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Director, Scientific & Medical Communications

Let’s talk about some of the key responsibilities of the role:

  • Develop a publications plan and data dissemination strategy for TP-03 that includes peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations and posters.
  • Collaborate with medical writers, statisticians and vendors to develop articles: write, review, edit and provide input on manuscripts and submissions with a creative and keen eye.
  • Author and manage medical information resources and requests including standard response letters and FAQs. Develop a system to track requests and responses.
  • Manage medical communication review system for promotional and non-promotional materials.
  • Lead development of content for external engagement with healthcare providers including disease state education, scientific advisory boards, MSL training and field medical interactions.
  • Work closely with authors to further disseminate new data via trade journals and social media.
  • Be the curator of our publications and references: create and manage our reference library.
  • Identify gaps in HCP education and clinical evidence; propose ideas on how to address unmet educational and evidence needs.
  • Be a disease state and product expert and be able to provide strategic input into educational initiatives and product launch plans.
  • Be up to date on what is currently published on Demodex blepharitis and keep tabs on KOL engagement and opportunities for disease state education and awareness.
  • Lead key activities for medical conferences including session coverage, pre-conference planning, insights collection.
  • Define and use metrics to assess the effectiveness of scientific communications activities and deliverables.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with our marketing, clinical development, and market access team to provide updates on data and scientific input.
  • Ensure compliance for Tarsus’ scientific communications.

Factors for Success: 

  • Advanced scientific degree required (masters or doctorate level)
  • A minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of medical affairs work experience depending on degree required (medical device or pharmaceutical, ideally in ophthalmology / optometry; internships/fellowships count)
  • Have extensive experience writing and publishing abstracts, manuscripts, posters.
  • Have much experience with medical information, materials review and reference library software – we’re counting on you to guide us on how to create these systems from scratch and you’ll get to manage them.
  • Here are Tarsus, we’re proud of our culture and are looking for an individual who embodies our core values of empowerment, teamwork, and commitment.
  • Strong emotional intelligence – you’ll be working closely with the top optometrists and ophthalmologists to understand their needs and help them better serve their patients.
  • Be a role model for strong written and verbal communication skills – our team will look up to you as a role model.
  • You are meticulous when it comes to proofreading, editing, and ensuring accuracy. We’ll be trusting you with a lot of important materials that will be shared with a wide audience of individuals and groups with significant influence, importance and impact.
  • Be a Word, PowerPoint, and video editing whiz – you’ll be using these skills every day.
  • Creativity and the courage to share that creativity. You’ll be involved with critical decisions and we’re counting on you to share new and creative ideas with us.

A Few Other Details Worth Mentioning:

  • The position will be based in our beautiful Irvine office, complete with a courtyard, table tennis, snacks and drinks, occasional catered meals, and pet-days.
  • This position reports directly to our VP, Medical Affairs
  • Some travel may be required – up to 30%



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