Senior Medical Writer
Location: Crystal Lake
Posted on: September 15, 2019
Provide scientific publications writing/editing support, ensuring
successful preparation of high-quality
submission/presentation-ready documents at the direction of
publication authors. Provide medical writing support for multiple
assets within a therapeutic area(s). Execute all activities related
to the preparation of scientific publications (ie, clinical
manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and oral presentations).
Coordinate the review, approval, and other applicable activities
related to the development of scientific publication projects.
Interface with external experts (eg, physicians, other health care
professionals) and staff from other functions (eg, Clinical,
Medical Affairs, Statistics, Data Management, PK) to ensure
accurate and timely completion/delivery of information, including
addressing conflicting demands, and review of scientific
publications. Serve as a department representative on product
teams. Communicate deliverables needed, writing process, and
timelines to team members. Provide direction and guidance to
external medical writers, as assigned, ensuring a high-quality and
timely work product, and adherence to Publication Policy and
associated Procedures. Serve as medical writing lead on scientific
publications, and work with the Publications Team(s) on publication
strategies. Learn and apply knowledge of therapeutic area and asset
to scientific publishing projects. Perform literature searches, as
needed, for drafting publication content. Interpret literature
information and make recommendations for application to scientific
publications. Understand, assimilate, and interpret sources of
information with appropriate guidance/direction from authors and
product team members. Interpret and explain data generated from a
variety of sources, including internal and external studies,
research documentation, charts, graphs, and tables, and verify that
results are consistent with study data. Convert relevant data and
information into a form that meets publication needs, ensuring
required documentation is obtained. Explain data in manner
consistent with the target audience(s) and journal/congress
requirements. Confirm completeness of information to be presented.
Understand/comply with appropriate conventions, proper grammar
usage, and correct format requirements per journal/congress
guidelines, and follow applicable company Publication Policy and
Procedures. Identify and propose solutions to resolve issues and
questions arising during the writing/review process, including
resolution or elevation as appropriate. Ensure project information
in publication records and resourcing tools are accurate and
up-to-date. Act as Subject Matter Expert for assigned teams
regarding publications-related computer-based technologies (eg,
Datavision). May mentor and provide guidance to more junior medical
writers or external vendor/agencies. Contribute to department
initiatives/activities that impact medical publishing
practices/processes. Responsible for compliance with applicable
Corporate Policies and procedures. Must continually train/be
compliant with all current industry and company requirements as
they relate to scientific publications . Minimum of Bachelor's
Degree required. PhD, PharmD, Master's Degree preferred. Relevant
professional certification/credential (eg, CMPP, AMWA) is a plus. 3
years of medical/scientific writing experience in the
pharmaceutical/health care industry, academia, or related
experience (eg, medical communication agency, clinical/scientific
research) required. Knowledgeable of US and international
regulations, requirements, and guidances associated with scientific
publications. Ability to assimilate and interpret scientific
content, and translate information for appropriate audience.
Working knowledge of statistical concepts and techniques required.
Expert in word processing, flow diagrams, and spreadsheets.
Excellent working knowledge of software programs in Windows
environment. Microsoft Office and Internet navigation proficiencies
essential. Working knowledge of Datavision publication management
system is a plus. Experience in working with collaborative,
cross-functional teams, including project management experience.
Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with
partners outside of team to enable higher performance. Good
business communication skills. Learns fast, grasps the 'essence,'
and can change the course quickly when needed. Raises the bar and
is never satisfied with the status quo. Creates a learning
environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for
improvement. Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation, and
manages innovation to reality .
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