Scientific Director

Job ID 2018-13768

Clinical/Medical/CME United States


Description

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.  

 

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


Responsibilities:

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of important clinical issues; relevant literature; clinical practice guidelines; approved therapeutic drugs, regimens, and devices; therapeutic pipelines; and key opinion leaders in dermatology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, pulmonary, or rheumatology
  • Quickly acquire up-to-date knowledge of other therapeutic area(s), as needed
  • Collaborate with internal team members and external educational partners and vendors to develop ideas for grant proposals and plan and develop content
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with key opinion leaders and experts in assigned therapeutic area(s)
  • Recruit qualified faculty for assigned projects
  • Use templates and tools to edit (clinical and line edit) content received from faculty/authors for clarity, medical/scientific accuracy, alignment with learning objectives, 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 questions that measure educational effectiveness
  • Develop continuing medical education for physicians (CME), nurses (CE), and pharmacists (ACPE) that is clinically-appropriate, instructionally-sound, adherent to industry regulations, and completed within budget and time scale to the highest quality

 

Who You Are:

A self-motivated medical writer 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

 

Willingness to travel; estimated at ~20% for training opportunities and project assignments

 

Someone who lives within commuting distance to New York City; Durham, North Carolina; or Atlanta, Georgia offices preferred

 

 Qualifications:


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 the dermatology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, pulmonary, or rheumatology fields to be conversant with key/emerging issues related to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment
  • 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
  • Strong problem-solving skills to independently and quickly deal with unforeseen issues to ensure that timelines are consistently met
  • 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