Publications Medical Writer


Basel Area - Allschwil, BL, 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 companies, 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 800 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and really motivated Publications Medical Writer to join our team !


Key Responsibilities :


  • 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 in compliance with GPP and Idorsia’s publication policy

  • Manage and document the review and approval process of a publication prior to submission and complete the submission to the journal/congress

  • Assist in the preparation and development of strategic publication plans for a specific compound within a therapeutic area.

  • When necessary, lead or assist with the selection and management of external medical writing services, and co-ordinate the support provided by such agencies

  • Provide Publications Management support


Requirements :


  • Advanced scientific degree (PhD, PharmD or MS) preferred

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a medical writer across several therapeutic areas in the pharmaceutical industry or medical communications agency

  • Well-developed and proven medical writing skills with specific emphasis on scientific publications written for peer reviewed journal

  • The ability to quickly develop a deep understanding of scientific data within a therapeutic area

  • Good knowledge of GPP and ICMJE guidelines and the medical publications process
    • ISMPP CMPP qualification is a must
  • Experience in developing materials associated with publication planning and strategy, such as GAP Analyses, lexicon, scientific statements is a plus

  • Ability to use power point, Adobe Illustrator and/or other graphics software to develop visually appealing scientific communications materials

  • Knowledge of an electronic publication management system (e.g. PubStrat/Datavision) is a must

  • The ability to develop and mentor less experienced 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 especially to Senior management/stakeholders

  • English mother tongue (preferred), or excellent spoken and written English


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


Work  Location: Allschwil-Basel Area

Country: Switzerland

Business Area: Therapeutic Area Units - Publications Department

Schedule: Fulltime

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 2088



If you are interested, please click on apply now.

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