Medical Science Director

Job ID 2022-4559

Sales United Kingdom


Position at WebMD

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.

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.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran


Are you passionate about using your content planning and development skills to educate the
healthcare community on the most recent advances in medicine? Do you have experience
developing (editing, writing, slide creation, question development, etc) medical content in the areas
of Hematology/Oncology? Medscape Medical Affairs is seeking a motivated, adaptable, team-
oriented, experienced 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.

What You’ll Do 
- Develop medical content for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers
that is clinically appropriate, instructionally-sound, adherent to industry regulations, aligned to
client goals, and completed within budget and time scale, and of 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 Hematology/Oncology
- Quickly acquire up-to-date knowledge of specific therapeutic areas, as needed
- Serve as a clinical consultant to internal and external stakeholders
- Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders 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
- Identify, recommend, recruit and engage with qualified faculty for assigned projects to deliver
current, accurate, and compelling content
- 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 own work and others’ work
- 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
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
- A detail-oriented individual who obtains satisfaction in completing your work on time with minimal
-  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
- Minimum 5 years’ experience as a medical writer and/or content developer/editor for a
medical education/communications company
- Minimum 3 years’ experience in Hematology/Oncology (liquid and/or solid tumors)
- 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
- Highly skilled in interpreting complex scientific data and results to develop compelling clinical
narratives (slides or text) that integrate data and visuals for the target audience
- 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)
- 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