • Coordinate activities with agency partner(s) and Publications Project Manager to provide monthly updates to cross-functional partners 
  • Support manuscript/abstract/poster development and provide medical writing editorial support, as needed
  • Ensure coordinated internal review and release process of publications by agency
  • Build and implement processes to enhance utilization and optimization of publication management database
  • Ensure and promote compliance with standards of good publication practices
  • Coordinate operations and logistics with agency partner for planning and execution of congress activity (live/virtual meetings)
  • Align with project manager to ensure tracking of congress activity 
  • Able to travel to congresses as needed to represent company, serving as a resource and onsite-support at scientific congresses, as needed
  • Develop mechanism with project manager for conduct of quarterly internal audits of publication management database 
  • Prepare reports, noteworthy publication summaries, presentations, literature searches, and administrative duties, as needed 
  • Support department needs and serve as a resource to ensure team is an acting center of excellence 


  • PhD, PharmD, MSc, or BSc in related science fields, or equivalent combination of education and work experience required
  • A clinical/scientific background with strong project management skills 
  • 2-4 years of publications experience in pharmaceutical or device industry, medical communications agency, or equivalent experience required
  • 1-2 years of oncology experience is preferred
  • Working knowledge of legal and regulatory environment, with corresponding Guidelines (OIG, ICMJE, ACCME)
  • Must have excellent written and verbal skills; proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel, and Project Management software
  • Strong scientific acumen, working knowledge of statistical analysis and able to analyze clinical and scientific studies tailored to different audience types
  • Excellence in prospective planning, project management, cross-functional collaboration and ability to manage timelines
  • Highly organized and flexible; ability to multitask and meet challenging deadlines
  • Established track record of cross-functional project management and execution
  • Ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Be able to communicate clearly and effectively. Excellent writing, reviewing, editing, and oral presentation skills
  • Detailed oriented and works with a high degree of accuracy
  • Highly ethical and able to manage confidential and sensitive information
  • A passionate, self-driven and creative individual who can work well in large and small teams 


  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds
  • Less than 10% travel 


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