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Medical Writer II

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JR117733
  1. Medical Writing
  2. ICON Full Service & Corporate Support
  3. Hybrid: Office/Remote

About the role

At ICON, it’s our people that set us apart. Our diverse teams enable us to become a better partner to our customers and help us to fulfil our mission to advance and improve patients’ lives.

Our ‘Own It’ culture is driven by four key values that bring us together as individuals and set us apart as an organisation: Accountability & Delivery, Collaboration, Partnership and Integrity. We want to be the Clinical Research Organisation that delivers excellence to our clients and to patients at every touch-point. In short, to be the partner of choice in drug development.

That’s our vision. We’re driven by it. And we need talented people who share it.
If you’re as driven as we are, join us. You’ll be working in a dynamic and supportive environment, with some of the brightest and the friendliest people in the sector, and you’ll be helping shape an industry.
 

As a Medical Writer, proficiency in background researching, developing, and writing for the diverse array of deliverables within medical publications and medical communications is an integral foundation for this role. While prior experience is helpful, ample onboarding, training, and interactive review of assigned work and progress in the role will be provided and actively managed. Based on this and the overall description, the MW role will fall broadly across the following approximate allocations (individual client account teams may have, from time to time, specific needs that may alter these allocations as may be necessary/required)

90% of your time will be devoted to content development and writing, from inception to delivery, including but not limited to, responsibility for:

  • the accurate interpretation of clinical data (e.g., from clinical study reports, safety summaries, biostatistical tables, published articles, etc), and its accurate, concise adaptation to meet assigned projects’ stated objectives

  • all compliance requirements for medical publications and medical communications, as relevant and appropriate (e.g., authorship guidelines, journal requirements, client confidential materials, etc)

  • representing assigned work at internal and external (client) meetings as required (e.g., project status, author interactions, client publication committee meetings, etc)

  • understanding client publication and communication plans as required (e.g., impact on project timelines, appropriate congress and journal venues for assigned client/therapy area, relevance to client drug development planning, etc)

5% of your time will be devoted to assisting in the management of (your) medical writing resources, including but not limited to, responsibility for:

  • collaborating with the Senior Medical Writer / Scientific Manager and Account Managers to help ensure adherence to agreed-upon timelines (e.g., project status reports, proactive flagging of problems, time/resource limitations/availability, etc)

5% of your time may be devoted to on-the-job training initiatives (over and above required ICON training) such as assisting the SM and/or GMC Senior Leadership in business development activities including but not limited to, participation in

  • background research and writing support for new business proposals

  • background research and writing support for assigned account(s) organic growth opportunities

What you need

  • Advanced degree, preferably PhD but PharmD and MD may also be considered

  • Preference for 1-3 years’ experience of high-level content development (Manuscript development)

  • Applicants with prior relevant experience in a medical publications/medical communications agency preferred

  • Applicants who have recently achieved their advanced degree, as indicated, are encouraged to apply

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical journal content; ability to develop and write to prescribed styles and formats

  • Familiarity with ICMJE and GPP guidelines preferred

  • Ability to learn to work with network directories/databases

  • Proficiency with commonly used software including but not limited to word processing (e.g., MS Word), graphics (e.g., PowerPoint or Prism), and bibliographic software (e.g., EndNote), and adaptability to other applicable software as may be required from time to time preferred

  • Must have demonstrable command of the English language (read, write and speak)

  • A strong desire to be a key part of a global network of services that lead to better outcomes for its clients, its people and for patients…apply now and Own IT@ICON!


Benefits of Working in ICON:
Our success depends on the quality of our people. That’s why we’ve made it a priority to build a culture that rewards high performance and nurtures talent.

We offer very competitive salary packages. And to keep them competitive, we regularly benchmark them against our competitors. Our annual bonuses reflect delivery of performance goals – both ours and yours.
We also provide a range of health-related benefits to employees and their families and offer competitive retirement plans – and related benefits such as life assurance – so you can save and plan with confidence for the years ahead.
But beyond the competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, you’ll benefit from an environment where you are encouraged to fulfil your sense of purpose and drive lasting change.

ICON is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know through the form below.

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