Senior Publications Medical Writer


Basel Area, Allschwil, CH



About Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Idorsia Ltd is reaching out for more - We have more ideas, we see more opportunities and we want to help more patients.

In order to achieve this, we will develop Idorsia into one of Europe’s leading biopharmaceutical company, with a strong scientific core.

Headquartered in Switzerland - a European biotech hub - Idorsia is specialized in the discovery and development of small molecules, to transform the horizon of therapeutic options. Idorsia has a broad portfolio of innovative drugs in the pipeline, an experienced team, a fully-functional research center, and a strong balance sheet – the ideal constellation to bringing R&D efforts to business success.

Idorsia was listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol: IDIA) in June 2017 and has over 600 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.


Job Requirements


  • Write, edit and review scientific publications such as original research articles, abstracts and congress presentations (posters, slides) according to the direction from the authors and in collaboration with key cross-functional stake-holders
  • Assist in the preparation and development of publication plans for a specific compound within a therapeutic area.
  • Work together with the in-house Editorial Group to produce high-quality documents in compliance with GPP and Idorsia’s publication policy
  • Lead or assist with the selection and management of external medical writing services, and co-ordinate the support provided by such agencies
  • Manage and document the review and approval process of a publication prior to submission and complete the submission to the journal/congress


Candidate Requirements


  • A degree in life sciences (BSc and/or MSc/PhD or equivalent)
  • English mother tongue, or excellent spoken and written English
  • Well developed and proven medical writing skills with specific emphasis on scientific publications written for peer reviewed journals
  • At least 5 years of experience as a medical writer in the pharmaceutical industry or medical communications agency across several therapeutic areas
  • Good knowledge of GPP and ICMJE guidelines and the medical publications process
  • The ability to quickly develop a deep understanding of scientific data within a therapeutic area
  • Experience in developing materials associated with publication planning and strategy, such as GAP Analyses, lexicon, scientific statements is a plus
  • Knowledge of Datavision or equivalent is a plus
  • ISMPP CMPP qualification is a plus
  • The ability to develop and mentor junior medical publication writers
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet challenging deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills


What Idorsia offers

  • Exciting opportunities for development and professional growth within our dynamic organization
  • A collaborative and solution oriented environment where you can make a difference
  • An innovative and open culture in a truly multicultural environment
  • A competitive salary and generous social benefits


Work  Location: Allschwil

Country: Switzerland

Business Area: Global Clinical Development

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 1275


If you are interested, please click on apply now.

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