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Director, Scientific & Medical Communications

Department: 122 Medical Affairs

Location: Waltham, MA

Company Overview:

Dyne Therapeutics is building a leading muscle disease company dedicated to advancing innovative life-transforming therapeutics for people living with genetically driven diseases. With its proprietary FORCE™ platform, Dyne is developing modern oligonucleotide therapeutics that are designed to overcome limitations in delivery to muscle tissue seen with other approaches. Dyne’s broad portfolio of therapeutic candidates for serious muscle diseases includes programs for myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). For more information, please visit https://www.dyne-tx.com/, and follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

Role Summary:

The Director, Scientific & Medical Communication will be responsible for planning and successfully delivering all activities related to long range scientific and medical communication and publication planning and for the growth of a high quality Scientific and Medical Communications department at Dyne.  His or her work will follow compliance and prevailing industry guidelines to ensure a global medical communication and publications strategy and tactical plans to support Dyne’s pipeline.

The qualified candidate will be accountable for developing a strategic long-range communication and publication plan and will be responsible for implementing corresponding tactical plans to engage health care professionals and medical organizations. Through strategic alignment, this individual will be responsible for creating and executing various medical communication activities such as publications development, congress strategy, conference oversight as it pertains to medical content, medical education initiatives, development of field medical materials for HCPs, Patient Advocacy Organizations and Payers. These activities will require investigator & expert advisory outreach, and patient community outreach. He/She will work closely with Pre-clinical and Clinical Development, Biometrics, Clinical Operations and Commercial functions, among other groups within the company. This position resides within Medical Affairs and will report to the Senior Vice President, Global Head of Medical Affairs.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for developing a strategic medical communications plan that encompasses the entire portfolio of the company, including but not limited to: DM1, DMD and FSHD, as well as the entire spectrum of therapeutic technologies
  • Responsible for steering successful implementation and delivery of global priorities as it pertains to medical communications, publications, congress strategy, medical education, and field materials development for Dyne programs
  • Develop and oversee the implementation and maintenance of the global publications plans and corresponding scientific platform
  • Implement appropriate publication strategy (abstracts, congress presentations and manuscripts) and provide ideas for generating manuscripts of scientific and clinical importance and interest in line with Dyne’s strategy
  • Plan and execute global medical communications initiatives (e.g., IME, roundtables) that support product strategy
  • Provide medical oversight for scientific review and approval of communication materials and medical materials in compliance with corporate standards and government/industry regulations
  • Foster the establishment and maintenance of key external thought leaders through gaining knowledge on their insights and development of scientific/clinical engagement plans
  • Lead long-range planning; develop and manage project plans, assess resource needs, investment planning and develop and implement processes and standards within the medical communication and publications expertise
  • Serve as a key member of the Global Medical Affairs team

Knowledge, Skills & Education:

  • MD, PharmD or PhD with 5+ years in a global pharmaceuticals medical communications and publications leadership role
  • Prior medical affairs, medical communications, publications and/or KOL management experience
  • Ability to lead a highly skilled workforce and lead in a matrixed organization
  • Effective written communication skills including publications, medical communications, scientific writing
  • Ability to analyze and summarize data, think critically, and manage multiple projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills including building and maintaining successful KOL and stakeholder relationships
  • Knowledge of relevant publications related industry rules and guidelines (i.e., GPP3, ICJME)
  • Proven planning and organizational skills with experience managing multiple priorities; attention to detail and the ability to prioritize in a changing environment with a sense of urgency
  • Strong interpersonal skills in developing and maintaining professional relationships
  • Proven ability to collaborate across organizational boundaries
  • Prior experience working in rare, genetic disorders is preferred
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principles functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance workload.

This description is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements for the position. This position may change or assume additional duties at any time.  The employee may be requested to perform different or additional duties as assigned. All Employees are expected to adhere to all company policies and act as a role model for company values.

Dyne Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.


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