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Publication Planning Associate

Cork, Ireland

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Req ID R-20402 Title Publication Planning Associate City Cork State / Province Cork Country Ireland Region Research

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Scientific data and information are core assets of Lilly. Providing balanced, objective, and accurate information to the scientific community, health care professionals, payers, and patients in a consistent and timely fashion across the entire drug development lifecycle is fundamental to Lilly.

The purpose of the Publication Planning Associate role is to manage the implementation of Scientific Disclosure (SD) plan(s).

The Publication Planning Associate is responsible for managing and tracking SD plans and tactics across one or more assets. SDs include abstract presentations for scientific meetings, peer-reviewed journal articles, review articles, and other publication related deliverables. The Publication Planning Associate serves as a point person for all units within Lilly that contribute to, or are affected by, publication development.  Additionally, the Publication Planning Associate is responsible for hosting publication team meetings, providing status updates to the team and leadership, and managing other materials to meet the publication teams’ needs, ensuring that deadlines for publication submission are met and change control and project budget(s) are monitored/managed.

Primary Responsibilities:  This job description is intended to provide a general overview of the job requirements at the time it was prepared.  The job requirements of any position may change over time and may include additional responsibilities not specifically described in the job description.  Consult with your supervision regarding your actual job responsibilities and any related duties that may be required for the position.

Scientific Disclosure Plan Management

  • Provides input on SD strategy and tactics
  • Manages and executes SD plan tactics based upon strategy
  • Manages implementation for one large or multiple smaller SD plans
  • Develops and maintains publications metrics/dashboard for the asset(s).  Seeks business partner feedback updates as applicable.
  • Maintains budgets for projects
  • Organizes content for SD strategy and operational meetings, including change controls, escalations and project updates.
  • Contributes content for SD Plan–related slide decks detailing strategy, progress and metrics
  • Collaborates with Publication Specialist to ensure publication tracking tools are up to date with accurate information
  • Interacts with internal and external authors and publication vendors about timelines and process
  • Ensures disclosures are aligned to appropriate venues and methods of disclosing study results in a manner that is compliant with PhRMA and ICMJE guidelines as well as Eli Lilly policy
  • Identifies, evaluates and resolves conflict.  Elevates those that require input from senior management
  • Ensures that publications achieve the balance between business needs, scientific integrity, and compliance with publication guidelines

Publication Deliverable Oversight

  • Collaborates with writers to survey and gather supporting literature, analyze tables and listings, and formulate graphics to represent data appropriately
  • Appraises and critically evaluates scientific literature and data
  • May review and edit publications
  • Coordinates scientific congress deliverables and ensures consistency within and across assets
  • Functions as point of contact for Lilly disclosures at scientific congresses
    • Ensures SOPs are well understood across the team and affiliate(s), leading and providing clarification on local implementation

Subject Matter Expert

  • Functions as the Publications communication point for potential process improvements
  • Responsible for capturing and tracking new ideas that may lead to improvements in process
  • Functions as the Subject Matter Expert on industry guidelines pertaining to data dissemination (e.g., CONSORT, ICMJE, GPPs) and interactions with health care providers (e.g.PhRMA Code, AdvaMed guidelines)
  • Shares learning and consistency within their therapy area and across therapies.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in scientific, health, communications, or technology related field
  • Or, Bachelor’s degree in any field with at least two years of clinical development experience
  • 1 year experience in project management with demonstrated ability to lead projects, manage timelines, and provide succinct progress updates to teams and leadership

Other Information/Additional Preferences:

  • Knowledge of scientific principles, research design, data interpretation, manuscript composition, and Good Publication Practices
  • Previous project leadership
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal)
  • Capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously and re-evaluating priorities as appropriate
  • Good organizational, project management, business, and communication skills
  • Familiarity with Good Publication Practices, ICMJE requirements, and PhRMA guidelines
  • Experience managing project budgets
  • Located at Lilly Corporate Center Indianapolis
  • Ability to travel: Up to 20%

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

Lilly does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

To submit resume, visit and apply to Req ID R-20402.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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