Why Join Us?
Be a hero for our rare disease patients
Ultragenyx is a biopharmaceutical company committed to developing treatments for rare and ultra-rare diseases. Founded in 2010, the company has rapidly built a diverse portfolio of small molecule, monoclonal antibody, mRNA and gene therapy candidates with the potential to address debilitating genetic diseases for which the unmet medical need is high, the biology for treatment is clear, and for which there are no approved therapies.
Developing new treatments for rare genetic diseases is challenging work. It takes courage, talent, and dedication to look past the easy answers and uncover new solutions that can make a meaningful impact. At Ultragenyx we push each other to perform at our very best, because we never lose sight of our mission to make a difference in our patients' lives.
Come join our team during this exciting time of growth and opportunities!
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The Medical Writer is responsible for writing and overseeing the writing of peer-reviewed scientific publications, and other clinical and regulatory documents. This is an individual contributor position. The medical writer works closely with cross-functional teams to ensure the documents are high quality and completed in a timely fashion compliant with SOPs, Good Publication Practice, ICH/GCP/regulatory guidelines, and company goals. The core duties of the medical writer are delineated below.
Responsibilities including, but not limited to:
Interact with external authors and key internal stakeholders to develop high-quality publications (manuscripts, abstracts, posters, slide presentations) for peer-reviewed journals and scientific congresses.
Liaise closely with the Publication Planner to ensure alignment with timelines and data communication plans.
May write clinical study reports, investigator brochures, protocols, protocol amendments, and regulatory submission documents
May provide on-site scientific congress support
Communicate and collaborate with multiple functions across the organization
Act as a functional area representative on development subteams
Ensure smooth and effective document management from start to finish (i.e., generation of a blank document to a final approved version), which may include, but is not limited to: first draft authoring, reference retrieval, generating bibliographies, editing (e.g., follow house style guide), and managing various processes (e.g., reviews, QC, QA, formatting, publishing, document archiving, journal and congress submissions)
Distill large amounts of clinical and scientific data into essential elements for graphical display
Partner with the lead author to oversee document review and comment resolution meetings with cross-functional teams
Formulate key messages from clinical study data
Perform literature-based research to support writing activities
Develop and maintain templates and outlines for key documents
BS, MS, or doctorate in a scientific or medical field
Two+ years in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry preferred
Demonstrated experience analyzing and communicating scientific data in peer-reviewed scientific publications; knowledge of publication guidelines (i.e., ICMJE, GPP) and best practices
Demonstrated experience in medical writing, editing, and clinical development
Strong leadership, planning, and project management skills, along with initiative and ability to be productive with minimal supervision and minimal administrative support
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple high priority projects
Experience in rare or metabolic diseases a plus
Proven ability to implement medical writing processes and standards
Exceptional oral and written communication skills
Understands and effectively responds to multicultural communication styles and business practices with alliance partners and internal colleagues
Flexible; adapts work style to meet organization needs
Strong organizational abilities and experience in a multitasking environment
Motivated, self-directed, and able to work autonomously and in team settings to meet aggressive organizational goals
Dedication to quality and reliability
Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Power Point, Adobe Illustrator, figures and graphic design; Project and Visio a plus)
Ability to build and maintain effective partnerships, both internally and externally
Holds self and others accountable for adherence to high ethical standards; adopts and maintains the utmost integrity and respect for colleagues at all levels
Rare disease experience and a strong understanding of bone disease or metabolic genetics a plus
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We understand that diversity of thought, culture and background will help us do the best for our patients. We prohibit unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital and veteran status.
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