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Publications Specialist

Location Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden Job ID R-065050 Date posted 11/05/2019

Are you ready for the next step in your career? Would you like to apply your experience in scientific communications or project management in a truly meaningful setting? If you’re confident to lead, willing to collaborate and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

Early RIA is a global department with a focus on research and development of Respiratory medicines. Our ambitious aim is bold – we seek to achieve early intervention, durable remission and disease modification in areas of unmet need and increasing prevalence. We are a global team with diverse backgrounds, and you can be based in Gothenburg, Sweden or Cambridge, UK.

Main duties and responsibilities

In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the management of publications projects and processes. You will work in close collaboration with the Publications Lead and other partners to make sure that scientific presentations and manuscripts are delivered and published according to the strategy.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining and supporting the delivery of publication strategies for Early RIA in collaboration with the Publications Lead, Project Team Leader, and vendors
  • Management and oversight of vendors, including providing templates, checklists and other training material to ensure quality and consistency
  • Maintain financial contracts and and track budgets, purchase orders, and invoices within the internal financial management system
  • Attend publication meetings and workshops, as appropriate to understand timelines, and supports the Publication Lead with deliverables

Essential Requirements

  • BSc in science, health, communications or equivalent work experience
  • Familiarity with Scientific or Medical terminology and the scientific publication process
  • Proven ability to actively and independently drive projects forward from conception to completion in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in relevant software, such as Microsoft Office

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience in project management and budget management
  • Experience in publications management systems (e.g. Datavision or equivalent)
  • Familiarity with Good Publications Practice
  • Relevant pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry/communications experience preferred

We would like to know more about you. If you are interested, apply now!

Welcome with your application no later than November 24, 2019. For more information about the position please contact Claire Landqvist at

 AZRespi #GMD

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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