Medical Writer II

Planet Pharma
Full time
Copywriting and Editing
United States
Hiring from: Anywhere

Medical Writer II

  • Job ID: BH311001

  • Category: Medical Writing – Regulatory

  • Industry: Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical

  • Location: Alameda, CA or REMOTE

Position Description

Writes and edits various documents to support Clinical Development. Such documents may include clinical study reports (CSRs), common technical document (CTD) summaries for submission to regulatory agencies, protocols, Investigator Brochures, literature reviews, study manuals, and standard operating procedures (SOPs). Assembles CSR and CTD summary appendices and narratives.


  • Writes and edits CSRs, CTD summaries and other clinical trial documentation as necessary for submission to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or other regulatory agencies or for in-company use.

  • Assembles CSR and CTD summary appendices and narratives.

  • Edits, rewrites, or otherwise prepares drafts of Clinical Protocols and Investigator Brochures.

  • Compiles, analyzes, and summarizes data from statistical tables and additional data from other sources as needed.

  • Writes and maintains files on informative journal abstracts according to current or estimated future needs.

  • Study contact on relevant regular and ad hoc project teams as required.

  • Integrates various sources of information into a uniform style and language for regulatory compliance.

  • Other duties as needed.


  • No direct reports.



  • BS/BA degree in related discipline and five years of related experience; or,

  • MS/MA degree in related discipline and three years of related experience; or,

  • Equivalent combination of education, experience, and expertise.

  • May require certification in assigned area.


  • Experience in Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry preferred.


  • Prior medical technical writing experience within the biotech/pharmaceutical/CRO realm.

  • Experience and significant participation in preparation of clinical documents for regulatory submissions (e.g. clinical protocols, INDs, NDAs, BLAs).

  • Familiarity with therapeutic area of Oncology desirable.

  • Experience and use of electronic literature tools to obtain reprints of abstracts and medical publications

  • Excellent writing ability.

  • Proficient in Windows suite.

  • Ability to communicate with cross-functional team members (eg, clinical development, biometrics, regulatory affairs, quality assurance, manufacturing, nonclinical) and incorporate diverse feedback into a high-quality document.

  • Performs a variety of supervised complicated tasks with creativity and latitude.

  • May provide direction to teams based on general policies and management guidance. Determines methods and procedures on new assignments.

  • Uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.

  • Has understanding and wide application of relevant technical principles, theories, concepts and techniques.

  • Has good general knowledge of other related disciplines.

  • Applies strong analytical and business communication skills.


  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.

  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

  • Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise.

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