Scientific and Medical Writing Manager Vaccines

Basic qualifications:

Degree in Science

5+ years experience in Scientific Writing in a clinical setting within the pharmaceutical industry or other related industry

Preferred qualifications:

  • PhD in Science
  • Demonstrated understanding of complex scientific information & skills to communicate information to various target audiences
  • Demonstrated knowledge of written and spoken English, good presentation skills
  • Demonstrated experience in multicultural settings, diverse environments with respect to dynamics of human interaction
  • Project and people management skills
  • Highly effective communication and negotiation skills
  • Strategic skills with strong planning and organizational skills
  • Developed leadership, strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under deadlines and manage conflicts of priorities
  • Ability to understand and simplify complex situations
  • Ability to establish networks and engage stakeholders and ability to work with remote teams


We are seeking a Scientific and Medical Writing Manager for our new U.S. R&D Center in Rockville, Maryland. You will have an opportunity to help develop/shape/build a new organization and site, and help establish a new culture comprising some of the best scientific minds in vaccine research. Come deliver the GSK Vaccines strategy by driving vaccine R&D projects through innovation, collaboration, cutting edge science, exceptional people, and end-to-end quality performance.

  • Define Scientific Writing strategy, aligned with CEG & Research and Development Centers
  • Ensure realistic planning (including stakeholder alignment) for high quality clinical/regulatory documentation for vaccine programs
  • Provide leadership to set direction and drive Scientific Writing priorities to strategic, process and operational business needs for Research and Development Centers.
  • Leading across other Vaccine functions and GSK divisions to implement solutions for new regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Build capability to meet the changing business and compliance environment by identifying opportunities to increase support through strengthening transversal collaboration within Development (lead in cross-functional boards/committees (IMT/CRDB), promote best practices, continuous improvement, facilitate knowledge transfer and sharing lessons learned, identification and escalation of risks … etc).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define & implement Scientific Writing strategy to drive the content and timely production of high quality clinical/regulatory documentation for competitive delivery of our pipeline
  • Promote a culture of agility, reliability and efficiency to create trust with stakeholders and unique value for Science Writing within Development
  • Create a culture of empowerment and accountability
  • Scientific Writing representative providing strategic input on cross functional platforms
  • Identify and mitigate risks (e.g., ensuring adequate resources to support projects, through prioritization, third party partners etc)
  • Build capability (e.g., develop high professional science writing experts from diverse cultural backgrounds both in-house third party partners)
  • Risk assessment, management monitoring, performance management (ensure on-time delivery with quality and timely mitigation or escalation of risks)
  • Simplification (e.g., set direction for implementation of global procedures and policies for Vaccines Clinical R&D writing activities, including needs for development and improvement of processes and capability building.
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