Senior Medical Writer, Globl Medical Communication / Pubs

Icon Gaithersburg , MD 20877

Posted 3 weeks ago

Senior Medical Writer - Medical Communications/Pubs

Homebased role flexible location across USA

At ICON, it's our people that set us apart.

As a global provider of drug development solutions, our work is serious business. But that doesn't mean you can't have fun while you do it. With our vision to be the partner of choice in drug development, we hire only the best and brightest in the industry. Are you one of them?

We are looking for conscientious, resilient, and inspiring individuals to join our team. As a Senior Medical Writer (SMW), your primary responsibility will be to provide scientific and medical/clinical writing support as part of a dedicated team servicing an assigned client. While the ability to work independently is key, the SMW will work closely with the Scientific Director and other members of the client account team to help ensure the timely delivery of high-quality and scientifically/medically accurate assigned projects. As a Senior Medical Writer, your review of junior writers' work will also be a key part of this role. Your participation in internal company initiatives, as required, offers additional potential opportunities for growth.

The Role

As a Senior Medical Writer, prior in-depth experience with background researching, developing, and writing for the diverse array of deliverables within medical publications and medical communications is expected and will be an integral foundation for this role. Based on this and the overall description, the SMW role will fall broadly across the following approximate allocations (individual client account teams may have, from time to time, specific needs that may alter these allocations as may be necessary/required)

  • 75% of your time will be devoted to content development and writing, from inception to delivery, including but not limited to, responsibility for:

  • the accurate interpretation of clinical data (e.g., from clinical study reports, safety summaries, biostatistical tables, published articles, etc), and its accurate, concise adaptation to meet assigned projects' stated objectives

  • all compliance requirements for medical publications and medical communications, as relevant and appropriate (e.g., authorship guidelines, journal requirements, client confidential materials, etc)

  • representing assigned work at internal and external (client) meetings as required (e.g., project status, author interactions, client publication committee meetings, etc)

  • understanding and contributing to client publication and communication plans as required (e.g., impact on project timelines, appropriate congress and journal venues for assigned client/therapy area, relevance to client drug development planning, etc)

  • 20% of your time will be devoted to aassisting in the management of medical writing resources, including but not limited to, responsibility for:

  • monitoring and helping to manage the medical writing workload, including for junior/other writers, as required

  • collaboration with the SD and account managers to help ensure adherence to agreed-upon timelines (e.g., project status reports, proactive flagging of problems, resource limitations/availability, etc)

  • assisting in the onboarding and mentoring of new and junior medical writers, as required

  • 5% of your time may be devoted to assisting the SD and/or GMC Senior Leadership in business development activities including but not limited to, responsibility for

  • background research and writing support for new business proposals

  • background research and writing support for assigned account(s) organic growth opportunities

What you need

  • Advanced degree, preferably PhD but PharmD and MD may also be considered

  • Prior relevant experience in a medical publications/medical communications agency preferred

  • Minimum of 3-5 years' experience of high-level content development; applicants with 1-2 years' experience as a Senior Medical Writer while at a medical communications agency preferred

  • Proven history of relevant high-level writing support, including: proficiency with ICMJE and GPP guidelines; ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical journal content; ability to develop and write to prescribed styles and formats

  • Ability to work efficiently with network directories/databases

  • Familiarity and ability to work with industry standard resources (e.g., PubMed/Medline,, various market intelligence/data analytic providers, etc)

  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams (e.g., editorial/library services, graphics/digital services, presentations support, etc)

  • Proficiency with commonly used software including but not limited to word processing (e.g., MS Word), graphics (e.g., PowerPoint or Prism), and bibliographic software (e.g., EndNote), and adaptability to other applicable software as may be required from time to time

  • Experience in resource organizing and mentoring strongly preferred

  • Must have demonstrable command of the English language (read, write and speak)

  • A strong desire to be a key part of a global network of services that lead to better outcomes for its clients, its people and for patientsapply now and Own IT@ICON!

