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Medical Editor, Global Scientific Publications

REMOTE, IL 00000

Posted: 05/20/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Medical Affairs Job Number: 606466 Is job remote?: Yes Country: United States

Job Description

Target PR Range: 29-39/hr
*Depending one experience

The Medical Editor, Global Scientific Publications, is responsible for reviewing, editing, and supporting publication activities and submissions (i.e., manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and oral presentations) to medical journals and scientific congresses. This individual provides editorial expertise for multiple projects across therapeutic areas within established timelines, interfaces regularly with medical writers to ensure accurate and timely delivery of information and contributes to cross-functional Medical Writing and Publication Team meetings for process improvement.
• Reviews scientific materials and publications including (but not limited to): manuscripts, abstracts, posters, oral presentations to ensure that quality standards are met
• Effectively manages multiple projects and provides proofreading, styling, and copy-editing of a wide variety of medical and scientific content
• Assists with quality control of data with appropriate guidance/direction from the medical writer
• Checks accuracy and reviews styling of references per journal requirements
• Supports submissions to medical journals and scientific congresses
• Edits/proofreads for grammar, spelling, sentence/paragraph structure, consistency, formatting, and adherence to AMA Manual of Style and in-house style guidelines
• Coordinates and communicates the editorial process with medical writers and pertinent stakeholders
• Participates in Medical Writing Team and Publication Team Meetings for process improvement (i.e., may suggest updates to style guides and lexicons style sheets)
• Understands and complies with appropriate conventions, proper grammar usage, and correct format requirements per journal/congress, and other governing bodies following applicable guidelines, templates, and SOPs
• Maintains current knowledge of publications-related policies, procedures, and work Instructions

• Required education: Bachelor's degree. Relevant professional certification (e.g., AMWA or BELS) preferred.
• Required experience: 2+ years of medical editing/publications (or related) experience required in the pharmaceutical industry, academia, or related (e.g., medical communication agency, CRO)
• Familiarity with medical writing or creation of abstracts, posters, or slide presentations
• Strong project management skills, including the ability to adhere to process requirements and manage competing priorities
• Able to work independently and switch between publications supporting diverse therapeutic areas/products (including Immunology, Oncology, Neuroscience)
• Experience assimilating and interpreting scientific content is preferred
• Strong written and verbal communication skills. Superior attention to detail. Expert master of English language. Ability to find and correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors, enhancing publications' consistency, clarity, and accuracy.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
• Familiarity with Adobe inDesign preferred
• A working knowledge of American Medical Association (AMA) style
• Must continually train/be compliant with all current industry requirements as they relate to publication practices

*CO/NYC candidates might not be considered
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