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March Listings

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Position Titles:

Associate Director, GMA Oncology- Publications- ADC 

HEOR Medical Writer

Medical Writing and Publications Manager

Scientific Communications Medical Reviewer 

Scientific Communications Medical Writer 

Scientific/Medical Director

Senior Medical Writer / Associate Director

Scientific Publications Manager

Position: Associate Director, GMA Oncology- Publications- ADC
Company: Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
Location: Bernards, NJ

The Associate Director, Global Medical Affairs Oncology Publications works with Director, GMA Oncology Publications, to independently develop publication plans, drive the execution of publication projects of assigned products, and support other GMA Oncology activities as needed.


  • Collaborate with Global and Regional Medical Affairs and various cross functional teams to develop publication plans of assigned GMA Oncology products.Leads the planning, execution and delivery of publication projects to ensure high quality and timely delivery of scientific publications. 

  • Manage publication activities in Datavision publication management software, including internal and external review and collection of authorship agreements, financial disclosures, and author approvals.

  • Ensure documentation of compliance with authorship and publication guidelines as stipulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and Good Publication Practice for Communicating Company-Sponsored Medical Research (GPP).

  • Work with and oversee publication vendors to ensure deliverables are of high quality, delivered in a timely manner, and in budget. 

  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholder, including authors, researchers, investigators, GMA medical leads, R&D clinical leads, bio stats and Publications Committee members on publication activities.

  • Lead study publication committee discussions, including monthly, quarterly, and yearly publication update meetings as needed.Manage timelines of publication output

  • Facilitate study Publication Committee discussions

  • Liaise with internal & external authors, academic research organizations, and study investigators

  • Manage vendor budget and activities & oversee quality/timeline of vendor work

  • Collaborate with study medical lead and biostat to ensure availability of necessary data 

  • Coordinate author review/approval & internal review approval

  • Abstract/manuscript submission with vendor support

  • Facilitate response to journal reviewer comments/requests

  • Publication tracking and announcement, in coordination with MI/E

  • Support global medical communication plan development by collaborating with GMA team

  • Align with the Director Publications and respective team members to ensure robust publication plans for the Therapeutic Area and respective products.

  • Lead and facilitate Publication Review Committee(s) discussion. 

  • Manage vendor budget and activities and Oversee the quality and timeline of vendor work.


Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.


  • PharmD, or PhD in Health Sciences preferred; Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Degree may be considered based on years of experience/qualifications. 

  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years of pharmaceutical industry, clinical, and/or academic experience or 8 years of medical writing experience for PharmD, or PhD; Minimum of 5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience or 7 years with publication/communication agency for Bachelor's or Master's degree.

  • Proven track record of working successfully with cross-functional teams to achieve goals. Experience with publication planning is required. 

  • Experience with clinical trials and international work experience are preferred.

  • Excellent written/oral communication skills, particularly strong formal presentation skills; strong interpersonal skills; possession of strong scientific analytical skills; excellent planning/organizational skills; experience in managing budgets; understanding of good publication practices and guidance; proficient in Datavision. Supervisor provides recommendations as to most appropriate means to achieve department objectives, as needed. 

  • Basic knowledge of clinical development process and appropriate application of biostatistics; Oncology experience is strongly preferred; proficiency using standard software suites

  • Ability to travel up to 20%

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Position: HEOR Medical Writer
Company: SNELL Medical Communication Inc.
Location: Home-based

SNELL Medical Communication Inc. is searching for qualified HEOR Medical Writers to join our team (freelance, part-time, and full-time contracts)

  • Minimum 3-5-years HEOR writing (slide decks, abstracts, posters, manuscripts)

  • Home-based position under the direction of the HEOR Director

  • General knowledge of PhRMA/FDA/AMA guidelines and how to implement them

  • Applicants with experience in oncology and neurology will be given preference

  • Applications accepted from the U.S. and Canada

  • References required

Apply Via Email: with CV to Gordon Snell at [email protected]

Founded in 1995, SNELL Medical Communication provides a diverse range of communication services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the U.S. and Canada.

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Position: Medical Writing and Publications Manager
Company: Flatiron Health
Location: New York, NY

Our Research Oncology team is looking for oncology medical/scientific writers who are looking to contribute their experience in a fast-paced, impassioned environment at a time of explosive company growth. This position requires excellent written and oral communication skills, collaborative spirit, a sophisticated understanding of oncology clinical and outcomes research, and the ability to juggle multiple projects at once.

