The Manager, Scientific Programs facilitates and enables innovation in clinical research and drug, device, and diagnostics development through the development of content to convene key stakeholders to solve challenges in these areas. The individual in this role is accountable for identifying and prioritizing content areas and topics of importance to DIA constituents, assessing the implications of important regulatory and health policy changes, and incorporating appropriate content into the development and advancement of DIA Americas conferences, publications, courses, research, and strategic projects.
The Manager should bring and expect to develop subject matter expertise in content domains that are relevant to medical product development. These include the clinical trials process, patient engagement, medical product development cycle, value and access and regulatory science.
The individual in this role works closely with DIA’s team of scientific programs and communications, operational, and marketing staff in the development of the DIA conference and learning portfolio. They will also engage with external thought leaders, internal experts, volunteers, DIA Learning staff, and others to identify and deliver content that will help DIA harness the collective know-how and to drive these insights into action.
Content Development Activities (75%)
- Develop program overviews and actively participate in calls with program committees to drive content development for DIA specialty meetings and the DIA Global Annual Meeting.
- Identify and recommend potential Subject Matter Experts and develop program committees.
- Develop content for conference agendas, call for abstracts, program descriptions, short course offerings, and overall conference objectives; revise conference agendas based on input from program committee members.
- Collaborate with fellow Scientific Programs teams across DIA regions to develop ideas for new content areas for DAI channels, including website and social media, new events, courses, eLearning, publications, or webinars.
- Write articles for the Global Forum and other internal and external publications, if requested.
- Serve as a resource for marketing for content input to copy and to ensure appropriate scientific accuracy.
Thought Leadership/Subject Matter Expertise (15%)
- Continuously research new content areas, regulatory changes, and other topics to identify new opportunities to inform the content strategy process for emerging issues pertinent for the development of DIA meetings, workshops, and other convenings.
- Identify and develop strategies to advance innovation in drug, device, and diagnostics development.
- Support integration of current thinking into DIA Learning and Digital educational products.
- Cultivate relationships with DIA community leadership and subject matter experts in content-relevant areas.
DIA Strategic Project Development (10%)
- Design and execute special projects, including written thought leadership and research projects.
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Requirements
- Graduate degree (Masters, PhD or PharmD) required; emphasis in the life sciences, pharmaceutical, health care and/or medical sciences.
- Minimum of 5 years’ work experience in industry, government or non-profit, with 2 in the health care/product research & development ecosystem required; knowledge of or experience in research or life-cycle management of drugs, medical devices, or related products a plus.
- Current knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office Suite and virtual meeting interfaces.
- Highly motivated and able to set and work against deadlines for multiple projects and coordinate the efforts of others to deliver high quality results.
- Highly effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to convey complex scientific and technical thoughts in audience-appropriate terms for internal and external audiences.
- Able to interact effectively and appropriately with individuals of various organizational levels (up through C-level), scientists, doctors and/or regulatory/agency authorities, and sensitivities to cultures on a global scale.
- Flexible and able to function effectively in a dynamic work environment.
- Ability to travel, including occasional international travel.
- Fluent in English and knowledge of at least one foreign language (Spanish, French, or Portuguese) is a plus.
Note: While we are currently working remote right now, we plan to return to the office in hybrid capacity (some office, some from home) within the next few months.
COVID-19 Considerations: The health and safety of our employees is a priority for us. DIA continues to closely monitor the pandemic situation. As of now, we are working remotely and coming together in-person for some team meetings and project collaboration. Prospective and new employees will be required to adhere to DIA’s vaccination policy. Reasonable accommodations will be considered for limited medical or religious exemptions.
DIA is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.