Medical Writer I

To complete content development consistent with marketing and clinical strategy. Completes a variety of assignments for all internal clients as well as external clients as needed. Assignments include payer presentations, publication pieces include reprint carriers and disease state supplements, sales collateral, print ads, reimbursement materials, web content, e-mails and other presentation materials. Analyzes marketing strategies to create concise, benefit-oriented clinical and promotional copy that contributes to the overall success of each project. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Job Responsibilities:
Researches assigned projects (familiarity with and ability to conduct literature searches using tools such as PubMed; reads background material, including books, journal articles, study reports, etc)
Writes in a clear and concise manner, incorporating the following basic writing elements: o Good grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, and spelling o Use of appropriate scientific terminology o Good sentence flow; sentences are organized in a coherent and ordered manner o Information is presented in a logical, organized, scientific manner o Writing is scientific, not conversational, and appropriate for the target audience
Ensures referencing is appropriate and correct
Chooses appropriate, timely references
Chooses the appropriate data from source
Cites data appropriately and accurately in text
Uses primary references preferentially; understands appropriate use of secondary references
Demonstrates an understanding of the various sections of a project and their function
Incorporates messages in a scientifically appropriate manner
Demonstrates good attention to detail
Works with account teams and clients to incorporate changes to written materials o Uses version control appropriately o Incorporates all changes, and resolves conflicting instructions/revisions
Responsible for obtaining background
Responsible and accountable for producing manuscripts and other project materials at a high level of writing and technical accuracy (eg, organization, syntax, grammar, clarity, focus, messaging) that require a minimum level of editing/rewriting
Coordinates with and reviews the work of other medical writers as a "qualified set of eyes" as needed ? Completes projects within the timeframe allotted by the project plan.
Asks relevant client queries that are appropriate in tone and quality
Establishes and maintains good relationships and direct communications with account teams and clients on project-specific tasks
Responsible for timely and appropriate reporting to team and senior staff regarding all project-related communications
Responsible for assisting and working with creative and editorial support staff to provide necessary background and technical information required to complete tasks and for review and approval of work
Responsible for providing support staff with feedback in a manner that facilitates improvement
Responsible for attendance, as required, at project meetings and for providing status reports at these meetings regarding projects in progress
Attends off-site meetings with client as required
Demonstrates a clear understanding of scientific data and statistical methods
Demonstrates a clear understanding of commonly encountered study designs
Selects the most important data for presentation
Accurately presents the data
Prepares drafts of graphics (tables, hand-drawn figures, and charts)
Utilizes in-house educational resources
Actively participates in staff training sessions
Actively participates in departmental staff meetings
Demonstrates proficiency in software required for scientific writing and presentations, including PowerPoint, Word, Adobe Acrobat, etc.
Uses available software to produce draft figures where possible to facilitate work by Presentation Services and others
Responsible for familiarization with AMA and Company styles of writing
Reviews and follows internal guidelines, client guidelines, and other relevant guidance
Uses trafficking software appropriately
Accurately and completely incorporates account, client, and management comments as appropriate
Uses version control appropriately
Incorporates all changes, and resolves conflicting instructions/revisions
Accurately annotates appropriate parts of references and submits copies of all highlighted references with all projects
Uses the time reporting system reporting system on a weekly basis.
Completes other administrative tasks in a timely manner.
Performs responsibilities in a professional manner, meeting the Company's mission and goals.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following experience and competencies:
Education and/or Experience: Advanced science degree (PharmD, PhD or MD) or Masters in Education or Bachelors degree (B.A./B.S.) in Science, with an advanced degree in a life science preferred from a four (4) year college or university and three (3) or more years related experience and/or training are required for this position.
Must demonstrate a command of the English language (read, write and speak).
Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of MS Suite, Adobe Acrobat, e-mail/Internet, PowerPoint and any other software or system necessary for fulfilling the requirements of this position.
Team Building - Team focused. Encourages and sets an example for cooperation, creating trust and working toward common goals and values.
Excellent Communication skills - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions;
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
What's Next?
Following your application, you will be contacted by one of our dedicated recruiters and if successful we will be able to provide you with more details about this opportunity.
ICON is an equal opportunity employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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