Director - Medical Writer
Dexcom, Inc

San Diego, California

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

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About Dexcom

Founded in 1999, Dexcom, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXCM), develops and markets Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) systems for ambulatory use by people with diabetes and by healthcare providers for the treatment of people with diabetes. The company is the leader in transforming diabetes care and management by providing CGM technology to help patients and healthcare professionals better manage diabetes. Since the company's inception, Dexcom has focused on better outcomes for patients, caregivers, and clinicians by delivering solutions that are best in class - while empowering the community to take control of diabetes. Dexcom reported full-year 2022 revenues of $2.9B, a growth of 18% over 2021. Headquartered in San Diego, California, with additional offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the company employs over 8,000 people worldwide.

Meet the team:

At Dexcom, we are currently looking for a Director - Medical Writer! In this role, you will lead the development of strategic and tactical plans, execution of publications, and support in all aspects of medical communication activities within Dexcom's Medical Affairs department on a global level under the VP of Medical Affairs.

This position is full-time and open to remote work with flexibility to manage some travel.

Where you come in

  • You will lead and manage multiple direct reports with advanced degrees, and effectively manage multiple, diverse projects with minimal direction.
  • You will lead the production of high-quality written materials, including peer-reviewed manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and slide presentations, that support the advancement of novel science, engagement with key opinion leaders, and commercial activities of Dexcom proprietary technologies and business.
  • You will manage the overall development and approval process for assigned documents within timelines through content management systems (Veeva), including documentation generation, initiation of the review process, discussions on proposed revisions, and document completion in collaboration with other team members.
  • You will collaborate with regulatory affairs and lead the medical writing effort for Clinical Evaluation Reports.
  • You will develop and maintain standard operating procedures around publication, types of publications, publication strategy, authorship, review process, and reporting outcomes.
  • You will function as a 'working director', which will require a combination of strategic thought, problem-solving, alignment to business needs, and tactical project execution.
  • You will lead team meetings, direct publication plan annual strategy by channel of business and conference, and drive the execution of publication plans with minimal direction.
  • You will work well in a global cross-functional team environment, engage in scientific discourse with medical and scientific experts, and assess and report publication impact and metrics to demonstrate scientific influence and ROI.
  • You will manage external medical writers or consultants to execute work overflow the internal team cannot address, managing outsourced projects to ensure quality, alignment, and timely completion while staying on track with allocated budgets.
  • You will have the ability to manage by influence with indirect reports and colleagues.
  • You will establish and maintain strategic relationships with key scientific journal thought leaders, staff, and societies.

What makes you successful:
  • You are a strategic thinker with outstanding oral and written communication skills with meticulous attention to detail and you can independently drive projects to execution.
  • You have a proven ability to write and critique original scientific documents with multiple peer-reviewed publications, to apply scientific expertise in a fast-paced business culture, and translate complicated scientific concepts to a non-scientific audience.
  • You have experience in developing scientific affairs publication strategy and content to drive commercial acceleration and growth, as well as regulatory medical justification experience to support product features and risk/benefit for regulatory submissions.
  • You have previous management experience of medical writers, external vendors, and other scientific or medical positions, including experience in publication software and tracking tools for content development, review, auditing, and impact assessment.
  • You have working knowledge of systematic literature reviews, their development, review, and execution for regulatory filings.
  • You can critically analyze complex information and collaborate with clinical and statistical teams on data description, presentation, and analysis.
  • You possess outstanding interpersonal, presentation, and written communication skills, both scientific and non-technical, with meticulous attention to detail.
  • You preferably have extensive knowledge of diabetes mellitus.

What you'll get:
  • A front row seat to life changing CGM technology. Learn about our brave #dexcomwarriors community.
  • A full and comprehensive benefits program.
  • Growth opportunities on a global scale.
  • Access to career development through in-house learning programs and/or qualified tuition reimbursement.
  • An exciting and innovative, industry-leading organization committed to our employees, customers, and the communities we serve.

Experience and Education:
  • An advanced science degree (PhD, MD, PharmD) is required.
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in medical writing, focusing on scientific/clinical publications and other written content within Medical/Scientific Affairs or Clinical Development in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry.

Travel required:
  • 15 to 25%

Remote Workplace: Your location will be a home office; you are not required to live within commuting distance of your assigned Dexcom site (typically 75 miles/120km). If you reside within commuting distance of a Dexcom site (typically 75 miles/120km) a hybrid working environment may be available. Ask about our Flex workplace option.

Please note: The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The duties and responsibilities in this job description may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Dexcom's AAP may be viewed upon request by contacting Talent Acquisition at

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Dexcom Talent Acquisition at

View the OFCCP's Pay Transparency Non Discrimination Provision at this link.

Meritain, an Aetna Company, creates and publishes the Machine-Readable Files on behalf of Dexcom. To link to the Machine-Readable Files, please click on the URL provided:

To all Staffing and Recruiting Agencies: Our Careers Site is only for individuals seeking a job at Dexcom. Only authorized staffing and recruiting agencies may use this site or to submit profiles, applications or resumes on specific requisitions. Dexcom does not accept unsolicited resumes or applications from agencies. Please do not forward resumes to the Talent Acquisition team, Dexcom employees or any other company location. Dexcom is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes/applications.

$172,400.00 - $287,300.00

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