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Principal Medical Writer- Scientific Communications

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: RHWR 24
  • Sector: Medical Affairs, EPM Scientific
  • Date posted: 12/01/2018
The Principal Medical Writer is responsible for providing scientific and advanced scientific writing expertise to the clinical teams, ensuring successful preparation of high quality submission-ready documents and effective implementation of the writing process. Provides medical writing expertise for multiple compounds and/or projects within any given therapeutic area. Interfaces with external groups to ensure accurate and timely completion/delivery of information and review of scientific publications and serves as the scientific writing content expert.
  • Serves as medical writing lead. Works closely with the Publications document strategies team. Implements all activities related to the preparation of scientific publications (e.g. abstracts, posters/oral presentations, manuscripts).
  • As assigned, provides direction and guidance to medical writers regarding assigned projects, including review of work product. Provides input and feedback to management regarding internal medical writers' work product/quality. Recognizes potential scheduling and resource conflicts for projects across therapeutic area/product assignments and provides recommendations to resolve.
  • Explains data in manner consistent with the target audience(s), journal/congress requirements. Coordinates the review, approval, and other appropriate functions involved in the production of scientific publishing. Arranges and conducts review meetings with the team. Ensures required documentation is obtained.
  • Responsible for effective communication among team members. Communicates deliverables needed, writing process, and timelines to team members. Holds team members accountable to agreed-upon project dates. Negotiates with functional areas on project outcomes and deliverables to meet conflicting demands. Must identify and resolve conflicts, remove barriers, generate innovative ways to ensure teams achieve project goals.
  • Understands, assimilates, and interprets sources of info with appropriate guidance/direction from product teams and/or authors. Interprets and explains data generated from a variety of sources. Confirms completeness of info to be presented. Challenges conclusions when necessary. Independently resolves document content issues and questions.
  • Interprets literature information and makes recommendations for application to scientific publications.
  • Maintains expert knowledge of US and international regulations, requirements and guidance associated with scientific publications or clinical regulatory document preparation and submissions. Advises teams regarding compliance with scientific publications as defined in journal/congress guidelines or regulations.
  • Coaches, mentors, and assists medical writers. 
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