Medical Writer at Pfizer

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Pfizer

Submission Medical Writer (Senior Manager)

  • United States – New York – Remote
  • United States – Remote
  • United Kingdom – Remote

ROLE SUMMARY

  • The Submission Medical Writer creates documents pertaining to clinical data and post-marketing safety data to support product development, license application, and post-marketing maintenance on behalf of and in conjunction with corresponding project teams.
  • Some examples of such documents include briefing documents to support meetings with regulatory agencies, clinical documents for marketing authorization applications (Clinical Overviews and ICH Module 2.7 clinical summaries, Integrated Summaries of Efficacy and Safety), and responses to clinical and safety questions from regulatory authorities.
  • Provide project teams with expertise on regulatory requirements and corporate policies governing documents for regulatory submission.
  • Provide project teams with expertise and strategic guidance on analysis and presentation of clinical and safety data and on benefit-risk assessment in documents.
  • Assess document requirements, gauge document complexity, and identify information gaps or other potential issues. In collaboration with the relevant project team, the author proposes or contributes to strategies to resolve any identified issues.
  • Lead a team of internal or external (contractor) authors if multiple or complex documents are required for a particular project.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Communicate Medical Writing’s position on resource and timeline needs for assigned documents to project team members, negotiating as needed with the team on these matters and keeping line management informed.
  • Ensure assigned documents are produced in accordance with relevant internal SOPs and external regulatory guidance, alerting project teams and line management in a timely manner of any definite or potential deviations.
  • Drive document strategies and messages in a collaborative way with relevant project team subject matter experts. Ensure clear, factual, effective, and appropriately concise presentation of analyses and associated discussions in assigned documents. Deliver assigned documents on or before deadline, alerting project teams and line management in a timely manner of any anticipated delays, information gaps or potential shortcomings in quality.
  • If leading a team of other authors (internal or external), be accountable for timely delivery of high-quality, fit-for-purpose documents to the project team.
  • Produce documents in conjunction with external vendors. Review documents produced by vendors and help evaluate vendor performance.
  • Understand relationships and dependencies between documents and analyses produced for regulators. Collaborate with quality lines and relevant project team subject matter experts, ensuring the accuracy and quality of information presented in assigned documents.
  • Develop and sustain constructive relationships within other Pfizer lines including country organizations. If assigned by manager, serve as the Medical Writing ‘point of contact’ for all document issues for a given product or set of products.
  • Identify potential areas for process improvements and possible solutions and communicate these to line management or appropriate functional line.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree, with 10 years of professional experience in life sciences field with transferable skills and pharmaceutical industry experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s degree or doctorate or qualification in life sciences preferred with 9 years of professional experience; ideally in safety, regulatory or clinical areas.

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