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Medical Writer III
Ref No.: 16-00365
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Senior Medical Writer Multiple Sclerosis
The Senior Medical Writer constitutes a vital member of the Global Medical Affairs team, focused on writing of high quality publications and developing congress presentations. The medical writer will report directly to the Director of Publications.
A successful candidate will be responsible for providing high quality scientific and/or clinical medical writing support for medical affairs driven publications. The primary function of this role is to develop and manage publications of pivotal study data, editorial reviews or regional and local studies. Development and editorial review of publications (manuscripts, abstracts, and congress presentations) should be done in accordance with company SOPs and ICMJE guidelines. This position is for an independent and proactive medical writer with demonstrated track record of presenting clinical data objectively in a clear, concise format. An ability to independently manage workload while working remotely is essential to deliver on ambitious publication plans.
  • Work with therapeutic teams to develop and/or edit scientific/clinical documents, including manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and slide presentations
  • Work effectively with company document management systems and related tools, templates, and procedures in order to ensure efficient internal and external review and approval of documents prior to final submission for publication or presentations at scientific congresses
  • Ensure a consistent style of writing and presentation of clinical data to maintain quality and ease of review by all contributing authors
  • Participate and contribute to Medical Affairs Publication Team meetings and to cross-functional working groups as needed to facilitate efficient development and submission of publications
  • Work with external and internal authors on company-sponsored publications to facilitate writing, review and submission to high-tier journals
  • Substantial experience (8-10 years) as a medical writer or equivalent working knowledge of clinical research, study design, and ability to present clinical data objectively in a clear, concise written format
  • Demonstrated competency in project management and the successful preparation and submission of peer-reviewed manuscripts
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Acrobat. Datavision expertise a plus
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and able to work independently as well as within cross-functional teams
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, thinks critically, and adheres to deadlines
  • Demonstrated customer facing skills and capability to collaborate with Key Opinion Leaders on publications and presentations in a credible manner
  • Ability to interpret and critique scientific and medical literature with respect to scientific and business implications is essential
  • Experience in Multiple Sclerosis therapeutic or neurology area preferred
  • Medical writing or publications experience with a pharmaceutical company or medical communications agency preferred
  • Advanced degree (MS, PhD, PharmD) in biomedical sciences is preferred, but not required