Thursday, July 24, 2008

More Medical Writing Positions

Senior Science Writer - Children's Hospital Trust, Boston, MA

Chaloner Associates is recruiting a Senior Science Writer to join Children’s Hospital Trust, the philanthropic resource for Children’s Hospital Boston. The largest pediatric medical center in the U.S., Children’s Hospital has been rated one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 14 consecutive years. Children’s is the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and also home to the world’s largest pediatric research facility.

The Senior Science Writer works with the Associate Director, Development Communication and major gifts officers to create high quality fundraising proposals, case statements, promotional literature, feature articles and other development communication materials as needed. The Senior Science Writer is a creative, articulate and adaptable professional who successfully executes multiple projects on budget and deadline. He or she is proactive, taking responsibility for helping senior development officers identify and define communications needs. This position reports to the Associate Director, Development Communications and also works closely with members of the major gifts and individual giving teams.

Key Responsibilities:
♣With senior development staff, and in collaboration with the medical and research staffs, determines the most effective vehicles for meeting specific fundraising communications needs and oversees their production.
♣ Writes and produces fundraising proposals and newsletters. Translates proposals into brochures and promotional literature as appropriate.
♣ Develops event collateral, including PowerPoint presentations, invitations, speaker bios, speaking points, and follow-up letters as needed.
♣ Oversees freelance writers, designers and photographers in the production of donor communications and newsletters.
♣ Assists with other projects as needed or assigned by manager.
♣ Provides positive and effective customer service that supports departmental and hospital operations.
♣ Contributes to teamwork within and between departments and organizations.

♣ Keen understanding of professional scientific literature and the ability to make difficult concepts accessible to a broad audience.
♣ Experience writing about clinical medicine as well as basic science.
♣ Highly developed presentation, interpersonal, organizational and written communication skills.
♣ Success at collaborating with other professionals - especially fundraising professionals - and producing content that meets their needs.
♣ Ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
♣ A minimum of a bachelor’s degree and five-to-seven years of relevant and progressive professional experience, including exposure to fundraising and working with nonprofit organizations.

The Science Writer will be evaluated on his or her success at:
♣ Producing scientifically accurate writing that makes a compelling case to potential donors.
♣ Producing work that meets the high quality standards of the Communications Department and Major Gifts Officers.
♣ Shepherding work through proper channels.
♣ Meeting deadlines.
♣ Collaborating with other Trust and hospital employees to support the mission of the Trust.

Interested and qualified candidates should send resumes to Scott White ( or Tom Lutzy (

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Medical Writing Specialist - Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Montville, NJ

The Medical Writing Specialist is responsible for the tracking, quality control and timely completion of the document components for complex medical writing projects, including Clinical Study Reports (CSRs), protocols, and other regulatory documents.

Some responsibilities include: • Working together with key interface partners (e.g. Study Management, Statistics and Programming) to facilitate the completion of clinical study reports and their appendices. Using project management skills to track, review and ensure timely completion of high quality regulatory documents • Checking that study file components (e.g., Investigator CVs, protocol and amendments, sample case report form) needed for CSRs are checked into the electronic archive on a timely basis and meet all global standards and regulatory requirements. • Acting as a resource on all format and style related issues to ensure consistency within submission related documents prepared by Medical Writing or external partners. Maintaining departmental and project-specific style guides to reflect new agreements and changes due to SOPs and regulatory guidelines. • Assisting scientific medical writers in the review of protocols and case report forms to ensure that methods are clearly presented, data categories are clear, and terminology is consistent. • Performing real-time edits to clinical documents during comment review and resolution meetings. • Proofreading, reformatting and editing document text, as required, to ensure that all documents for a writing project meet all formatting and publishing requirements prior to final QC, compilation and electronic publishing. • Managing the review and approval of documents in the document management system using standard procedures.

Bachelor’s or Associates degree with strong electronic documentation and word processing skills. Excellence in written and oral communication skills in English. Excellent interpersonal skills. Familiarity with clinical research, statistics, and regulatory submission requirements preferred.

Two openings. More information here.

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