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Senior Medical Editor/Writer

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 09/05/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Medical Affairs Job Number: 11392 Pay Rate: $116.00 - $171.00

Job Description

Our client is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. They are among the world's leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.

  • Our client is seeking a Senior Medical Writer to join the Early Clinical Development organization to develop high-quality, scientifically accurate medical communications materials for dissemination to a variety of audiences.
  • The ideal candidate is a clear and precise writer, detail-oriented, driven, independent, and able to respond quickly to evolving needs.

  • Draft and edit peer-reviewed publications (manuscripts) and conference materials (abstracts, posters, slide presentations).
  • Lead publication implementation teams consisting of internal stakeholders and external collaborators to ensure the timely development, review, and publication of documents.
  • Critically analyze complex data and information and collaborate with clinical, medical, and biostatistics/content owners on data analysis, description, and presentation.
  • Execute literature searches, synthesize findings and prepare summaries for internal distribution.
  • Conduct, manage and facilitate the publication review and submission process, which includes distribution for review to internal and external stakeholders, collation and adjudication of comments, collection of conflicts of interest information, and final approvals.
  • Ensure that publication development and all materials produced are in compliance with current relevant guidelines, including but not limited to the ICMJE and GPP3, as well as Company policies and procedures.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years of medical writing/editing, publication management in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry, with experience in oncology and immunology.
  • Experience in the implementation of publication plans in support of molecule teams preferred.
  • Must demonstrate a high-quality writing style in the English language and have the ability to independently analyze and synthesize data from a broad range of disciplines.
  • Proficient in scientific and clinical, peer reviewed writing, editing, reviewing and submission of abstracts, posters, oral presentations, manuscripts and reviews with different audiences.
  • Strong Google Suite (Gdocs, Gsheets, Gslides) and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) skills required; graphic layout and design experience using Adobe Creative Suite/Creative Cloud (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop).
  • Proficient in literature searches, their analyses, and evaluation.
  • Exceptional organizational and project planning skills with particular attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate and work in a cross-functional environment with a wide range of people to achieve results.
  • Dynamic, self-starter with strong influential skills and adaptable to change.

  • Advanced level scientific degree (PharmD, MD, PhD).

Meet Your Recruiter

Lisa Weiss
Senior Recruiter, Account Manager

As a Recruiter at Compass, Lisa has a long history of working with candidates in many different industries. Lisa was drawn to the life science industry because she feels her best work is done when she’s connecting candidates to jobs that make a big impact on the world.

Lisa is passionate about her candidates and feels most rewarded when she helps them land their dream job. She will walk you through the opportunities and guide you so that you can share your best self to the employer.

When Lisa isn’t working, she enjoys fitness, travel, and spending time with her husband and two children.  And yes, if her voice sounds familiar to you it’s because she’s a famous voice over star.

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