Senior Medical Writer
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3d ago

Job Description

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.

  • Follow required standard operating procedures (SOPs), templates, guidelines,
  • regulations, client instructions and other processes, as applicable.

  • Perform literature searches / reviews as necessary to obtain background
  • information and training for development of documents.

  • Review statistical analysis plans and mock statistical output to determine
  • appropriateness of content at for clinical writing.

    Ensure that all work is complete and of high quality prior to team distribution or

    shipment to client.

    o Confirm data consistency and integrity across the document.

    o Prepare documents for publishing readiness, when applicable.

    o Ensure document structure, content, and style adheres to FDA / EMA or other appropriate regulatory guidelines, and comply with departmental,

    corporate or client SOPs and style guidelines, as applicable.

    o Provide suggested alternative content when contributors provide content

    that does not meet document needs.

  • 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.

    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.

  • Identify any potential project challenges to departmental line management and
  • project leader, including changes in project plan, timeline or out of scope

    requests, and suggest possible resolution options.

  • Attend or lead project team meetings as required. Mediate conflict or
  • disagreement, as well as timeline delays, among team members by

    negotiating, compromising, and facilitating open exchange of ideas and opinions to come to a consensus.

  • Supervise collection of documentation by Medical Writing Support Coordinator,
  • Document Specialist, and / or Associate Medical Writer for assembly of project

    files and client deliverables. Ensure appropriate filing of project documentation with assistance from the Medical Writing Support Coordinator.

  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with teams / clients for an
  • efficient, productive, and professional working relationship.


    Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Ability to consistently produce documents of high quality.
  • Demonstrates attention to details and proactivity.
  • Ability to understand all necessary steps in a project, plan ahead, and identify critical paths.
  • A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning; readily adapts to changes.
  • Ability to efficiently manage time spent on tasks and proactively identify deficiency. 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.

  • Ability to negotiate on behalf of medical writing to ensure resources, timelines and expectations
  • are aligned.

  • Understands and satisfies client needs.
  • Gains trust and establish a connection with the client beyond one's project, to gain repeat
  • business and / or to widen existing scope and services.

  • Provides departmental expertise and perspectives to promote prospective business
  • opportunities; provide PAREXEL colleagues with pertinent information to formalize a sound business strategy.

    Demonstrated understanding of clinical research, the drug development process, and industry

    guidelines and regulations, e.g., ICH-GCP.

  • Extensive clinical / scientific writing skills.
  • 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

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

    Why Work at PAREXEL

    There are pivotal moments in every career : Sharing new treatments. Improving processes. Delivering life-saving advances.

    The people who succeed are the ones who make the journey go further and faster every time. What if you had a partner to support you as you reach the next level in your professional path?

    A partner who believes a collaborative environment is key to achieving your goals? A partner who is dedicated to your health and wellness so you can help make a difference in the lives of millions worldwide?

    That’s Parexel. We’re a diverse team of professionals focused on one goal : getting treatments into the hands of those who need them most.

    Working together, the results we bring to our clients and the opportunities we bring to our team get better with every step.

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