Medical Writer

Medical Writer I is responsible for researching, writing, and editing clinical/statistical reports and study protocols: summarizes data from clinical studies for submission to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). May require a bachelor’s/master’s degree and 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Being a Medical Writer I has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Additionally, Medical Writer I works under immediate supervision. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.

Medical Writer Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Medical Writer to join our team.


  • Providing good briefings to colleagues and freelancers;
  • Mentoring new writers (depending on individual, level of experience and opportunity);
  • Liaising with clients, authors and colleagues to progress projects effectively,
  • Actively participating in account development meetings to grow repeat business;
  • Writing copy – digital materials, webpages etc;
  • Setting tone of voice for campaigns;
  • Delivering engaging scientific/medical content across a range of platforms, for a mix of clients;
  • Working as part of the team to achieve objectives;
  • Working across a range of accounts in therapy areas such as oncology, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, vaccines, growth hormones and haemophilia plus others;
  • Building and nurturing strong relationships with clients, as to ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of their needs and objectives;
  • Maintaining and developing industry knowledge and awareness of current news and changes within the scientific and pharmaceutical community;
  • Delivering high quality written work in line with client objectives;
  • Meeting deadline and budgets;
  • Executing reviews and edits on both your content and that of your team, when necessary;
  • Undertake or direct research into therapy areas as needed.


  • Organisational skills and the ability to complete multiple tasks and deal with changes in project timings and specifications;
  • Ensure line manager and accounts team are continually updated on project process;
  • Attending conferences/ advisory board meeting and develop the first draft of report for review;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal;
  • Develop an understanding of the various client brands and disease areas;
  • A strong scientific background and a passion for medical communications;
  • Undertake or direct research into therapy areas as needed;
  • Ability to seek out, critically appraise and appropriately cite published information;
  • Good project management skills.