Senior Medical Writer - Medical Devices - Galway - IRELAND

  • Job Reference: NET - 175793
  • Date Posted: 29 June 2019
  • Recruiter: Headhunt International
  • Location: Galway
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Salary Benefits package negotiable
  • Sector: Education, Engineering, Doctors
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

A Major Medical Devices Company in Galway, Ireland wish to a recruit a suitably qualified person for the following post:



Responsible for supporting the development and creation of clinical, scientific and regulatory documents in accordance with procedures, European Medical Device Regulations, and US FDA requirements. Also responsible for the maintenance of the related procedures, systems and processes. The primary focus will be on Clinical Evaluation Reports (CERs) and Summaries of Safety and Clinical Performance (SSCPs).

Main Duties/Responsibilities

Independently researches, prepares, writes, edits and reviews clinical evidence documents, e.g. CERs and SSCPs.
Conducts proofreading, editing, document formatting, review comment integration and document completion/approval activities.
Supports regulatory approval process through clinical evidence document formulation and responding to regulatory agency questions.
Manages and maintains the procedures, systems and processes required to meet regulatory requirements for clinical evidence documents and ensures they stay up-to-date based on guidance, regulation and feedback from regulators.
Collaborates with cross-functional teams to ensure high quality and successful project delivery.
Develops and maintains in-depth therapeutic and product operation knowledge; applies this knowledge to the development of well written clinical evidence documents.
Provides input to post-market surveillance and risk management activities.
Creates and manages schedule of deliverables.
Conducts training for medical writers, regulatory affairs and other functions, as needed.
May supervise or mentor other medical writers, as assigned.
Performs other duties and tasks, as required.


Demonstrate organisational values (Customer First, Achieving Excellence, Developing People, Flexibility and Integrity) in carrying out of all assigned responsibilities/tasks.

Education and/or experience equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in the medical, biological, physical or engineering disciplines and five years of medical writing experience, preferably with CERs.

Extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements relative to Clinical Evaluation Reports.
Proficient in searching medical literature and databases for clinical and technical information.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret regulations, technical standards, guidance documents, test reports, clinical and medical terminology, technical product information and complex documents.

Knowledge of U.S. FDA regulations, the Medical Devices Directive (93/42/EEC, as amended), EU Medical Device Regulation (2017/745) and ISO 13485 Quality System Standards.

Effective written and verbal communication skills in the area of technical/clinical applications.

Supervisory experience.

Strong command of medical and surgical terminology.

Working knowledge of statistics.

Self-motivated, self-directing, strong attention to detail and excellent time management skills.

Project management skills.

Demonstrated computer skills preferably spreadsheets, word processing, internet research and other applicable software programs.

REMUNERATION: Excellent Salary/Benefits Package on offer and negotiable


Please forward CV immediately to:

For informal enquiries, please phone Christy O'Hara on 087-9473404 and if outside Ireland 00353 87 9473404