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Senior Medical Editor

North Wales
Reference: JR071818
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Senior Medical Editor - Medical Communications/Pubs

Homebased locations throughout the US

At ICON, it's our people that set us apart.

As a global provider of drug development solutions, our work is serious business. But that doesn't mean you can't have fun while you do it. With our vision to be the partner of choice in drug development, we hire only the best and brightest in the industry. Are you one of them?

We are looking for conscientious, resilient, and inspiring individuals to join our team. As a Senior Medical Editor (SME), your primary responsibility will be to provide medical editing support as part of a dedicated team servicing assigned clients. Although the ability to work independently is key, the SME will work closely with their assigned client account teams to help ensure the timely delivery of high-quality and scientifically/medically accurate projects. Your participation in internal company initiatives, as required, offers additional potential opportunities for growth.

The Role

As a Senior Medical Editor, in-depth medical editing experience with a background in copyediting, proofing, fact-checking, and formatting documents such as manuscripts, abstracts, slide presentations, and posters for medical publications/communications is expected and will be an integral foundation for this role. The SME role will fall broadly across the following approximate allocations (individual client account teams may have specific needs that may alter these allocations as necessary):

  • 60% of your time will be devoted to editing, proofing, fact-checking, and formatting documents, ensuring
  • Correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and usage according to the American Medical Association Manual of Style
  • Proper style has been followed based on company style guide, individual client style sheets, and/or journal/congress style
  • References have been edited, updated, and formatted using EndNote
  • Clarity, consistency, and accuracy of all jobs assigned
  • Author/writer changes have been correctly incorporated
  • Journal galley proofs have been accurately created from original submission document
  • 20% of your time will be devoted to creating mock submissions and supporting Library Services as needed by
  • Downloading journal/congress author guidelines in preparation for manuscript and abstract submission by client team
  • Creating mock submission documents based on journal/congress submission guidelines
  • Providing backup to Editorial Manager by ordering journal articles for writers
  • Researching journals/congresses for potential submission of client deliverables
  • Performing literature searches based on keywords and parameters provided by client teams
  • 15% of your time will be devoted to general editorial duties such as
  • Trafficking work from assigned client team
  • Training new medical editors and onboarding new scientific staff as necessary
  • Updating client style sheets and house style guide
  • Maintaining product EndNote libraries
  • Ensuring prompt communication with assigned team, Editorial Manager, and other medical editors to ensure jobs are completed within allotted time frame
  • Attending company, team, and department meetings, coming prepared to provide updates on the status of assigned work
  • 5% of your time will be devoted to company requirements such as
  • Recording all time worked in ICON time management systems
  • Maintaining goals in Performance section of Workday
  • Completing all mandatory iLearn courses and compliance training for select clients
  • Maintaining knowledge of required software (MS Office suite, Sharepoint, EndNote, Acrobat Pro, iThenticate)
  • Performing responsibilities in a professional manner, meeting company mission and goals
  • Performing any other duties as required or assigned

What you need

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in English, Science, or Communications
  • 3 to 5 years of scientific and/or medical editing experience, ideally in the medical communications or publishing field (years of experience required are approximate and may be less or more depending on how well the editor exhibits the skills outlined)
  • Excellent verbal/written communications skills; must demonstrate a command of the English language (read, write and speak).
  • Ability to work efficiently with network directories/databases
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work, meet deadlines, multitask, and successfully function within a team setting
  • 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!

Why join us?

Ongoing development is vital to us, and as a Senior Medical Editor, you will have the opportunity to progress your career, with the potential to grow your skills in multiple areas of interest, whether that is training others, leading a task force, or developing creative solutions to improve work processes. Our benefits package is competitive, our scope is international, and we genuinely care about our people and their success.

ICON is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

EOE race/color/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/vet/national origin


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