As a Medical Writing and Publications Manager you will take ownership of writing and editing posters and manuscripts to support our research. You will collaborate with a team of research oncologists, biostatisticians, product managers, and engineers to translate new research findings at Flatiron into clear, compelling knowledge products ready for widespread dissemination. Candidates at this level will have deep understanding of medical writing and the oncology publications space.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Advanced degree such as MBA, MHA, MPH, MS, PhD or MD is a plus

  • A minimum of 5 years of medical writing experience (e.g., academic, pharmaceutical/biotech company, or CRO)

  • Can work independently to manage manuscript life cycle, which includes developing outlines, writing drafts, and resolving co-author inputs, escalating to key stakeholders as needed

  • High-level familiarity with the drug development and regulatory approval processes

  • Working knowledge of ICMJE/AMA/APA guidelines

  • Superb project and publication management skills, and familiarity with publication processes

  • Experience working on cross-functional teams

  • Comfort with ambiguity and a willingness to teach and learn

  • Strong interest in leveraging real-world evidence to advance personalized medicine

Bonus Points:

  • Oncology experience

  • Scientific/clinical research experience

  • Experience working in a client service capacity with life science companies

Apply Online or email Sarah Rafferty at [email protected]

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Position: Scientific Communications Medical Reviewer
Company: Cook Research Incorporated
Location: West Lafayette, IN

Cook Research Incorporated is currently accepting applications for a Medical Reviewer to become a part of our growing Scientific Communications team. Medical Reviewers act as in-house consultants for Cook Research as well as for other Cook Group companies. Medical Reviewers research and communicate clinical data relevant to Cook products and provide medical review of documents written by team members who do not have clinical experience.

  • Provide medical review of documents (assess clinical safety and performance data and ensure anatomic, physiologic and clinical accuracy)

  • Conduct comprehensive, systematic searches of published medical literature

  • Provide interpretation and analysis of clinical and non-clinical data pertinent to scientific communications projects (e.g., literature reviews, abstracts, posters, presentations, manuscripts, Clinical Evaluation Reports, and clinical study reports)

  • Write and/or direct the preparation of clear and effective documents

  • Fulfill the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) requirements for authorship for scientific communications projects, when appropriate.

Essential Qualifications:

  • MD or DO with medical device experience preferred; however, nurse practitioners and physician assistants may qualify, depending on training and experience

  • Familiarity with literature search databases and manuscript preparation

  • Familiarity with statistical methods, analysis, and interpretation

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both spoken and written form

  • Ability to work on multiple projects, organize, and prioritize within time constraints

  • Ability to commit to a team-based environment.


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Position: Scientific Communications Medical Writer
Company: Cook Research Incorporated
Location: West Lafayette, IN

Cook Research Incorporated is currently accepting applications for a Scientific Communications Medical Writer to become a part of our growing Scientific Communications team. Medical Writers will act as an in-house consultant for Cook Research as well as for other Cook Group companies.


  • Conduct systematic, comprehensive searches of published medical literature

  • Provide interpretation and analysis of clinical and non-clinical data pertinent to scientific communications projects (e.g., literature reviews, abstracts, posters, presentations, manuscripts, Clinical Evaluation Reports, and clinical study reports)

  • Write and/or direct the preparation of clear and effective documents

  • Fulfill the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) requirements for authorship for scientific communications projects, when appropriate


  • Masters degree or PhD in a life science or biomedical engineering discipline preferred, or equivalent regulatory/writing experience

  • Experience with literature searches through several search databases

  • Experience with manuscript preparation

  • Demonstrate familiarity with statistical methods, analysis, and interpretation

  • Communicate clearly and concisely in both spoken and written form

  • Be able to work on multiple projects, organize, and prioritize within time constraints

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office softwareCommit to participate in a team-based environment


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Position: Scientific/Medical Director
Company: Cactus Communications
Location: Office located in New Brunswick, New Jersey (but we are open to a telecommute arrangement)

CACTUS is recognized for its expertise in providing publications and medcom services to Top 10 global pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies across the US, UK, Germany, and Japan, among other geographies. CACTUS acts as a trusted advisor and works as an extension of its client teams by not only delivering high-quality work consistently, but also providing strategic guidance for their medical communications needs.

Clients value the flexible, innovative solutions provided by CACTUS that allows them to manage their budgets wisely and do more with less.

CACTUS is a performance-driven company that offers excellent professional and personal growth opportunities to it employees. People with an international work experience will feel at home with the work culture at CACTUS.

CACTUS was placed 1st among mid-sized Indian companies in the 2017 Great Places to Work survey. We were also recently ranked #19 in the 100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs, 2019

Roles & Responsibilities:

CACTUS is currently looking to add self-motivated, entrepreneurial members to its medical communications team in the US. This is an opportunity to grow your career and make a greater impact on the lives around you.

