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Pfizer Manager, Medical Writing in Groton, Connecticut


  • The Medical Writer (Manager) creates documents pertaining to clinical studies and regulatory interactions, including (but not limited to) protocols, clinical study reports, briefing documents, clinical summaries for marketing applications, and responses to queries from regulatory authorities.

  • Understands the principles of scientific writing, writing with the audience in mind, and conveying messages in a clear and concise manner. Analyzes, interprets, and distills data and other information to create documents.

  • Applies comprehensive knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements and corporate policies to assess document requirements and identify information gaps or other potential issues. Takes appropriate risks to resolve any identified issues.

  • Is facile with innovative problem solving


  • Independently authors moderately complex documents compliant with relevant internal processes and standards as well as external regulatory guidance.

  • Manages all aspects of document development process. Collaborates with project teams, subject matter experts, and quality lines to ensure clear, factual, effective, and appropriately concise presentation of analyses and associated discussions in assigned documents.

  • Contributes to decision making about data presentation strategies to support advance planning of documents. Engages early with project teams and subject matter experts to plan and review tables, listings, and figures for assigned documents.

  • Develops and maintains project timelines. Delivers assigned documents on or before deadline, alerting project teams and line management in a timely manner of any anticipated delays, information gaps, or potential shortcomings in quality.

  • Communicates Medical Writing's position on resource and timeline needs for assigned documents to project team members.

  • Identifies potential areas for process improvements and possible solutions and communicates them to line management or appropriate functional line.


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in a life science discipline.

  • BS/BA +5 years, MS/MA +3 years, PhD +0 years of experience in medical writing or related field.

  • Understanding of the role of each member of cross-functional team.

  • Ability to collaborate successfully with all levels and roles in cross-functional, global teams.

  • Ability to manage documents of simple complexity and/or limited variety.

  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively under pressure, with strong organizational and project management skills.

  • Adapts to change as needed.

  • Ability to communicate with teams to set realistic timeline expectations and then monitor, communicate progress/issues, and deliver against milestones.

  • Ability to identify complex problems that require management or cross-functional input for resolution in timely manner

  • Chooses between multiple options to resolve moderately complex problems that impact project completion.

  • Excellent interpersonal, active listening, and influencing skills; establishes and maintains professional and productive working relationships with team members.

  • Ability to collaborate with other medical writers across therapeutic areas for template or medical writing process creation/improvement.

  • Extensive knowledge of the Pfizer Global Style Guide and all relevant SOPs (associated forms and work instructions) and process training that relate to medical writing deliverables and quality review of deliverables.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of Pfizer business divisions and interrelationships between them.

  • Engages in continuous learning; shows commitment to being familiar with new regulations and industry standards, new technology, and new processes that impact Medical Writing.

  • Familiarity with global regulatory guidance (especially ICH, FDA, and EMA) relevant to clinical and safety data.

  • Basic understanding of the drug development process.

  • Basic understanding of medical concepts of the disease and approaches to current standard treatments.

  • Analytic skills. Ability to examine data and formulate reasonable hypotheses.

  • Oral presentation skills. Strong oral presentation skills, including ability to present and explain data analyses.

  • Language skills. High fluency in spoken and written English.

  • Knowledge of how to use publicly available databases (eg, PubMed, DailyMed, FDA, and EMA sources and guidelines) for literature and information mining to support document content and how to cite such information appropriately.

  • Able to interpret analyses of data supporting regulatory/clinical documents and to summarize in clearly written text with guidance from team members.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word (above average knowledge) and other relevant software (eg, PowerPoint, Excel).


  • Advanced degree (MS/MA/PhD) is preferred.

  • Prior experience with document management systems and collaboration software (including cloud-based systems) and co-authoring principles is preferred.


  • Position located at GPD site or remote work location. Primarily an office-based position involving computer work, attending meetings, making presentations, participating in global conference calls that accommodate time zones.

  • Ability to professionally communicate both verbally and in writing in English. Can discuss clinical data succinctly and accurately with cross-functional lines, scientific staff from a range of disciplines, and all levels of management


  • Some travel (5%) across GPD sites for face to face meetings, if necessary. Depending on location may need to accommodate global teleconference calls across different time zones.

Work Location Assignment:On premise/hybrid


The annual base salary for this position ranges from $88,300.00 to $147,100.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 12.5% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life's moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site - U.S. Benefits | (uscandidates.mypfizerbenefits.com). Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer. This position requires permanent work authorization in the United States.