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Sr. Medical Writer

Depomed, Inc.

Newark, CA
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Full time
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Medical Doctor
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Job Description

City Newark
State California [CA]
Title Sr. Medical Writer
Job ID 964XX
Date Added 6/26/2017
Department Medical Affairs


Primarily responsible for researching, writing and editing scientific publications as well as educational documents and medical information standard responses to support Depomed’s products. May assist in the development and formatting of clinical presentations and posters. Also responsible for interacting successfully with other departments and external service providers to ensure the timely development, review and publication of documents.

•Work closely with external authors and internal cross-functional areas to develop high-quality manuscripts and review articles for peer-reviewed journals as well as abstracts, posters, and slide presentations for scientific congresses and internal use
•Assist in publication plans and strategic direction for scientific congress planning teams
•Liaise as needed with medical directors, biostatisticians, safety experts, and health economists as well as external opinion leaders, investigators, authors and journal editors
•May prepare/edit standard response letters and FAQ’s and acts as lead in the development and updating of these documents.
•Oversee the work of freelancers and vendors
•Perform QC review of existing documents or parts of documents

•Develops strong internal relationships with the R&D organization
•Takes responsibility for managing day-to-day workload for assigned tasks and projects, in collaboration with senior staff
•Keeps abreast of current data, trends, medical knowledge, developments and advances in the Pain Therapy space


•MS, PHD, PharmD or MD degree
•Minimum 3 years relevant medical writing experience, focused on publications, for a biotech/pharmaceutical, medical communications agency or CRO
•Experience in CNS and/or Pain Therapy areas a plus

•Therapeutic Area Knowledge
•Strategic Thinking
•Relationship Building

•Sitting: 90%
•Standing and Walking: 10%
•Able to communicate with individuals utilizing a phone requiring ability to hear and speak effectively

About Us

Depomed, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat pain and other central nervous system conditions. Founded in 1995, Depomed has successfully executed on strategy of acquiring, integrating and growing differentiated therapeutic products and building each into a strong market presence. The result is a broad portfolio of pain and neurology specialty pharmaceuticals currently comprised of five FDA-approved products. These include Gralise® for the management of Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN), Cambia® for the acute treatment of migraine attacks, Zipsor® for the relief of mild to moderate acute pain, Lazanda® for the management of breakthrough pain in cancer patients and our most recent addition, the company’s flagship asset, the NUCYNTA® franchise.

Acquired in April 2015 and re-launched in June 2015, the NUCYNTA franchise includes NUCYNTA® ER for the extended management of pain, including neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and NUCYNTA® for immediate management of moderate to severe acute pain in adults.

Depomed also has successfully developed and licensed its unique drug-delivery technology, Acuform®. This patented oral-delivery technology allows for the targeted, extended release of pharmaceutical compounds into the upper gastrointestinal tract. The company’s Acuform technology is currently being used in four marketed drugs, including Gralise.

Depomed’s successful execution on strategy and has resulted in solid product revenue growth over the past three years. Located in Newark, California in the East Bay of San Francisco, Depomed is listed on the NASDAQ market under the ticker DEPO and employs approximately 500 people, of which approximately 350 are part of the Commercial organization.