Director of Medical Writing

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Posted: 07/19/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 13527

Our client in Menlo Park is looking to have a Director of Medical Writing join their growing team!

Our Company Bio: Bayside Solutions was founded in 2001, Bayside was recognized as one of the fastest growing professional staffing companies in Northern California. The numbers tell the story: We have close to a 100% client retention rate, 700% growth in four plus years and over 95% repeat business. Our dedication to building partnership relationships with both our clients and our recruits is the key to our phenomenal success.

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Director of Medical Writing

Job Benefits:
  • An opportunity to significantly impart the future of the company’ s operations
  • A competitive base salary
  • On the job training, both in person/online

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • Lead document review and comment resolution meetings with cross-functional teams according to the timeline
  • Prepare scientific literature searches, scientific abstracts, posters, manuscripts, Advisory Committee presentations, exhibits, etc. as needed
  • Build and maintain knowledge base in both Medical Writing expertise and therapeutic area understanding to ensure the overall document quality
  • Oversee document preparation activities and timeline development
  • Use scientific expertise to write, review, and edit science-based reports such as clinical protocols, Investigator’ s Brochures, clinical study reports, risk/benefit analysis and integrated summaries, IND sections, Briefing Documents, annual reports
  • Meet ICH, GLPs, and GCPs guidelines, develop a writing style guide and template, as needed
  • Direct, train, and assist other medical writers in the writing and editing and technical aspects of clinical and regulatory document development
  • Work with key company stakeholders to help integrate nonclinical and clinical trial data into concise and compelling reports
  • Work with cross-functional teams to be sure that all deliverables are in accordance with regulations, standards, guidelines and timelines

Required Qualifications:
  • BS, MS, RN, PharmD or doctorate in a scientific or medical field (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience as a Medical Writer in the pharmaceutical, biotech industry or clinical research organization
  • Previous management experience in the medical writing function
  • Demonstrated leadership capability and strong writing skills
  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills and ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment
  • Experience working on INDs, BLAs, and other regulatory submission activities
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Strong understanding of drug development, clinical study design, regulations (FDA and EU), ICH and other guidances, and scientific principles
  • Ability to effectively work in a multi-disciplinary team, build and maintain effective partnerships
  • Able to manage timelines for document development, review and completion according to expectations
  • Detail oriented and dedicated to producing high-quality documents
  • Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Experience mentoring/training other writers
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, the use of templates, email, and internet

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