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Senior Medical Writer

at MedThink

Posted: 10/11/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 6Y8xe97eOz
Keywords: medical

Job Description

Position: Senior Medical Writer

At MedThink SciCom (, we operate from the mind-set that we transform scientific exchange by providing novel insights and innovative ideas. Our fresh perspective allows us to deliver refreshing results! We strive to make every interaction with our clients and colleagues a positive and rewarding experience. We challenge, push, and innovate because excellence is always our goal. If you have the desire to provide a fresh perspective and help us always deliver high-quality work with refreshing results, then we want you on our team!

A Senior Medical Writer is responsible for the development of scientific content in a variety of formats, accurate interpretation of data, clear communication with clients and authors, efficient planning and organization, establishing effective working interactions with editorial, graphics, account services, and product management teams, and produce quality products efficiently under multiple timelines.  A senior medical writer will also provide mentoring, training, and peer review for medical writers. Although particular therapeutic expertise is not a requirement, background/experience in oncology, immunology, inflammatory, diabetes, or infectious diseases are a plus.

Our Uniqueness and Expectations of Future MedTHINKERS

Take Ownership
Help Colleagues Do Their Best
Infuse Optimism And Fun
Nurture Innovation
Keep An Open Mind
Exceed Expectations
Respect Others

Position Requirements


  • PhD


  • =1 year postdoctoral research
  • =1.5 years professional scientific medical writing experience; preferably in a scientific communications agency
  • Prior experience with developing publications including scientific manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals

Position Responsibilities

Demonstrates behavior expected of a professional member of the organization, including but not limited to:

  • Functions within 1 to 2 business units
  • Accurate scientific/medical writing on a variety of medical communication and promotional projects
  • Research (eg, literature or competitor searches)
  • Provide writing support for publication and medical communication plans
  • Attend scientific/client meetings and provide pre- and post-meeting materials as needed
  • Verbal and written internal communication (eg, project status) and external communication (eg, clients and authors)

Talent and Knack

The candidate should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Excellent writing and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple timelines
  • Work independently with minimal additional training and peer review
  • Willingness to travel (~10%)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and reference management software (eg, Endnote, Reference Manager)