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Scientific Communications Associate

Cork, Munster

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Req ID 54382 Title Scientific Communications Associate City cork State / Province Cork Country Ireland Region Europe; Middle East; Africa

Company Overview

At Lilly, we make a difference for people the world over by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help people live longer, healthier and more active lives. Central to all that we do are our talented and motivated professionals, circa 750 of whom are based at our Global Business Solutions centre in Little Island, Cork. There we boast vibrant workforce made up of over 44 nationalities.
Established in 2010 to gain efficiencies in areas such as General Accounting, Purchase to Pay and Order to Cash, the GBS Cork quickly excelled in its financial mandate, allowing the Cork leadership to ask, how can we apply these processes to other areas of the business? And so the GBS we have today was born, still leading in finance, but also evolving and expanding into diverse Business Service functions including Customer Meeting Services, Global HR Data Management, Medical Information, Procurement, Trial Capabilities and more to come on stream across 2019 and 2020.


The purpose of the Scientific Communications Associate role is to work with cross-functional, multidisciplinary teams to prepare
scientific publications (including and not limited to, abstracts, posters, manuscripts and presentations), and/or regulatory
documents (including, but not limited to, protocols, clinical study reports, briefing documents, regulatory responses, and
marketing authorization applications).

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.
1. Document Preparation, Development and Finalization/Document Management
Effectively collect and evaluate data, information, and input from multiple sources, functions, and regions.
Plan (including organizing/preparing outlines), write (including first-draft authoring), edit, review and coordinate
the publication of scientific data in peer-reviewed journals and forums and/or regulatory documents supporting
clinical development/product registration.
Conduct effective document initiation to ensure authoring team alignment and understanding.
Assist in building persuasive and scientific-based arguments that support the purpose of more complex and/or
strategic documents. Ensure data are presented in a clear, complete, accurate, and concise manner.
Ensure that key data, strategically aligned scientific narrative, elements from internal guidance and resource
documents are included appropriately in all documents, and that statements and conclusions are integrated,
accurate, balanced and supported by appropriate data.
Ensure and coordinate quality checks for accuracy, collate reviewer’s comments, adjust content of document as
required based on internal/external input, and prepare final version.
Exhibit flexibility in moving across development and preparation of multiple document types.
Work with teams to ensure smooth and timely development of documents and escalate issues, as appropriate, to
ensure document completion.
Influence or negotiate change of timelines and content with other team members.
Advocate internally and externally for appropriate authorship criteria on all applicable work products.
Work with internal and external speakers to develop and prepare presentations.
2. External Service Provider Management
Build and manage relationships with vendors/alliance partners.
Provide oversight on individual deliverables, including timeline management, delivery of feedback and issue
May participate in in-licensing and co-development activities, including ensuring the quality of data in documents.
Support the implementation of the outsourcing strategy by effectively partnering with staff, GSC management
team, GSC outsourcing team, technical lead consultants, and vendor staff.
3. Knowledge and Skills Development
Maintain and enhance therapeutic area knowledge including disease state and compound(s) for assigned
Exhibit flexibility in moving across document types, therapeutic areas, and compounds, depending on project
Maintain and enhance knowledge of regulatory guidelines and publication guidelines.
Possess overarching view of compound, therapeutic area, and external environment (including competitors) with
ability to participate effectively in the scientific data disclosure planning, clinical planning, submission strategy
planning, customer regulatory responses, and/or current awareness literature updates and reviews.
4. Knowledge Sharing
Provide coaching to others by sharing technical information, giving guidance, answering questions.
Recognized for technical expertise in specific document development.
Network with others (including other functions and regions) to identify and share best practices.
Contribute to process improvements, suggesting opportunities where appropriate.
Provide database and other tool (e.g., document management systems) expertise.


Basic Qualifications

Mimum 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

Additional Skills/Preferences

Other Information/Additional Preferences: A writing exercise is required as part of the candidate evaluation process. Additional writing samples may be requested.
Demonstrated mastery of verbal and written English skills in the medical, scientific or technical writing fields
Experience writing regulatory, clinical trial documents and/or publications
Graduate degree with formal research component or in life sciences.
Experience in clinical development, clinical trial process or regulatory activities
Clinical pharmacology, therapeutic area, or other medical and scientific specific knowledge and experience specific to
hiring area (e.g., neuroscience, oncology, cardiovascular, immunology or endocrine expertise).
Demonstrated project management and time management skills.
Demonstrated high-level end-user computer skills (e.g., word processing, tables and graphics, spreadsheets,
presentation and templates).

Additional Information

To submit resume, visit and apply to Req ID 54382.

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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