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Tim Jadwin


Senior Medical Writer


Work At Home

Company Summary:

An innovative, medical education agency providing expertise in the fields of hematology/oncology.


Position Summary: Research specialized areas of medical science in order to write, edit, and proofread scientific communications (primarily for physicians and nurse audiences). This position will work with internal & external members of multiple project teams to produce a range of printed and electronic materials that satisfy the needs of clients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Medical Writer will receive regular guidance on all projects from the Editorial Director.

Research and Information Management
  • Research and source appropriate medical literature for editorial projects and proposals utilizing various information sources such as in-house reference library, journal subscriptions, academic libraries, and literature search databases (eg, PubMed)
  • Update and maintain in-house reference library and filing systems
General Writing
  • Take briefs from Editorial Director and other colleagues
  • Assist with concept development for editorial projects
  • Write and edit manuscripts, slide kits, monographs, newsletters, meeting reports, posters, and other materials that utilize assimilated knowledge of specialized therapeutic areas
  • Devise questions and interview physician thought leaders
  • Incorporate feedback from internal colleagues, clients, and faculty
  • Proofread all editorial work to comply with in-house, client, and/or AMA style guides
  • Seek opportunities to develop skills in research, writing, and information technology
Project Management
  • Ensure assigned tasks are completed on time and within budget
  • Provide advance notice when timelines are likely to be compromised
  • Regular communication with internal project teams and clients
  • Play an active role in building and maintaining client confidence and trust
Business Development
  • Assist in the creative development and writing of new business pitches and proposals
  • Attend and present at client meetings
  • Seize opportunities for organic growth of business and advise colleagues of potential opportunities for new business
Meeting Attendance
  • Attend medical conferences, scientific symposia, and advisory boards
  • Assist with on-site activities (eg, slide review with clients and faculty, set up & logistics)
  • Take comprehensive notes during general sessions and breakouts
  • Collect any other relevant information (eg, competitor materials at exhibition stands)
Education and Work Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in life sciences from an accredited college or university, ideally combined with a Master’s degree, PhD, PharmD, RN, or MD
  • PharmD with residency and publication/writing experience or experience in medical or pharmaceutical field strongly preferred
  • At least five year’s relevant medical information, communications, or marketing experience required, or an appropriate combination of education and experience
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and PowerPoint
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Must demonstrate a history of successfully performing the job duties listed above.
  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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