Medical Writer/Medical Communications Specialist

San Mateo, CA
United States
Job Posted Date: 
April 2, 2019
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Job Description: Medical Writer/Medical Communications Specialist About Xelay Acumen Xelay Acumen, Inc is a boutique strategy and management consulting firm serving primarily biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and health care provider clients. Our consulting engagements focus exclusively on high value-add for our clients most critically important issues and challenges. Role We are seeking an experienced full-time Medical Writer/Medical Communications Specialist. This is a position for industry-experienced professionals who have at least 2 or more years of medical writing experience, preferably within the biotech or pharmaceutical industry. This role is a hand's-on content development position. Responsibilities • Working within the job specification, particularly with respect to time allocation • Developing content for a variety of clinically-oriented products (slide kits, manuscripts, posters for pharmaceutical clients) • Ensuring writing is of high scientific and literary standards and meets objectives • Undertaking research in the therapeutic area to allow effective writing • Incorporate editorial comments and solve queries to present a 'finished' final document • Ensuring understanding and implementation of all company procedures and quality standards • Engaging Key Opinion Leaders and clinical trial investigators who partner with the client to author publications • Work includes o Medical Education materials (Advisory Boards, Speaker Programs, Slide Decks, etc.) o Abstracts and articles o Manuscripts o Multimedia projects o Posters o Speaker training materials o Slide kits /Slide presentations o Work for advisory board meetings (creating meeting agendas and slide presentations, speaker training program content, comprehensive post-meeting reports, etc.)  

Job Requirements: 

Desired Qualifications: • Strong verbal and written communication skills • Knowledge of science or an aptitude for understanding it, including the ability to learn new therapeutic areas quickly • Ability to write (medical writers must be able to write clearly at a level appropriate to the audience and the project) • Deadline-oriented • Attention to detail • Accuracy, logical organization • Clear thinking and writing Requirements: • RN, MS, RPh, PhD, MD, PharmD degree • 2+ years of medical communications writing experience • Ability to work remotely, with expected 10% travel time • Strong ability in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) • Experience with graphics software (ie, Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop) preferable, but not a requirement  

How to Apply: 

Interested parties should send resume to [email protected]

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