Manager/Sr. Manager, Medical Communications

Wave Life Sciences

Wave Life Sciences

Marketing & Communications
Lexington, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

Job Description

Wave Life Sciences is a biotechnology company focused on unlocking the broad potential of RNA medicines to transform human health. Our RNA medicines platform, PRISM, combines multiple modalities, chemistry innovation and deep insights in human genetics to deliver scientific breakthroughs that treat both rare and prevalent disorders. Our toolkit of RNA-targeting modalities includes editing, splicing, RNA interference and antisense silencing, providing us with unmatched capabilities for designing and sustainably delivering candidates that optimally address disease biology. Our diversified pipeline includes clinical programs in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and Huntington’s disease, as well as a preclinical program in obesity. Driven by the calling to “Reimagine Possible”, we are leading the charge toward a world in which human potential is no longer hindered by the burden of disease.


The Manager/Senior Manager, Medical Communications will be responsible for developing scientific and medical content to support communication and publication strategies across preclinical and clinical programs at Wave. This position is hybrid, you will be expected to work on site at our Lexington, MA facility.


  • Advanced degree, doctorate level (PharmD, M.D., or Ph.D.) required
  • Experience in medical communications/affairs with expertise in neurology; industry experience preferred
  • Basic understanding of drug discovery and development
  • Experience delivering quality communication materials in support of Medical Communications, Medical Affairs, or comparable


  • Draft publications (abstracts, posters, slide presentations, and journal articles) to meet medical communication objectives in alignment with the overall objectives of Wave Life Sciences’ pipeline programs and therapeutic areas
  • Develop foundational scientific and medical reference materials in Wave’s therapeutic areas to help inform communication strategies
  • Develop quality materials to enable medical training and outreach in support of Wave’s communication plans
  • Provide oversight of work by external communications agencies, authors, and/or artists to develop materials that meet communication objectives
  • Coordinate and lead/participate in meetings with cross-functional stakeholders to ensure timely completion of deliverables
  • Collaborate with Public Affairs, Investor Relations, and Patient Advocacy to support external corporate communications on key milestones and data
  • Contribute to the development/editing of important scientific or medical communications to support Wave’s preclinical and clinical programs, possibly including Communication platforms, Frequently Asked Question documents, and slide decks

Key Skills

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Collaborative team player
  • Detail oriented
  • Agile, and willing to adapt to evolving priorities
  • Strong scientific acumen and able to master new disease areas
  • Basic understanding of oligonucleotide chemistry

Wave Life Sciences provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wave Life Sciences complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Wave Life Sciences expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Wave Life Sciences’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

We value our relationships with professional recruitment firms. To protect the interests of all parties, and given the large volume of inquiries received from third-party placement agencies, we are not able to respond to all agency inquiries. We do not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates for current or future positions. Submission of unsolicited resumes in advance of a signed agreement between our company and a placement agency does not create an implied obligation and, if an unsolicited candidate represented by a placement agency is hired, we are not obligated to pay a fee. Only approved recruitment firms will be allowed to provide services to Wave Life Sciences, USA.