Senior Medical Writer – Clinical Evaluation

Abbott Laboratories
Published
January 13, 2021
Location
Santa Clara, CA
Category
Job Type

Description

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

For years, Abbott’s medical device businesses have offered technologies that are faster, more effective, and less invasive. Whether it’s glucose monitoring systems, innovative therapies for treating heart disease, or products that help people with chronic pain or movement disorders, our medical device technologies are designed to help people live their lives better and healthier. Every day, our technologies help more than 10,000 people have healthier hearts, improve quality of life for thousands of people living with chronic pain and movement disorders, and liberate more than 500,000 people with diabetes from routine fingersticks. 

Our location in Plymouth, MN and Santa Clara, CA (or will consider Remote) currently has an opportunity for a Senior Medical Writer – Clinical Evaluation. 

Senior Medical Writer – Regulatory Clinical Evaluation provides technical and strategic writing expertise throughout the product development and life cycle process. Daily activities are related to authoring Clinical Evaluation Reporting documents for the Neuromodulation, CAHF and Vascular products.  Experience in clinical study management and design, medical, or scientific writing, and/or quality engineering/risk management and strong written and verbal communication skills are needed.  

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Writes and contributes to Clinical Evaluation reporting deliverables including Clinical Evaluation Plans/Reports, PMS and PMCF Plans/Reports, SSCPs, Regulatory Responses and other related documentation.  
  • Evaluates and summarizes clinical evidence including data from sources such as clinical investigations, literature, post-market surveillance, risk, and post market clinical evaluations.  Analyzes results in preparation for product applications and submissions.   
  • Collaborates with team members and stakeholders in planning for and supporting CER related projects and processes.
  • Supports additional clinical, regulatory, quality and engineering related deliverable as assigned.
  • Effectively communicates and collaborates with Sales and Marketing, R&D, Regulatory Affairs, Library Services, Product Performance Group (PPG), Quality Engineering, Clinical Affairs, Clinical Science, Risk Management and Medical Affairs in completing clinical evaluation project related deliverables.
  • Maintains thorough knowledge of assigned products. Identifies appropriate sources of relevant data, interprets, evaluates and incorporates information from various sources including literature, clinical data, and medical references.
  • Reviews IFUs, patient guides, Risk Management files, Clinical Evaluation Protocols, Clinical Evaluation Reports and Plans (CER/CEP), physician training materials, ensuring alignment of risk information. Involved in responses to complex queries such as those issued by notified bodies and stakeholders.
  • Authors and contributes to necessary documents for regulatory submissions and communications, risk reviews and other processes such as regulatory inquiries.
  • Ensures quality in all deliverables and documentation with attention to detail, consistency and integrity of data.  Responsible for compliance with applicable corporate and divisional policies and procedures. Ensures compliance to applicable regulations and guidance’s (ISO13485, ISO14155, ISO14791, MEDDEV 2.7.1, MDR, and EU and FDA guidance documents) and applicable Abbott SOPs and DOPs.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING 

Required 

  • Bachelor’s  Degree or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • 7+ years of medical writing experience in the medical or pharmaceutical industry or 9+ years general technical writing experience required
  • Experience may include writing experience in a medical, pharmaceutical, medical device, clinical research, medical or research industry , or combination of these skills

Preferred 

  • Biomedical, sciences, medicine or similar health related discipline preferred
  • CER writing experience preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with collaborative, cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to manage complex tasks and manage time effectively
  • Proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.  

WHAT WE OFFER

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer: 

  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance  
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans  
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs 
  • Paid time off  
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match 
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities 

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:  www.abbottbenefits.com  

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity. 

Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal. 

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