Manager, Medical Affairs-Medical Communications

Alkermes Waltham , MA 02154

Posted 7 months ago

Alkermes plc is a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases. The company has a diversified commercial product portfolio and a substantial clinical pipeline of product candidates for chronic diseases that include schizophrenia, depression, addiction and multiple sclerosis. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes plc has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio. For more information, please visit Alkermes' website at

Manager, Medical Affairs-Medical Communications

Position Description

As a product and disease state expert within Medical Affairs, the Manager, Medical Communications, will provide medical, scientific and technical expertise to develop scientific materials to support marketed and investigational schizophrenia products, including our marketed product for the treatment of schizophrenia, ARISTADA. Develop, manage and track scientific communications plans. Help in preparing and reviewing scientific materials for medical and scientific content accuracy. Ensure compliance with Alkermes policies and procedures.

Major Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of, manage, and execute medical communications plans in a cross-functional manner

  • Content development: slide decks, scientific communication platforms, ad board slides, monographs, etc.

  • Partner with a cross-functional stakeholder team to develop scientific materials

  • Support and/or review for accuracy and strategic alignment communications containing medical and scientific content intended for internal and external customers, including a scientific communication platform

  • Develop therapeutic knowledge of disease, epidemiology, product and competitor product information

  • Proactively reach out and collaborate closely with members of other internal teams as needed

  • Provide medical/ scientific expertise

  • Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures

  • Maintain close interactions with Scientific Communication Leads, Medical Directors, Training, Compliance, and other internal stakeholders

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in Medical Affairs, Clinical Development or related field in the industry, preferably in Serious Mental Illness (schizophrenia, depression and/or addiction)

  • Advanced scientific degree preferred (MSc, PhD, PharmD, APRN)

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities

  • Ability to read, interpret, and convey complex scientific information

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment towards a common goal

  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry regulations, guidelines, standards and practices

  • Experience working in a team environment

  • Demonstrates results orientation and problem solving skills

  • Takes initiative and works independently and collaboratively

  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry regulations, guidelines, standards and practices

  • Demonstrates expertise in developing scientific slide decks

  • Demonstrates excellent performance in the Medical Communications role

  • Domestic and International travel may be required (10%)

Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, age, mental and physical disability, genetic information, any veteran status, military status or application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under applicable law.


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