  • Partner with client teams in developing and executing their strategic publication plans

  • Work closely with the agency team in developing publications by providing review support

  • Train and mentor junior writers; contribute to skill development of the writing team

  • Be accountable for quality of deliverable sent to the client

  • Work with Account Director to ensure compliance with client SOPs and publication objectives

  • Participate in client pitches and business development meetings as the scientific lead

  • Ensure organic growth through delivery quality and client engagement

So how do we know that’s you? You have the personality and the experience:

  • MD/PhD or similar advanced degree

  • At least 4-5 years of core writing experience and 3-5 years of experience as a Medical Director in a scientific writing team at a pharmaceutical company or a medical communications agency

  • Experience across several therapy areas, with special expertise in respiratory and oncology

  • Strong editorial skills

  • Demonstrated expertise in developing and executing publication plans for both investigational and mature products, including gap analyses, needs assessments, scientific platforms, identifying target audiences, and journals and congresses

  • Experience of providing congress support and conducting advisory board meetings

  • Willingness to train and develop junior writers by doing detailed reviews of documents and training sessions

  • Willing to travel to client locations in the US and elsewhere

Apply Via Email: with CV to [email protected]. Feel free to write to us with any queries.

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Position: Senior Medical Writer / Associate Director
Company: Vaniam Group
Location: Virtual / Remote

The Senior Medical Writer is responsible for independently conceiving and writing strategically aligned and accurate materials that meet the high-quality standards of Vaniam Group. This individual also plays a critical role in managing client satisfaction and relationships. In addition, this role is responsible for supporting business improvement by meeting personal and departmental goals and objectives effectively and on time.

The Associate Director will provide input into project schedules, facilitate documentation of client and team meetings, and work to ensure timely and cost-effective achievement of project milestones. The individual plays a critical role in managing client satisfaction and relationships, planning and implementing processes, mentoring the scientific communications team and monitoring the quality of content, and other aspects of project leadership. I

  • Develop high-quality content for an array of projects including: publications (eg, abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts), advisory boards, scientific platforms, gap analyses, literature summaries, slide sets, and training materials

  • Develop materials that are grammatically accurate and audience appropriate

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the treatment landscape and strategic positioning of Vaniam Group clients’ products to produce strategically aligned materials

  • Assist with development of project strategy with internal team and client team

  • Build strong partnerships with internal and client teams

  • Assess project needs and challenges and identify and implement solutions to meet productivity, quality, and client goals while maintaining compliance standards

  • Work with internal team to identify opportunities for organic growth and/or new business

  • Travel and participate on site at client meetings as necessary

  • Work with client services teams to plan, prioritize, and manage timelines

EDUCATION: Minimum: Advanced degree in science; PhD or PharmD


  • At least two-three years of work experience in an agency, the pharmaceutical industry, or a related scientific or medical writing position. One year of experience as an oncology/hematology medical writer preferred. 

  • Hematologic malignancy experience is a plus. 

For Associate Director level: Led or managed a team of at least 2 direct reports preferred

  • Highly proficient in PubMed or other scientific/medical search websites

  • Familiarity with EndNote or other reference management software and publication database (ie, Datavision) preferred

Apply Online or email [email protected]

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Position: Scientific Publications Manager
Company: Ipsen Biopharma / Bioscience, Inc. 
Location: Cambridge, MA

Company Profile:
Ipsen is a leading biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving patient lives through innovative medicines in oncology , neuroscience and rare diseases. We take pride in our culture, which is rooted in collaboration, to deliver results for our core customer the patient. This level of involvement by cross-functional teams promotes a strong sense of unity and pulls together all colleagues locally and across our key geographies, which span 115 countries across North America, Europe and Asia.

Position Overview: 
Drive all aspects of scientific publications on assigned therapeutic area products, including strategic & tactical planning and implementation of key scientific data to be presented at planned relevant congresses. Serve as the central contact for internal/external stakeholders for scientific publications for the assigned products.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of strategic and tactical publication plans for assigned therapeutic area (TA) marketed and pipeline products.

  • Lead the implementation of publication plans to ensure efficient and timely execution of high-quality publication deliverables.

  • Serve as central contact with internal and external stakeholders on all aspects of scientific publications to ensure efficient and transparent communication.

  • Collaborate with all Medical Affairs multi-functional TA members and contribute to the development of Medical Affairs strategy for assigned publication goals at TA relevant congresses.

  • Align with and support other scientific/medical activities led by global publication teams and/or alliance partners as needed.

  • Provide content and editorial support for select publications as needed.

  • Ensure adherence to all applicable SOPs, policies, processes, and compliance guidelines.

  • Prepare and manage publication budget for assigned product, collaborate with Finance to coordinate the processing and reporting of all financial activities.

  • Oversee vendor-related activities (selection, training, contracting, onboarding, day-to-day operation, performance evaluation and improvement).

  • Complies with all laws, regulations and policies that govern the conduct of Ipsen U.S. staff


  • Bachelors degree in Health Sciences or related fields is required; Advanced degrees in Health Sciences or related fields are highly preferred (MD, PhD, PharmD, MS).

  • 3+ years of industry experience in Publications, Medical Affairs, or Medical Communications within a pharmaceutical/biotech company or medical communication agencies. Can include Fellowship experience.

Ipsen Biopharma / Bioscience, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Apply Via Email: to [email protected]

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