Lead Medical Writer



51-200 employees

Creates impactful communication for pharmaceutical brands



Remote in USA

Required Skills
  • Higher degree in a relevant subject (Ph.D., M.D., PharmD, etc.)
  • 4–6 years of medical writing experience in Medical Communications
  • Excellent scientific and editorial competency
  • Experience in building strong relationships with clients and HCPs
  • Ability to critically review deliverables for scientific accuracy and integrity
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring junior-level writers
  • Proactive approach and an enthusiasm for trying new things
  • Ability to work under pressure and juggle multiple deadlines
  • Designs, develops, and reviews different types of materials across a wide range of project types for various audiences
  • Delivers client-ready work for review that is thoroughly researched, technically accurate, well written, presentable (reviewed once and sent out), and meets client objectives
  • Takes responsibility for the quality of the work by junior team members, ensuring that they are scientifically accurate, fully referenced, appropriate to the target audience, meet client objectives, and adhere to the time and budget allocated for the project
  • Provides constructive feedback and coaching to junior-level writers; always takes the time to answer questions from the team
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the client brief; asks well-informed questions to ensure that all relevant information has been received and communicates the brief to the team to set them up for success
  • Leads and drives the delivery of larger medical conference and meeting events, including symposia, advisory boards, investigator meetings, and communication and publication workshops, including on-site management
  • Develops and maintains in-depth knowledge across relevant therapy areas, with emerging expertise in at least one therapy area (e.g., breast cancer)
  • Has their finger on the pulse of industry trends and scientific developments, sharing their knowledge with internal teams and clients (where appropriate)
  • Is flexible and eager to work across different client accounts, deliverables, and therapy areas
  • Has knowledge of leading experts within a specific therapeutic area
  • Leads client meetings when appropriate, including project kick-off, regular status, and ad hoc client and healthcare professional (HCP) calls; updates clients on key scientific/content actions and answers any questions they may have
  • Builds strong client relationships with the confidence to push back and advise where necessary
  • Has the experience to lead briefing calls and follow-up conversations with HCPs and other subject matter experts
  • Starts to help shape client strategy, recommending new projects or advising when taking a different approach may better meet client objectives
  • Plans weekly workload and long-term workload for their account team in collaboration with senior team members (as relevant)
  • Ensures that senior team members are regularly updated and have a clear picture of account activity and resourcing needs, foreseeing and escalating any red flags
  • Owns and delegates small–medium-scale projects (e.g., symposia, manuscripts, training materials) from start to finish with little to no technical input from senior team members
  • Organizes and effectively manages their team as well as their own time to prioritize tasks across different accounts
  • Contributes to new business pitches when needed
  • Works closely with the Client Services team to review timelines, budget hours, and scientific resourcing needs
  • Has knowledge of account finances, inputs into budgets, tracks hours, and understands the importance of proactive financial management
  • Delivers projects as agreed within the client’s budget and timeline
  • Maintains an average billability in accordance with line management responsibilities
  • Ensures that timesheets for themselves and the team are completed promptly
  • Manages 1–2 direct reports effectively by providing constructive and actionable feedback
  • Provides regular feedback and guidance to the team throughout the course of projects
  • Mentors junior-level team members on skills and best practices and adopts a coaching approach to ensure that they feel supported
  • Oversees activities of junior colleagues, ensuring that excellent quality is maintained

BOLDSCIENCE stands out as a global medical communications agency with a unique blend of scientific creativity and bold thinking, fostering a culture that encourages collaboration and disruption. Their competitive advantage lies in their ability to create impactful communication programs for pharmaceutical clients, simplifying complex scientific concepts and sparking new conversations. With a clear industry leadership, they are committed to improving lives, setting new standards of care, and providing bold solutions to challenges in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Alpharetta, Georgia



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