Medical Writer

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Updated: May 22, 2019
Location: Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Job ID: 2875

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We are looking for individuals to join our award-winning advertising and PR team, which brings together innovation and leading creativity. 

Syneos Health is an integrated healthcare communications agency that provides a full-range of creative communications services. The Syneos Health commercial division has a breadth of medical, strategic and creative talent that extends to our partner and affiliate agencies throughout Europe and the US.

We maintain a dynamic, fast-paced working environment. Each day contains different challenges and opportunities to learn. We take promising ideas, turn them into commercial realities, and manage the life of a product or device from its inception to its completion (our ‘lab to life’ ethos).

We demand the best from our people, but in return we offer a creative environment designed to allow you to be yourself and achieve your potential.

The primary purpose of this role is to support the medical team on the day-to-day running of the client projects. This will include writing and proof reading of medical content in the areas of Advertising and PR communication, as well as working closely with the account, creative and digital departments which will enable us to provide you with a solid grounding in servicing our clients’ needs.


Client Services Dedication

•Build thorough knowledge of the necessary processes for the proper execution of medical jobs according to client needs
•Begin to build understanding of client/agency relationships & service
•Learn client´s internal regulatory review processes for medical communication measures
•Build knowledge of approval processes and legal requirements
•Begin to build understanding of the clients promotional plans and various medical communication measures (e-detailings, booklets, brochures, websites, etc.)

Product/Task Leadership and Accountability

•Build a reputation for effective and reliable delivery of high-quality medical projects
•Build thorough knowledge of expectations, processes and timelines involved in effective, high-quality project execution
•Keep track of deadlines
•Start delivering consistent quality, with effective and efficient results that meet or exceed client expectations

Medical Expertise

•Demonstrate robust scientific expertise
•Exhibit analytic thinking  and an independent structured approach when dealing with scientific and medical content
•Become quickly acquainted with new complex medical areas
•Begin to build understanding of stakeholders and target groups in health care communication
•Begin to build writing style and ability to adapt medical content to the communication needs of target audiences
•Build thorough knowledge of  legal and regulatory requirements
•Exhibit thorough focus on quality and details

Team Orientation/Collaboration

•Provide team support as required, working with a positive and “can-do” attitude
•Exhibit enthusiasm and a willingness to learn internal disciplines
•Volunteer to take on team assignments and jump in wherever possible
•Be a proactive team player
•Know your development areas and seek appropriate support

Job Requirements

•Degree Educated
•At least 2 years of medical writing experience
•Language skills: Fluent in English and very skills in German
•Strong written communication skills
•Proficient skills in Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
•A good understanding of processes and timelines
•Strong time management skills
•Attention to detail and good proofreading skills
•Proactivity – the ability to anticipate client requirements
•Solution focused – suggestion of ideas and recommendations where appropriate
•Strong team player

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