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Senior Director, Medical Writing Services

India, Remote Job ID R0000020173 Category Medical Writing Date Posted 02/12/2024
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As a Medical Writer at Parexel, your strong scientific knowledge, writing skills, and patient focus effectively communicate complex scientific data to various stakeholders, including regulatory agencies, medical professionals, and the general public. You must be able to collaborate within cross-functional teams to achieve the development of a wide range of clinical research documents, such as model informed consent forms, clinical study reports, pharmacovigilance documents, and more.

We foster a culture of inclusivity, collaboration, and support that empowers our employees to make a meaningful impact on people's lives. We offer continuous learning from being mentored to job shadowing, job rotation, and stretch assignments, as well as becoming a mentor or leading a team. Your development and promotion are based on global standards and your personal development plan.

Success Profile

Do you have these soft skills and interpersonal traits to succeed at Parexel?

  • Adaptable
  • Communicator
  • Consistent
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Detail-oriented
  • Insightful

About This Role

Senior Director, Medical Writing Services.

Job Purpose: The primary role of the Senior Director is to ensure the satisfactory management of

Medical Writing Services (MWS) operations in the assigned region in a manner consistent with Corporate

and Department mission and goals. In addition, the Senior Director understands stakeholder needs,

preferences, priorities, and uses such information to navigate complex social network environments to

influence, compromise, and achieve results. The Senior Director focuses MWS team efforts on activities

that are of the highest value for improving MWS and Parexel’s market position. Other responsibilities

include coordination with other regional departmental management to harmonize processes, employee

development, and management of regional team; supervision and management of assigned MWS staff

and external consultant personnel; management of project budgets and review of regional department

budget; seeking and following up on MWS sales opportunities, and leading departmental and cross-

functional communications.


Regional Oversight

Line and General Management

Client Liaison/Service


• Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, verbal and written communication skills.

• A professional and flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning.

• Motivation to work independently and consistently in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.

• Ability to manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm and prioritize workload with attention to

detail, e.g., organizational skills.

• Possesses cross-cultural sensitivity and can influence without authority.

• Provides departmental expertise and perspectives to promote prospective business opportunities;

provides Parexel colleagues with pertinent information to formalize a sound business strategy.

• Ability to see the bigger picture, understand trends, and use broad evidence to predict, anticipate, and

shape the future without constraint by the status quo.

• Ability to think beyond one’s business unit and geography to consider the organization as a whole and

its marketplace. Develop and implement creative approaches to adapt the business to meet future

Knowledge and Experience:

• Demonstrated understanding of clinical research, the drug development process, and applicable

regulatory guidelines and regulations.

• Broad experience in management of complex medical writing projects.

• Significant previous line management experience, preferably in a billable service industry.

• Project management experience (e.g., planning and monitoring).

• Business awareness/business development experience. Apply Parexel’s business principles to

plan and monitor the outcome of activities and be proactive in planning and resource allocation.

• Knowledge of resource management and productivity metric management.

• Advanced word processing skills, including Microsoft (MS) Office (expertise in Word and

competency in Excel); software and systems knowledge or ability to learn and adapt to various IT

systems: document management systems, collaborative authoring (e.g., SharePoint), and file

conversion and databases (e.g., MS Access).

• Ability to travel.

• Fluent in written and spoken English


• Bachelor's degree or higher in Life Sciences/Health Related Sciences or equivalent.

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Potential Career Path

Parexel offers career paths for Medical Writers to progress in their technical position or managerial position, as well as options to move to other areas of the business.

  • Associate Medical Writer
  • Medical Writer I
  • Medical Writer II
  • Senior Medical Writer
  • Subject Matter Expert
    People Management

Employee Insights


Medical Writer posing for picture in front of a piece they wrote Medical Writers team photo
Medical Writers team wearing Parexel t-shirts and posing for a team photo
Employee posing for a picture in front of art Female employee smiling while standing at podium with paper and pen in hand
Three female employees smiling for photo Female employee after finishing a running event Group of female employees posing for photo at conference


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