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Edwards Lifesciences Clinical Affairs, Sr Specialist, Medical Writer, Surgical Structural Heart in North Carolina

Edwards has an exciting opportunity with our Surgical Structural Heart group, focused on developing new and maintaining the best standard of surgical and minimal invasive treatments for patients suffering from heart valve disease.

The Clinical Affairs Senior Specialist, Medical Writing will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to compile, edit, and publish clinical research deliverables. This includes but is not limited to comprehensive clinical study reports, study protocols, annual reports, investigator brochures, informed consent documents, risk/benefit analysis, and integrated summaries from raw data supporting submissions to regulatory agencies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop complex medical writing documents/deliverables, and provide input on templates for assigned project(s)

  • Serve as the medical writing lead for negotiating deliverables, timelines, and resolving project-related issues with cross-functional stakeholders

  • Work closely with Regulatory, Quality, R&D, clinical professionals and other subject matter experts to support and provide input to Clinical Evaluation Plans and Reports (CEP & CER) to support EU MDD and MDR requirements

  • As necessary, act as medical writing representative in core team meetings providing updates on clinical affairs reports and regulatory submissions (US and international)

  • Support and provide input on other complex cross-functional deliverables (e.g., risk management review, IFUs, SSED) utilizing technical knowledge

  • Provide leadership, training, and guidance and act as a mentor to less experienced medical writers

  • Cross-train and provide backup support to regulatory writing team

  • Identify, recommend, and assist in the implementation of continuous process improvements as it relates to medical writing

  • Other incidental duties assigned by Leadership

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree required post-graduate degree preferred

  • 5 years experience in medical writing or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a medical writer for cardiovascular or medical device company

  • Formal experience with regulatory medical writing

  • General knowledge of statistical methods/basic biostatistics

  • Ability to read, understand, and compile data from publications, clinical studies, and similar sources of data

  • Conduct literature searches and reviews, including developing search strategy, manage associated documentation, and prepare literature summaries

  • Proven expertise in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; publication library software (e.g., EndNote) and database systems (e.g., Medline or PubMed)

‚Äč Additional Skills:

  • Extensive editing and proofreading skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including customer negotiating and relationship management skills

  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Proven expertise in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

  • Full knowledge and understanding of policies, procedures and guidelines related to the development of scientific content

  • Good leadership skills and ability to influence change

  • Strict attention to detail

  • Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels including internal and external customers

  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment

  • Ability to work in a team environment, including inter-departmental teams and key contact representing the organization on contracts or projects

  • Ability to interact with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations

  • Adhere to all EHS rules and requirements and take adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of environment and prevention of pollution under their span of influence/control

For Colorado Residents Only:

Aligning our overall business objectives with performance, we offer competitive salaries, performance-based incentives, and a wide variety of benefits programs to address the diverse individual needs of our employees and their families.

The base pay range for this position is $99,000 to $116,000

Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Edwards is committed to complying with the requirements and guidance from our government authorities and to protecting our vulnerable patients and the healthcare providers who are treating them around the world. As such, all Healthcare Interacting positions require COVID-19 vaccination, which includes anyone who directly interfaces with patients and those who interact with healthcare providers as part of their role. If hired, as a condition of employment, you will be required to submit proof that you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a valid religious or medical exemption from being vaccinated.

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 15,000 individuals worldwide.

For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.

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