Work From Home Medical Writer

July 8th, 2013

This is a work from home medical writer opportunity for PPD. As a  Medical Writer, you will be responsible to  evaluates, analyzes, and interprets the medical literature to select primary resource materials for adequate study design, statistical significance, scientific rigor and absence of bias.  Utilizes professional judgment and creative expertise to integrate the pertinent clinical data into an original summary document that is clear, accurate, concise, comprehensive, and devoid of promotional overtone.  Provides evaluation of medical communication instruments and makes recommendation for corrective action.  Assumes responsibility for ensuring that the finished document is complete, accurate and complies with approved format.

  •  BS degree in pharmacy or Doctoral level degree in a biomedical field
  • 2 years experience in searching the biomedical literature
  • 2 years experience in interpreting and using medical communication documents


  • Knowledge of biomedical and pharmaceutical databases (e.g. MEDLINE, CANCERLIT, EMBASE, BIOSIS, IPA) and vendors for accessing them (e.g. DIALOG, OVID, SILVERPLATTER)
  • Knowledge of Boolean logic/operators
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and basic statistical/clinical concepts
  • Problem-solving capabilities and excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent grammatical and communication skills
  • Writer skills, i.e. command of outlining, drafting, revising, and reviewing
  • Basic editorial and proofreading skills
  • Detail-oriented. Methodical. Goal-driven. Good judgment. Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Adaptable and flexible in nature
  • Computer skills [word processing, spreadsheet, bibliographic management]
  • Good interpersonal skills. Ability to work within a team


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