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Medical Writing Lead

This company is dedicated to providing innovation and choice in women’s health, with a particular focus on fertility, contraception and menopause. Their goal is to develop new and improved products that meet women’s needs for better safety and convenience. The company also develops, manufactures and markets complex therapeutics and offers partners a complete spectrum of research, development and specialist manufacturing at its CDMO.

The company was founded in 1999 as a spin-off of the University of Liège and has an approximate headcount of 170 staff members.

What is your job?

We are looking for a Medical Writing Lead to join the Medical Affairs department. 

Mission

As part of the medical affairs team, the Medical Writing Lead will contribute and ensure to the dissemination of scientific and medical knowledge and data through the development of high quality and clinically-relevant medical/scientific publications (manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and abstracts for submission to scientific congresses, resulting in posters/oral presentations).

This role will primarily focus on publication management, medical writing, and coordinating and managing peer-reviewed scientific publications with authors and external medical writers.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and continuously maintain the highest scientific and medical expertise in the field of women’s health, and adjacent specialties, especially in areas which affect the company.
  • Serve as medical writing lead on scientific publications. Provide writing/editing expertise, ensuring successful preparation of high-quality submission/presentation-ready documents at the direction of publication authors for multiple assets.
  • Proficiently learn, rapidly understand and effectively incorporate new information into communication/publication plan.
  • In support to the medical affairs managers, closely follow the upcoming scientific congresses and deadlines and ensure to meet the objectives of the communication plan.
  • Perform/interpret literature searches, as needed, for drafting and reviewing publication content.
  • Coordinate and/or execute the review, approval, and other applicable activities related to the development of scientific publication/communication projects. Maintain/provide timelines (for authors) and facilitated milestones to ensure timely delivery of publication material to scientific congresses and/or journals.
  • In support of the medical affairs manager, provide direction and guidance to external medical writers regarding publication projects, ensuring a high-quality and timely work product, and adherence to Publication Policy and associated Procedures (ICMJE guidelines). Present information to appropriate individuals in a concise, clear, and objective manner.
  • Establish, maintain, and expand business relationships with staff from functional areas collaborating on publication projects, including external experts (physicians, KOLs, other health care professionals) and staff from other departments (medical, clinical, statistics, etc.) to ensure accurate and timely completion/delivery of information, including addressing conflicting demands and review of scientific publications.
  • Lead/Contribute to Publication Team Meetings and to publication strategy/brainstorming discussions, including new publication ideas/proposals.
  • Understand, assimilate, and productively interpret sources of information, with appropriate guidance/direction from authors, med affairs managers and product/project team members. Interpret, convert and explain data generated from a variety of sources. Explain data in a manner consistent with the target audience(s) and journal/congress requirements. Understand/comply with format requirements per journal/congress guidelines, and follow applicable company Publication Policy and Procedures.
  • Participate in department initiatives/activities that impact medical publishing practices/processes. Recommend, lead, and implement practice/process improvements.
  • Conduct review of publication projects for quality and alignment with medical/scientific objectives, as assigned. Ensure project information in publication records and resourcing tools are accurate and up-to-date.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate Policies and procedures. Must continually be trained/compliant with all current industry and company requirements as they relate to scientific publications.

Who is the candidate we are looking for?

  • Master or PhD in Biochemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, or equivalent
  • 5 years of medical/scientific writing experience in the pharmaceutical/health care industry, academia, or related experience (eg, medical communication agency, clinical/scientific research) preferred.
  • High-level content writing experience, as well as experience with all types of clinical publications required.
  • Expert in assimilation and interpretation of scientific content with adeptness in ability to translate for appropriate audience.
  • Working knowledge of statistical concepts and techniques required.
  • Superior attention to detail and ability to find and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, consistency, clarity, and accuracy.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in working with collaborative, cross-functional teams, including project management experience. Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of the team to enable higher performance.

Want to take this challenge?

Send your resume to roxane@nuwhi.be or to liske@nuwhi.be and tell us a little more about yourself. We will hear from you soon!