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PPD Sr Med Writer in Waltham, Massachusetts

Senior Medical Writer - Health Economic Modeling and Simulation

We are looking to fill this role in the US or Canada, Europe or UK. There is flexibility for the work setting to be remote or office based./ /

Evidera’s Health Economic Modeling and Simulation team is one of the largest and most experienced in-house team of modelers and statisticians. Evidera has designed, developed, and implemented hundreds of health economic and other models in all major therapeutic indications and for all major markets. Our teams design and implement health economic models that describe complex medical processes to understand and evaluate the implications of clinical trials; demonstrate the value of interventions beyond efficacy, and assess benefits, risks, and the economic consequences associated with healthcare interventions. We have an impressive track record of quality work and driving innovation, this along with the strength and tenure of our leadership team has given us a pre-eminent position in the market.

_Position Overview:_

We are looking for an experienced senior scientific/medical writer to join our health economic modelling and simulation team. The senior medical writer will be responsible for working in a collaborative role with the project lead and other project team members to develop the project deliverables.

_Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):_

The successful candidate will join our multi-disciplinary teams and provide expertise in scientific/medical writing. Responsibilities include:

  • Assist the team with drafting sections of project deliverables (model protocols, analysis plans, technical reports, user guides to support the model, slide decks and materials to support summarizing and communication of the key findings (such as white papers, manuscripts)
  • Assist project team in developing slide decks in PowerPoint (e.g to communicate complex concepts, or key findings to our clients)
  • Independently writing fully-referenced content by editing, quality assurance, and formatting various project-related documents shared by the project team members
  • Developing visuals and graphics (e.g., in Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Collaboration and communication with the subject matter experts in the teams to plan, co-ordinate the preparation of various deliverables. Develop outlines, share drafts, help collate peer feedback and comments (from team or client) and assist with revising and finalizing the deliverables
  • Participate in client meetings and draft meeting minutes if requested
  • Assist with tracking budget and expenses and monitoring timelines and deliverables for projects when assigned
  • Support other "non-billable" activities as needed (e.g., assist with developing sections of proposals)

_Education, Professional Skills & Experience:_

  • 2-3 years experience with a consultancy, agency or pharmaceutical company in a technical or scientific medical writing role

  • Advanced degree in life sciences, health economics, or a clinical discipline is preferred, e.g., PhD, PharmD, MD, MPH, MS. Experienced candidates with a BS/BA are also welcome to apply.

_Personal Skills & Competencies:_

The successful candidate is a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and organized self-starter who works well independently and on teams. Enthusiasm for a professional writing career and excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.

Key competencies include:

  • Experience in technical, scientific medical writing with a focus on accuracy and quality
  • Ability to produce reports, and slides which are well-organized, free from errors and are appropriately adjusted to the characteristics and needs of the audience
  • Ability to understand and clearly convey complex clinical, humanistic, or economic information, after receiving appropriate training on new content areas
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Experience with bibliographic referencing software
  • Familiarity with clinical trials and basic biomedical statistics
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the project leads and project teams
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, both written and oral, with attention to detail
  • Ability to manage deadlines, multiple tasks and relationships in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment

It is helpful, but not essential, to have:

  • Prior experience of technical writing and development of materials related to health economics, cost-effectiveness and budget impact analyses or outcomes research

/About Evidera:/

Evidera is a business within Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) a leading global contract research organization (CRO), and is a preeminent provider of evidence-based solutions. We provide integrated scientific expertise and global operational capabilities to help clients generate the evidence needed to optimize the market access and commercial potential of products.


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, with clear opportunities for growth and career progression. You will have the opportunity to work on multiple projects with some of the industry’s leading researchers. Our offices boast a fun and collaborative working environment, frequent social events and a robust support system. We are committed to providing training and professional development, with ample opportunity to advance, for all our staff.

/Evidera’s Core Competencies:/

  • Customer Focus
  • Initiative
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving/Judgment
  • Accountability

If you resonate with our core competencies and want to contribute to research and consulting services driven by world-class science and thought leadership, then please submit your application – we’d love to hear from you!


Job: *Medical Writing

Organization: *US BU

Title: Sr Med Writer

Location: MA-Waltham-Evidera Waltham MA

Requisition ID: 210341

Other Locations: CA-CA-St-Laurent-Evi St-Laurent QC, US-CA-San Francisco-Evi San Francisco CA

PPD is an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength fosters and environment of mutual respect. PPD provides equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or other status within any other protected group