Senior Scientific Writer

Rockville, MD
March 18 2021
Organization Type
In the Senior Scientific Writer position at GSK, we are seeking an individual who works directly with a diversity of roles at different levels within GSK (e.g., Clinical Research and Development Leader (CRDL), Project Level CRDL, Regional Medical Directors and Advisors, Study Delivery Leads (SDL), Study Data Managers (SDM), Biostatisticians, other Scientific Writers). This individual will establish network of communication and will continuously build collaboration to facilitate smooth partnerships and interfaces between all groups involved in delivery of writing assignments.

As responsible for Scientific Writing deliverables, the Senior Scientific Writer is expected to work on assignments independently, facilitating delivery of the written assignments through proactive coordination of stakeholders to build content. The writer should be able to meet the quality standards of the global organization. The Scientific Writer is accountable for the final deliverable and is expected to work in matrix organizations. This individual will also:
  • Contribute to documents and activities to be included in registration files.
  • Author clinical documents following defined templates.
  • Ensure the consistency and quality level of all documents that are issued.
  • Actively participate in all planning, coordination and review meetings.
  • Have ability to work on 2-3 assignments simultaneously.
  • Proactively raise and discuss concerns/ issues in an open and timely manner and within the global team at GSK Vaccines, thereby demonstrating the ability of promoting high scientific standards by pointing out obvious flaws and proposing (and advocates) alternatives.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Post-graduate degree in life sciences or medical background or equivalent expertise.
  • 3+ years of medical writing experience
  • Knowledge of basic immunology and area of assigned vaccine project.
  • Knowledge of scientific methodology in the design, conduct and description of clinical research.
  • Knowledge of International Committee for Harmonization (ICH) / Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
  • Knowledge of statistical principles used in clinical research.
  • Proficiency in MS Word & Excel) and general computer literacy.

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • PhD or equivalent (or another post-graduate degree with pharmaceutical industry experience)
  • Demonstrates understanding of how to analyze and describe clinical results.
  • Understands the organization of clinical study reports and scientific presentations.

Why GSK?

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:
  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigor and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness.

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