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Senior Manager Medical Writing Publications

Company name
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical

Novato, CA, United States

Employment Type

Manager, Pharmaceutical, Editing, Writing

Posted on
Jan 06, 2021

Valid Through
Apr 21, 2021


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Why Join Us?

Be a hero for our rare disease patients

Ultragenyx is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to developing novel therapies for the treatment of rare and ultra-rare genetic diseases. The company has rapidly built a diverse portfolio of small molecule, monoclonal antibody, mRNA and gene therapy candidates with the potential to address debilitating genetic diseases for which the unmet medical need is high, the biology for treatment is clear, and for which there are typically no approved therapies treating the underlying disease.

Developing new treatments for rare genetic diseases is challenging work. It takes courage, talent, and dedication to look past the easy answers and uncover new solutions that can make a meaningful impact. At Ultragenyx we push each other to perform at our very best, because we never lose sight of our mission – to make a difference in our patients’ lives.

Come join our team during this exciting time of growth and opportunities! During the COVID-19 Outbreak we are committed to our hiring process. The health and safety of our employees and prospective employees take priority which means at this time our process will include WebEx video discussions, interviews & onboarding.

Position Summary


dedicated – Your biggest challenges yield rare possibilities

The Senior Manager, Medical Writing will be responsible for writing and coordinating the writing of peer-reviewed scientific publications, including distribution of work to contract medical writers or agencies as needed. This is an individual contributor position with team leadership responsibilities. The Senior Manager, Medical Writing will work closely with investigators and cross-functional teams to ensure the publications are high quality and completed in a timely fashion compliant with SOPs, Good Publication Practice guidelines, and company goals. The core duties of the Senior Manager, Medical Writing are delineated below.

Responsibilities including, but not limited to:

Interact with external authors and key internal stakeholders to develop high-quality publications (manuscripts, abstracts, posters, slide presentations) for peer-reviewed journals and scientific congresses.

Liaise closely with the Publication Planner to ensure alignment with timelines and data communication plans

Ensure smooth and effective document management from initial outline to published version

Distill large amounts of clinical and scientific data into essential elements for graphical display

Partner with the lead author to oversee document review, comment adjudication, and version control

Perform literature-based research to support writing activities

Develop best practices for authoring and reviewing

May attend and provide support at Scientific Congresses


BS, MS, or doctorate in a scientific or medical field

2 to 5 years publications experience in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry preferred

In-house experience strongly preferred

Demonstrated experience analyzing and communicating scientific data in peer-reviewed scientific publications; knowledge of publication guidelines (i.e., ICMJE, GPP3) and best practices

Demonstrated experience in medical writing, editing, and clinical development

Strong leadership, planning, and project management skills, along with initiative and ability to be productive with minimal supervision and minimal administrative support

Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple high priority projects

Proven ability to implement medical writing processes and standards

Exceptional oral and written communication skills

Understands and effectively responds to multicultural communication styles and business practices with alliance partners and internal colleagues

Flexible; adapts work style to meet organization needs

Strong organizational abilities and experience in a multitasking environment

Motivated, self-directed, and able to work autonomously and in team settings to meet aggressive organizational goals

Dedication to quality and reliability

Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Illustrator, GraphPad Prism); graphics expertise a plus

Ability to build and maintain effective partnerships, both internally and externally

Holds self and others accountable for adherence to high ethical standards; adopts and maintains the utmost integrity and respect for colleagues at all levels

Rare disease experience and a strong understanding of bone disease or metabolic genetics preferred


Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital and veteran status. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities and for qualified disabled veterans in job application procedures, as required by applicable law. If you have any difficulty using our online application system and need an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact Talent Acquisition by calling: (415) 483-8800 or by emailing us at

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