Medical Writer Job in Canada

  • Full Time
  • Canada

Principal Medical Writer

Job Details

Hiring OrganizationICON
Post NamePrincipal Medical Writer
Qualification Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Health Profession, or Journalism Required
Industry Private
Employment TypeFull-Time
Work Hours8 Hours
Salary CAD 35 To CAD 40 Per Hour
Job Location TypeWork From Home

Job Description

ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organization. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research by providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, government, and public health organizations.

With our patients at the center of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life. Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and are the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.

What will you be doing?

Researches write and edit clinical and regulatory documents by applying functional expertise and clinical drug development knowledge. Writes clear and concise documents, including study reports, protocols, investigator brochures, summary documents, and other scientific documents. Exhibits excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills. Demonstrates technical expertise and background in the use of medical writing templates and software (eg, Please Review, Documentum-based platforms, etc.).

What do you need to have?
  • Leads a single team that guides medical writing activities within a designated therapeutic or functional area for key response documents and regulatory submissions.
  • Leads the writing strategy providing expertise including organization, content, timelines, and resource requirements.
  • Provides more complex advanced input for study designs, analysis plans, sections of INDs, and marketing applications
  • Coordinates the activities, contracts employees and vendors (on-site or external), provides review and substantive editing of contributions, and ensures resolution of issues.
  • Within the designated therapeutic or compound function, manages deliverables and preparation of documents for submission to FDA or other regulatory agencies, ensuring consistency of content within therapeutic areas and adherence to regulatory requirements and processes across development programs.
  • Represents Medical Writing on cross-functional teams and task forces (related to projects, processes, and standards).
  • As required, serves as the lead writer for important regulatory response documents and key components of regulatory submissions.
  • Provides leadership on functional teams that address requirements or issues related to document preparation and production.
  • The Principal Medical Writer is seen as an expert in medical writing and performs work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Bachelor’s degree in science, health profession, or journalism required.
  • At least 5 plus years of experience writing for pharma or biotechnology is required. 3+ years of electronic documents and submissions are required.
  • Experience as the lead writer for key documents included in the major US and/or international regulatory submissions required
  • Experience managing writing activities for a major US or international regulatory submission (project or people management) preferred.
Knowledge and Skills:
  • A clear understanding of clinical development, including the phases, processes, and techniques used within a clinical development environment from protocol design through regulatory submission and support for marketed products.
  • To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.
Benefits of Working in ICON:
Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities, and quality of our people. That’s why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture – one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.
At ICON, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs. In addition, our best-in-class employee benefits, supportive policies, and well-being initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career – both now, and into the future.
ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know.

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