Sr. Medical Writer – Simplify Science (Updated Specs) – On Temporary Hold

Sr. Medical Writer – Simplify Science

Updated Specs – Emerging Hire

MedComm Agency-Downtown Chicago

Ref # 925

Long-time client, Chicago based medical communication agency, seeks Sr. Medical Writer, ideally with agency experience to join team (position level/title determined by experience & qualifications). Ideal candidate enjoys simplification of science. Candidate will analyze, interpret & communicate scientific information in simple yet educational way for variety of audiences. Eg. Physician and patient educational materials.

Scope of Work

Sr. Medical Writer will assist in creating scientific communication content used to inform and educate within variety of therapeutic areas. Candidate will liaise directly with senior staff & clients to develop strategic medical communications. Sr. Writer will conduct literature searches & reviews using various database sources, interpret scientific literature, write & create content. Ensure medical & editorial accuracy of all content created.

Therapeutic areas include cardio, women’s health, CNS, GI, respiratory, & dermatology. 

  • Work closely with Account management staff, medical writers/directors & graphic designers. Very strong team approach throughout entire process, from concept to completion, internally & with clients.
  • Create training materials for e-learning & sales reps: simplify science of medicine into marketing language for i-pads, video, training materials, mini “textbooks”, modules, speaker decks, workbooks, quick reference guides, advisory boards, exams.

Key Skills

  • Able to concisely & accurately communicate scientific information to variety of audiences.
  • Provide strategic direction to develop scientific content across multiple therapeutic areas.
  • Excellent grammatical, editorial, & proofreading skills.
  • Attention to factual detail & accuracy.
  • Outstanding organizational & project management skills.
  • Able to communicate effectively in team setting.
  • Strong critical thinking & problem- solving skills.
  • Capacity to manage time effectively.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in science. Advanced degree preferred (MS, MD, PhD, PharmD).
  • Min 2+ years’ medical writing experience, working closely in client facing role.
  • Agency experience preferred.
  • Clinical & industry experience a plus.
  • Experience in the medical/health care industry.
  • Enjoys simplifying science for doctor presentation and patient communication.
  • Writing test will be part of the application process.
  • Attention to factual detail and accuracy.
  • Able to produce quality work within set timelines & budgets.
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills.
  • Proven leadership qualities & contributions.
  • Ability to build & maintain client relationships.
  • Able to communicate effectively in team setting.
  • Proficiency in Windows, Word, PowerPoint.

Compensation commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package. Experience and qualifications will determine position level/title at the time of hiring.

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