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Associate Director to lead US Communications for key therapeutic area

Our Cambridge, MA client ranks as one of the best places to work.   They are a global, publicly traded biotech company with a pipeline of robust products to address unmet health needs.  We are looking for an Associate Director to lead all U.S. franchise communications for a key therapeutic area, a mature yet strategically important business.  90% of revenue comes from the U.S. market.

This role requires

  • Expertise in unbranded campaigns for patients, general public, advocacy groups, FDA and other stakeholders
  • Strong project and agency management skills
  • Life cycle management for a mature therapeutic pipeline
  • Credibility and knowledge to serve as a public affairs partner and counsel marketing teams on how to best achieve goals
  • Leadership skills to manage a direct report and external agencies
  • Savviness to work with a range of stakeholders, including Patient Advocacy, Medical and Commercial, corporate and government affairs teams


  • 10+ years of pharma/biotech public relations experience from a corporation and/or agency (a blend is ideal)
  • Depth in regulated product communications, issues and crisis management, science and data communications and traditional and social media
  • Knowledge of the global healthcare landscape, especially relating to regulatory functions and access issues
  • Able to work in Cambridge, MA (no telecommuting). The client provides relocation assistance
  • Bachelor’s degree

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