Associate Director, Lead Medical Writer – Lead, grow and develop a new Medical Writing Team!

Reference: JPC550

Expiry Date: 30-06-2023

Category Regulatory Affairs

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Full Time

Norfolk County
United States

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Job Description

We are working with an exciting and growing Pharmaceutical company with a unique and rather special portfolio of mixed products and modalities, across a range of debilitating brain disorders.


Our client has a mixed and diverse working environment, focused on inclusion and collaborative working. The culture is built around offering new opportunities for development, training, growth, and with big(ger) plans for growth in 2023, this is a great time to be part of a company making great strides in CNS/Neurosciences.


Our client is now looking for a Medical Writing Associate Director who has the capability to support the growth of a new team and lead the development of key documents supporting clinical programs and regulatory submissions. With this opportunity, you will collaborate with cross-functional teams including representatives from clinical operations, regulatory affairs, medical, biostatistics, drug safety/pharmacovigilance, clinical pharmacology, translational medicine, data sciences, and program management for indications in early and mid-development.


The role reports into a hugely experienced Head of Regulatory Affairs, who is also super supportive and keen for her team members to always feel challenged and independent, but always as part of the group. The writing team partners with functions across the development organization, offering broad exposure to the business and providing the ability to influence and help shape the future of the organization.


  • Coordinate development of, and serve as principal writer for, clinical protocols/amendments, clinical study reports, investigator brochures, Module 2 summaries and other elements of regulatory submissions as well as abstracts, posters, and manuscripts
  • Organize and lead document development and review meetings
  • Develop and ensure adherence to clinical and regulatory writing timelines, standards, and processes
  • Critically review statistical analysis plans to ensure alignment with anticipated data presentations in clinical study reports and Module 2 summaries
  • Perform literature-based research to support writing activities
  • Lead medical writing and cross-functional initiatives pertaining to document standards, template development, and processes


  • Clinical/regulatory medical writing experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry
  • A Bachelors, Masters, PharmD or Ph.D. in a life science or health discipline
  • A solid understanding of ICH guidelines, GxP, and relevant regulatory requirements
  • Demonstrated understanding of standard clinical document types (i.e., protocol, investigator’s brochure, clinical study reports, etc.) and experience as a lead author with such documents

The role can be fully remote, and comes with a generous package, including a strong basic, competitive bonus and exceptional LTi scheme in the form of RSU’s

To Apply!

To apply for this position, please contact me, Ivan Nash on +1-908-378-8980 or send a full CV to and I will reply by return. Our team will support you throughout the interview and on-boarding experience.