ABBOTT LABORATORIES Medical Writer II Salary in the United States

How much does a Medical Writer II make at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States? The average salary for Medical Writer II at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States is $77,559 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $67,376 and $87,743. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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What does a Medical Writer II do at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES?

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Medical Writer II at Abbott Molecular in Des Plaines, IL

Primary Function:
Prepares technical documents to support both domestic and international regulatory submissions, market labeling, clinical labeling, troubleshooting guides, training aids, and customer communications for diagnostic assays and instruments. Incorporates text, graphs, charts, tables, statistical analyses, etc. in 
a clear and accurate manner.  Confirms that data are presented in a clear, complete, accurate, and concise manner.
 

Major Responsibilities:
Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.
Serves as the Medical Writing representative on product teams. Coordinates all activities related to the preparation and compilation of data and information into a single comprehensive package for new and revised domestic and international regulatory submissions, market labeling, clinical labeling, troubleshooting guides, training aids, and customer communications for diagnostic assays and instruments. Communicates deliverables needed and writing process to team members. Accesses resource needs as timelines progress, and communicates those needs to management.  Utilizes submission templates (if available) and format/style guidelines established by  Medical Writing.  Obtains relevant product data and information. Assesses accuracy of information.  Understands sources of information. Converts relevant product data and information into a form that meets submission requirements. Reviews, circulates, edits, assembles, inspects, and duplicates product submissions.  Uses ADD manufacturing/ testing documentation systems.  Determines format for submissions and documents.  Interprets data, and verifies that results are consistent with protocols.  Confirms completeness of information to be presented.  Confirms label and package insert claims  are supported by and consistent with data presented in the submissions.  Acts as interface to resolve issues and questions arising during writing process. Arranges and conducts review meetings with teams on submission and  related labeling.  Coordinates responses to inquiries, questions, and deficiencies received from submission reviewers both in the US and internationally.  Interprets and explains data generated from a variety of sources, including internal experiments, research documentation, charts, graphs, and tables. Explains the data in a manner consistent with the target audience and regulatory requirements.  May recommend and implement process improvements.  Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the Quality System.
 

Education:
Bachelor's degree in Science, Medical Technology, English, or equivalent experience.  American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) certification is desired, with a specialty in Editing/Writing or Pharmaceutical.

Background:

Minimum 2 years relevant professional experience, in a related area such as R&D, Technical Product Development, Quality, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Research, or Medical Writing.  1-4 years writing experience as a medical writer in the health care industry preferred.  1-4 years experience in experimental design and data interpretation preferred.  

Knowledge of AMD products desirable. Good written and oral communication skills. Superior attention to 
detail. Ability to find and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, consistency, clarity, and accuracy.  Fluent in word processing, flow diagrams and spreadsheets. Good working knowledge of personal computer software programs in Windows environment. Good communication, interpersonal, and team skills. Ability to critically review own work before sending out for internal/external review by team.  
 

Accountablility / Scope:
Drafts domestic and international regulatory submissions, market labeling, clinical labeling, troubleshooting guides, training aids, and customer communications for  new diagnostic assays and instruments. Coordinates activities with product development teams to ensure goals are met.  Expected to meet quality standards for accuracy and completeness.  Works independently with some supervision.  Assisted and directed by the Medical Writing Section Head, as needed.


 

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$67,376
$87,743
$77,559
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