Head of Medical Writing

Up to US$260000 per annum + Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Medical Communications, Medical Writing, Media & Publishing
  3. United States
San Francisco, USA
Posting date: 23 Feb 2024

Head of Medical Writing - Permanent - Onsite

Proclinical is seeking a Head of Medical Writing to join a cutting-edge biopharmaceutical company. This is a permanent role located in San Francisco, CA.

Primary Responsibilities

The Head of Medical Writing will be responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction to the medical writing function, ensuring the timely delivery of accurate and effective documents for regulatory submissions, clinical studies, clinical/scientific publications, and company presentations. This role requires an experienced professional with a strong background in medical writing, regulatory affairs, and clinical development, and a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of quality and compliance.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in a relevant scientific or healthcare-related discipline (e.g., PhD, PharmD, MS, or equivalent).
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in medical writing within the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience in rare/orphan disease drug development desired.
  • Experience leading/managing a medical writing team, including full-time or contract writers.
  • In-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements, including ICH guidelines.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and project management skills.
  • Must be eligible to work in the US.

The Head of Medical Writing will:

  • Develop and implement a strategic plan for the company's medical writing activities, ensuring alignment with clinical development, regulatory affairs, and overall business goals.
  • Directly contribute to cross-functional teams to integrate medical writing activities into overall project plans.
  • Lead in the development and preparation of high-quality regulatory documents, including clinical study reports, protocols, investigator brochures, and submission documents (e.g., INDs, NDAs, urgent information requests, etc.).
  • This role will be responsible for coordinating the review cycles of documents, managing all aspects of document development, and leading the project teams through the process, including any discussions on document revision, QC, and finalization.
  • Collaborate with clinical development, regulatory affairs, biometrics, and related cross-functional teams to gather and integrate data into regulatory documents.
  • Actively participate in project team meetings to provide medical writing expertise and ensure timely delivery of documents.
  • Evaluate and enhance medical writing processes and standards to optimize efficiency and quality.
  • Stay current on industry best practices, regulatory guidelines, and technical advancements, as they pertain to medical writing.
  • Ensure that all documents comply with regulatory guidelines and quality standards.


$260,000 per year

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Patrick Mooney at (+1) 619-963-2702 or p.mooney@proclinical.com.

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

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.