PharmD Fellow: Oncology Medical Writing

Medical Writing Bothell, Washington



The Seattle Genetics Medical Writing Fellowship is a one-year, experiential program at Seattle Genetics, Inc. based in Bothell, WA. The purpose of this program is to prepare PharmD fellows for career opportunities in pharmaceutical Medical Writing by providing in-depth biopharmaceutical industry experiences and enhancing clinical knowledge.

The fellow will build medical writing expertise and expand their oncology-based clinical knowledge as an active member of the Medical Writing team. By the end of the fellowship year, the fellow is expected to achieve the following objectives: 1) Gain an understanding of pharmaceutical industry, biotech infrastructure and the role/impact of Medical Writing across the company; 2) Develop data analysis, interpretation, and communication skills; 3) Build proficiencies in the role of medical writer and work cross-functionally to contribute to deliverables that serve healthcare providers, regulatory, patient and business needs; 4) Cultivate industry-appropriate professional skills and promote the role of PharmDs in biotech.

The fellow will gain experience through rotations focusing on regulatory medical writing, publication authoring and development, and clinical trial transparency and disclosure. The fellow will also interact with key cross-functional groups within Seattle Genetics, particularly across the Development organization including Regulatory, Clinical Operations, Biostatistics, Clinical Programming, Clinical Research, Medical Affairs, and Drug Safety, providing support for Seattle Genetics’ marketed products and pipeline programs.

Specific activities and responsibilities will include:


  • Active participation in Medical Writing-related teams/working groups
  • Analyze and interpret statistical output and study results for inclusion in clinical and regulatory documents
  • Participate in cross functional discussion to align on interpretation and presentation of results
  • Authoring and developing content for varied audiences:
    • Regulatory (Protocols, IBs, CSRs, Clinical Summaries)
    • Publications (Abstracts, Presentations, Posters)
    • Patient Facing (ICFs, lay summaries)
    • Clinical trial disclosure (Registration, summaries and results postings)
    • Develop understanding of the regulations and guidance's that affect the medical processes and deliverables
  • Represent Medical Writing on cross functional project and program teams
  • Participation in professional skills courses
  • Travel may include attendance at Medical Writing-focused or industry-specific conferences

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an ACPE accredited institution
  • Relevant Internship or Clerkship experiences
  • Prior clinical or industry experience is preferred
  • Prior oncology experience is preferred
  • Completion of a PGY1 or PGY2 pharmacy residency is a plus
  • Evidence of appropriate analytical, planning and organizational skills
  • Basic knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry including Product Development, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Medical Affairs, and Commercial operations
  • Possess good communication skills, including oral, written and presentation
  • Self-motivated, energetic, able to work and learn independently
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

To learn more about the Seattle Genetics Fellowship program, please visit:

Application deadline is Wednesday, November 25th. Please include include the following with your application:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent
  • 3 Professional References (phone number and email) upon formal request

Additional questions? Please email