Thomas J Purcell, MSPM, MSTC
I am an experienced freelance medical writer with extensive involvement in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device industries. My previous industry positions gave me a thorough understanding of the needs and expectations of my clients, provided me with experience in writing a wide variety of documents for different audiences, and taught me the value of customer service.
Director, Project Management at a small medical communications firm. My tasks included bolstering client satisfaction in every project by ensuring that sales, writing teams, collaborating vendors, and other stakeholders worked together to provide top-quality work, on time and within budgets. Another important aspect of the position was to anticipate, identify, and solve problems, including process, resource, and team dynamics issues.
Director, Global Medical Writing at a major clinical research organization. My tasks included providing technical direction and oversight to a globalized department; developing, mentoring, coaching and managing staff; developing and implementing new and enhanced processes and standards; and participating in developing proposals, budgets, and presentation materials.
Associate Director, Medical Writing at a major pharmaceutical company. My tasks included preparing journal manuscripts, posters, trial summaries, clinical study reports (Phase I-IV), abbreviated expert reports, clinical sections of New Drug Applications and Common Technical Documents, and standard operating procedures.
Manager, Training and Development at a major pharmaceutical company. My work mostly involved developing and presenting training modules for Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) to comply with Food and Drug Administration's continuing education requirements for all in-house monitors.