Associate Director, Corporate Communications Direct Hire MA

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Our Cambridge, MA therapeutics client is innovative and disruptive.  They are building a platform to create an almost limitless number of drug candidates in an entirely new class of medicines.  The company, which had a record-setting IPO, is building their corporate affairs team.  We are looking for an Associate Director, Corporate Communications who will report directly to the Chief Communications Officer.

Is this you?

  • Motivated by working in emerging science, medicine and technology?
  • Energized by a brisk pace and where priorities shift rapidly?
  • Curious and energized by translating information about emerging science, medicine and technology into materials that can be understood by a broad audience?
  • Enthused by high volume (i.e., does the thought of working with 20 clinical development programs vs. one or two capture your attention)?
  • Unflappable when you encounter small bumps along the way?

In this role, you will

  • Play a lead role in communicating R&D and corporate milestones and raise awareness for the company’s platform and pipeline 
  • Develop materials and messaging to support scientific and clinical disclosures that include press releases, Q&A, blogs and videos for Quarterly calls, data unblindings, scientific publications, regulatory milestones and medical meetings
  • Support executive speaking opportunities and presentations
  • Work with agency partners to develop communications materials and plans
  • Assist with media relations activities


  • 8+ years of experience in public relations, either in-house or at an agency working with pharma/biotech clients  
  • Deep knowledge of drug discovery and development processes
  • Excels in writing concisely about R&D strategies and milestones for a general audience
  • Follows emerging science, technology and innovation trends and news in the pharma/biotech ecosystem
  • Builds relationship with internal and external stakeholders, including at the executive level
  • Science or clinical background is a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree