Manager of Scientific Publications & Medical Writing

Leiter der wissenschaftlichen Publikationen und des medizinischen Schreibens

Job Introduction

To lead the Scientific Publications & Medical Writing team whilst carrying out a hands-on role..

The Scientific Publications & Medical Writing team aims to provide effective and structured communication of Mundipharma Research scientific contents via publications as well as Medical Writing Services:

  • Within Mundipharma Research
  • To the scientific community
  • To the independent associated companies
  • To the public

The Manager of Scientific Publications & Medical Writing works across international and multi-therapeutic areas to develop and deliver publication plans, write and/or edit or overseeing the writing of regulatory documents, scientific manuscripts, or other materials in support of R&D activities and goals. Activities include; the development or overseeing of outsourcing activities of Publication Plans and Strategies, Clinical Study Reports (Phase I-IV); Clinical Summary Documents, Investigator Brochures, sections of Marketing Authorisation Applications, non-dossier documents and publications (manuscripts, abstracts and posters) and Medical Writing input into other documents and activities as required.


Cambridge (UK)

Start Date

As Soon As Possible

Main tasks

Leading Scientific Publications & Medical Writing
·        Management of the Scientific Publications & Medical Writing Team; providing expert advice and support to team members as well was guiding and coaching to resolve complex issues. Recruit, develop, train and manage Medical Writers & Scientific Publications Managers, ensuring their work is undertaken according to Eu-SOPs and company processes.
·        Responsible for setting the strategic direction for the function in cooperation with the Director of Clinical Operations and directorate heads to ensure that the team meets the requirements of the business and is fit for the future
·        Responsible to manage the resource and support requests by the business and providing support to functions within Mundipharma Research as well as to the independent associated companies as required via internal resources or via agencies and freelancers.
·        Responsible for developing and improving the skills of each member of the Scientific Publications & Medical Writing Team making sure that the required skill and knowledge levels are obtained to full-fill the respective roles
·        Responsible for constantly implementing and fulfilling the department aims
·        Making sure that the responsible team members lead and deliver the project-specific publication planning and management in cooperation with the project teams on time and on budget.
·        Ensuring that the agreed medical writing services are being delivered accurately and in high quality according to established timelines, working in close collaboration with clinical, scientific and regulatory colleagues.
·        Leading the team to establish contacts and build business relationships with journals and agencies to expand the pool of contacts to be used for various publication projects
·        Responsible for providing updates or guiding team members when giving updates on the scientific background of the development projects to all employees (e.g. induction programme, Town Hall Meetings, Joint R&D Get Togethers, magazine)
·        Preparing and delivering training on Medical Writing and Scientific Publication topics and SOPs to Medical Research and IAC colleagues.

  • The Manager of Scientific Publications & Medical Writing will undertake the duties and responsibilities of a Scientific Publications Manager or Medical Writer.

Process optimisation
·        Optimisation and maintenance of a structured publication strategy and planning process and a modular workflow to support the project teams in publishing the results of the various development projects
·        Collaborating closely with colleagues throughout MRL, developing standardised approaches and templates for medical writing deliverables.
Responsible for ensuring that all Mundipharma Research publications and documents written by the team are developed and stored in the applicable IT system.

Key Competencies


Main requirements

·        Graduate training, or equivalent (at a minimum) in a bio-scientific discipline and excellent writing and project management skills. Requirements include a knowledge of biostatistics and an extensive background and familiarity with scientific literature.
·        Requires demonstrable relevant experience in pharma or a medical communication agency to demonstrate a depth and breadth of Medical Writing and Publication Planning and Development proficiency and experience as appropriate for the level of the position.
·        Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and other office or project programs such as Datavision, as appropriate.
·        Experience with outsourcing processes and vendor management.
·        CMPP or EMWA qualifications

Contact Information

Name: Louisa Hodgson
Telephone: 01223 424900

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