Medical Science Director - Oncology

Job ID 2021-3273

Clinical/Medical/CME United Kingdom


Medscape Medical Affairs, a division of WebMD, develops and hosts content that make it easier for physicians and healthcare professionals to access clinical reference sources, stay abreast of the latest clinical information, learn about new treatment options, and engage with peers.

WebMD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, medical condition, disability, veterans status, or any other basis protected by law.


Are you passionate about using your content planning and development (editing, writing, slide creation, question development, etc) skills to educate the healthcare community on the most recent advances in medicine? Do you have experience developing medical content in the area of Oncology? Medscape Education is seeking a motivated, adaptable, team-oriented medical writer to support development of medical content for live, digital, and hybrid events. By joining Medscape Medical Affairs, you will have the opportunity to grow your career while contributing to initiatives that truly make an impact on physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers and thus the lives of those around you.

The Role 

  • Develop medical content for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers that is clinically appropriate, instructionally-sound, adherent to industry regulations, and completed within budget and time scale, and to the highest quality
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of important clinical issues; relevant literature; clinical practice guidelines; approved therapeutic drugs, regimens, and devices; therapeutic pipelines in Oncology
  • Quickly acquire up-to-date knowledge of specific tumor types, as needed
  • Collaborate with internal team members and external educational partners and vendors to develop ideas for proposals; and plan, develop content for, and implement live, digital, and hybrid projects
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with key opinion leaders and experts in solid and liquid tumors
  • Recruit and engage with qualified faculty for assigned projects to deliver current, accurate, and compelling content 
  • Serve as a clinical consultant to internal and external partners 
  • Use templates and tools to edit (clinical and line edit) content received from faculty/authors for clarity, medical/scientific accuracy, alignment with project goals, product specifications, and consistency with the target learner audience
  • Develop PowerPoint presentations for multimedia programs and figures for text programs
  • Perform fact-checking of your own and internal team members’ content
  • Incorporate revisions based on input from cross-functional internal and external teams
  • Write assessment/survey/polling questions aligned with project goals
  • Identify opportunities to develop compelling insights analyses and/or presentations
  • Share/present insights analyses with internal and/or external stakeholders 
  • Provide recommendations for future programs and analyses based on gathered insights and expertise

Who You Are:

  • A self-motivated medical writer/content developer and editor with a positive attitude, who has excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills, and loves varied assignments
  • Someone who obtains satisfaction in completing your work on time with minimal errors
  • A true team player who jumps in and tackles new assignments and constantly looks for ways to help the department
  • Someone who is comfortable in a highly deadline-driven environment, and able to pivot quickly between tasks and adapt to rapidly shifting priorities
  • Someone who enjoys leveraging technology to make your job easier
  • High professionalism and easy rapport in building collaborative work relationships with both internal and external stake holders
  • Possessing strong problem-solving skills to independently and quickly deal with unforeseen issues to ensure that timelines are consistently met
  • Willingness to travel; estimated up to 30% for training opportunities and project assignments

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • An advanced degree in a medical or science-related specialty (MD, PharmD, RN, NP, PA, PhD) preferred; a Bachelor of Science degree (life sciences, public health, or clinical sciences) with several years’ relevant work experience required
  • At least 5 years’ experience as a medical writer and/or editor for a medical education/communications company, professional medical publisher, or academic institution/hospital/university center, medical society
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Oncology (liquid and solid tumors) 
  • Someone who is highly skilled at interpreting complex scientific data and results for a clinical audience while incorporating data, visuals, and narrative
  • Excellent editorial (editing and writing) skills, preferably in the area of online publishing and text manuscript development; familiarity with AMA style
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills (English; additional languages a plus)
  • Knowledge of ACCME standards
  • Excellent computer skills that includes working remotely on shared networks and cloud-based systems, and a high degree of proficiency using Microsoft Office suite required; and web-based data and document sharing sites and authoring tools (Box, Read Cube, SharePoint, EndNote, Tableau) a plus
  • Experience with web-based project management tools (such as Workfront, MS Project) a plus