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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) (Senior) Clinical Editorial & Content Manager in Rockville, Maryland


This hands-on individual contributor is responsible for product development, editing, and publishing, externally facing USP electronic drug databases and associated products. The individual will work in the new Digital & Innovation division on the Translational Informatics team, along with partners in Global Science and Standards and Global Information Services to ensure that USP delivers high quality digital content that can be integrated into hospital, pharmacy, drug wholesaler, and other Health IT implementations.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Manage content of external facing USP datasets related to drug classifications and drug information

  • Ensures accurate maintenance of content through translational / ETL processes from compendial to machine-readable forms.

  • Works with technical and science teams to create requirements and/or enhance tooling for drug classifications as to ensure functional adequacy, scientific accuracy, and timely publication

  • Creates and documents editorial rules and SOPs as needed

  • Represents USP in relevant external meetings and committees with other consortiums, standards setting bodies, government agencies, etc.

  • Monitors external data sources for internal data alignment (e.g. USAN, FDA-approved drugs, RxNorm/DailyMed feeds)

  • Works with manager to develop and track progress along accurate project plans defining approach, timelines, and deliverables

  • Seeks and flags opportunities to enhance impact of existing data, including through integration with other internal or external data sets

Basic Qualifications

Editorial and Content Manager

  • MS in Health Informatics, Computer science, Data Science, or a related field

  • Five (5) years of relevant experience in R&D lab, QA/QC lab, or software development in the appropriate domain

Senior Editorial and Content Manager

  • PhD. Pharmacy with MS in Health Informatics, Computer science, Data Science, or a related field

  • Five (5) years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in creation and/or maintenance of private or public electronic drug databases that are used in Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS), Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) systems, or similar clinical implementations

  • Experience in digital product quality assurance and data governance

  • Proficiency in customer, professional engagement in clinical realm

  • Experience in mapping/editing drug information to vocabulary standards such as RxNorm, UNII, FDA Establish Pharmacologic Classes (EPC), etc.

  • Experience in data quality and governance

  • Experience in using software to edit, version, publish, and evaluate quality of controlled terminologies and/or classifications

  • Experience in usage of data models and classifications in the drug domain such as MED-RT, ATC Classification, USP Drug Classification, etc.

  • Experience with tools such as Python, Unix, R Studio, Tableau, MySQL/Oracle, Protégé, or other tools and software as to query and analyze unstructured or structured data

  • Ability to communicate end-user requirements to software developers to enhance technical platforms

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong people skills and organizational skills

  • Excellent communications skills, including both verbal and written

  • Ability to present and impart knowledge to diverse audiences, including both technical and non-technical ones

Supervisory Responsibilities


USP offers an impressive benefits package, including:

  • Generous paid time off – 15 paid holidays, 10 sick days and 15 vacation days per year to start

  • An annual 401(k) contribution, beginning after 1 year of service, of 10% of pay (base and bonus) every pay period that vests immediately

  • Comprehensive individual and family healthcare plans with affordable premiums and low annual deductibles.

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) USP is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top experts in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP brings together more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver its mission to strengthen the supply of safe quality medicines and supplements worldwide.

USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.

USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Category Technical Programs

Job Type Full-Time