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Sr Med Science Writer


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  • Date posted
    May 2, 2024
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  • Apply before
    August 31, 2024
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Job Description

Careers that Change Lives

The Senior Medical Writer will partner with the Surgical Scientific Communications Managers & Specialists to support clinical evidence dissemination plans with focus on the publication and podium needs of assigned therapeutic areas and/or products within Medtronic. This support role will require expertise in the tasks of literature review and data extraction across therapies, with the goal of contextualizing Medtronic device data within the competitive landscapes. Evidence dissemination plans are aligned with clinical strategy and Medtronic business objectives. This position will be responsible for the creation of scientific documents, including medical writing of clinical study supporting documentation, development of figures and tables to be included in podium/poster presentations, and development of other scientific materials which communicate subject device evidence to the physician community as well as internal cross-functional stakeholders. The position will also provide support for external Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) who intend to publish/present on their experience with Surgical devices, as well as internal, cross-functional positions to ensure consistent delivery of impactful, evidence-based scientific messages across distribution channels. The ideal candidate will possess advanced scientific knowledge and a demonstrated medical writing skill set.

A Day in the Life

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

  • Support clinical evidence dissemination plans with focus on publication and podium needs of assigned therapeutic areas and/or products within Medtronic.
  • Prepare documents that clinical studies with the assigned therapeutic areas or products.
  • Writes and/or edits internal reports on clinical data, from published literature and/or clinical studies, for submission to regulatory agencies or for in-company use, monographs, comprehensive reviews, scientific exhibits, and other projects requiring skill in medical communication.
  • Ensure all Medtronic-sponsored publications and scientific presentations meet ethical publication guidelines (ICMJE), as well as Medtronic’s internal publication standards and compliance policies.
  • Develop content (PowerPoint presentations) for internal cross-functional communication and external educational purposes to present subject device clinical data within the context of the therapy/competitive landscape..
  • Drive use of and contribute to the improvement of the publication monitoring and review process and tools for SR. Ensure all required documentation is in place for each project.
  • Design literature searches using relevant key words, execute literature searches in collaboration with the Medtronic Knowledge Center, analyze results and write literature summaries as needed (related to manuscript or scientific communication activities).
  • Develop & maintain bibliographies and data comparison tables.
  • Develop and maintain an accessible repository (i.e.,ReadCube, EndNote) for relevant Medtronic and competitive literature, including journal articles, abstracts, and presentations as requested by the Scientific Communication Managers/Specialists.
  • Assist in tracking and reporting on metrics related to SR medical writing services to Scientific Communication Managers/Specialists, Directors, and key business partners.
  • Support activities of the Scientific Communications team at medical device congresses (virtual or “in person”), as assigned.
  • Follow the Medtronic Code of Conduct, the Scientific Communication Department Operating Procedures, and the ICMJE, GPP3, and ADVAMED guidelines.
  • Compiles, analyzes, and summarizes additional data from other sources as needed.
  • Prepares literature for new products and revises existing literature.
  • May prepare responses regarding company products, drugs, or diseases and refers in-depth technical inquiries to medical personnel.
  • Additional tasks as assigned.
Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience

Nice to Have

  • PhD or MS with 3+ years of demonstrated scientific writing experience
  • Experience at Medtronic or within the medical device industry
  • Expertise in literature identification and analysis
  • Knowledge of clinical research methodology, tools, and processes
  • Understanding of statistical methods
  • Project management experience/skills
  • Adept in performing literature searches in PubMed and other relevant platforms
  • Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, and EndNote Reference , and ReadCube software
  • Ability to critically analyze and interpret scientific data

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations – but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager, recruiter or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)