Scientific Writer

Department: Scientific Innovation (SI)

Reports to: 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 various communication channels. With a passion for science, they can distill complex information into impactful learning. This individual has outstanding interpersonal skills to collaborate with clients, healthcare professionals, and internal cross-functional teams.

Essential Functions:

  • Build scientific deliverables (eg, presentations, client reports, manuscripts, posters, and abstracts) by applying expert skills in MS Word and PowerPoint
  • Perform literature reviews and searches
  • Write reports and summaries from notes
  • Check references and create reference packs 
  • Support SI Directors in strategic evaluation and recommendations
  • Maintain medical, legal, and regulatory project aspects  
  • Maintain current client relationships
  • Develop relationships with faculty advisors through collaboration on publications, advisory board meetings, and speaker training initiatives 
  • Support client work by traveling to live events and meetings (approximately 20%)
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support project work

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:

  • An advanced science or clinical degree (PharmD preferred) 
  • Scientific understanding and expertise
  • Experience in medical research, medical education, pharmaceutical writing, or medical writing helpful but willing to train the right candidate

Client interaction and customer service are integral to this role. Periodic travel (local, national, or international) to client sites or events may be required. 

Standard working hours are based on US Eastern time. 

Qualified candidates must be legally authorized for employment in the US, as our organization does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status for this position. We participate in E-Verify and are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

FORCE Communications is a full-service medical marketing, communications, and education organization founded in 2001 that specializes in creating unique scientific/Medical Affairs, medical communications/education, commercial, and payer solutions. Our organization specializes in collaborating with pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and healthcare providers and industry partners in developing innovative programs that integrate scientific information with industry/healthcare market insight and adult learning principles.


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