Medical Writer, Medical Communications (various levels)

Medical Writer/Senior Medical Writer, Medical Communications

Approved for FT remote in the United States

Our Medical Writer/Senior Medical Writers work as part of a multidisciplinary team (including medical director, editor, graphic designers, and account personnel) to produce slide presentations, meeting summaries, web-based and social media materials, peer-reviewed publications, and Medical Affairs documents. Level of experience and ability to effectively partner with medical directors to create efficiencies justifies the senior role.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Providing research and writing support to assigned brand teams and new business efforts
  • Working independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes a medical director, editor, graphic designers, and account personnel
  • Attending meetings as required, including internal kick-off meetings, status meetings, and client/author calls
  • Producing slide presentations, executive meeting summaries, web-based and social media materials, content for digital assets, peer-reviewed publications and other suitable medical communication materials
  • Writing scientifically accurate, fully referenced materials, appropriate to the target audience
  • Ensuring that written materials meet the authors’ communication objectives, client specifications, and industry guidelines
  • Interacting with key experts to solicit their input, facilitate alignment, resolve queries, and make content suggestions
  • Researching medical topics using relevant information sources; annotating those sources while writing
  • Developing and maintaining in-depth knowledge in relevant therapy areas including disease state, treatment guidelines, drug mechanisms of action, product efficacy and safety profile, and competitive landscape
  • Working independently to incorporate revisions and address reviewer questions/comments
  • Understanding expectations regarding budgeted hours and deadlines, and communicating with team about these as needed
  • Contributing strategic recommendations and suggestions for continuous quality improvement
  • Providing mentoring/training to newly hired writers
  • Communicating complex scientific ideas in a clear, accurate, and innovative way
  • Ideal senior level writer candidates should:
    • Share their expertise, help develop the skills of new writers, and develop or enhance your management skills

Experience, Skills, and Qualifications

  • A strong scientific understanding (MD, PharmD, or PhD preferred) and excellent writing skills
  • Multiple years of agency experience drafting Medical Communication and Medical Affairs documents
  • Ability to interpret and write from clinical trial protocols, statistical analysis plans, and clinical study reports
  • Proficiency in communicating complex scientific ideas and statistical analyses in a simple, concise, and accurate manner
  • Flair for managing multiple competing priorities with an ability to delegate, prioritize, problem solve, and set expectations
  • Confidence and professional demeanor when interacting with clients and key experts
  • Acceptance and application of constructive feedback from the medical director, authors, and clients
  • Enthusiasm, team-player attitude, and self-motivation
  • Openness to accept constructive feedback from the medical director, KOL/subject-matter experts, and clients and implement it across your projects
  • Awareness and being cognizant of team/company expectations in terms of budgeted hours, deadlines, and other goals and communicating with team regarding these as needed
  • Ability to learn and follow standard operating procedures (SOPs), including updating of project files, following sign-off procedures, and version-control conventions
  • Ability to learn new therapy areas quickly and to work across multiple accounts – experience in diabetes is a PLUS!
  • Proficiency with PubMed searches and MS365 programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams), including figure and table development

Travel Requirements

  • 10% potential global travel

About OPEN Health

OPEN Health unites deep scientific knowledge with wide-ranging specialist expertise to unlock possibilities that improve health outcomes and patient wellbeing. Working in partnership with our clients, we embrace our different perspectives and strengths to deliver fresh thinking and solutions that make a difference.

OPEN Health is a flexible global organization that solves complex healthcare challenges across HEOR and market access, medical communications and creative omnichannel campaigns.

What we offer:

As a global organization, OPEN Health is committed to supporting our employees and their families through a comprehensive benefits program

  • Competitive pay, generous paid vacation and holidays, and health insurance programs across all our locations
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities which foster and shape your individual career path
  • An active and growing commitment to bettering the communities our employees call home through our Corporate Social Responsibility program
  • The opportunity to thrive in a global, collaborative environment while working every day to improve health outcomes and patient wellbeing
  • Diverse, inclusive culture that encourages you to bring your whole self to work

If we sound like the sort of business environment in which you would thrive, then we would love to hear from you.


Keywords: Healthcare Comms, Healthcare Communications, Med Comm, MedComms, Medical Communications, Medical Communications Agency, Medical Writing, Scientific Communications