Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Assistant Director Oncology Scientific Communication and Education

Your tasks and responsibilities


The primary responsibilities of this role, Assistant Director Oncology Scientific Communication and Education, are to: 


Global Scientific Communications

  • Support the global scientific communications efforts for Bayer’s Oncology portfolio, involving cross-functional, multinational internal experts and outside partners, and ensuring integration and alignment of training, publication, congress, MSL and KOL plans;
  • Participate in the development and implementation of global communication strategies and plans in consultation with marketing, medical, clinical development, clinical investigators, opinion leaders and external partners;
  • Support the Scientific Communications lead in translating scientific data into relevant product communication topics, as well as coordinating and maintaining relevant planning documents (Global Scientific Communications Plan, Global Thought Leader Plan, Global Medical Information Plan);
  • Support the planning, development and implementation of congress strategies, scientific symposia, global workshops, advisory boards and other stand-alone scientific educational programs that generate important information to guide ongoing communications efforts to the global medical and scientific community;


Internal Communications and Training

  • Support the development and implementation of internal scientific content to ensure that new product and scientific information are disseminated appropriately to medical affairs colleagues globally;
  • Support the planning and development of global core medical/scientific liaison materials for local implementation;
  • Develop and maintain global training platforms and materials, ensuring currency with latest developments;


External Expert Relationships

  • Work with internal colleagues to establish professional relationships with global clinical investigators, opinion leaders, and consultants in the oncology community;


Management of Agency Partnerships

  • Direct external partners in the creation and maintenance of new content related to ongoing projects;
  • Plan and manage timelines and budget against the global communication plans and approved resources; proactively initiates corrective action as needed.


Who you are


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • Advanced degree (M.D., Ph.D, Pharm.D, M.Sc or equivalent) in a scientific discipline;
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in a related scientific/medical/pharmaceutical area, one year of which must include scientific communications, medical writing and publications planning and execution;
  • Oncology training/experience;
  • Proven ability to interpret scientific and clinical trial data and present that information in different formats for appropriate audiences;
  • Understanding of the drug development process over different stages;
  • Understanding of global regulations and guidelines;
  • Thorough knowledge of company policies and processes;
  • Experience of developing and delivering presentations and publications in English;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • A strong global mindset;
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams, across cultures and geographies;
  • Experience working across boundaries and building effective working relationships between functions;
  • Proven record of relationship building, both internally and externally to the organization.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Disease and therapeutic area knowledge in oncology/hematology for Bayer’s existing portfolio and new opportunities.

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


Country: United States
Location: NJ-Whippany