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Medical Writer Consultant

Sage Therapeutics
Working from Home
Start date
Mar 8, 2023

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Clinical, Clinical Documentation, Medical Writing
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

General Scope and Summary

SAGE Therapeutics is searching for a creative, resourceful, integrative thinker for a contract role that is responsible for supporting the Medical Writing team with planning and preparing clinical and regulatory documents (protocol, CSR, IB, clinical sections clinical trial and marketing authorization applications, periodic annual reports, etc.) according to company guidelines and international governmental regulations. This position will function under the guidance and direction of the head of the Medical Writing department. The successful candidate will be an independent, proactive medical writer with experience working in a clinical development environment.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Interact with colleagues from various functional areas in Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Medical Science, Medical Affairs, Regulatory, and Program Management as necessary to assist the MW team with planning and preparation of high quality clinical and regulatory documents, including protocols, study reports, investigator brochures, etc., according to company and agency guidelines in order to support drug development under strict timelines.

  • Work effectively with company document management system and related tools, templates, and procedures in order to ensure efficient production and publishing of documents and dossiers.

  • Function as an integral part of the Medical Writing team, which includes external vendors.

  • Help ensure a consistent style of presentation of documents to maintain quality and ease of review.

  • Perform quality control (QC) review of clinical study reports and other submissions written by other medical writers.

  • Keep management informed on progress documents and other project related information.

  • Assist management in projecting resources and perform administrative duties as requested.

  • Contribute to the design and maintenance of templates/standards for protocols/reports in accordance with ICH guidelines and medical writing best practices.

  • Collaborate with and support the department leadership to ensure continuous improvement and high standards for quality and productiveness.

Experience, Education and Specialized Knowledge and Skills

Must thrive working in a fast-paced, innovative environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to develop important relationships with key stakeholders, and good conflict management and negotiation skills.

  • Experience as a medical writer, or equivalent, and presenting relevant specialist qualifications; Bachelors degree in a clinical, scientific, or industry-related discipline is strongly encouraged.

  • Working knowledge of ICH and US regulatory requirements is required; working knowledge of other ex-US regulatory requirements is desired.

  • Working knowledge of drug development, clinical research, study design, biostatistics, pharmacokinetics, the regulatory environment, and medical terminology.

  • Familiarity with the requirements for preparation of key clinical and regulatory documents.

  • Documented excellence in advanced features of Microsoft Word and ability to work effectively with a document management system.

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team in a cross-cultural, geographically dispersed environment.

  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability, sense of urgency, and ability to prioritize tasks, work simultaneously on multiple projects, and independently complete high-quality documents according to tight timelines.

  • Experience in successfully resolving conflicting editorial opinions expressed by team members.

  • Strong team player that has a customer service approach and is solution-oriented.

  • Attention to detail and the ability to work individually, within a multi-disciplinary team, as well as with external partners and vendors.

  • Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Embrace our core values: Put People First, Improve Lives, Cultivate Curiosity, Do Right, and Forge New Pathways.

  • Excitement about the vision.



Sage is a biopharmaceutical company committed to developing novel therapies with the potential to transform the lives of people with debilitating disorders of the brain. We are pursuing new pathways with the goal of improving brain health, and our depression, neurology and neuropsychiatry franchise programs aim to change how brain disorders are thought about and treated. Our mission is to make medicines that matter so people can get better, sooner.

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