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Principal Medical Writer

United Kingdom, Remote Additional Locations: Berlin, Berlin, Germany; Bucharest, Bucureşti, Romania; Budapest, Budapest, Hungary; Madrid, Madrid, Spain; Prague, Czechia; Semoy, Paris, France; Vilnius, Lithuania; Warsaw, Poland; Wavre, Walloon Brabant, Belgium; Worthing, West Sussex, United Kingdom Job ID 82269BR Category Medical Writing
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About this Role

Parexel is in the business of improving the world’s health. We do this by providing a suite of biopharmaceutical services that help clients across the globe transform scientific discoveries into new treatments. From clinical trials to regulatory, consulting, and market access, our therapeutic, technical, and functional ability is underpinned by a deep conviction in what we do. We believe in our values; Patients First, Quality, Respect, Empowerment & Accountability.

We are looking for a Principal or Senior Medical Writer due to an ever expanding team. This role can be fully home based in various European countries such as Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Sweden or the UK.

The Principal Medical Writer will research, create, and edit all documents associated with clinical research. The Principal Medical Writer may operate as the project lead writer/submission coordinator and primary client contact to manage contributions of multiple writers working on related documents. The Principal Medical Writer also facilitates process improvement and technical mentoring/training and supports Medical Writing Services management during the sales process by providing client liaison and proposals input.

• Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, verbal, and written communication skills. 
• A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning. 
• Motivation to work 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. 
• Competent working in a matrix environment and values the importance of teamwork. Possesses team leadership skills and cross-cultural sensitivity. 
• Exhibits sound judgement: escalates issues to project teams or departmental management as appropriate. Presents solutions and follows through to ensure problems have been satisfactorily resolved. 
• Ability to negotiate on behalf of medical writing to ensure resources, timelines and expectations are aligned. 
• Understands and satisfies client needs. 
• Establishes a connection with the client beyond one's project, to gain repeat business and/or to widen existing scope and services. Ability to gain trust and confidence within the company. 
• Provides departmental expertise and perspectives to promote prospective business opportunities; provide Parexel colleagues with pertinent information to formalize a sound business strategy. 

Knowledge and Experience: 
• Demonstrated understanding of clinical research, the drug development process, and applicable regulatory guidelines and regulations. 
• Broad experience in preparation of all types of clinical regulatory documentation. Experience in management of complex medical writing projects. 
• Knowledge of resource management and productivity metric management. 
• Advanced word processing skills, including MS Office (expertise in Word); 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 (Excel). 
• Ability to travel. 
• Fluent in written and spoken English. 

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

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