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Manager Nonclinical Writer/Editor

Boston, Massachusetts


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Manager Nonclinical Writer/Editor

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Job ID R0012019 Date posted 09/10/2019 Location Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda.  Join us as a Scientific Writer/Editor, Nonclinical in our Cambridge office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Scientific Writer/Editor, Nonclinical working on the Nonclinical Writing and Documentation team, you will be empowered to successfully write and edit nonclinical reports and act a project lead, and a typical day will include: 

Position Summary:

  • Independently edit and write nonclinical DMPK, DSRE, and pharmacology reports and author nonclinical Module 2 documents. . Provide guidance to junior editors.
  • Write draft documents. Guidance may be needed when editing or writing more complex or unusual documents.
  • Independently assess gaps in submission documentation, on the basis of regulatory requirements (eg, ICH M4, S9 versus M3). Independently propose solutions to address gaps.
  • Identify which data are critical to a submission, and use these data (from source documents, such as study reports and articles) to generate summary documents. Present the data in the format best suited to the summary document (eg, create tables and draft new text as best suits a given set of data). Able to summarize data into succinct and informative text, without losing accuracy. Assist manager with resource allocation and planning.
  • Act as project lead for nonclinical writing on projects of moderate scope (eg, IND). With guidance, lead more complex projects (eg, MAA).
  • Review work of junior editors, and provide training when required, assisting with their professional development. Balance workload among a small group of writers, either to support own projects or to support the work of the group as a whole. May take on a supervisory role for editors, vendors, and contractors. May be responsible, with supervision, for performance management and development of employees (small number of individual contributors) with coach and counsel.
  • Independently to resolve issues and inform manager of resolution


  • Bachelors degree w/6+ years pharma or related experience or PhD with 1-2 years pharma or related experience. Experience with drug development, regulatory submissions, and MS/PhD preferred.
  • Takeda provides equal employment [and affirmative action] opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs

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