Director, Medical Writing

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Medical Writing
  3. United States
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Posting date: 24 Jun 2019

ProClinical is currently seeking a Director of Medical Writing for a biopharmaceutical company located in Cambridge, MA. This senior level role involves managing 4 direct reports. Successful candidate must hold over 8 years of medical writing experience.

Job Responsibilities

  • Leading the Medical Writing efforts and strategy on drug development programs and ensuring high quality and on-time writing deliverables in accordance with all applicable regulations.
  • Overseeing, developing, and managing medical writers on multiple programs; providing leadership, coaching, guidance, and mentorship; ensuring management and training of external writers/CROs.
  • Communicating program goals and priorities to the medical writers on assigned drug development programs.
  • Planning, coordinating, overseeing, and driving clinical filing dossiers.
  • Writing and editing high-quality and on-time writing deliverables, as needed.
  • Contributing to the development of global department standards and implementing process improvements.
  • Partnering with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Serving as subject matter expert for Research and Development documents and their production, including clinical document strategies within the drug development program.

Skills and Requirements

  • BS in Life Science with relevant writing expertise or in English/Communications with relevant science expertise. MS or PhD and/or professional certification/credentials preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience as a medical writer in the sponsor/CRO setting. Sponsor experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience with leading, planning, writing, coordinating, and overseeing the clinical dossier for global regulatory filings required. CTA/IND experience is a plus.
  • 3+ years of experience as a successful manager of medical writing direct reports.
  • In-depth knowledge of Good Clinical Practices, FDA regulations, ICH guidelines, and the drug development process.
  • Successful track record of managing multiple projects in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment.
  • Impeccable attention to detail and ability to complete writing assignments in a timely manner with minimal oversight.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite and MS Project.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

To Apply:

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ProClinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.