Medical Writer

Medical Writer

Medical Writer

Medical Communication Agency

Downtown Chicago

Ref #920

Are you a Medical Writer or an aspirational Medical Writer? Can you simplify the language of medical science? Translate medical concepts into marketing/sales language? Does your content inform and educate within a variety of therapeutic areas? Do you have strong abilities to liaise with medical directors directly? Able to collaborate in a deadline-oriented business setting? Want to join a growing medical communications agency in Chicago? Do you live in the Chicago area? Local talent please. One of our favorite clients, this agency is in growth mode!

Our Client:

Growing Chicago medical communication agency seeks Medical Writer. Ideal candidate able to analyze, interpret, and communicate scientific information in simple yet educational way for a variety of audiences. Work on projects from concept through completion with team of dedicated staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Science; Advanced degree preferred (MS, PhD, etc).
  • 1-3, 3-5+ or more years’ medical writing/editing/research experience. 
  • Experience from lab, medical ad agency, teaching environment or health care related company are pluses.
  • Proficiency in Windows, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Experience in the medical/health care industry.
  • Ability to concisely and accurately communicate scientific information to a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent grammatical, editorial, and proofreading skills.
  • Attention to factual detail and accuracy.
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in a team setting.
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving skills, tech savvy.
  • Capacity to manage time effectively.
  • Proven leadership qualities and contributions.
  • Ability to build and maintain client relationships.
  • Eager and highly motivated.


70% background research and referencing 

30% write content. Percentage of time can shift, depending on prior experience and writing abilities. 

  • Assist in creating scientific communications to inform and educate within therapeutic areas, including cardio, women’s health, CNS, GI, respiratory, and dermatology. 
  • Work closely with Account management staff, medical writers/directors and graphic designers. Very strong team approach throughout entire process, from concept to completion, internally and with clients.
  • Act as liaison directly with medical directors to develop strategic medical communications.
  • Create training materials for sales reps by simplifying the science of medicine into marketing language for use via i-pads, video, training materials, mini “textbooks” for sales reps, e-learning.
  • Utilize literature searches and reviews utilizing various database sources
  • Understand and interpret the scientific literature.
  • Write and develop educational content to keep the medical and editorial content accurate.
  • Opportunity for job growth- depending on expertise, will add more writing assignments.

To apply: Please forward your resume, samples and answers to the questions from this link to