Director, Scientific Communications and Publications



Marketing & Communications
United States
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

Job Title: Director, Scientific Communications and Publications

Location: Remote


RayzeBio is a dynamic biotechnology company headquartered in San Diego, CA. Launched in late 2020 and recently acquired by Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) as a wholly owned subsidiary, the company is focused on improving survival of people with cancer by harnessing the power of targeted radioisotopes. RayzeBio will operate as a standalone entity within the BMS organization, maintaining its biotech culture with the opportunity to leverage the best-in-class oncology capabilities of BMS. RayzeBio is developing innovative drugs against targets of solid tumors. The lead asset, RYZ101, is in Phase 3 testing for patients with gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs), as well as earlier stage testing for patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Our GPC3 molecule is currently in IND-enabling studies, to be evaluated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Led by a successful and experienced entrepreneurial team, RayzeBio aims to be the global leader in radiopharmaceuticals.


The Director, Scientific Communications and Publications will be responsible for the development and execution of publication and scientific communication strategic plans and tactics. These will include but are not limited to manuscripts, congress presentations, scientific platforms, medical booth content and materials, MSL tools for external use, MSL training materials, and company organized symposia.

This role involves collaborating with cross-functional teams, overseeing the development of publications, and ensuring adherence to industry guidelines. Additionally, the individual will play a key role in developing scientific content for various stakeholders and managing external vendors. The position requires strong leadership, communication, and project management skills, as well as a deep understanding of clinical research and medical science.

Job Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Lead routine publication team meetings to facilitate discussions/decisions related to publication planning and execution. Responsible for program management of the publication plan.
  • Working with our vendors, produce high-quality publications supporting RayzeBio assets.
  • Contribute to the strategy and development of disease or product scientific platform.
  • Develop and maintain expertise in disease areas of interest by continuously surveying the medical and scientific literature for the identification of relevant publications.
  • Write, edit, and format publications as needed. These include primary manuscripts, congress abstracts, slide presentations, MSL field resources, and posters.
  • Manage external agencies and vendors involved in the writing, editing, formatting and submission of articles to peer-reviewed scientific journals and scientific/medical conferences.
  • Manage the review of publications with internal authors/reviewers and external authors.
  • Track and report the progress of publication development. Utilize appropriate software to catalogue project status, drafts, author comments, and approvals.
  • Responsible for budget planning and milestones.
  • Understand published guidelines for authorship and good publication practices.
  • Ensure that medical/scientific publication activities are within company policies, procedures, and good publications practice.
  • Support the implementation of MA initiatives in support of a commercial launch.

Education and Experience

• Advanced degree (PhD, Pharm D, MD, DO, Advanced Nursing Degree, Advanced Degree in Health Sciences, MS, or equivalent) with 5+ yrs experience in publications and scientific communications planning, development, and execution in an agency or pharmaceutical environment.

• Oncology experience required (GI oncology experience preferred).

Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated strong project management skills and leadership poise a must to negotiate and facilitate alignment amongst internal and external stakeholders (KOLs, authors, internal cross-functional teams).
  • Experience working with cross-functional stakeholders and/or agencies to develop abstracts, posters, oral presentations, manuscripts, medical slide decks, and content for scientific and educational programs.
  • Excellent and effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be well organized and able to multi-task in a fast-paced deadline driven environment.
  • Prior experience interpreting and implementing regulations and guidelines governing publications and scientific communications (e.g., FDA, OIG, GPP, ICJME)
  • Demonstrated experience managing medical communications vendors and budgets.
  • Advanced computer and Internet skills, including knowledge of MS applications (such as Word, PowerPoint, Teams, Excel), Veeva, electronic publication management tools, SharePoint, references databases, PubMed, etc.
  • Ability to travel (US and International) approximately 20% of time.
  • Knowledge of information technology systems supporting MA activities.