Scientific Writer - Oncology Biotech PhD Required

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Medical Communications, Medical Writing, Account Management
  3. United States
San Francisco, USA
Posting date: 03 Jun 2021

Proclinical is looking to hire a Scientific Writer of Oncology for a leading Biotech located in the San Francisco, CA office. As the scientific writer, you will independently work with R&D staff to understand technical approaches and data outcomes.

Job responsibilities:

  • Independently work with R&D staff to understand technical approaches and data outcomes
  • Compile, write, and edit preclinical writing deliverables covering research methods and results for internal reports, for use in patent applications, and for use in regulatory submissions
  • Compile, write, and edit medical writing deliverables covering all phases of clinical research for submission to regulatory agencies
  • Review scientific and patent literature to ensure content, scope and format of deliverables meets required standards
  • Ensure smooth and effective document management from start to finish (i.e., from template to a final approved version), which may include, but is not limited to: first draft authoring, reference retrieval, generating bibliographies, editing , and managing various processes (e.g., reviews, formatting, publishing) and document archiving
  • Develop and maintain templates and outlines for key documents
  • Effectively collaborate with members within a fully-integrated team to facilitate execution on projects within established timelines for generation of reports and on-time integration into patent applications
  • Effectively present updates, and communicate research plans and timelines to the senior leadership team

Skills and Requirements:

  • BS, MS, or doctorate in molecular biology; specialization in CRISPR technology preferred
  • 3+ years in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in scientific and medical writing, editing
  • Strong leadership, planning, and project management skills, along with initiative and ability to be productive with minimal supervision and minimal administrative support
  • Ability to interpret and present research data and other complex information
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational abilities and experience in a multitasking environment; ability to prioritize
  • Dedication to quality and reliability
  • Extensive knowledge of English grammar with a familiarity with a standard style guide
  • Ability to communicate scientific or medical information in a clear and concise manner
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office or equivalent products, including manipulation of graphs and figures; proficiency in statistics is a plus
  • Familiarity with the principles of clinical research

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact George Watson at (+1) 929-388-1650 or

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