CSR/Protocol/IB - Senior Medical Writer

at IQVIA in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Remote Opportunity - Located in the USA or Canada

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Job Overview

The Senior Medical Writer will act as Lead Medical Writer on most types of regulatory writing projects; Will prepare assigned documents in accordance with IQVIA Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and customer requirements, per agreed timelines; Will perform Senior Review of straightforward medical writing deliverables, and negotiate timelines and discuss/resolve customer comments; Will provide written and verbal feedback to junior staff, and to customers when appropriate; Will keep abreast of current medical writing and regulatory knowledge, including Good Clinical Practice (GCP), along with developments and advances in clinical drug development.

?Senior MW requires 5+ years of writing experience, including acting as Lead Writer, for entire Clinical Study Reports (CSRs), Clinical Study Protocols, and Investigator Brochures, with consistently positive feedback from customers and colleagues.


Essential Functions

+ Take a leading role in preparing assigned documents, including, but not limited to, confirming the scope of the task, confirming templates and specifications, negotiating and adhering to timelines, organizing document reviews, communicating directly with the customer.

+ Plan and organize workload for assigned projects and tasks: identify project needs, track timelines and implement customer requests.

+ Lead meetings on more challenging topics independently.

+ May present on standard Medical Writing processes at full-service bid defense meetings.

+ Assist in the training and development of junior staff, either formally as an assigned mentor or ad hoc for local colleagues or others. May develop and deliver training to the global team on a topic he/she has specific expertise in. May input into and deliver presentations on Medical Writing to other IQVIA groups.

+ May act as Project Manager for a more complex but single Medical Writing project which includes Project Finance/Invoicing responsibilities.

+ Complete project finance activities, including monitoring and forecasting budgeted hours.

+ Propose, review and approve budgets and costings for routine projects, including estimation of hours needed for Medical Writing tasks.

+ May take on a small customer lead role or assist an established partnership lead in their role.

+ May represent region or site on a Medical Writing initiative or cross-functional initiative.

+ Facilitates and brainstorms the identification of new ideas. May represent Medical Writing at a general capabilities audit.


+ 5+ years of writing experience, including acting as Lead Writer, for Clinical Study Reports (CSRs), Clinical Study Protocols, and Investigator Brochures, with consistently positive feedback from customers and colleagues.

+ Bachelor’s Degree in life sciences or related field is Required; Master’s Degree and/or Ph.D. in life sciences or related field is Preferred.

+ In depth knowledge of drug development, medical writing, and associated regulations.

+ In-depth knowledge of the structural and content requirements of clinical study reports, protocols, and similar documents, and ability to identify deficiencies, errors, and inconsistencies in a protocol or report.

+ Good understanding of statistical principles and of medical terminology across a range of therapeutic areas.

+ Ability to effectively review a statistical analysis plan and to identify deficiencies, errors, and inconsistencies in statistical output

+ Ability to integrate, interpret, and summarize data from a variety of sources in a clear and concise manner.

+ Equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


+ Excellent written and oral communication skills including grammatical/technical writing skills.

+ Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.

+ Confident and effective communication and negotiation skills with customers and project managers.

+ Able to deliver difficult messages in constructive manner.

+ Demonstrates initiative and sound judgement when faced with less familiar project/document situations or challenges.

+ Demonstrated abilities in collaboration with others and independent thought.

+ Demonstrates confidence and maturity in most routine medical writing situations.

+ Demonstrates good judgement in requesting input from senior staff.

+ Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and customers.

+ Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and projects.

+ Ability to proactively evaluate risks and potential issues and seek solutions and discuss appropriately with colleagues and customers.

+ Must be computer literate.

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IQVIA is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. We believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. Learn more at

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all, including veterans and candidates with disabilities.

IQVIA’s ability to operate and provide certain services to customers and partners necessitates IQVIA and its employees meet specific requirements regarding COVID-19 vaccination status.

The potential base pay range for this role, when annualized, is $100,300.00 – $150,400.00. The actual base pay offered may vary based on a number of factors including job-related qualifications such as knowledge, skills, education, and experience; location; and/or schedule (full or part-time). Dependent on the position offered, incentive plans, bonuses, and/or other forms of compensation may be offered, in addition to a range of health and welfare and/or other benefits.

IQVIA is a world leader in using data, technology, advanced analytics, and expertise to help customers drive healthcare – and human health – forward. Together with the companies we serve, we are enabling a more modern, more effective and more efficient healthcare system, and creating breakthrough solutions that transform business and patient outcomes.

To get there, it takes diverse skills and a curiosity to explore new possibilities. No matter your role, everyone at IQVIA, including our colleagues at Q² Solutions, contributes to our shared goal of improving human health. Thank you for your interest in growing your career with us.

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Job Posting: JC248360208

Posted On: Sep 23, 2023

Updated On: Nov 27, 2023

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