Principal Medical Writer

  • Location

    England

  • Sector:

    Life Sciences

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Jessica Charles

  • Contact email:

    Jessica.Charles@volt.eu.com

  • Job ref:

    77618-PHARM-JCH_1607684445

  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-02-09

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

My client is a full-service CRO that works with pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices companies globally. They're looking for a Principal Medical Writer to join their growing and developing team and assist Head of Medical Writing in the provision of functional leadership and direction for the department.

Document Writing
*Provide expert advice and leadership on preparation and review of medical writing documents, as well as the processes and standards required, to both colleagues and clients
*Produce well-written, high-quality, timely medical writing documents that conform with current SOPs and processes, as well as applicable regulatory requirements and/or guidelines
*Ensure medical writing documents accurately reflect the data, source information, and any document specific requirements, and review statistical outputs and source
*information as needed
*Review (including peer and QC review) medical writing documents in accordance with current SOPs, ensuring checklists and tracking documents are completed

Project Management and Business Development
*Provide project management and oversight on medical writing projects and/or cross functional projects using project management tools and processes
*Independently plan, organise and prioritise workload to deliver multiple projects simultaneously within agreed timelines, while maintaining profitability
*Assist Head of Medical Writing on the development and implementation of a business development strategy for the department
*Interact directly with business development on requests received from clients; manage the process of collating and delivering requested information
*Significantly contribute to business development by keeping CV up-to-date, preparing and reviewing client proposals and other business development documentation, as well as presenting at client meetings and bid defence meetings
*Using professionalism, communicate directly with current and potential clients, and solicit feedback on client satisfaction if appropriate

Qualifications
-PhD/MSc in life science/science-related or medical subject
-Preferably 7+ years' experience in preparing medical writing documents in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical sector
-Published author of scientific literature desirables