Senior Medical and Grant Writer - Prime Education

Editorial Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Description

Position at Prime Education

The Senior Medical and Grant Writer is a professional and a leader in the content development team who, with a high level of independence, utilizes his/her combined skills as a scientific medical writer, educational design innovator, and grant development specialist to conduct a turnkey process that includes educational grant development followed by content development for awarded grants. He/she will engage in investigative and analytical skills and cultivate relationships with expert faculty to identify and establish ongoing opportunities for grant development to achieve the company’s goals.  He/she is responsible to complete quality scientific and medical writing as assigned by the Clinical Team Lead and to assist in mentoring the grant/medical writers on the content team, and oversight of project deliverables. He/she will conduct literature reviews of clinical trials, peer-reviewed articles, clinical guidelines and other medical/scientific data sources to develop needs assessments and grant proposals, accurate content, and identify compelling educational designs, including program titles, learning objectives, agendas, and formats.  He/She will also contribute to identification of publishing opportunities, develop abstracts for scientific posters and podium presentations at leading medical meetings, and journal articles for peer-reviewed publications to showcase the results of the company’s educational and research initiatives.  The Senior Medical and Grant Writer is a self-starter with extensive experience in independently designing and developing continuing education activities and research-informed initiatives for the interprofessional healthcare team and relies on his/her extensive experience and judgment to accomplish goals. The Senior Medical and Grant Writer will act as an adult learning expert to assist PRIME® in fulfilling its responsibilities in grant development, program design, development, and evaluation. In this role, the Senior Medical and Grant Writer collaborates with other colleagues, departments and stakeholders as part of PRIME®’s commitment to flawless execution of its educational products and services. He/she directly reports to the VP, Scientific Affairs and is responsible to liaise with the department members in a team environment.

 

Position Duties:

 

  • Develop high-caliber medical and scientific content with the highest standards of editorial excellence adhering to standards of adult learning principles, and interprofessional education
  • Provide key contributions in grant planning and development, encompassingeducational designs, formats, and execution plans, to meet department goals and address unmet educational and research needs to assist in strategic planning for future activities
  • Establish and maintain relationships among key leaders in health care, among various practice settings, in order to collect expert opinion and insights into educational program needs and grant development opportunities
  • Contribute to the outcomes measurement of high-impact educational programs, including measurement planning, survey instrument development, program analyses, and communication of outcomes findings with external stakehlders
  • Develop and contribute to scientific articles, abstracts, and outcomes-based presentations and publications to exemplify the services and products of the company
  • Effectively communicate to ensure workflow is smooth and carry out opportunities, needs, ideas, and timelines to meet the company’s and department’s goals for continued growth and success.
  • Proactively identify and resolve issues pertaining to instructional design components in the development of content, with recommendations provided to the Clinical Team Lead in a timely manner
  • Review content developed by other medical writers, and provide guidance to ensure clinical relevance and accuracy, and work with other medical writers and departmental team members to achieve high quality content deliverables
  • Participate in decisions pertaining to PRIME®’s model of learning and implementation procedures to execute the model of learning
  • Participate in regularly scheduled meetings of the Scientific Education Department, including grant and content planning meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Candidate Requirements:

  • Minimal Master’s degree (PhD degree preferred) in a scientific and communications or related field commensurate with the scope of work identified in this job description and current knowledge of the healthcare industry
  • Prefer minimum of 4 years of experience in designing and developing continuing medical education (CME/CE) activities for healthcare professionals
  • Prefer experience in developing CME/CE activities supported by pharmaceutical companies and government contracts or grants
  • Prefer experience in training, project management and/or staff supervision in a team-based office environment
  • Excellent ability to work independently and autonomously, and multi-task multiple high-level responsibilities and projects with accuracy and efficiency
  • Ability to independently research, design, and develop high-quality scientific grant and medical writing commensurate with the desired “Position Duties”
  • Ability to independently complete literature review and review/analyze scientific/medical research in order to apply accurate concepts to product development
  • Analytical and didactic ability to independently complete medical writing in accordance with AMA criteria and grant development procedures
  • Ability to organize and convey multi-channel educational designs and deliverables efficiently, fluently, and accurately
  • Proficiency in analytical thinking and an ability to convey complex data results in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to gather data from verifiable sources for grant development
  • Possess creative and visionary skills to identify and execute innovative educational program designs and formats
  • Current knowledge of the healthcare industry, pharmaceutical pipelines, health care industry/policies, and CE industry
  • Experience in developing content in any of the following disease areas: oncology, diabetes, endocrinology, neurology, rheumatology, cardiology, ophthalmology, dermatology, respiratory, pain management, mental health, women’s health, gastroenterology, hepatology, infectious diseases, or immune-mediated inflammatory diseases
  • Excellent English language skills, both written and verbal
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Endnote or any other reference manager applications