Scientific / Medical Communications Associate

San Diego, CA

  • Samumed is currently looking for a Medical Communications Associate to join the team.
  • The Medical Communications Associate will participate in the production and review of medical communications for congresses, journals and scientific exchange.
  • S/he will primarily support the Medical Affairs team and will interface with the Preclinical, Clinical and Biostatistics functions when necessary.
  • S/he will provide operational support for scientific review and copy approval, ensuring timely deliverables against deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to understand medical and scientific content are essential.
  • The Medical Communications Associate will work across multiple therapy areas.
  • Reporting to Sr. Director of Medical Affairs, the position is a full-time role in Samumed’s San Diego office.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Coordination of Scientific Review Committee: Development and maintenance of timelines for document generation, revisions and sign-off for final versions
  • Document submissions: Responsible for all conference abstract and manuscripts submissions with necessary formatting and copy edit of text and figures
  • Creation of Medical Resources:
    • Contribute to creation of scientific exchange tools such as slide presentations
    • Edit scientific and medical communications, including abstracts, posters, presentations, and manuscripts to support multiple therapeutic areas
    • Ensure quality control review of documents prior to external communication
  • Assist Corporate Resource Development: Aid development and maintenance of writing tools, templates and style manuals. Aid in digital media content production and design


  • Master’s level scientific degree from a recognized academic institution. Bachelor’s level with relevant experience will also be considered
  • Strong, demonstrable comprehension of scientific and medical data
  • High attention to detail in written and oral communications
  • High proficiency with PowerPoint, Word and Excel software
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience with graphic design, graphing software, reference managers
  • Project management experience with proven ability to deliver projects to deadlines
  • Ability to work in cross matrix, cross functional teams with excellent interpersonal skills under tight deadlines

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