Sr. Manager, Medical Communications

Bothell, Washington State
Market Rate
May 20, 2019
Jun 30, 2019
Full Time
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The Manager, Medical Communications will support Seattle Genetics in the creation and execution of the global strategic scientific communication plan, including the publication plan and scientific communication platform development and maintenance. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring cross-functional collaboration on the generation of the plans and materials. The Manager will also need to understand the needs of healthcare community and the education gaps that are important/prioritized to address with the materials being generated.


  • Provide strategic leadership and oversight of therapeutic area-specific scientific communication activities aligned with global medical strategy, including:
    • Understanding of the medical strategies, disease areas, and objectives necessary to provide strategic input to a broad range of stakeholders on matters related to scientific communications planning and data dissemination/disclosure
    • Development and execution of the global strategic scientific communication plan, including the scientific communication platform, publication plan, and additional educational resources that align with program objectives
    • Lead scientific communication team to ensure alignment of cross-functional stakeholders on the external scientific communication plan
    • Conduct gap analyses to identify medical/scientific communication needs or opportunities
    • Manage tracking of company- or investigator-led publications
    • Monitor related industry issues for publication planning (e.g., ICMJE), ensure adherence to company best publication practices, and participate in educating internal stakeholders about best publication practices
    • Provide writing and editorial support for Medical Affairs-driven publications
    • Track timelines and milestones for projects contracted with communication agencies providing tactical support and provide status reports to Medical Communications Senior Management
    • Ensure work is high quality and developed on time and budget
  • Recommend and implement innovate approaches for enhancing Medical Communications deliverables
  • Support achievement of broader Medical Affairs organizational goals, projects, and timelines as needed



  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant industry or agency experience in biotechnology or pharmaceuticals (such as Medical Communications, Medical Writing, or Medical Education). Experience within oncology is preferred
  • Expertise across all aspects of scientific publication strategy, planning and execution during all phases of drug development, and the commercialization process
  • Demonstrable strong leadership, communication skills (verbal/written), negotiation skills, and ability to work well in cross-functional teams


The successful candidate will have an advanced scientific degree (e.g. PhD, Pharm D) required; a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree is acceptable with extensive relevant experience

As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Genetics is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seattle Genetics, please visit

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.