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ICON Clinical Research Medical Writer I in Boston, Massachusetts

The Role

As a Medical Writer (MW) , 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 MW will work closely with client team Senior Medical Writer(s) and/or Scientific Director (SD) 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 Medical Writer, you will participate in internal company initiatives, as required, which can offer additional potential opportunities for growth.

Hiring Requirements

As a Medical Writer, background researching, developing, and writing for the diverse array of deliverables within medical publications and medical communications is an integral foundation for this role. While prior experience is helpful, ample onboarding, training, and interactive review of assigned work and progress in the role will be provided and actively managed. Based on this and the overall description, the MW 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)

  • 90% 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 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)

  • 5% of your time will be devoted to aassisting in the management of (your) medical writing resources, including but not limited to, responsibility for:

  • collaborating with the Senior Medical Writer / Scientific Director and Account Managers to help ensure adherence to agreed-upon timelines (e.g., project status reports, proactive flagging of problems, time/resource limitations/availability, etc)

  • 5% of your time may be devoted to training initiatives (over and above required ICON training) such as assisting the SD and/or GMC Senior Leadership in business development activities including but not limited to, participation in

  • 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

  • Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience of high-level content development

  • Applicants with prior relevant experience in a medical publications/medical communications agency preferred

  • Applicants who have recently achieved their advanced degree, as indicated, are encouraged to apply

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical journal content; ability to develop and write to prescribed styles and formats

  • Familiarity with ICMJE and GPP guidelines preferred

  • Ability to learn to work with network directories/databases

  • 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 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 patients…apply now and Own IT@ICON !

Why join us?

Ongoing development is vital to us, and as a 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 and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know through the form below.