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Merck Principal Medical Writer, Oncology (Remote) in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Job Description

Our Oncology team is dedicated to delivering breakthrough innovations that extend and improve the lives of cancer patients worldwide. Our team of forward-thinking individuals achieve this through an unwavering commitment to support accessibility to medicine, providing new therapeutic solutions, and collaborating with governments and payers to ensure that people who need medicines have access to them. Our focus is on innovation and launch execution excellence; we translate breakthrough science into innovative medicines that help people with cancer across the globe.

Impact our team as a Medical Writer!

Our Medical Writing Department strives to be the premier regulatory documentation organization in the bio-pharmaceutical industry. Our Medical Writers are integral to helping bring medical breakthroughs to the world. Through clinical trials and surveillance, we ensure the safety and efficacy of our existing and pipeline products to produce safe, effective, and innovative medicine. We rely on expert skills and inventiveness that contribute to solutions to the most pressing health challenges.

The Principal Medical Writer is responsible for development and management of medical writing deliverables that support the clinical regulatory writing portfolio and is capable of working independently to achieve goals. In this role the Principal Medical Writer:

  • Is recognized as a significant scientific contributor and subject matter expert in preparation of regulatory clinical documentation.

  • Applies in-depth knowledge of regulatory medical writing and therapeutic area/investigational product to support pipeline projects. Represents functional area in cross-functional team (either internally or externally).

  • Produces high-quality and timely documentation in line with expectations. Interprets and applies knowledge of regulatory/compliance/scientific requirements, using own judgment, prior work experience, and broad appreciation of impact on other disciplines.

  • Guides and manages medical writing projects including the design, planning, and preparation of clinical documentation in support of clinical development, trials (e.g., pivotal CSRs), and filings (e.g., clinical modules). Works collaboratively with colleagues across functions to achieve results.

  • Solves complex problems associated with medical writing scope of work, involving ambiguous situations across departments and the need to develop new options to resolve.

  • Oversees the work of other medical writers, providing scientific and operational mentorship and coaching in the design, planning, and execution of their assignments. Provides feedback to their managers on development plans and performance reviews.

  • Provides guidance for medical writing processes, standards, and initiatives.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Degree in the Life Sciences.

  • Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years; or MS with 8+ years; or PhD with 5+ years of relevant career experience.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a medical writer preparing regulated documents in the pharmaceutical and/or biotech industry. Ability to prepare, without supervision, any type of clinical regulatory document (e.g., protocol, CSR, CIB, clinical sections of IMPD and CTD) according to company guidelines and international governmental regulations and to present clinical data objectively in a clear, concise format in keeping with industry guidelines.

  • Provide leadership of and management for complex documentation projects and project teams of medical writers.

  • Technical expertise in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, document management systems, and familiarity with SharePoint and concepts of structured content management.

  • Excellent oral (including presentation) and written communication, and project management skills. Awareness of pharmaceutical industry needs beyond clinical development.

*Preferred location in North Carolina, however remote based is an option.

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth .

Invent. Impact. Inspire.

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Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

Domestic

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Flex Time, Remote Work, Telecommuting

Shift:

1st - Day

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Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID: R110011

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