Senior Associate Director / Associate Director, Medical Writing (Remote)

Senior Associate Director / Associate Director, Medical Writing (Remote)

***Candidate will be hired commensurate with the level and experience***


This individual functions as the submission lead by providing guidance on submission strategy, document development, issues related to content and organization of the documents, and overall project management. The incumbent also supports the Director, U.S. Medical Writing with departmental processes and Best Practices, assumes the responsibility for the preparation of documents supporting regulatory submissions, and reviews and evaluates the work product(s) of document contributors, including contract writers. In addition to also ensuring adherence to Company standards for training, quality, and compliance, the incumbent assists with developing project timelines, assessing resource needs for documents and submissions, and advises (associates and/or direct reports) on development planning while providing coaching, mentoring, and training guidance as needed.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies’ success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim’s high regard for our employees

Senior Associate Director

Duties & Responsibilities:

Developing assigned clinical documents and meeting team and regulatory timelines

Expert project management for trial and project teams

Document quality commensurate with current adherence to accepted standards, guidances, and Company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Staff development (0 to 5 Direct Reports; ISP writers/QC staff):

Recruits, develops, coaches, motivates team

Ensures team is well qualified and encourage further technical and personal skills development to support career progression

Coordination of the Medical Writing ISP model

Partners with key functions to support inspection readiness, audits, doing root-cause analysis and authoring CAPAs as needed.

Senior Associate Director


Advanced degree (e.g., MS, PhD, MD) from an accredited institution is preferable plus a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in Medical Writing, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry. Medical Writing certification (MWC) and other professional development certificates are also considered, as applicable.

The incumbent must have relevant medical/scientific knowledge together with medical writing technical understanding.

Medical writing and management expertise with a comprehensive understanding of the drug development and reporting process required for study reports, submission documents, and data transparency deliverables

Thorough knowledge of Good Publications Practices (GPP2) and Guidelines for Publications,

Solid understanding of regulatory requirements and ICH guidelines (including E3 and E6), and good knowledge of document management systems

Good knowledge of vendor processes, contracting, and best practices in outsourcing; ability to influence vendor improvements.

Demonstrated experience presenting to scientific and non-scientific audiences

Evidence of strong leadership, influencing, negotiation, project management and talent management skills

Efficient interpersonal communication skills in complex local and international, cross-functional matrix structures

Strong Project Management skills

Demonstrate Agility, Accountability and Intrapreneurship

Associate Director, Medical Writing


Executes medical writing activities for projects in accordance with applicable regulatory regulations and Boehringer-Ingelheim requirements under the supervision of the Sr Associate Director or Director of Medical Writing. Assumes primary responsibility for preparation of documents supporting major regulatory submissions and other documents as assigned, and assists the manager in coordinating and evaluating the activities of other contributors (including contract writers and CROs). Participates on relevant project teams and task forces, provides guidance on issues related to document preparation and production, and project- or therapeutic area-specific guidance related to content and organization of specific documents. Responsible to develop associates (development plans, training, coaching and mentoring, as appropriate).

Associate Director, Medical Writing


  • College degree plus a minimum of 6-8 years experience in medical writing, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry. Evidence of the skills necessary to manage submissions. Evidence of the skills to manage a group of 0-5 medical writers. Evidence of depth of knowledge in one of BIPI’s therapeutic areas desirable. Advanced degree (e.g. MS, PhD) or other related qualifications (eg, Pharm D, BSN) are desirable.
  • The incumbent must have relevant medical/scientific knowledge, project management skills, analytical skills, knowledge of drug development and regulatory requirements, excellent written communication skills, computer skills, and ability to work as part of a team. The above are necessary to provide the depth and breadth of understanding of drug development issues

Eligibility Requirements:

Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.

Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

Must be 18 years of age or older

Who We Are:

At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family owned company we focus on long term performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development for all employees is key because your growth is our growth.

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