Scientific Writer

Bristol Myers Squibb Princeton, NJ
Wallingford Transition

POSITION OBJECTIVE

To author complex regulatory documents ensuring the coordination and integration of the scientific, medical and regulatory input from development team members. To support the performance goals (including quality and timeliness) for filing worldwide regulatory dossiers as planned by the Development Teams.

Expected Areas of Competence

1. Ensures that all assigned documents support the full development strategy to achieve target labeling objectives and timely approvals in key markets.

2. Participates in relevant subteam(s) of the EDT, FDT or LCM team and ensures effective planning and management of timelines for all components of assigned documents.

3. Participates and/or leads document prototyping sessions including the design of data displays, document flow, logic and consistency for assigned project prototypes; critically reviews project specific model documents, maintains document prototypes/shell reports.

4. Documents and implements consensus at meetings to determine data interpretation and key findings/messages.

5. Authors complex clinical documents (e.g. protocols, phase II/III clinical study reports, high level summary documents), and certain non-clinical documents (e.g. initial Investigator's Brochure) for timely submission to health authorities worldwide according to:

* good documentation principles (organization, clarity, scientific standards)

* consistency between text and tabular presentations or graphical displays

* in compliance with PRI documentation standards and worldwide regulatory requirements

6. Manages the review process and, on an ongoing basis, resolves issues, errors, or inconsistencies with pertinent team members to ensure:

* optimal communication between authoring team and development team members

* coordination and efficient use of messages between internal development plans, IND and NDA documentation

* timely completion and high quality of assigned documents

7. Reviews and edits documents as required.

8. Serves as a liaison for external documentation support (when required), prepares specifications for the work, and ensures maintenance of good documentation principles as well as PRI documentation standards.

9. As required, coordinates writing of responses to health authority questions.

10. Leads and influences a diverse group of authors of regulatory documents from a variety of disciplines without a reporting relationship.

Knowledge Desired

1. PhD in a relevant scientific discipline with a minimum of 1-2 yrs of post-doctoral training or MS/BS with a minimum of 2 years (MS) to 5 years (BS) of experience in regulatory documentation or equivalent.

2. Demonstrated strong writing skills as evidenced by good quality writing in publications in peer-reviewed journals or in pharmaceutical regulatory documentation.

3. Analyzed and interpreted complex data from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

4. Demonstrated ability to manage timelines and quality of work using strong organizational, communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills in a cross-functional team.

Experiences Desired

1. Experience writing and managing the production of clinical documents; knowledge of regulatory documentation principles and processes.

2. Good knowledge of drug development process (preferably clinical development).

3. Understanding of documentation requirements related to regulatory filings.

4. Worked successfully in a cross-functional project team; ability to facilitate discussions and decision-making with cross-functional team members.