Senior Publications Medical Writer


Basel Area, 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 want to 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 1,100 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Publications Medical Writer to join our great Publications Team !


Job responsibilities 


The Idorsia publications team is expanding and requires the skills of an experienced, senior medical writer, reporting to the Senior Publications Team leader. The role will be dedicated to medical writing activities including congress materials and manuscripts, reporting clinical trial data across a broad portfolio of compounds and therapeutic indications. There is potential for career progression for the right candidate.


Candidate’s requirements


  • Minimum requirement: Life sciences degree (BSc and/or MSc/PhD or equivalent)
  • 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 journals and scientific congresses
  • Fluent in English, for both written and oral communication; native English speaking preferred
  • The ability to quickly develop a deep understanding of scientific data and terminology within a therapeutic area
  • The ability to think analytically, and translate results into strong scientific communication points
  • Good organizational, problem solving, and interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to confidently communicate directly with senior management and external stakeholders
  • Good leadership skills; ability to manage sometimes conflicting reviewer comments 
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet short timelines without compromising quality
  • Experience in organizing and leading kick-off calls with authors
  • Ability to work both independently and within a cross-functional team to prioritize and coordinate multiple competing tasks
  • Good knowledge of GPP and ICMJE guidelines and the medical publications process. ISMPP CMPP qualification is a plus
  • Ability to use various software programs such as the Microsoft office suite, endnote (or similar), Adobe Illustrator and/or other graphics applications 
  • Knowledge of an electronic publication management system (e.g. PubStrat/Datavision) is a plus
  • Results driven attitude and good time management skills
  • A team player who openly shares knowledge and expertise 
  • A sense of humor is a must

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-Basel Area
Country: Switzerland
Business Area:  Publications Department
Schedule: Fulltime
Job Type: Permanent
Job ID: 3555


At Idorsia, we harness the power of difference, authenticity, and inclusion to achieve business success.
We encourage all potential candidates with diverse backgrounds of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, and disability to submit their job applications. All applicants will receive consideration.
We are committed to fostering respect, fairness, and equal opportunities for all job applicants and our employees.

Please be informed that if you are selected for this position, your employment will be subject to a pre-employment background screening process, of which you would be informed in greater detail in due course.

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