Medical Writer-Literature Search Coordinator

Plymouth, MN United States
Jan 19, 2018
Jan 22, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Company Medtronic
Job Title Medical Writer-Literature Search Coordinator
JobId 39229
Location: Plymouth, MN, 55446, USA

Medical Writer-Literature Search Coordinator


Plymouth, Minnesota, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

1 day ago

**Position Description**

position is in the Aortic Peripheral Vascular (APV) Business Unit, which
is one of the fastest growing businesses in the entire Medtronic portfolio. The
APV product portfolio contains life-saving technologies for the abdominal and
thoracic aorta and innovative endovascular treatments for the peripheral
vasculature (arteries and veins) that significantly improve the quality of life
for patients.

TheMedical Writer – Literature Search Summary Specialistis
responsible for the preparation of documents that support the clinical
regulatory submission or publication needs of assigned therapeutic areas and/or
products. This position is the owner of
the APV literature search process and is responsible for designing
conducting comprehensive literature searches, analyzing the results and
summarizing relevant literature. This
individual will develop maintain literature bibliographies for key
Medtronic therapeutic areas/products, assess current and competitive literature
and communicate to key scientific business stakeholders. The ideal candidate will possess advanced
scientific knowledge, analytical skills, extensive literature search experience
and a demonstrated medical writing skill set.

the position will be based in/near Minneapolis, MN or Santa Rosa, CA, but
working remote can be considered for the right candidate. The position will require occasional travel;
volume will be dependent on candidate’s location.


+ Collaborate with the APV medical writingteam to identify literature search and summary timelines for clinicalregulatory documents and scientific publications.

+ Design literature searches using relevantkey words, execute literature searches in collaboration with the MedtronicKnowledge Center, review literature, and analyze results.

+ Write literature summaries that contributeto Clinical Evaluation Reports (CERs), post-market surveillance reports,clinical study reports, annual clinical trial progress reports, clinical trialprotocols, and scientific publications.

+ Develop and maintain an accessible repository for relevant Medtronic andcompetitive literature, including journal articles, abstracts, andpresentations as requested by the Medical Writing Manager and ScientificCommunication Managers.

+ Develop and maintain literature bibliographies bybusiness. Create alerts on keybusiness-related topics, scan literature identified in alerts, and immediatelycommunicate critical points to business and scientific stakeholders.

+ Maintain improve the APV literature search process tobest meet stakeholder needs. Educatestakeholders on the process to ensure literature searches summaries areexecuted accurately effectively.

+ Develop, track and report on metrics related to APV literaturesearch summary services to the Medical Writing Manager, Director ofScientific Communications and other key business partners.

+ Follow the Medtronic Code of Conduct, the ScientificCommunication Department Operating Procedures, and the ICMJE, GPP3, and ADVAMEDguidelines.

**Basic Qualifications**

+ Master of Science with 3+ years of experience orBachelor of Science with 5+ years of experiencein performing literature searches in Pubmed and otherrelevant platforms

+ Experience in literature identification and analysis

**Nice to Have**

+ PhD or PharmD with 2+ years of relevant experience

+ Demonstrated scientific writing experience

+ Knowledge of clinical research methodology, tools, processes and regulations

+ Ability to critically analyze and interpret scientific data

+ Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite software, Adobe software, and EndNote Reference software

+ Attention to detail

+ Ability to independently coordinate and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously

+ Ability to build and foster relationships key business stakeholders, team members and cross-functional partners.

+ Prefer candidate with experience in medical device, bio-techand pharmaceutical industry

+ Highly motivated and capable of comprehending large amountsof scientific content, which is then communicated in a clear, concise fashion.

+ Advanced presentation and computer skills


we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits

what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore

and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow

than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations -

we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to

universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the


above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work
being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an
exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this
position. The physical demands described within the Day in the Life section of
this job description are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions

this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all
persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical
or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status
with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic
protected by federal, state or local law. In

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