Senior Medical Editor
EBSCO Information Services 12 reviews - Ipswich, MA

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EBSCO Publishing, Ipswich MA, is a leader in the on-line reference marketplace selling to libraries, corporations and medical institutions worldwide. EP publishes DynaMed (, an evidence-based clinical reference database providing clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,000 topics. DynaMed is the only evidence-based reference shown to answer most clinical questions during practice. The database is updated daily through systematic literature surveillance using evidence-based techniques. The DynaMed mission is to provide the most useful information to health care professionals by balancing validity, relevance, convenience and affordability. DynaMed is growing and we are seeking a full-time Senior Medical Writer.

The Senior Medical Editor will be responsible for creating and proofreading content that is assimilated into new or existing clinical reference topics; work will be conducted as part of the DynaMed Editorial Team with the guidance of a physician editor.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Identify relevant research for inclusion in new or existing clinical reference topics
  • Critically appraise clinical research reports
  • Summarize a high volume of content in brief bulleted outlines within standardized templates and styles with minimal errors
  • Identify research that may change clinical management decisions and synthesize the best available evidence in clinical reference topics
  • Identify and correct errors in content produced by Medical Writers and provide feedback and instruction as needed.
  • Train new writers in statistical concepts and writing format.
  • Key member of team to maintain quality of content and oversee quality initiatives
  • Work with management and participate in performance improvement and evaluation of Medical Writers on team
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

  • Bachelors degree in Science or Health related field
  • > 5 years medical or scientific writing experience or advanced degree in related field
  • > 2 years editing experience including editing documents produced by other writers, training, and feedback to writers
  • > 1 year experience MS Office Suite including Word (with use of track changes) and Excel
Preferred Skills:
  • Understanding of principles of evidence based medicine and use of health information technology to support clinical decision making
  • Critical appraisal and statistical skills sufficient to determine validity of advance study types such as systematic reviews and diagnostic studies
  • Demonstrated ability to extract scientific data and apply to clinical decision making
  • Sufficient knowledge to determine both clinical and statistical significance of research results
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Knowledge of advanced PubMed searching strategies
  • Experience as Team Leader or Project Leader
  • Experience in electronic publishing
  • Ability to produce high-quality content written concisely with succinctly stated clinical conclusions
  • Ability to exercise judgment to make decisions and provide guidance to other team members according to set standards
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously under time constraints
  • Motivated self-learner with attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic with focus on team success
  • Flexibility and ability to effectively manage changing workload demands and priorities
  • Willingness to learn xml editing software
  • Writing sample available on request
This position is full time in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

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