Senior Medical Writer

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Medical Writing
  3. Japan
Tokyo, Japan
Posting date: 25 Oct 2019
This vacancy has now expired

A leading medical publications company is seeking to recruit a Senior Medical Writer to their office in Tokyo. This organisation is a leading provider of drug information, medical educational content, marketing services, and integrated clinical knowledge bases and works with healthcare professionals, hospital institutions, and pharmaceutical companies across the Asia-Pacific region. This position is an excellent opportunity to work with a company with almost 50 years of experience in the medical communications field.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a deep scientific understanding of clients' brand portfolios in order to proactively provide tailored and insightful advice on strategic MedComms solutions.
  • Create and edit high quality content to meet client objectives whilst adhering to compliance and editorial quality standards.
  • Maintain knowledge of key opinion leaders in key therapeutic areas so as to provide guidance and recommendations to clients.
  • Lead and facilitate discussions amongst key opinion leaders during briefings, speaker reviews, ad boards, and manuscript development to ensure the successful delivery of events and other medical communications projects.
  • Lead the delivery of the scientific and editorial components of onsite events.
  • Together with fellow members of a key account team, participate/lead client meetings/teleconferences for project kick-off, delivery, and strategic planning.
  • Contribute to and own scientific element of pitching process, proposals, and new idea generation.
  • Proactively propose new ideas and solutions that contribute to business development and the growth of accounts.
  • Provide training, coaching, and mentoring of Medical Writers and other colleagues on scientific and therapy area knowledge, compliance, and editorial standards.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Graduate degree in the sciences (PhD, MSc, BSc); healthcare science degree a plus (MD, PharmD, BSc in nursing or allied profession).
  • At least 3 years of scientific/medical writing.
  • Previous experience in a healthcare communications agency highly desired.
  • Ability to distil complex scientific concepts into clear, concise messages.
  • Proficiency in writing and speaking Japanese.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

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Proclinical Staffing is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.