Medical Writer (Scientific Communications)

Your Remote US Home Office /
General Administration – R&D Clinical /
/ Remote
General Description
Serving as a link among key functions, the Scientific Communications Medical Writer ensures that critical information is communicated with clarity, precision, and accessibility. By interpreting clinical study results and collaborating with HCPs (e.g., study investigators, physicians, KOLs) and cross-functionally with Clinical Research, Regulatory Affairs, R&D, Marketing and other groups, the Scientific Communications Medical Writer will work to prepare journal manuscripts and conference proceedings (e.g., abstracts and presentations), to support product development and marketing. The Scientific Communications Medical Writer may contribute to tracking medical writing documents,
developing templates, and training new staff. This position is open to well-qualified candidates throughout the US.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
• Prepare abstracts and presentations for submission and presentation at conferences.
• Engage in scientific writing and/or edit manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed
journals to achieve publication goals.
• Develop and cultivate strong relationships with academic institutions, physicians, KOLs,
hospitals, and scientific societies/associations to facilitate scientific communication efforts.
• Contribute to the preparation of clinical data for analysis and report writing.
• Keep current and conduct literature searches for relevant disease states and maintain the
clinical literature library.
• Attend relevant medical and scientific conferences to synthesize and disseminate the
• Lead cross-functional project reviews and serve as a subject matter expert on clinical study
teams to create timelines for completing of medical writing documents.
• Lead cross-functional project reviews and serve as core team member on clinical study
• Adhere to the Company’s Quality Management System (QMS) as well as domestic and
global quality system regulations, standards, and procedures. *
• Understands relevant security, privacy and compliance principles and adheres to the
regulations, standards, and procedures that are applicable to the Company. *
• Ensure other members of the department follow the QMS, regulations, standards, and
• Perform other work-related duties as assigned.
*Indicates an essential function of the role

Position Qualifications
Minimum education and experience:
• Bachelor's degree in a scientific or health-related discipline is required with 3+ years of
experience as a Medical Writer in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry or 5+ years of
experience in clinical/scientific research, nursing, or an equivalent combination of education
and experience.
• Willingness and ability to travel up to 20%.

Additional Qualifications:
• Advanced degree highly desired.
• Medical device, pharmaceutical, biotech, or other regulated industry experience desired.
• A background in the cardiovascular space is highly desired.
• A passion for clarity in written expression.
• A style that is equally comfortable working independently and as part of a team.
• A body of work that demonstrates outstanding writing skills.
• High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
• Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize assignments while handling various
projects simultaneously.
• Familiarity with laws, regulations, standards, and guidance governing the conduct of clinical
studies a plus Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize assignments while
handling various projects simultaneously.

Annual Base Salary Range:  $100,747 - $149,157
We offer a competitive compensation package plus a benefits and equity program, when applicable.
Individual total compensation will vary based on factors such as qualifications, skill level, competencies, and work location.
What We Offer:
• A collaborative teamwork environment where learning is constant and performance is rewarded
• The opportunity to be part of the team that is revolutionizing the treatment of some of the world's most devastating diseases
• A generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; a 401(k) match; and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Penumbra, Inc., headquartered in Alameda, California, is a global healthcare company focused on innovative therapies. Penumbra designs, develops, manufactures and markets novel products and has a broad portfolio that addresses challenging medical conditions in markets with significant unmet need. Penumbra sells its products to hospitals and healthcare providers primarily through its direct sales organization in the United States, most of Europe, Canada and Australia, and through distributors in select international markets. The Penumbra logo is a trademark of Penumbra, Inc.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

If you reside in the State of California, please also refer to Penumbra’s Privacy Notice for California Residents.
For additional information on Penumbra’s commitment to being an equal opportunity employer, please see Penumbra's AAP-Policy-Statement.