Alexion Pharmaceuticals Senior Manager, Medical Writing in Boston, Massachusetts

Position Summary

This position is accountable for the timely preparation of high quality, regulatory-compliant clinical document deliverables for Alexion. This position will support the medical writing (WM) activities for one or more clinical programs. This position will function with moderate supervision.

The scope of this position includes the writing, document management, and development support for clinical study-related documentation including, but not limited to, clinical study protocols, Investigator’s Brochures, and clinical study reports; and to collaborate with cross-functional teams to write and development other IND/CTA or global regulatory submission documents.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Authors or provides authoring support for clinical documents and other assigned tasks within established timelines, with highest quality in terms of scientific content, organization, clarity, accuracy, format, consistency, and adherence to regulatory and internal guidelines, styles, and processes. Clinical document types include clinical study protocols, clinical study reports, Investigator’s Brochures and updates, and other IND/CTA or global regulatory submission documents

  • Supports development and implementation of strategy for writing and completion of high quality clinical documents

  • Manages the writing and completion of documents and other assigned tasks within established timelines (editing and QC) and with highest quality in terms of scientific content, organization, clarity, accuracy, format, consistency, and adherence to regulatory and internal guidelines, styles, and processes.

  • Actively supports clinical project team(s), alone or in collaboration with other MWs, and takes responsibility for timely and accurate MW deliverables, negotiating timelines as necessary.

  • Participates with other MW team members to develop and support process and standards to be implemented, and takes responsibility for execution across cross functional teams.

  • Maintains adherence to uniform processes and standards in partnership with statistical, clinical, regulatory, and pharmacovigilance colleagues.

  • Develops effective collaborations with other functional lines in Alexion.

  • Ensures consistent support and implementation of MW standards.

  • Reviews, edits, and ensures quality of documents or sections of documents prepared by other writers (internal or contractors) or functional area representatives as required and ensures adherence to standards.

  • Ensures that all activities are conducted in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements.

Essential Qualifications

  • MS degree in life sciences or equivalent required

  • 3-5 years medical writing experience or other relevant pharmaceutical industry experience

    combined with scientific and regulatory knowledge
  • Demonstrated writing capability for scientific or clinical documents, (eg, clinical study protocols and clinical study reports, Investigator’s Brochures

  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills

  • Demonstrated project management, problem solving, organizational, and negotiating skills

  • Agile learner and ability to work independently while seeking advice as required

  • Familiarity with global regulatory requirements and ICH/GCP guidelines

  • Ability to establish excellent internal and external relationships, including alliance partners and vendors

  • Thrives in a team-based environment

  • Results- and compliance-driven and sets standard of excellence for self and others

  • Well-developed sense of ethics, responsibility, and respect for others

  • High level of flexibility and ability to innovate and adapt to changing conditions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in a relevant scientific/clinical/regulatory field preferred

  • Prior experience with clinical regulatory writing document types


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Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime – like a job where you have the extraordinary opportunity to change lives. At Alexion, such opportunities arise through our unwavering mission to serve patients and families affected by rare diseases. These patients are our guiding star, and we act with integrity, urgency, and discipline because we know their lives are at stake.

Alexion is a multinational biopharmaceutical company with approximately 2,500 dedicated employees serving patients in more than 50 countries through the innovation, development, and commercialization of life-changing therapies. As the global leader in complement biology, Alexion developed and commercializes the first and only approved complement inhibitor to treat patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), and anti-acetylcholine receptor (AchR) antibody-positive generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG). In addition, Alexion has two highly innovative enzyme replacement therapies for patients with life-threatening and ultra-rare metabolic disorders, hypophosphatasia (HPP) and lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D). Our research efforts focus on novel molecules and targets in the complement cascade, and our development efforts focus on our core therapeutic areas of hematology, nephrology, neurology, and metabolic disorders.

Alexion’s aspiration is to be the most rewarding place to work, where people are empowered to make a difference and where diversity of backgrounds and ideas is encouraged. We are looking for talented individuals who share our passion and commitment to change the lives of patients with rare diseases. We hope you will consider joining our team.

As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion is proud to offer a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Alexion, please visit

Alexion is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative action employer