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Principal Medical Writer (all genders)


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.


United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility. Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life. Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe.


Your role: As Principal Medical Writer you will lead the Medical Writing effort for global programs. The role leads independantly MW deliverables, such as Protocols, Clinical Study Reports, IBs, Briefing Books, Clinical Summaries, Pediatric Plans, responses to authorities, etc. and ensure alignment of messaging. You act as the Lead Writer for clinical sections of eCTDs for global market approval and represent the department on clinical teams, lead document-related meetings, review statistical analysis plans.

The role contributes to overall project management and cross-functional working groups to facilitate efficient development and finalization of regulatory documents for submission and provides document strategy and resource needs for an indication/program. The Principal Medical writer oversees work of vendors supporting program deliverables and attends governance meetings for protocol discussions. The role proactively contributes to development and implementation of MW best practices and improvements. We are calculating travel up to 10% for this role. 


Who you are:

  • Minimum BS in a scientifc or writing discipline; MS or PhD preferred
  • Minimum 3 years related experience
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Strong Clinical Trial Development knowledge
  • Thorough understanding of drug development and strategy for regulatory submissions
  • Shows innovation and ability to implement change
  • Expert in Word/Adobe/Electronic document management systems
  • Location: Europe or USA



What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!


Curious? Chat with one of our curious minds on our interactive Q&A platform and catch a glimpse of our people, values, and culture.  You can also apply and find more information at


If you would like to know more about what diversity, equity, and inclusion means to us, please visit

Job Requisition ID:  250040
Location:  Darmstadt
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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