Medical Writer

Boston, MA

About the Role

The Medical Writer position is ideal for recent graduates in the sciences, and those with experience in scientific research, who are seeking the opportunity to apply their knowledge to real-world projects. You will be based in our brand-new office in Boston and will join the team at its foundation. This presents opportunities to shape and drive our US company; an endeavor supported by the success of our existing operations in the UK and Asia-Pacific. You will work closely with our Scientific Director, who will be based in Boston and who has 10 years’ experience in the industry, and other senior colleagues in the US and globally.

Medical Writers work to produce publications that communicate key scientific and clinical data to a wide audience, including healthcare professionals, policy makers and patients. This includes the development of abstracts and peer-reviewed manuscripts, as well as posters and oral presentations for large international congresses, with the opportunity to provide on-site support at such events. In addition, you may have the chance to work on strategic publications planning, regulatory documents, and materials to support scientific exchange with healthcare professionals. The work is structured on a project-by-project basis and you will usually be working on several projects in different disease areas at any one time.

You will work in project teams alongside experienced colleagues, who provide one-to-one training in the technical aspects of the role, including good publication practice, project management and effective client communication. Delivering project work requires close collaboration with clients and world-renowned opinion leaders, and you will increasingly participate in teleconferences and face-to-face meetings with external stakeholders.

This role is for those looking to apply their scientific writing and creative skills to deliver high-impact publication projects to a wide range of clients. Positions are available for those looking for an entry-level role in the field as well as those with some prior experience. We are looking for ambitious individuals with the potential to progress rapidly into more senior roles involving greater project management and client responsibility.

What Background Should You Have?

We are looking for individuals who are collaborative, self-motivated and enthusiastic, with a passion for scientific writing and an interest in providing a great service to clients.

Essential requirements for the role are:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline (minimum GPA 3.3). We welcome applications from candidates with a diverse range of educational backgrounds, but particularly those with coursework in the life sciences
  • Excellent written and spoken fluency in English
  • An ability to communicate scientific materials clearly in both written and oral form
  • Excellent understanding of and ability to apply scientific concepts
  • Close attention to detail
  • Aptitude for and experience with scientific writing which could include dissertations, research summaries, lab reports, poster or oral presentations, peer-reviewed scientific publications, book chapters, literature reviews, grant applications, regulatory documents, and articles for websites or student magazines
  • Competency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Organizational skills and the ability to effectively manage your time and meet deadlines

No previous experience in this sector is necessary, but you should display a genuine interest in healthcare and an eagerness to learn about new areas of clinical science. Applicants with higher-level qualifications in a scientific discipline are welcomed but this is not a requirement.

What We Offer

We offer a competitive starting salary, based on qualifications and experience. Please click here to learn about our reward package and the other benefits of working for Costello Medical.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter via our online application form. In your cover letter you should explain why you think you would be suited to the role and why you would like to join Costello Medical. Your resume should clearly state the grades you have received, or are due to receive, for your undergraduate and post-graduate degrees. Please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@costellomedical.com if you have any questions about the role or application process.

COVID-19 Response

Our teams in the UK and Singapore are following local government guidance and are currently working remotely. Our US office is open in a safe, socially distanced and controlled way following a period of remote working. Exceptional customer service remains one of our core principles, so we are committed to supporting our clients and operating as normal throughout this period.

Please note that we are also still welcoming applications for our open positions, across all roles and locations. Interviews are being conducted by Microsoft Teams and we are welcoming new employees remotely or in the office, depending on location, with virtual induction sessions including all our new starters.

For information please email recruitment@costellomedical.com.

A Day in the Life of a Medical Writer

To learn more about a typical day for a Medical Writer at Costello Medical, please click here.