Senior Specialist Technical Writer

Montreal, QC
Job Type Temporary
Job ID 16830
Job Description

Principal functions and responsibilities:

  • Leads development, authoring and critically analyzes and interprets clinical data to write program- level documents such as Investigator’s Brochures, briefing documents, module 2 summaries, possibly study-specific regulatory documents, and other documents needed to support regulatory interactions and filings. (Familiarity with Veeva Vault an asset)
  • Provides strategic guidance on development of statistical outputs for regulatory documents and publications in collaboration with biometrics and other applicable functional areas.
  • Contributes to risk assessment and management plans (RAMPs) for assigned studies.
  • May lead development and authoring of publications, including manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, and abstracts, oral presentations, and posters presentations for medical/scientific congresses and medical society meetings in collaboration with internal clinical study teams and external researchers and/or scientists.
  • Reviews and provides assistance on answering deficiency letters from regulatory agencies, as required.
  • Performs literature searches/reviews as necessary to obtain background information for development of documents.
  • Manages the review and approval of documents, including leading cross-functional team-level and management-level document reviews and comment adjudication meetings.
  • Performs quality control (QC) and editorial review of documents prepared by other team members for completeness, accuracy, consistency, structure, and grammar.
  • Develops, manages and communicates document-specific timelines to team members to maintain awareness of expectations and milestones and ensure on-time deliverables that support corporate goals.
  • Advises teams on format requirements for documents and may advise on content.
  • Participates in the development of technical writing departmental infrastructure, including standard operating procedures, work instructions/guidelines, templates, style and content guides, and document quality control to ensure consistent preparation of high-quality technical writing deliverables.
  • Assists in the interviewing, mentoring, and integration of internal technical writing staff as needed.
  • Maintains subject area expertise related to the company’s investigational products, disease indications, and ensures adherence to appropriate regulations and guidelines
  • Provides timely and appropriate reports to the Vice President, Regulatory Affairs.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A solid understanding of the drug development process, including documents that are required at each stage and the regulatory environment, such as HC/FDA/EMA/ICH.
  • A minimum of 7 years of medical writing experience in the biopharmaceutical industry plus a university degree in a life-science-related discipline, health-related field, communications, or technical writing is required OR an advanced scientific degree (PhD, PharmD, or MS) plus 5 years of medical writing experience in the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Excellent writing skills coupled with ability to edit complex material to ensure accuracy, clarity, and effectiveness.
  • Mastery of the English language, with a comprehensive understanding of English grammar and punctuation.
  • Demonstrated experience working with document contributors, including medical experts, biostatistics, clinical operations, CMC, preclinical, toxicology, clinical pharmacology, and regulatory affairs to ensure appropriate collaboration and input into document development.
  • Previous experience with and expert knowledge of Rx&D, PAAB, and ASC guidelines is an asset
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication, time management, organizational skills and flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning with proven ability to interact in a team environment.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment with ability to manage a variety of projects simultaneously and handle rapidly changing information.
  • Self-starter and must function well under minimal supervision;
  • Expert MS Office skills with a specific focus on word processing, tables, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, slides and templates, in addition to Adobe Acrobat.
  • Bilingualism an asset

If you have the skills and experience that we are looking for to be successful in this role please submit your resume by email to Phone 905-542-9611


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