Scientific Writer

Department: Scientific Innovation (SI)

Reports to: Vice President/Director, Scientific Innovation

Scientific Writer - The scientific writer (internal title: Manager, Scientific Innovation) creates scientifically sound, clinically relevant, and strategically positioned content for healthcare professionals through a variety of communication channels. They must be able to distill complex information into impactful educational deliverables. Outstanding interpersonal skills are a must for collaboration with clients, healthcare professionals, and FORCE internal cross-functional teams.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform literature reviews and searches
  • Write reports and summaries from meeting notes
  • Verify references and create reference packs  
  • Independently build scientific deliverables (eg, slide decks, presentations, client reports, manuscripts, white papers, posters,  abstracts) by applying outstanding MS Word and PowerPoint skills
  • Support directors in strategic evaluations and recommendations
  • Maintain medical, legal, and regulatory project aspects
  • Develop client relationships
  • Develop faculty advisor relationships by collaborating on publications, advisory board meetings, and speaker-training initiatives 

Required skills/attributes:

Successful candidates will demonstrate mastery of the following:

  • Exemplification of FORCE attributes: passion for success, dedication, accountability, inquisitiveness, adaptability, professionalism, approachability, sound judgment, ethics, integrity,  team approach, and ability to build strong working relationships and a positive work environment
  • Operational excellence: Ability to multitask, be organized, manage time and meet deadlines, understand and follow process, produce high-quality deliverables, and align with the direction of the client and organization
  • Expert communication: Clear and effective speech and scientific writing, balance of listening and speaking in conversations and meetings, resilience in difficult situations, and use of feedback for continuous improvement
  • Exceptional interpersonal and teaming approach: collaboration, promotion of project objectives, conflict management via open communication, respect of all clients and colleagues, understanding of team role, surpassing of expectations
  • Excellent client focus: anticipation of client needs, a sense of urgency, and a focus on results to ensure the highest quality of services
  • Proficient business acumen: understanding our business environment, specifically pharma industry knowledge and adherence to applicable regulations

Education and/or Experience:

Advanced degree (PhD) in science or clinical degree (MD, RN, RPh, PharmD) or significant relevant experience to compensate for lack of doctorate. Must have experience in medical research, medical education, pharmaceutical writing, or medical writing. Client interaction and customer service is a mandatory part of this role.

This is a full-time position located in Indianapolis, IN or fully remote.


FORCE Communications is a full-service medical marketing, communications, and education organization founded in 2001 that specializes in creating unique scientific/medical affairs, medical communication/education, commercial, and payer solutions. Our organization specializes in collaborating with pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, healthcare provider, and industry partners in the development of innovative programs that integrate scientific information with industry/healthcare market insight and adult learning principles. We are a team of passionate and experienced professionals dedicated to providing high-quality medical and marketing services. We partner with our clients and thought leaders to provide clarity and insights that enable HCPs to make better treatment decisions, ultimately improving patient lives. Our approach combines deep scientific and industry knowledge with strategic insight, scientific storytelling, visual and technological prowess, and customer solutions that engage.

Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States as our organization does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status for this employment position. We participate in e-verify.

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