Why join us?

Ongoing development is vital to us, and as a Senior Medical Writer, you will have the opportunity to progress your career, with the potential to move into other related areas to enhance your skill set. Our benefits package is competitive, our scope is international and we genuinely care about our people and their success.

ICON is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

EOE race/color/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/vet/national origin

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Medical Assistant

Medstar Health

Posted 4 days ago

VIEW JOBS 10/13/2021 12:00:00 AM 2022-01-11T00:00 * Job Summary * MedStar Health Urgent Care is committed to providing world-class, compassionate care to every patient, every time, at every touch point during the experience. All associates are accountable for their role in meeting patient experience standards. * Serves as the initial contact person at the medical practice, principally responsible for all front desk and reception activities. As needed, cross-trained to assist the back office as a Medical Assistant either during normal front office shift or as back up for unplanned or scheduled MA absences. Greets patients in a service oriented and professional manner, answers phones, monitors the reception area for patient comfort and potential emergencies, registers, collects payments, and submits charges for patients. Assists in coordinating patient care from an administrative perspective. * Minimum Qualifications * Education/Training * High school graduation or equivalent; completion of an approved Medical Assistant program preferred. * Experience * 1 year experience working in an ambulatory care medical office preferred. Externship in a medical or ambulatory health setting strongly preferred. * License/Certification/Registration * CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) by the American Association of Medical Assistants or RMA (Registered Medical Assistant) through the American Medical Technologists within 6 months from hire date; CPR Certification. * Knowledge, Skills & Abilities * Ability to type 40 words per minute; basic computer skills; excellent verbal /written communication and customer service skills. Clinical competency as verified during the initial 90 day orientation period and annually thereafter. Computer and Electronic Medical Record skills and ability to function in a variable clinical setting. * Primary Duties and Responsibilities * Adheres to the MedStar Health Urgent Care Code of Conduct and its Compliance plan. * Closely monitors patient flow, wait times and patient comfort levels in the reception area. Collaborates with back office staff/intake in support of optimum patient flow. * Communicates availability of appropriate programs and services to patients (examples:Star Pass Program, wait times,flu vaccine availability); supports Marketing initiatives and may serve as an extension of the Marketing team. * Completes all mandatory continuing education as established including OSHA, CPR, infection control, billing, and safety. * Contributes to the achievement of established MedStar Health Urgent Care goals and objectives and adheres topolicies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. * Exceeds patient expectation by greeting them, coming around the reception desk to assist and communicating frequently regarding wait time. * Manages the financial aspects of the front office, including credit card transactions, receipts, cash and checks; logs and reconciles all patient monies in accordance with policy. * Manages the intake of patients into the practice, screens for emergent conditions, registers, verifies insurance and explains patient financialresponsibility to patients; collects copayment prior to care. * Manages the patient discharge process which may include issuing discharge paperwork, prescriptions, collecting patient monies; inputs charges into the system. * Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams as appropriate. Participates in meetings, serves on committees and represents the department and hospital/facility in community outreach efforts as appropriate. * Sorts and distributes clinic mail. * Supports organizational initiatives related to new technology, clinical programs and improving the patient experience; seeks opportunities for improvement in all clinic administrative processes and services. * Supports other members of the clinical team when patient bottlenecks occur; may be asked to assist in bringing patients back to triage and assuring optimal patient flow; manages variable and unpredictable patient volume throughout the work day. * Takes personal responsibility for the neat appearance of the front office, patient restrooms, exam rooms,and the reception area, assuring each area represents MedStar Health Urgent Care in a positive manner. * Takes phone calls in accordance with policy and service expectations for those customers on the phone as well as those in the clinic; disseminates messages appropriately . * Performs other duties as assigned. About MedStar Health MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment. Medstar Health Gaithersburg MD

Senior Medical Writer, Globl Medical Communication / Pubs