Lead Medical Writing

Takeda Global Research & Development Centre (Europe)

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Lead Medical Writing
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Job ID R0021626 Date posted 07/20/2020 Location Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Description

Title: Lead Medical Writer

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Title in our Boston office.

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Futureto people around the world.

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

  • Formulates writing strategy for assigned regulatory submissions or key projects (e.g. response documents).
  • Guides document preparation, including coordination of assignments to Takeda and contract writers, review, and substantive editing of documents.
  • As necessary, may assume primary responsibility for preparation of key regulatory response documents and documents supporting major regulatory submissions.
  • Formulates writing approach for assigned regulatory submissions and projects.
  • Participates on relevant project teams and task forces, and provides functional and cross-functional guidance on a wide range of issues related to document preparation and production, including US and international regulatory guidance and requirements for content and format, Takeda requirements (style, electronic integrity, and process), and project- or therapeutic area-specific guidance related to content and organization of specific documents.
  • Effectively delegates and intervenes as required to maintain optimal productivity.
  • Provides leadership on functional teams that address requirements or issues related to document preparation and production.
  • The Lead Writer, Medical Writing should be a dedicated resource to a submission or project, reporting to a Manager or Sr. Manager who is responsible for a therapeutic or functional area.

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Guides medical writing activities (including document preparation and/or production) for assigned regulatory submissions or projects.
  • Formulates writing strategy for key documents, including organization, content, timelines, and resource requirements; ensures that needs (e.g. headcount, funding, time) are appropriately represented to relevant teams and management.
  • Coordinates the activities of Takeda and contract employees (on-site or external), provides review and substantive editing of contributions, and ensures resolution of issues.
  • Prepares documents for submission to FDA or other regulatory agencies, ensuring consistency of content within the assigned submission or project and adherence to regulatory requirements and Takeda requirements and processes.
  • Represents Medical Writing on cross-functional teams and task forces (related to projects, process, and standards).
  • As required, serves as lead writer for important regulatory response documents and key components of regulatory submissions.
  • Provides leadership on functional teams that address requirements or issues related to document preparation and production.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: 

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, health profession, or journalism.
  • 5 years experience writing for pharmaceutical or biotechnology, including electronic documents and submissions.
  • Experience as senior writer for key eCTD documents included in major US and/or international regulatory submissions.

    Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in science, health profession, or journalism.

    Knowledge & Skills

  • Clear understanding of clinical development, including the phases, processes, and techniques used within a clinical development environment from protocol design through regulatory submission and support for marketed products.
  • Understanding of FDA/international regulations, ICH guidelines, and applicable US/international regulatory processes related to document preparation and production (including CTDs).
  • Ability to understand Takeda guidelines and requirements related to the preparation and production of regulatory documents and submissions.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills; ability to clearly present technical information within and across functional areas.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and interpersonal skills that facilitate effective interactions within functional and cross-functional teams and with external providers.
  • Knowledge of team dynamics and ability to function as a team leader.
  • Technical leadership skills and understanding of managing people.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Willingness to travel to various meetings or client sites, including overnight trips. Some international travel may be required.
  • Requires approximately 10 % travel.

WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:

  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs

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Locations

Boston, MA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

Job ID R0021626

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