SENIOR MEDICAL WRITER - EMEA
6 Month Contract
Home base - anywhere across Europe.
Competitive pay rate
Provides high-quality medical and scientific writing from planning and coordination of literature search through delivery of final drafts to internal and external clients.
Provides technical consultation and provides substantive advice on strategy, regulations and industry best practices. Demonstrates subject matter and therapeutic area expertise.
Effectively manages medical writing projects to deliver quality products in agreed timelines.
Collaborates with internal and external clients, supporting and enabling effective and efficient communication that results in operational excellence.
Independently researches, writes, and edits clinical study reports, study protocols and standard response documents.
Produces complex clinical or scientific documents, such as, IBs, and sections of INDs, NDAs, CTDs, and dossiers.
Provides senior review of documents and training/mentoring for other writers.
Manages all aspects of planning, organizing, and executing projects without supervision including: developing project timelines, standards, budgets, forecasts, and contract modifications.
Liaises with other functional units as necessary (i.e., project management, clinical, QA, data management, biostatistics, regulatory).
Identifies and escalates out-of-scope project activities in a timely manner and proposes solutions.
May manage several long-term projects concurrently.
Represents Medical Writing in Project Launch Meetings,
Review meetings, client audits, bid defences, and capabilities presentations
Establishes and develops client relationships; independently initiates and leads interactions with clients.
Assists with business development and development of budgets and proposals.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification; Advanced degree preferred
Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 5+ years') or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience. Experience working in the pharmaceutical/CRO industry preferred
Additional qualifications in medical writing (AMWA; EMWA; RAC) advantageous
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent data interpretation and medical writing skills, including grammatical, editorial, and proofreading skills
Strong project management skills
Excellent interpersonal skills including problem solving
Strong negotiation skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills with strong presentation skills
Significant knowledge of global, regional, national and other document development guidelines
In-depth knowledge in a specialty area such as preclinical, therapeutic, regulatory submissions, communications, etc.
Great judgment and decision-making skills
Excellent computer skills and skilled with client templates; Good knowledge of document management systems and other relevant applications (e.g. Excel, Outlook)