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Medical Writer (m/f/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Research & Development
Job ID:  43738


If you’re passionate about changing lives for the better, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. In Research & Development, we’re continuously exploring innovative new treatment options to make a stronger, more positive impact on the lives of the patients we serve. You’ll work with talented colleagues in a state-of-the-art Research & Development environment, developing innovative medicines that change the live of patients for the better and help us make progress towards our vision of a world free of pain. Join us today, and discover the difference you can make.


What the job looks like
Each day you'll enjoy a variety of challenges, such as:


  • Lead the development of protocols and amendments, Investigator Brochure updates, Investigational Medicinal Product Dossier updates including development and management of timelines to support large clinical programs.
  • Lead the development of or participate in the review of clinical study reports by analysing complex data and ensure timely delivery of the documents. 
  • Represent medical writing in cross-functional teams, such as product, project and/or regulatory submissions teams; providing guidance for optimal presentation of data to achieve document intent.
  • Plan and oversee assigned medical writing deliverables with responsibilities including development and management of document timelines and resource planning for assigned projects.
  • May serve as lead medical writer and department representative on a medium to large development program.
  • Participate in development/improvement of document standards, templates, and processes and other non-medical writing activities.
  • May also participate in other special projects and/or represent Medical Writing in other cross-functional initiatives.
  • Where applicable, oversees the work of external contractors supporting deliverables and other activities.
  • May be involved in Transparency and Public Disclosure activities when required
  • Ensure own work complies with established practices, policies, and processes, and any regulatory or other requirements.
  • Act as a back-up for other functions within Medical Writing and Public Disclosure when required.


What you’ll bring to the table
To make the most of this role and truly thrive, you should have:


  • Master’s or a Doctorate degree with 3+ years of relevant experience (such as direct experience preparing clinical/regulatory documents in a medical writing/clinical submissions environment)
  • Direct experience in protocol authoring or management as a lead author is essential
  • The ability to understand the needs of a clinical development team and manage their expectations and to use various communication styles to work effectively with teams
  • The ability to balance integrity and efficiency when managing attention to detail
  • In-depth knowledge of industry regulations, regulatory documentation requirements, and medical writing processes and standards
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and document management systems
  • Experience in the biopharma industry is strongly preferred.


This is a part-time position of 80%.



About Grünenthal

Grünenthal is a global leader in pain management and related diseases. As a science-based, fully-integrated pharmaceutical company, we have a long track record of bringing innovative treatments and state-of-the-art technologies to patients worldwide. Our purpose is to change lives for the better – and innovation is our passion. We are focusing all of our activities and efforts on working towards our vision of a world free of pain.

Grünenthal is headquartered in Aachen, Germany, and has affiliates in 28 countries across Europe, Latin America and the US. Our products are available in approx. 100 countries. In 2022, Grünenthal employed around 4,400 people and achieved revenues of € 1.7 bn.

Your HR contact:
Thorsten Hagens

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