Head of Scientific Publications

Hematologic diseases afflict millions of Europeans each year. The European Hematology Association (EHA), located in The Hague (Netherlands), is a non-profit professional association serving clinicians and researchers with an active interest in hematology in Europe and beyond. Our mission is to promote excellence in patient care through education, research, publications and advocacy.

Hematology is constantly changing and evolving. We help our members stay up to date by delivering a structured educational program, created by hematologists for hematologists. We offer a range of career development programs to help clinicians and researchers grow professionally and personally. Through HemaSphere, authors can submit their research results to a well-cited scientific hematological journal. Through EHA guidelines we provide Pan-European publications on how patients with a hematological condition can be diagnosed and treated according to the latest insights. We also advocate for hematologists and hematology at local and international levels.

Can you inspire people, have extensive management experience and are you an expert in editorial health publications and/or clinical practice guidelines, then we are looking for you to fill the position of

Head of Scientific Publications

fulltime (40 hours)

This is a role defining the way forward for the entire EHA Scientific Publications portfolio. You will be accountable for EHA’s scientific journal, HemaSphere, and for the EHA Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of hematologic diseases. You will join a high-performing and knowledgeable combined team of individuals, residing in two teams: the Journal Team and the Guidelines Team. You will actively master managerial aspects of daily work, people development, immersed values, and the roll-out of strategies and actions. You will report directly to the Knowledge Lead of EHA.

Your responsibilities:

  • Optimizing portfolio management: with a synergized and motivated team. It means being accountable for EHA Guidelines and HemaSphere portfolios. Identify further opportunities, alliances, collaborations, and sustainable income streams. Set up and manage the overall strategy, create opportunities, execute activities, and mitigate risks. For the Guidelines team, it could mean ensuring the development of new EHA only and collaborative guidelines, timely updates of existing guidelines, bring the guidelines App to a next level, support the team in collaborations with national societies and respective disease-specific guidelines consortia. Ensure the Journal team members can execute portfolio and derivative activities including but not limited to publish HemaSphere (min. one issue/month), state-of-the-art processes, marketing, metrics, podcasts, and exploring new avenues for extending it. Guiding the developments of a high impact factor scientific journal, enriching the multimedia offer of HemaSphere, implement promotional activities and more. Work closely with the publisher, and potential sponsors to explore new sources for sustainability and expansion.
    For both portfolios, the Head of Scientific Publications will support the team in handling revisions, negotiations, reviews, workshops, sessions and meetings. It also means supporting team members in the decision-making process, bottlenecks, resource allocation.
  • Stakeholder management and collaborations: We aim to work along with managerial team (and department team members) to synergize, promote, and grow guidelines and HemaSphere impact in key events (i.e., national societies, annual congress, educational/ scientific sessions, research committee meetings etc.), educational materials/events, and communications campaigns. The identification and co-development opportunities for internal cross-departmental collaboration and turn ideas into actions is in our heartbeat. Act as high-level interface between the office and external stakeholders on scientific publications and clinical practice guidelines and guide the related activities, based on strategic plans, is core to the role.
  • People management: accountable for managing employee performance of the direct reports.
    Have a coaching attitude within the team and lead by example (in line with the managerial values of EHA), and effectively setting a high standard in performing, cross-synergism endeavors, optimizing talent paths, spearheading strategic thinking, harmonizing team-work and more.
  • Building a DEI culture: where everyone has the opportunity to do meaningful work and be recognized for their efforts. To that end, it is our mission to unleash the potential of every team through diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) aspects.

Your profile:

  • 7+ years of relevant working experience in the editorial, and science publication fields and/or clinical practice guidelines
  • 5+ years people management, passion for leading, co-working and inspiring people
  • Knowledge of impactful non-profit associations (a desire advantage)
  • Excellent ability to communicate in English (writing and speaking)
  • Stakeholder management at a senior level; being able to challenge the thinking of experts
  • Ability to develop people and coordinate a diverse team with various priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate, collaborate, and build relationships with all stakeholders
  • Living in the Netherlands (for non-European nationals, being in possession of a valid work permit is required)
  • Willingness to travel outside the Netherlands (mostly within Europe)

What we offer:

  • A year contract starting as soon as possible
  • The opportunity to lead and represent the largest hematology association in Europe
  • An international environment with 15+ nationalities and culturally diverse external stakeholders
  • A dynamic environment due to the nature of our association
  • High degree of autonomy, flexibility, wellbeing, and responsibility
  • Hybrid working: on average min. 2 days per week in the office (The Hague)
  • Secondary employment conditions are attractive and include 30 vacation days (fulltime), a collective premium-free pension plan, 8% holiday allowance, a commuting allowance, and the possibility to follow courses that contribute to your personal development
  • The salary range is between €5,100 - €7,000 gross per month, based on full-time employment.

If you are interested in this role, please send your motivation letter and CV latest June 26, 2024, to recruitment@ehaweb.org.

For further information, please contact Alexandra Breukel, Knowledge Lead, (a.breukel@ehaweb.org) regarding the vacancy and Mrs. Bernadette Karsdorp, People Manager a.i. regarding the recruitment procedure by e-mail (humanresources@ehaweb.org) or visit our website (https://ehaweb.org/).