Lilly combines compassion with knowledge to improve people’s lives all across the world. We are a leader in healthcare with our corporate office in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 people worldwide seek to enhance the understanding and treatment of disease, research and deliver life-changing medications to those who need them, and give back to our communities via volunteerism and philanthropy. We put people first and offer our all to our work. We’re seeking for folks who are committed to improving people’s lives all across the world.
Position: Medical Affairs – Medical Writing
Position title/level may vary by site or geographic location
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
1. Bachelor’s degree in a scientific, health, communications, technology health related field.
2. Demonstrated experience in technical/ regulatory scientific writing.
3. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
4. Successful completion of writing exercise (a writing exercise is required as part of the candidate evaluation process)
Other Information/Additional Preferences:
1. Graduate degree with formal research component or in life sciences.
2. Demonstrated mastery of verbal and written English skills in the medical, scientific or technical writing fields.
3. Clinical pharmacology, therapeutic area, or other medical and scientific specific knowledge and experience specific to hiring area (e.g., neuroscience, oncology, cardiovascular, immunology or endocrine expertise).
4. Experience writing regulatory, clinical trial documents and/or publications
5. Experience writing deliverables for Medical Affairs communications (slide decks, patient or HCP materials, etc)
6. Experience in clinical development, clinical trial process or regulatory activities.
7. Demonstrated project management and time management skills.
8. Demonstrated high-level end-user computer skills (e.g., word processing, tables and graphics, spreadsheets, presentation and templates).
Scientific data and information are core assets of Lilly. Providing balanced, objective, and accurate information to regulators, the scientific community, health care professionals, payers, and patients in a consistent and timely fashion across the entire drug development lifecycle is fundamental to Lilly. As healthcare providers are deluged with data and are making choices in an increasingly complex and stressed health system, Lilly Medical Affairs is able to provide clear, credible answers that will set Lilly apart from its competitors. Medical Affairs’ mission is to make Lilly the preferred pharmaceutical partner in the healthcare community globally by leveraging its medical expertise to drive patient-centric answers and solutions. Medical Affairs (MA) brings deep medical expertise to healthcare providers and payers. MA focuses on answering their questions with customized clinical and real-world evidence that can make the difference on if and how they use Lilly products. Additionally, MA brings clinical insights from customers back to the company to inform new product development and lifecycle planning. MA also supports patients with educational tools to help them manage their illness and with assistance to access our medicines for those facing tough financial situations. The MA content development team will be key in maintaining and creating content to support Medical Affairs activities such as:
a. Internal Training Slides
b. Manuscript Slides
c. Data Slides
d. Newsletters/ bulletin
e. QR Compendium
f. Affiliate Regional Slides
g. HCP & patient education material
h. Advisory board slides
i. Competitive landscape slides
j. Image sourcing, image redraws
l. MQAD (Medical Questions Analysis Document)
This job description is intended to provide a general overview of the job requirements at the time it was prepared. The job requirements of any position may change over time and may include additional responsibilities not specifically described in the job description. Consult with your supervision regarding your actual job responsibilities and any related duties that may be required for the position.
EMS (Executive Medical Summary)
1. Content Strategy and Execution: Document Preparation, Development and Finalization/Document Management
2. Effectively collect and evaluate data, information, and input from multiple sources, functions, and regions to create a cohesive content strategy for writing projects.
3. Plan (including organizing/preparing outlines), write (including first-draft authoring), edit, review, coordinate, and complete the regulatory documents supporting clinical development/product registration.
4. Conduct effective document initiation meeting to ensure authoring team alignment and understanding.
5. Build scientific-based rationale that support the purpose of more complex and/or strategic documents.
6. Ensure data are presented in a clear, complete, accurate, and concise manner.
7. Ensure that key data, statements and conclusions are consistent across related documents, and that statements and conclusions are integrated, accurate, balanced and supported by appropriate data.
8. Coordinate expert/scientific reviews, collate reviewer’s comments, adjust content of document as required based on internal/external input, and prepare final version.
9. Ensure and coordinate quality checks for accuracy.
10. Exhibit flexibility in moving across development and preparation of multiple document types.
11. Influence or negotiate change of timelines and content with other team members.
12. Work with internal and external experts to develop and prepare presentations.
13. As needed, may build and manage relationships with vendors/alliance partners.
Project and Stakeholder management
1. Lead the writing process and apply effective project management skills to ensure timely completion of high-quality regulatory documents.
2. Build/communicate credible writing project timelines.
3. Anticipate and mitigate risks to delivery
4. Work with teams and stakeholders to ensure smooth and timely development of documents and escalate issues, as appropriate, to ensure document completion.
5. Effectively communicate project status to stakeholders
Knowledge and Skills Development
1. Maintain and enhance therapeutic area knowledge including disease state and compound(s) for assigned project(s).
2. Exhibit flexibility in moving across document types, therapeutic areas, and compounds, depending on project assignment.
3. Maintain and enhance knowledge of regulatory guidelines and publication guidelines.
4. Possess overarching view of compound, therapeutic area, and external environment (including competitors) with ability to participate effectively in clinical planning, submission strategy planning, customer regulatory responses, and/or current awareness literature updates and reviews.
5. Maintain and enhance the scientific communications skills to align with the audience needs and with the changes in technology and platforms.
1. Provide coaching to others by sharing technical information, giving guidance, answering questions.
2. Recognized for technical expertise in specific document development.
3. Network with others (including other functions and regions) to identify and share best practices.
4. Contribute to process improvements, suggesting opportunities where appropriate.
5. Provide database and other tool (e.g., document management systems) expertise.