Senior Medical Writer

at Evidera (view profile)
Location Bethesda, Maryland
Date Posted July 7, 2021
Category Medical Writing and Communications
Job Type Full-time
Sponsorship available? Not Applicable
Other Locations Waltham, MA; Seattle, WA; Montreal, Canada; London, UK; remote


Senior Medical Writer
*We are looking to fill this role in one of our locations in US, UK or Europe as an office-based or home-based employee

Effective communication of evidence and information is essential to conveying the value of products. With approximately 20 years of experience, our highly trained staff provide medical writing services for the peri- and post-approval phases of the product lifecycle, helping to create a consistency in quality and voice. Our writers prepare documents that are clear, concise, compelling, and scientifically accurate, while also ensuring they are fully compliant with regulations, industry best practices, and your corporate guidance.

Position Summary:

In this role, you will provide high-quality medical and scientific writing from planning and coordination of literature search through delivery of final drafts to internal and external clients. As a Senior Medical Writer, you will provide technical consultation and advice on strategy, regulations and industry best practices.

Key Skills and Attributes

  • Ability to effectively manage medical writing projects to deliver quality products in agreed timelines by demonstrating subject matter and therapeutic area expertise.
  • Collaborating with internal and external clients, supporting and enabling effective and efficient communication that results in operational excellence.

Job Responsibilities

  • Independently researches, writes, and edits standard medical information writing deliverables across various therapeutic areas. Independently writes more complex medical writing deliverables. Examples may include global or regional standard response documents, custom responses, and FAQs.  Provides senior review of documents and training/mentoring for other writers.
  • Manages all aspects of planning, organizing, and executing projects without supervision, including: developing project timelines, standards, budgets, forecasts and contract modifications. Liaises with other functional units as necessary. Identifies and escalates out-of-scope project activities in a timely manner and proposes solutions.
  • May manage several long-term projects concurrently.
  • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Interacts with internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between functional areas. Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise.
  • Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignmen Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Represents the department as a prime contact on projects including Project Launch Meetings, Review meetings, client audits, bid defenses, and capabilities presentations. Establishes and develops client relationships; independently initiates and leads interactions with clients. Assists with business development and development of budgets and proposals.

Minimum Education Level/Years of Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification; Advanced degree preferred.
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 5+ years’) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.
  • Experience working in the pharmaceutical/CRO industry preferred.
  • Additional qualifications in medical writing (AMWA; EMWA; RAC) advantageous.

Specific skills or knowledge required for position  

  • Aptitude to accurately work with, manipulate and format numbers, numerical information, and data of various types to provide evidence, information and insights.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and document information effectively in written English, including the ability to produce reports, documents, emails and other written pieces which are well-organized, free from errors and are appropriately adjusted to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
  • Able to analyze complex issues and evidence, identify cause-effect relationships and generate effective solutions.
  • Able to create, communicate and manage effective project plans that support the delivery of overall project objective(s); to identify, manage and guide project team members; to monitor and report on progress in an organized fashion; and to deliver the required results.
  • Demonstrates sound professional judgment in analyzing, responding to, and resolving enquiries, issues and escalations.
  • Able to facilitate the resolution of conflict among team members and clients, through listening and understanding the cause(s), gaining agreement on an appropriate course of action, and following up to ensure a successful outcome.

Computer programming or software skills required for position

  • Excellent computer skills and skilled with client templates; Good knowledge of document management systems and other relevant applications (e.g. Excel, Outlook).

ADA Requirements

  • Normal and routine office duties.
  • Domestic and international travel may be required.  

About Evidera:

Evidera is a business within in Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) a leading global contract research organization (CRO), and a is a preeminent provider of evidence-based solutions. We provide integrated scientific expertise and global operational capabilities to help clients generate the evidence needed to optimize the market access and commercial potential of products.


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, with clear opportunities for growth and career progression. You will have the opportunity to work on multiple projects with some of the industry’s leading researchers. Our offices boast a fun and collaborative working environment, frequent social events and a robust support system. We are committed to providing training and professional development, with ample opportunity to advance, for all our staff.

Evidera’s Core Competencies:

  • Customer Focus
  • Initiative
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving/Judgment
  • Accountability

If you resonate with our core competencies and want to contribute to research and consulting services driven by world-class science and thought leadership, then please submit your application – we’d love to hear from you.


Evidera, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetics, sexual orientation, gender preference, disability, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or protected veteran.

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