Learning Strategist - Instructional Designer - Writer

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Updated: June 10, 2021
Location: Nationwide
Job ID: 132360

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You’re driven, resourceful, and above all else - remarkably smart. You love a good challenge. You are the first to roll up your sleeves and work with relentless energy until you solve the unsolvable, beat the unbeatable and you always come out on top. Passable doesn’t cut it – you’ve got fire in your belly to learn more, do more and be more. For you, the sweetest success is shared success and you’re known for your good nature. You’ll fit right in at Syneos Health where we surround ourselves with the most talented and agile professionals in the industry, but we check our egos at the door.



The Learning Strategist serves in a content development role in support of Learning Solutions Clients.  This individual is accountable for implementing solutions designed by the Solution Design (BD) team. They serve as the Learning Strategist on project teams, interacting with the client, working independently on development of content and coordinating as needed with other writers or learning strategists for larger projects. The Learning Strategist is capable of owning their assigned work streams (including, but not limited to development of strawmen, workshop-at-a-glance documents, transcripts, and drafts, soliciting client feedback and completing deliverables within expected timeframes) with little or no direction from a senior writing team member without oversight.  As needed, the Learning Strategist may oversee writers (contract or full time), with support from other team members, and may be tasked with executing/facilitating training or train-the-trainer sessions.  

  Learning Strategist - Instructional Designer - Writer Responsibilities (duties may include, but are not limited to the following):

  • Validate client needs, current Client training gaps, document outcomes, and recommend learning solutions to meet the needs
  • Develops Training Roadmaps, which include defined curriculum with recommended modality and sequencing, that guide associated curriculum development
  • Nurtures the training concept throughout its evolution of the project to ensure alignment with the strategic intent of the project; includes strategic engagement with the client throughout the project
  • Develops engaging and effective training content that can be delivered via multiple modalities (e.g., distance-learning e-modules, e-zines, live training, communication and sustainability tools)
  • Ensures that all training content they develop is developed using the best, most effective, and efficient instructional design strategies and leverages any available existing Learning Solutions intellectual property as necessary
  • Ensures that training content they develop is being delivered with the most effective and efficient modalities in alignment with the budget for the project
  • Oversees or develops live training logistical and preparation support, including scheduling assistance, printing guides, and facilities requirements
  • Collaborates with all project team members to develop content and solve project challenges
  • Coordinates with Syneos Health Learning Management System team, Deployment Solutions teams, and other key internal stakeholders 
  • Contributes to  Learning Solutions intellectual property
  • As required, serves as a facilitator and/or conducts facilitator training for all developed content
  • As required, lead status meetings with the client team

This is a REMOTE position.
This job excludes Colorado applicants.

Job Requirements

Along with demonstrated initiative, uncompromised integrity and a results-oriented mindset, the ideal candidate has:
  • Bachelor's degree is required, MBA or Master's degree preferred
  • Minimum of three (3) years of Pharmaceutical/biotech experience
  • 1 year of training or training related experience required
  • High-level of PowerPoint and writing skills required
  • Background in Consulting or Biopharm Sales or Biopharm Training/Instructional Design
  • The drive for self-development, the ability to collaborate, and an action-oriented work ethic

At Syneos Health, we believe in providing an environment and culture in which our people can thrive, develop and advance. We reward and recognize our people by providing valuable benefits and a quality of life balance.

Why Syneos Health? Join a game-changing global company that is reinventing the way therapies are developed and commercialized. Here, you’re a part of the big picture. We work hand in hand to guide pre-market development through post-market commercial strategy. Knowledge sharing across advisory groups unlocks the innovation and unique strategies our end-to-end commercialization projects require. Our collaborative mindset means every project is a chance to solve a new challenge, learn from your teammates, become better-rounded, and evolve your career.

 | How will you accelerate biopharmaceutical commercialization?

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


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