Job: Senior Medical Writer

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Job Title Senior Medical Writer
Category Healthcare, Writing & Editing
Job Information

Senior Medical Writer to research specialized areas of medical science in order to write, edit, and proofread scientific communications (primarily for physicians and nurse audiences). This position will work with internal & external members of multiple project teams to produce a range of printed and electronic materials that satisfy the needs of our clients. Duties and responsibilities to be completed in a timely manner and within departmental/company standard operating procedures.


  • Research and Information Management
  • Research and source appropriate medical literature for company’s editorial projects and proposals utilizing various information sources such as journal subscriptions, academic libraries, and literature search databases (eg, PubMed)
  • Update and maintain reference library and filing systems
  • General Writing
  • Take briefs from Editorial Director and other colleagues
  • Assist with concept development for editorial projects
  • Write and edit manuscripts, slide kits, monographs, newsletters, meeting reports, posters, and other materials that utilize assimilated knowledge of specialized therapeutic areas
  • Provide guidance to account teams on scope of projects for the purpose of writing estimates
  • Assist in the creative development and writing of new business pitches and proposals

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in life sciences from four-year college; combined with a Master’s degree, PhD, PharmD, RN, or MD. PharmD with residency and publication/writing experience or experience in medical pharmaceutical field strongly preferred. Minimum 4 years relevant medical information, communications, or marketing experience required, or an appropriate combination of education and experience.

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