Associate Director - Medical Writer
Havas Group
6d ago

Job Description Summary :

The position is expected to become familiar with the product, science, and strategic issues for those products on which he / she works.

The position interacts closely with other clinical and account team members to gain a thorough understanding of the scope and expectations of each project to design and develop content that aligns with the client’s strategic objectives.

This position may serve to mentor or lead staff medical writers and contract resources. The desired candidate will demonstrate a keen attention to ensure scientific review, editorial, reference and annotation details, and will have the ability to quickly process information in order to accurately translate and deliver to the target audience.

Scheduling flexibility and timeline prioritization skills are essential for success in this role.

Job Description :


  • Participates in strategic planning and project meetings with internal and client teams as needed.
  • Plans, develops, and writes materials as assigned, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives
  • May work in collaboration with other clinical team members or may lead the clinical portion of certain projects with oversight from a Medical Director (or equivalent), depending on the project scope and needs
  • Learns product and disease state information necessary for successful fulfillment of each task,
  • Partners with creative services to develop highly visual and engaging materials that maintain a high level of scientific accuracy and achieve our client’s strategic objectives
  • Partners with internal team and provides onsite support at key client meetings or events
  • Engages with key opinion leaders in developing medical content as necessary
  • References and annotates all content at initial stages of development, updating as appropriate throughout the project life to ensure accurate and clear delivery of materials for internal and client teams
  • Secures references as needed through the appropriate channels to provide full support of all claims within a deliverable and provides clean delivery of reference packets for internal and client teams
  • Collaborates with internal team members to ensure smooth routing and adherence to timelines
  • May act as mentor and team lead for medical writers, providing project oversight and guidance
  • May serve as contact for contract writing resources; distributing work, providing ongoing guidance and reviewing returned content before routing files to editorial, medical directors and other stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with editorial to resolve grammatical or stylistic errors or concerns.
  • Properly tracks and retains electronic versions of documentation from draft through final submission to clients.
  • Maintains a current knowledge of industry trends and standards and key medical topics and terminology in order to serve as a creditable resource to internal and client teams.
  • Takes a proactive solutions-oriented approach into all tasks
  • Performs these and other duties as assigned in adherence with the standards and expectations of HLS

  • Advanced medical or scientific degree (MSc, PhD, PharmD) preferred. Undergraduate degree in related discipline with applicable combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • 7 + Medical writing experience, preferably in a health care marketing or communications agency internship, preceptorship or equivalent.
  • Expert writing and editorial skills with a thorough knowledge of AMA style and medical terminology expertise.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Proven organizational and timeline prioritization skills; scheduling flexibility to accommodate work volumes and the ability to manage multiple assignments.
  • Skills : Contract Type :

    Contract Type : Permanent


    Here at Havas across the group we pride ourselves on being committed to offering equal opportunities to all potential employees and have zero tolerance for discrimination.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants irrespective of age, sex, race, ethnicity, disability and other factors that have no bearing on an individual’s ability to perform their job.

    Due to high volume of applications, only eligible or matching candidates will be contacted by us.

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