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Principal Medical Writer

Company: Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Compensation DescriptionThe base salary range for this position in the selected city is $140,000 - $200,000 annually.The PositionThe Principal Medical Writer collaborates with members of cross-functional teams to prepare high-quality regulatory and clinical documentation for submission to global regulatory agencies including the preparation of components for INDs/NDAs, annual reports, Orphan Drug Designation applications, and briefing books as well as clinical study documentation such as protocols, investigator brochures, etc. as required within agreed-upon timelines. The Principal Medical Writer also assists with the preparation of publications, abstracts, and other external communications in support of Arrowhead business functions. The Principal Medical Writer also assists in implementing processes and standards to ensure company scientific documents are prepared to the highest editorial standards and quality.Responsibilities

Prepares, edits, and finalizes protocols, investigator brochures, synopses, clinical study reports, regulatory documents (INDs/NDAs, annual reports, Orphan Drug Designation applications, Agency Response to Questions, briefing books, pediatric study plans, etc)Prepares related clinical documents, such as abstracts, posters, presentations, and manuscriptsCollaborates with and manages contract medical writers as required for project assignmentsAdvises and assists in the review and management of nonclinical and CMC technical reports as requiredManages the document development and review process; schedules and conducts document-related meetings including kickoff meetings and document review discussions -Collaborates with program managers and teams to develop and maintain document timelines and ensure milestones are achievedEnsures conflicting and ambiguous document comments are clarified and appropriately addressedDevelops and maintains company house-standard templates and best review practices for regulatory and clinical documentation. Ensure vendors and contractors maintain company standardsParticipates in regulatory and clinical team strategy meetings to ensure that results and messages in clinical documents accurately reflect the data in tables, figures, and listings (TFLs) and other information sources. Partners with the scientific staff including participation in the review of mock and/or blinded TFLs, and narrative planning for relevant documentsAssists in the development and maintenance of Development Core Product Data Sheets, draft labeling, and company work instructions and SOPs, as requestedEnsures that medical writing deliverables conform to International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) and other relevant regulatory guidelines and medical editorial boardsEnsures documents are generated in accordance with agreed internal processes and standards, are submission ready, and are appropriately stored in appropriate document management system(s)Ensures that appropriate documented quality control and data verification checks are performed on regulatory/medical writing deliverables, responds to findings, and recommends quality process improvementsRequirements:
Bachelor's degree in a medically related field or life scienceA minimum of 6 to 8 years of relevant medical writing experience in the pharmaceutical industry is essentialMembership in professional medical writing, regulatory, or drug information associations would be usefulMust have a thorough knowledge of clinical research concepts, practices, and FDA regulations and ICH Guidelines regarding drug development phases, clinical research, and medical writing standards; demonstrated ability to interpret and apply these guidelines to document writing. Familiarity with basic statistical analysis concepts and techniques is requiredA demonstrated track record of contribution to successful regulatory components used in filings eg, IND/CTAs, NDA/BLA/MAAs is importantPrior experience in interacting with cross-functional study team members is essentialHighly proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel, Endnote, Adobe Acrobat, PowerPoint, and structured document templatesPreferred:
Post-graduate degree (masters or doctoral)Experience writing in one or more of the company's key therapeutic areas, eg, liver disease, oncology, or rare diseasesExperience with electronic document management systemsExperience managing contractors or in-house medical writersPowered by JazzHR

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