Job Number: 20017888

Overland Park, KS

Date Posted: 7-22-2017

Job Title: Principal Scientist, Medical Writing

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What is expected of you and others at this level in Research for functional success

  • Lead the compilation, writing, and editing of high-quality regulatory documents and reports, including CSRs, IBs, safety narratives, safety reports, ISS, ISE, agency RTQs, and eCTD summary documents for biosimilar BLA applications.
  • Interpret data, analyze published literature, define problems, collect and interpret data, establish facts, draw valid scientific conclusions, and propose solutions or corrective actions.
  • Work with colleagues, clients, physicians, scientists, and statisticians in a professional and organized manner to complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Manage and direct client project teams, including identifying, directing, and delegating tasks necessary for successful document completion.
  • Interact directly with clients and contractors; participate in and lead discussions during meetings.
  • Collaborate with project teams to respond to heath authority questions and requests.
  • Willingness to mentor and help other medical writers in the writing, editing, and compilation of documents.
  • Prepare and manage project plans and timelines.
  • Develop and update pertinent SOPs, processes, templates, style guides, and manuals, as needed.
  • Organize/prioritize work with limited guidance and manage projects in a timely and effective manner; work on multiple projects simultaneously, and reorganize and reschedule work as needed in order to meet client deadlines.
  • Understand and support the nature of our business and our company’s commitment to quality and responsiveness.
  • Proactively develop/maintain technical knowledge, remain up-to-date on current trends and best practices; leverage expertise to produce solutions that enable global consistency and standardization to ensure exceptional performance.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination and 8+ years of relevant work experience, or

  • Masters and 6+ years of relevant experience, or
  • Doctorate and 5+ years of relevant experience;
  • And

  • 10+ (15 preferred) years of experience in writing clinical and regulatory documents in all phases of regulatory submissions (clinical trial applications to ICH marketing applications);
  • Experience with writing clinical and regulatory documents in Regulatory Affairs, Research, Development, or related area in the Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry;
  • Experience with biosimilars and BLAs preferred;
  • Ability to effectively operate in an environment that requires negotiation, persuasion, collaboration, and analytical judgment;
  • Experience in understanding and interpreting data/information and its practical application;
  • Advanced knowledge of scientific/technical writing and editing;
  • Organizational expert within defined subject area;
  • Excellent written and oral communication; and strong time and project management skills

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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