Medical Writer (Pharmaceutical)
San Diego Oncology - San Diego, CA

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We are a dynamic, growing company in the oncology health care / pharmaceutical field. We are seeking a Medical Writer to join our dynamic team.
The Medical Writer will have a strong background in science and knowledge of current regulations and guidelines relevant to publication of scientific work. Position will require excellent writing and quality control skills, and will be responsible for managing projects and successfully delivering outputs, with an appreciation for the nuances of publication planning, strategy and implementation. Must be conversant with the many and varied tasks of a scientific, medical communication professional.

Responsibilities:

  • Write/manage, along with experienced team members, print and on-line publication plan outputs, e.g. abstracts, posters, manuscripts (primary and secondary), presentations, slide kits, and other publications and communications initiatives to a consistently high standard
  • Preparation of documents that have a high quality of scientific content, organization, clarity, accuracy, format, and consistency
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of authors, congresses, journal publishers, etc in designated therapy area(s), as well as up-to-date knowledge of their products
  • Develop content and modify writing style for different medical audiences and publication/project output types
  • Preparation of documents that have a high quality of scientific content, organization, clarity, accuracy, format, and consistency
  • Ensure necessary scientific and editorial quality control checks are undertaken on draft copy and prior to distribution to internal and external clients

Requirements:

  • 2 – 3 years medical writing experience directed to both scientists and/or physicians
  • MS or PhD in Biology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Biomedicine; PharmD preferred
  • Excellent medical writing ability with high scientific accuracy
  • Superior ability to evaluate/critique data and information
  • Knowledge of American Medical Association (AMA) guidelines and Good Publication Practice (GPP) for pharmaceutical companies
  • Familiarity with publication guidelines and journal requirements
  • Familiarity with literature search engines (Medline, etc.)
  • Travel Required: Up to 10%

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