• Principal Medical Writer - Bangalore Office Based

    Job Locations IN-Bangalore | IN-Bangalore
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/7/2019 10:52 AM)
    # of Openings
    Medical Writing
  • Overview

    Our Medical Writing team are a passionate, hard-working group of individuals who are currently based across the UK. Due to growth, we are now looking to add a small dedicated team of Medical Writers to our Bangalore office.

    We are seeking a Principal level medical writer to assist in the set up and management of a new (Bangalore based) medical writing team. With extensive regulatory writing experience, you will manage a small team of senior writers whilst working across a variety of projects and clients.

    At Quanticate we are passionate about our people and offer full support and training throughout your career. Our Bangalore office hold regular on/off site events and treat each other like family, so you can expect to join a social, friendly team!





    As a medical writer you will have a meticulous eye for accuracy, detail and quality. Your responsibilities will include the following:

    • Provide expert advice and leadership on preparation and review of medical writing documents, as well as the processes and standards required, to both colleagues and clients
    • Produce well-written, high-quality, timely medical writing documents that conform with current Quanticate (or client-specific) SOPs and processes, as well as applicable regulatory requirements and/or guidelines
    • Ensure medical writing documents accurately reflect the data, source information, and any document-specific requirements, and review statistical outputs and source information as needed
    • Manage the document review process ensuring conflicting and/or ambiguous comments are clarified and adequately addressed
    • Review (including peer and QC review) medical writing documents in accordance with current SOPs, ensuring checklists and tracking documents are completed
    • Proof-read and provide editorial support on documents produced by other departments in Quanticate or by clients, if requested
    • Provide project management and oversight on medical writing projects and/or cross-functional projects using project management tools and processes
    • Independently plan, organise and prioritise workload to deliver multiple projects simultaneously within agreed timelines, while maintaining profitability
    • Collaborate effectively with project teams (including peer and QC reviewers) to ensure timely and efficient completion of projects
    • Using project management tools, drive and track project milestones and metrics
    • Complete and approve daily timesheets, providing and ensuring an accurate record of time spent on activities
    • Significantly contribute to best practice and process improvement by independently identifying opportunities/challenges and leading process improvement initiatives
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of medical writing standards, processes, guidelines and templates ensuring updates occur when and where appropriate
    • Interact directly with business development on requests received from clients; manage the process of collating and delivering requested information
    • Significantly contribute to business development by keeping CV up-to-date, preparing and reviewing client proposals and other business development documentation, as well as presenting at client meetings and bid defence meetings
    • Using professionalism, communicate directly with current and potential clients, and solicit feedback on client satisfaction if appropriate
    • Actively contribute to an environment of information sharing and communication within both Medical Writing and the Quanticate organisation
    • Provide training/mentorship to colleagues
    • Line manage assigned personnel taking an active role in their development, and provide guidance and mentorship to less experienced Medical Writers
    • Assist Head of Medical Writing with planning and implementation of recruitment strategies (as needed), and assess potential new recruits by evaluating writing tests and interviewing candidates



    • Masters degree in a life science, science-related or medical subject (or equivalent experience)
    • PhD in a life science, science-related or medical subject preferable
    • Extensive experience preparing medical writing documents in the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology or medical sector
    • Significant knowledge and experience on regulatory requirements and guidelines for scientific communications
    • Demonstrated ability to manage others
    • Published author of scientific literature desirable
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey complex concepts and information in a logical and concise manner
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Excellent organisational skills with ability to manage priorities and work effectively and efficiently under pressure
    • Excellent analytical skills with a balanced approach to problem-solving, using flexibility and persistence as appropriate
    • Self motivated to work independently on projects
    • Assertive with good negotiation and influencing skills
    • Demonstrated judgement and decision-making skills
    • Dedicated team player with excellent interpersonal skills
    • Strong leadership skills
    • Proficient using Microsoft Office applications, version control, document management and reference management
    • Strong interest in continued self learning and educating others in the areas of science/medicine and medical writing topics/trends
    • Willingness to learn and be open to new ideas



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