Scientific Writing Team Lead

Oct 13, 2021

Job Description

60 – The number of new medicines Novartis will seek approval for over the next 2-3 years.

As a Team Lead in Scientific Writing you will lead a team in Dublin / the UK to produce high quality scientific documents, publication plans and medical information services, by providing leadership and implementing management control of the assigned scientific writers.

Your responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Lead a Medical Communications team (up to 12 FTEs) to ensure delivery of Medical Communications deliverables for the global, regional and country organizations for assigned therapeutic areas, ensuring adherence to quality, timelines, and efficiency objectives.
• Accountable for high quality results produced by the assigned team, including for the accuracy of the scientific content (data accuracy and scientific messaging).
• Proactive in planning; anticipating change and acting in accordance; drive meticulous implementation of team goals and metrics.
• Recruits talents, manages performance (set objectives, review performance and plan compensation), develops associates (development/training plans, Organizational Talent Review, coaching or mentoring, as appropriate).
• Sets direction, aligns and motivates team members to achieve set goals and objectives.
• Leads priority setting, workload distribution and resource planning to ensure adequate assignment of resource to projects. Develops and implements appropriate management control systems to ensure quality deliverables and adherence to process compliance.
• Supports the development of functional and scientific excellence for identified brands by collaborating with other function heads and customers.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

• Minimum of Science degree or equivalent, B.Sc./ M.Sc./M.Pharm
• 8-10 years in the Medical Communications business, either in the Pharma Industry or Medical Communications agencies
• 3-5 years of experience in leadership / people management roles
• Good understanding of work processes for Medical Communications / Scientific Writing
• Excellent written and oral English
• Pro-active and ability to work independently
• Demonstrate initiative and flexibility through effective and innovative leadership
• Attention to detail and quality focused, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, good influence, negotiation and diplomacy skills, and demonstrated people management skills

You’ll receive:

Competitive salary, Annual bonus, Pension scheme, Share scheme, Health insurance, 25 days annual leave, Flexible working arrangements, subsidized dining facilities, Employee recognition scheme, learning and development opportunities.

Why Novartis?

769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

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United Kingdom
Research & Development
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Scientific Writing Team Lead

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