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Thermo Fisher Scientific Principal Regulatory Medical Writer in Poznan, Poland

We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD clinical research services part of Thermo Fisher Scientific - thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health (https://www.ppdi.com/about/purpose-mission-strategy) . You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture (https://www.ppdi.com/careers/about/culture) as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.  

Principal Regulatory Medical Writer (home based)

As a Principal Medical Writer, you will serve as the primary author by writing and providing input on routine documents such as clinical study reports and study protocols and summarizes data from clinical studies.

You will be a part of a team who is dedicated to its people and fosters a supportive, collaborative culture based on trust, flexibility and work-life balance. You would be able to consider the work setting where you would be most productive, able to choose being entirely remote based or work part-time of at least 25-30hours per week.

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We offer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and well being of our employees.

Summarized Purpose:

Provides high-quality medical and scientific writing from planning and coordination through delivery of final drafts to internal and external clients. As the lead writer, reviews documents for the team and provides training and guidance to junior team members. Provides advice on document development strategy, regulations and industry best practices. Demonstrates subject matter and therapeutic area expertise. Acts as backup program manager. Collaborates with internal and external clients, supporting and enabling effective and efficient communication that results in operational excellence

Essential Functions:

  • Serves as primary author who writes and provides input on routine documents such as clinical study reports and study protocols and summarizes data from clinical studies.

  • Researches, writes, edits complex clinical and scientific and program level documents, including IBs, INDs, and MAAs.

  • Reviews routine documents prepared by junior team members. May provide training and mentorship for junior writers and program managers on document preparation, the use of software for document development, document types, regulatory requirements, and therapeutic area knowledge.

  • Ensures compliance with quality processes and requirements for assigned documents. Provides input on and independently develops best practices, methods and techniques for achieving optimal results, including various client-specific processes.

  • May assist in program management activities. Identifies and resolves out-of-scope activities. Duties could include developing timelines, budgets, forecasts and contract modifications.

  • Represents the department at project launch meetings, review meetings, and project team meetings.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification; Advanced degree preferred

  • Experience within regulatory medical writing (comparable to 8+ years).

  • Experience working in the pharmaceutical/CRO industry preferred

  • Additional qualifications in medical writing (AMWA; EMWA; RAC) advantageous

  • In some cases, an equivalency, consisting of a combination of appropriate education, training and/or directly related experience, will be considered enough for an individual to meet the requirements of the role.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Significant knowledge of global, regional, national and other document development guidelines

  • In-depth knowledge in one or more specialty areas such as preclinical, therapeutic, regulatory, submissions, communications, etc.

  • Excellent data interpretation and medical writing skills, including grammatical, editorial, and proofreading skills

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Advanced interpersonal, oral and written communication, and presentation skills

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Excellent judgment; high degree of independence in decision making and problem solving

  • Ability to mentor and lead junior level staff

What we offer

At PPD clinical research services we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We understand that you will want to grow both professionally and personally throughout your career, and therefore at PPD clinical research services you will benefit from an award-winning learning and development programme (https://www.ppdi.com/careers/about#Training) , ensuring you reach your potential.

As well as being rewarded a competitive salary, we have an extensive benefits package based around the health and well-being of our employees. We have a flexible working culture (https://www.ppdi.com/careers/life-at-ppd) , where PPD clinical research services truly value a work-life balance. We’ve grown sustainably year on year but continue to offer a collaborative environment, with teams of colleagues eager to share expertise and have fun together. We are a global organization but with a local feel.

Our 4i Values:

Integrity – Innovation – Intensity – Involvement

If you resonate with our 4i values above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, submit your application – we’d love to hear from you!

As we are likely to receive many applications, sometimes we are unable to provide feedback to everyone.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.