Senior Medical Writer at Penumbra

  • Content Copy Writing
  • Fulltime
  • Anywhere (100% Remote) Only
Job Description

Senior Medical Writer

Your Remote US Home Office

General Administration Clinical Research



General Summary

In this role, you will be responsible for creating and managing scientific communication materials and working collaboratively with the clinical and marketing teams. To be successful in this role, you should have a strong background in medical writing and knowledge of submission process to scientific journals and conferences. The Senior Medical Writer works cross- functionally with clinical study management, stats, marketing, and other groups to prepare manuscripts, abstracts, literature search summaries, and scientific presentations to meet clinical objectives for data dissemination. If you have a passion for medical writing and want to be part of a dynamic and innovative team, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Create high quality scientific communications content to support internal and external data dissemination projects*

Play a key role in ensuring scientific communication deliverables are completed in a timely manner with stakeholder satisfaction*

Meet project milestones and escalate challenges as needed to ensure projects remain on track*

Critically evaluate data and translate information into succinct, scientific summaries*

Works cross-functionally with the broader clinical, marketing, and creative teams to ensure data dissemination goals and deadlines are met efficiently and effectively

Work with clinical study management and stats to create timelines for completing data dissemination plans related to clinical studies*

Prepare regular project status updates to management*

Prepare and/or edit manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals and publication*

Prepare abstracts and presentations for submission and presentation at scientific conferences*

Conduct literature searches for devices and relevant disease states*

Keep current with literature for relevant disease states and supports maintenance of the clinical literature library*

Play critical role in supporting and developing scientific communication data dissemination strategy (ex. Journal identification, conference impact, potential sub- analysis, etc.)

Adhere to the Companys Quality Management System (QMS) as well as domestic and

global quality system regulations, standards, and procedures. *

Understand relevant security, privacy and compliance principles and adhere to the regulations, standards, and procedures that are applicable to the Company. *

Ensure other members of the department follow the QMS, regulations, standards, and procedures. *

Perform other work-related duties as assigned.

*Indicates an essential function of the role.

Position Qualifications

Minimum education and experience:

Bachelor’s degree in science, health, or related field with 5+ years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional qualifications:

MS or PhD degree preferred

5 years of experience as a Medical Writer in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry or 5 years of experience in clinical/scientific research, nursing is preferred

Medical device, pharmaceutical, biotech, or other regulated industry experience desired

A passion for clarity in written expression

A style that is equally comfortable working independently and as part of a team

A body of work that demonstrates outstanding writing skills

High degree of accuracy and attention to detail

Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize assignments while handling various projects simultaneously

Excellent communications skills

Familiarity with laws, regulations, standards, and guidance governing the conduct of clinical studies a plus

Annual Base Salary Range: $108,253 – $144,128

This is the pay range for a mid-cost labor market. If hired in another region, there will be a difference in pay range. We offer a competitive compensation package plus a benefits and equity program, when applicable. Individual total compensation will vary based on factors such as qualifications, skill level, competencies, and work location.

What We Offer

A collaborative teamwork environment where learning is constant, and performance is rewarded.

The opportunity to be part of the team that is revolutionizing the treatment of some of the world’s most devastating diseases.

A generous benefits package for eligible employees that includes medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, short and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) with employer match, an employee stock purchase plan, paid parental leave, eleven paid company holidays per year, a minimum of fifteen days of accrued vacation per year, which increases with tenure, and paid sick time in compliance with applicable law(s).

Penumbra, Inc., headquartered in Alameda, California, is a global healthcare company focused on innovative therapies. Penumbra designs, develops, manufactures, and markets novel products and has a broad portfolio that addresses challenging medical conditions in markets with significant unmet need. Penumbra sells its products to hospitals and healthcare providers primarily through its direct sales organization in the United States, most of Europe, Canada, and Australia, and through distributors in select international markets. The Penumbra logo is a trademark of Penumbra, Inc.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

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