Freelance Medical Writer

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Updated: November 22, 2019
Location: New York, NY, United States
Job ID: 6533


The freelance medical writer assists in the development of scientific content including slide decks and other written pieces.


  • Responsible for the development of scientific content including slide decks and manuscripts. Development includes:
    • Necessary background research
    • Working with clients and other team members to determine outline for project
    • Writing of slides or enduring material
    • Providing full reference set
    • Preparing materials for legal and regulatory review with clients
    • Incorporating all stakeholder feedback
  • Assists senior team members in client-facing meetings
  • Travels to advisory boards (majority Thursday and Friday travel) and assists in:
    • Preparing slides for meeting
    • Providing summary of meeting
  • Travels to scientific meetings (majority Thursday and Friday travel) to gather data for planned or potential publications
  • Focused on learning and fully understanding assigned disease state and treatment options.

Job Requirements

  • MD, PhD, PharmD or RN
  • 1-2 years medical writing experience, or some level of communication experience as a post-doctoral fellow or graduate student (developed slide presentations, wrote manuscripts, etc.)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with account teams, other writers, editors, physicians and clients
  • Ability to communicate medical/technical information to a wide variety of audiences
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, team-oriented environment
  • ¬†Ability to efficiently prioritize multiple tasks and provide effective direction to others; can quickly evaluate the resources necessary to accomplish a goal and put those into action.
  • PowerPoint experience
  • EndNote reference management database experience, preferred

Syneos Health companies are affirmative action/equal opportunity employers (Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled)


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