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Sr. Medical Writer

South San Francisco, California

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The Position

Genentech is seeking a Senior Medical Writer to join the Early Clinical Development organization to develop high-quality, scientifically accurate medical communications materials for dissemination to a variety of audiences. The ideal candidate is a clear and precise writer, detail-oriented, driven, independent, and able to respond quickly to evolving needs. Responsibilities include:

  • Draft and edit peer-reviewed publications (manuscripts) and conference materials (abstracts, posters, slide presentations)

  • Lead publication implementation teams consisting of internal stakeholders and external collaborators to ensure the timely development, review, and publication of documents

  • Critically analyze complex data and information and collaborate with clinical, medical, and biostatistics/content owners on data analysis, description, and presentation

  • Execute literature searches, synthesize findings and prepare summaries for internal distribution

  • Conduct, manage and facilitate the publication review and submission process, which includes distribution for review to internal and external stakeholders, collation and adjudication of comments, collection of conflicts of interest information, and final approvals

  • Ensure that publication development and all materials produced are in compliance with current relevant guidelines, including but not limited to the ICMJE and GPP3, as well as Genentech policies and procedures


  • Advanced level scientific degree (MS, PharmD, MD, PhD)

  • Minimum of 5 years of medical writing/editing, publication management in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry, with experience in oncology and immunology

  • Experience in the implementation of publication plans in support of molecule teams preferred

  • Must demonstrate a high-quality writing style in the English language and have the ability to independently analyze and synthesize data from a broad range of disciplines

  • Proficient in scientific and clinical, peer reviewed writing, editing, reviewing and submission of abstracts, posters, oral presentations, manuscripts and reviews with different audiences

  • Strong Google Suite (Gdocs, Gsheets, Gslides) and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) skills required; graphic layout and design experience using Adobe Creative Suite/Creative Cloud (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)

  • Proficient in literature searches, their analyses, and evaluation

  • Exceptional organizational and project planning skills with particular attention to detail

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate and work in a cross-functional environment with a wide range of people to achieve results

  • Dynamic, self-starter with strong influential skills and adaptable to change


    Who We Are

    Genentech, a member of the Roche group and founder of the biotechnology industry, is dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. To solve the world's most complex health challenges, we ask bigger questions that challenge our industry and the boundaries of science to transform society. Our transformational discoveries include the first targeted antibody for cancer and the first medicine for primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

    Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. We believe that by championing diversity of background, thought and experience, we can foster a sense of belonging and provide an environment where every employee feels valued, included, and able to contribute their best for the patients we serve. We’re focused on attracting, retaining, developing and advancing our people to their full potential by rewarding bold ways of thinking and integrating inclusive behaviors into every aspect of our work.

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