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Dear Sir/Madam

I am a highly organized, committed and dedicated team leader with 16+ years of medical writing experience which spans across the different industries: preclinical (2+ years), medical communication (3+ years), pharmaceutical (3+ years) and CRO (6+ years). After nearly 7 years with the current company, I would like to explore other opportunities which will allow me to expand my skills and experiences. Currently, I am Head of Global Resource Management for Medical Writing Services (MWS) and am currently responsible for resource management of 150+ medical writers (MW) across worldwide MWS. Together with my team of 3 Resource Managers, we cover APAC, India, South Africa, Europe and North America from phase I to phase IV clinical trials, improving the MW average utilization to >90%. Prior to this, I was Head of MWS for APAC, I helped to build the Japan and China MWs’ skills and reputation, ensuring alignment with global processes. My past experiences also included publications (abstracts, posters and manuscripts), narratives, PADERs, clinical overviews, ASRs, CSRs, preclinical study reports, CME related materials (newsletters and highlight reports), medical-marketing resources (detail aid and patient information leaflets), as well as management of large scale publication programs. Finally, I speak English, Mandarin, German and Bahasa. I am open to relocation to Europe including Germany and have the permanent working permit and residency status for Germany. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely yours,

Roselynn Tien


Current Experience

  • Director, Head of Global Resource Management Singapore
    Since April 2017

    PAREXEL International

    Medical Writing Services (MWS) Department


    Director, Head of Global Resource Management (Apr 2015 – present)

    • Responsible for resource management of 150+ medical writers worldwide by ensuring appropriate staff assignments to all projects with a MWS component
    • Monitoring and forecasting resource requirements for both short and long term across all regions (APAC including China and Japan, India, North America and Europe)
    • Overseeing the resource request process within MWS and at corporate level
    • Working with Talent Acquisition and MWS managers, at both local and global level to optimize hiring process; monitoring open requisitions at worldwide MWS level and tracking time to fill
    • Overseeing MWS entries to corporate resource database
    • Overseeing collection of MWS metrics data relating to management and optimization of resources, and leading ongoing review and improvement
    • Working with Global Medical Business Support Office to ensure an appropriate and consistent approach to resourcing is maintained across Global Medical Services
    • Supervising and mentoring assigned MWS Resource Management staff and other assigned MWS staff, including all aspects of MWS personnel management, such as hiring, training, professional development, performance plans and annual evaluations, compensation recommendations, promotions, team building, morale, motivation, supervision of adherence to departmental procedures, performance improvement plans, termination
    • Building and maintaining a pool of contractors in line with resource needs; overseeing all tasks relating to maintenance of contractors, e.g., timesheet completion, invoice oversight and relevant training compliance
    • Maintaining a positive, results‑orientated work environment, building partnerships and modeling teamwork, communicating to the team in an open, balanced and objective manner
    • Preparing monthly management report for worldwide Head of MWS and PAREXEL senior management review

Past Experience

  • Director, Head of Medical Writing Services, APAC Singapore
    July 2010 --- March 2015

    PAREXEL International

    Medical Writing Services Department


    Director, Head of Medical Writing Services, APAC

    (May 2013 – Mar 2015)

    Associate Director, Head of Medical Writing Services, APAC

    (Jul 2010 – Apr 2013)

    • Line management for a team of medical writers
    • Performed project management of the medical writing aspect of own projects and those of line reports
    • Performed review and development of formats, templates and guidelines for clinical documentation and workflow procedures; review of client proposals and contracts; editorial review of documents produced by other medical writers before internal or external distribution
    • Provided training and guidance to colleagues
    • Writing responsibilities included the creation and editing of all documents associated with clinical research, such as clinical documents associated with marketing applications to regulatory authorities, following appropriate guidelines (e.g. ICH, FDA). This included, but was not limited to, clinical summaries, PSURs, IBs, risk/benefit reports, interim and clinical study reports, clinical study protocols and other documents associated with clinical trials that are not necessarily part of regulatory submissions, including abstracts and manuscripts.  In addition, edited, reviewed and performed QC of medical writing documents produced by other medical writers.
    • Additional responsibilities included acting as primary client contact for medical writing projects; working with other PAREXEL departments and clients to set and meet internal and external deliverable timelines; and leadership, training and support of line reports and junior staff

  • Regional Publications Manager, Asia Pacific, Australasia, China and Hong Kong Singapore
    March 2007 --- June 2010

    GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals

    Scientific and Public Disclosure Department

    Global Clinical R&D


    Regional Publications Manager, Asia Pacific, Australasia, China and Hong Kong (Mar 2007 – Jun 2010)

    • Coordinating the planning and delivering of clinical and epidemiological vaccine trial data publications in peer review journals and congresses
    • establishing and maintaining accurate publication plans in collaboration with the Country Medical Directors, Regional Medical Affairs Managers and Global Publication Team
    • tracking of publication output to ensure compliance to NY Attorney-General’s timelines
    • identifying appropriate resources for generation of publications, according to priorities
    • managing publication writers
      • review of publication drafts to ensure quality standards
      • ensure study protocols and clinical trial results summary are posted in the respective websites
    • successfully published the data of 70+ studies as of Jan 2010

  • Senior Account Manager, Singapore and Malaysia (Nov 2003 – Feb 2007) Singapore
    November 2003 --- February 2007

    MediTech Media Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
    Client Services Department, Asia Pacific
    Designation: Senior Account Manager, Singapore and Malaysia

    (Nov 2003 – Feb 2007)

    • Strategic planning, pharmaceutical marketing, interactive media, medical writing, event organization, exhibition design and build, and project management
    • worked with opinion leaders developing symposia programmes, organizing and running advisory boards, and coordination of travel and logistics
    • planned, managed and produced meetings including international/national conferences, product launches and advisory boards
    • developed medical education products including interactive resource kits, patient information leaflets, workshops

  • Scientific Writer Hamburg, Germany
    June 2002 --- December 2002

    Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology KG (LPT), Germany

    Scientific Reporting Team

    Designation: Scientific Writer (Jun 2000 – Dec 2002)

    • Reporting of experimental studies: sub-chronic and chronic toxicity, acute eye and skin irritation, acute toxicity, absorption, distribution and excretion, pharmacokinetic, local tolerance, safety pharmacology and mutagenicity
    • inspection of test reports and raw data for completeness and GLP conformity evaluation of data including tabular presentation and statistical analysis
    • preparation of draft reports
    • classification of test substances according to relevant guidelines
    • incorporating sponsors’ comments
    • coordination of data evaluation and reporting under deadline


Self Assessment :
EfficiencyOrganizationProblem solvingCoordinationDiligence


Self Assessment :
Biochemistry Cell biologyTeam LeadershipTeam ManagementTeam BuildingScientific WritingBusiness DevelopmentBudget ManagementGood Clinical Practice (GCP)Medical writingMicrosoft WordPharmaceutical IndustryPresentation Skills


  • PhD in Cell Biology from Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany in 1999
  • BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from University of Birmingham, UK in 1995


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  • Notice Period:
    9 weeks
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  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
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