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Principal Medical Writer

United Kingdom - Any Region - Home Based Date posted 05/18/2022 Job ID 72341BR

Parexel's Regulatory Medical Writing Services works closely with our clients around the world to develop and launch new medicines and treatments that improve healthcare for millions of patients. We’re one of the largest providers of medical writing services worldwide, and have managed thousands of writing projects in more than 29 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. As a result of continued customer satisfaction and business growth, this global team is expanding and offers many opportunities for career development.

In this role, you’ll prepare clinical documents for comprehensive clinical trials and programs. Using compliant Parexel and sponsor formats, styles and management systems, you’ll manage clinical document deliverables such as model informed consent forms, clinical study reports, pharmacovigilance documents and more. Our Medical Writers also participate in ongoing professional development programs to maintain current knowledge in the various areas. Explore opportunities within our core Clinical Development, Biotech, or Functional Service Provider (FSP) teams below.

Success Profile

Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Detail-Oriented
  • Deadline-Oriented
  • Communicator
  • Organized
  • Versatile
  • Tech-Savvy
  • "I really enjoy learning about the vast areas of clinical writing. Everyone is very professional,
    knowledgeable, and it is easy to communicate with other staff."

    Christine, Medical Writer II
  • "Parexel makes it easy to communicate and interact with each other, which allows
    me access to expertise and knowledge beyond my own."

    Kristy, Associate Manager

Rewards

  • Global Impact

    We are one truly global team working together to propel each client´s journey ahead faster.

  • Work-life Balance

    We value work-life balance. We try and keep regular hours and an emphasis on life outside the office.

  • Career Development

    Opportunity to learn and grow through a performance and development goal-setting program.

  • Home based

    Love where you work, and work where you love.

  • Variety

    Opportunity to work on a wide range of therapeutic areas, document types and clinical projects.

Responsibilities

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 number of Senior Medical Writer's due to an ever expanding team. These roles can be fully home based in various European countries such as Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Georgia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, or the UK.

As the Senior Medical Writer, you will be aligned to a single client, you will research, create, and edit all documents associated with clinical research. Responsibilities will also include: acting as the primary client contact for medical writing projects, working with other Parexel departments and clients to set and meet internal/external deliverable timelines, project leadership, and training and support of junior medical writing staff.

Key Accountabilities:

Author Clinical Documents
- Gather, review, analyze, and evaluate pertinent resources to prepare, develop, and finalize clinical documents for submission to regulatory authorities, including but not limited to: briefing documents, investigator brochures, study protocols, model informed consents, interim and final clinical study reports, common technical document (CTD) clinical overviews and summaries, safety
update/aggregate reports, and integrated summaries of safety and efficacy.
- Revise document drafts based on the review comments from team members to ensure inclusion of all relevant input.

Quality Control
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Ensure that all work is complete and of high quality prior to team distribution or shipment to client.
- Provide medical editing review of draft and final documents prepared by other writers before internal or external distribution. This includes both copyediting and content review.

Document Project Management
- Act in the capacity of project manager/lead for medical writing projects, which may entail serving as the primary client contact, negotiating deliverable timelines, and resolving project-related issues. Project management of contractual and financial aspects may only be performed with the guidance of medical writing management.
- Serve as the Medical Writing representative on assigned project teams and demonstrate document leadership: communicate content requirements, coordinate and conduct interdepartmental team review of draft and final documents, schedule and lead/facilitate authoring team meetings to agree on expectations, evaluate progress on tasks, identify issues and facilitate
resolutions, manage/drive the timeline, and advance document development to approval, according to Parexel or client guidelines/SOPs. Distribute final documents to project team and client.

Training/ Compliance
- Attend and complete mandatory, corporate, project-specific, and departmental training as required.
- Keep abreast of professional information and technology through workshops and conferences (when approved), and assure appropriate transfer of that information to the department.

General
- Attend departmental and company meetings as necessary.
- Comply with departmental procedures and requirements, such as completion of project assignment and workload trackers on the applicable software platform.

Qualifications

Education:
- Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences/Health Related Sciences or equivalent

Skills:
- 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 industry guidelines and regulations, e.g., ICH-GCP.
- Extensive clinical writing skills performed as either a Clinical Medical Writer II or Senior Medical Writer
- Scientific background essential; writing experience includes multiple clinical documents: study reports, study protocols, or CTD documents or similar.
- 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).
- Fluent in written and spoken English with appropriate attention to phraseology, grammar, and punctuation.

In return we will be able to offer you a structured career pathway and development within the role including awareness and understanding of the industry. Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a benefits package including holiday, pension, bonus and other leading edge benefits that you would expect with a company of this type.

Apply today to begin your Parexel journey!

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