Merck KGaA

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Senior Principal Medical Writer (all genders)

A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility. Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life. Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe.

Your role: As Senior Principal Medical Writer you will lead the Medical Writing effort for global, priority programs. The role leads independantly MW deliverables for complex global programs, such as Protocols, Clinical Study Reports, IBs, Briefing Books, Clinical Summaries, Pediatric Plans, responses to authorities, etc. and ensure alignment of messaging. You act as the Lead Writer/oversight for clinical sections of eCTDs for global market approval and represent department on clinical teams, lead document-related meetings, review statistical analysis plans. The role contributes to overall project management and cross-functional working groups to facilitate efficient development and finalization of regulatory documents for submission and provides document strategy and resource needs for an indication/program. The Senior Principal Medical writer oversees work of vendors supporting program deliverables and attends governance meetings for protocol discussions. The role proactively contributes to development and implementation of MW best practices and improvements. We are calculating travel up to 10% for this role.

Who you are:

  • Minimum BS in a scientifc or writing discipline; MS or PhD preferred
  • Minimum 5-8 years related experience
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Strong Clinical Trial Development knowledge
  • Thorough understanding of drug development and strategy for regulatory submissions
  • Shows innovation and ability to implement change
  • Ability to coordinate work of multiple writers and vendor resources
  • Expert in Word/Adobe/Electronic document management systems

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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