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Principal Medical Writer

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Basel
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: RTGM420
  • Sector: Medical Affairs, EPM Scientific
  • Date posted: 01/12/2017
Principal Medical Writer

Paris, France

A leading Pharmaceutical company is seeking an experienced Medical Writer based near Paris, France  This global organisation is seeking to expand their Medical Communications team following a strong period of growth.  The Principal Medical Writer will enjoy great autonomy in their work as well as exposure to leadership responsibility as they mentor less experienced writers in the team.  This international organisation specialises in oncology, cardiology, neurology, rare diseases and infectious diseases and any candidate will be expected to possess experience in at least one of these areas.

  • Research, writes and edit clinical documents by applying functional expertise and clinical drug development knowledge.
  • Lead a single team which guides medical writing activities within a designated therapeutic or functional area for key response documents and regulatory submissions.
  • Represent Medical Communications on cross-functional teams and task forces (related to projects, process, and standards).
  • Provide more complex advanced input for study designs, analysis plans, sections of INDs and marketing applications
  • Lead the writing strategy providing expertise including organization, content, timelines, and resource requirements.
  • Provide review and substantive editing of contributions, and ensures resolution of issues.
  • The Principal Medical Writer is seen as an expert in medical writing and performs work independently with minimal supervision.
Skills and Experience Required
  • Degree (or equivalent) in science, health profession, or journalism required.  Masters or PhD level degree ideal.
  • Substantial experience writing for a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company essential – 5+ years in industry  
  • Previous experience as lead writer for key documents included in major international regulatory submissions is preferred
  • Knowledge and evidence of experience in writing within oncology, cardiology, neurology, rare diseases or infectious diseases imperative.
  • Experience managing writing activities for a major international regulatory submission (project or people management) is desired.

  • Competitive Salary
  • Ongoing training programme provided
  • Career development plan
  • Flexible working – including WFH arrangements
  • Private healthcare and life assurance
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Group pension plan
How to apply

Apply here if you are interested in this opportunity or if you would like a confidential discussion about your career opportunities please contact: or phone +442037588791.
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