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Director of Medical Writing - Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group

Eden Prairie, MN
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Director of Medical Writing - Telecommute(Job Number:697827)

Physician and Medical Director careers at UnitedHealth Group are anything but ordinary. We push ourselves and each other to find smarter solutions. The result is a culture of performance that's driving the health care industry forward. of seeing a handful of patients each day, your work may affect millions for years to come. Join us. And start doing your life's best work.(sm)


A Director of Medical Writing (DMW) in the Health Economics and Outcomes Research Division of Optum provides management and oversight of the medical writing team. The DMW will develop literature review proposals, design studies, and lead teams of writers in conducting the literature reviews and medical writing. The DMW will triage and delegate project work to the team and lead the establishment of standard operating procedures and quality assurance processes.


Primary Responsibilities:


Business development (30%) which may include (but are not limited to)

  • Lead proposal development and business development opportunities with clients
  • Respond to RFPs through developing the study objectives, design, methodology, timeline, and budget
  • Attend proposal meetings with clients

Provides scientific leadership and project management on all phases of a project (40%) which may include (but are not limited to)

  • Manages client relationships
  • Oversees internal project teams and manages study budgets and timelines
  • Mentors and trains project analysts who assist with literature reviews
  • Provide oversight on all published manuscripts, abstracts, posters, literature reviews, meta-analysis and regulatory documents

Management and oversight of medical writing team (30%) may include (but are not limited to)

  • Manages and evaluates performance of 5 or more direct reports
  • Develops standard operating procedures, checklists, and training materials
  • Triages and delegates project work to members of the writing team
  • Manages financial targets and team capacity

Job Health Economics and Outcomes
Primary Location US-MN-Eden Prairie
Other Location 
Organization LS - HEOR
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 1
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