Medical Science Director

Job ID 2022-3839

Clinical/Medical/CME United Kingdom


Position at WebMD

Medscape, a division of WebMD, develops and hosts physician portals and related mobile applications 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, earn continuing medical education credits and communicate 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 Cardiovascular Disease.?

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, completed within budget and timeline, and to the highest quality
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of important clinical issues within the therapeutic areas of interest, including relevant literature; clinical practice guidelines; approved therapeutic drugs, regimens and devices; and therapeutic pipelines
  • Quickly acquire up-to-date knowledge on cardiovascular diseases and cardiovascular-associated conditions, as needed
  • 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 cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular-associated conditions,
  • 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 stakeholders
  • 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 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 with a positive attitude, with excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills, and who 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
  • Comfortable in a highly deadline-driven environment, able to pivot quickly between tasks, and adapts to rapidly shifting priorities
  • Comfortable leveraging technology to accomplish tasks
  • 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 Cardiovascular Diseases
  • 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)
  • 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