Senior Medical Writer, United Kingdom - L

United Kingdom
Start date
8 Nov 2021
Closing date
8 Dec 2021

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Medical Communications, Medical Writing
Full Time
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Job Details

Location: United Kingdom

Schedule: Permanent - Full Time - Office based

Are you interested in working directly for a single sponsor while having the security and additional career opportunities that working for an international CRO can bring? Our team says it's the best of both worlds….

TalentSource Life Sciences (the sponsor-dedicated division of CROMSOURCE), is searching for a Senior Medical Writer to join our client-based team, one of the leading global biopharmaceutical companies, mainly working in the fields of neurology and immunology. They work closely with both scientists and academics across the globe, and have a strong focus on new products and a dedicated science based approach.

CROMSOURCE is an international CRO with a strong focus on quality, professional development and supportive culture. As a client-facing role, we are looking for confident candidates with the ability to work independently whilst establishing a high-trust environment with the client counter-parts.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

Submissions documents in scope include: 1-3 protocols and study reports (CSRs); summary documents (including Integrated Summary of Safety [ISS], Integrated Summary of Efficacy [ISE], Overview, Summary), risk management plans (as needed), and study summaries (for posting to study registries) and parts of Investigational Drug Brochures, agency meeting briefing packages, INDs, IND, and EU Annual Safety Updates, and responses to agency questions and other documents that may be assigned.

It is the responsibility of the Senior Medical Writer to:
  • Ensure critical review and interpretation of efficacy and safety data for appropriate medically relevant and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)/Good Practice (GCP)/International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) compliant presentation
  • Prepare submission documents for a regulatory audience, within a team environment, according to Company SOPs and templates
  • Manage review and approval process of submissions documents, which includes authoring documents in a team environment, generating consensus among reviewers, and facilitating discussions in an efficient manner. Provide process, content, and submission/document planning expertise to Submission Team, Satellite Team, and Team. Advise team on resource utilization, efficiencies, timelines, and interdependencies
  • Participate in the of processes and tools related to document authoring, management, and quality control in support of the departmental goal to develop best-in-class processes, tools, and standards to foster open communication, quality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of document generation to support the delivery of high-quality documents within realistic and ambitious timelines. Share expertise within Medical Writing and therefore across Therapeutic Areas

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • A professional certification (eg, AMWA, EMWA, RAPS, BELS) is a plus, but not essential
  • Five or more years' experience performing quality checks to medical writing functions

Specific Role Requirements and Skills:
  • Write and prepare submissions documents within a team environment.
  • Ensure critical review and interpretation of efficacy and safety data for appropriate medically relevant and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)/Good Practice (GCP)/International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) compliant presentation.
  • Manage the review and approval process of submissions documents; notify team of targeted review responsibilities. Generate consensus among reviewers, resolve conflicting comments, and facilitate discussions in an efficient manner.
  • Review and comment on documents in program (eg, protocols and statistical analysis plans) associated with project assignments.
  • Act as Program Medical Writer (as assigned). Provide process, content, and planning expertise to Team, Satellite Team, and Submission Team regarding document preparation, submission strategy and consistent scientific messaging. Advise team on Medical Writing resource utilization, efficiencies, timelines, and interdependencies. Oversee preparation of submission documents for a program; review and provide feedback on submission documents to maintain consistent content, messaging, and style.
  • Coordinate with other Program Medical Writers and other Medical Writers as needed to maintain consistency across documents within a project and across indications.
  • Participate in the of processes and tools related to authoring and reviewing of documents. Continually share best practices in an effort to create higher quality documents more efficiently.
  • Maintain and demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of drug process and applicable regulatory guidelines.
  • Maintain and demonstrate knowledge of company- and project-specific guidelines for the generation of submissions documents, including SOPs, templates, and document writing conventions and styles.
  • Liaise with vendors/external contractors as assigned. Ensure timelines and quality of product when the writing of a document is outsourced. Such other responsibilities and projects as the company may assign

Our Benefits in UK:
  • Pension contribution
  • Life assurance
  • 25 days holiday
  • Child care vouchers
  • Eye test vouchers
  • Seniority bonus
  • Excellent work-life balance
  • Car allowance for defined roles
  • Dedicated Line Manager
  • Monthly meetings with line manager
  • Full performance and development process with end of year reviews
  • Team events and end of year party
  • Career opportunities within both our CRO departments and our TalentSource Life Sciences Unit, locally and internationally
  • Employee satisfaction survey - your feedback is important for continuous improvement

The Application Process

Once you have submitted your CV, you will receive an acknowledgement that we received it. If you have the requirements we need, you will be invited for phone interview as the first step. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive, we cannot reply to everyone individually if you are not successful.

If you would like to discuss the role before applying through the website @ please contact for more information.

Who will you be working for?


CROMSOURCE is a family owned international, full-service Contract Research Organisation who, since 1994, has been supporting our clients with outstanding clinical research and staffing solutions services. The successful growth of CROMSOURCE has been achieved by putting high quality and client focus at the heart of everything we do.

Our Company Ethos

Our employees are the most valuable company asset. We value our resources and ensure they work in a friendly, family environment so they are able to develop their skills and talents. Human Resources is the fulcrum around which all CROMSOURCE activities are built and close management and training is the core instrument to develop and maintain highly-qualified personnel. The continuous training keeps the resources qualified in terms of competence and expertise and gives to all personnel the clear tools needed to manage both internal and client processes with the same methodology. The success of these core values are evidenced by our below industry average turnover rates.

About TalentSource Life Sciences

TalentSource is the division of CROMSOURCE dedicated to flexible staffing solutions. Through us, you will have the opportunity to be integrated into a sponsor-led team, whilst having the continuous support from your Line Manager, who will work closely with you to mentor and support your professional development and growth. For our client-facing positions, you must be confident, be able to drive the role and work autonomously.

CROMSOURCE is an equal opportunities employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment in relation to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran or military status or any other legally protected status. CROMSOURCE is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Key words: Senior Medical Writer, CRO, Contract Research Organisation, Outsourced, Outsourcing, Sponsor-dedicated
Skills: Medical Writer, CRO, ICH-GCP, Medical Writing, Pharmaceutical Location: United Kingdom Share:

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CROMSOURCE is an ISO-certified international provider of fully outsourced services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, specialised in clinical development and flexible resourcing solutions. CROMSOURCE was founded in 1997 and its successful growth has been built on stability, integrity, and high levels of customer satisfaction. We have grown steadily through offices across all regions of Europe and North America and delivering a comprehensive breadth of services.

Acting through PharmaceuticalMedical Device and Flexible Resourcing Solutions teams, and with a comprehensive portfolio of services, we offer a flexible approach to ensure CROMSOURCE optimally supports the unique needs of each client. This could mean providing regulatory consultancy to a small company at the early stages of a medical device development programme, through to provision of full services to a pharmaceutical company performing an international mega-trial to support registration of their product. Whatever the size and scope of the project, each receives the same level of attention to detail and commitment to delivery of a high quality service within budget and to timelines agreed.

We are experts providing experts and we live by our motto – Advise Agree Deliver. This means we leverage our experience and expertise at the early stages of discussions with our clients to freely advise them on the optimal project plan. We then reach agreement with each client on the scope of service, timelines and budget. CROMSOURCE then commit to deliver those services on time and within budget – according to our End-to-End Guarantee and this commitment to guaranteed delivery is unique in the clinical research environment.

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6-9 The Square
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UB11 1FW
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