Do you enjoy developing content for medical/scientific communication assets in the pharmaceutical sector, and prefer to work from home?
Who We Are
Powered by a small virtual team of doctoral-level scientific writers since 2003, Wesley Enterprise is a medical communications agency that helps pharmaceutical companies develop custom medical-scientific content. Over 60% of our work relates to medical presentation slide decks.
Who We Are Looking For
Are you a PharmD or PhD in health sciences who enjoys and has experience in developing custom scientific communication assets? Does this describe you – “a high-achieving, solutions-oriented, and cordial professional team player with discipline to work independently at home”? If yes, we would like to talk with you.
Do you have excellent PowerPoint skills? Do you have a solid interest in leveraging ways to make key points stand out in a sea of content? How well can you integrate your skills in content development, visualization, and PowerPoint to develop an asset that stands out while including readily digestible and meaningful information?
We are looking to fill this important position as soon as possible.
Job Title – Manager, Medical Communications
Position Type – Full-time exempt
Location – Anywhere USA
Reports To – Senior Director, Medical Communications
Essential Job Responsibilities
Deliverable Development (~90%) – As a learned professional, routinely use advanced knowledge gained from doctoral-level training, biopharmaceutical industry experience, and professional judgment to collaborate with client to design/develop scientific deliverables (presentation slide decks, dossiers, standard response letters, manuscripts, abstracts/posters, internal training, etc), with focus on the following aspects – context, literature search/evaluation, content flow, engaging content layout, style, support through medical/legal/regulatory reviews, approach response to feedback, consultative role, accuracy, all while managing timelines and competing demands.
Peer Quality Control and Assistance (~10%) – As a learned professional, provide helpful feedback (scientific fact and style check) of draft deliverables from other writers in an efficient manner based on professional judgment.
Contribute to organization’s knowledge database.
Partner with outside agencies with unique technical skills needed to complete client projects, by leveraging skills in content development and understanding of pharmaceutical company needs.
Aspects That Define Success in This Role
Develop an established target quantity of client projects independently while appropriately leveraging guidance from project lead and help from team), that consistently exceeds client expectations and in a timely fashion.
Establish realistic expectations to prioritize and complete assigned tasks.
Effectively partner with clients, serving as consultant by leveraging our company’s knowledge and skill set, as well as your past work experience in the pharmaceutical industry, while portraying our company as the content solutions expert.
Effectively collaborate with the team, providing timely recommendations to solve specific issues, helping out by constructively reviewing colleagues’ work, and proactively sharing best practices that contribute to the team’s success.
Serve as a problem solver for project-related work, processes, and other company-related tasks by proactively applying a strong understanding of client needs, strategies, and internal processes to anticipate and/or solve relevant issues and concerns.
What Does a “Typical” Day Look Like?
Work at a computer at home most of every day, and is responsible for managing work and time.
Develop a first draft of a client project. Most often, writers consistently have one draft 1 project to develop – this is the time in the development process that requires the most content and strategic thinking. Quickly becoming familiar with the disease and product will be needed.
Function independently while seeking support from the project lead and team as needed; an important skill is knowing how and when to ask for assistance, and from whom.
Responsible for additional projects that are in the post-draft 1 stage, partner with client to develop these projects towards finalization.
Participate in regularly scheduled and spontaneous conference calls with internal and external partners.
Our Compensation Package
Work at home (95%+)
Flexible work hours
Minimal overnight travels (<5%)
Respectful work environment
Competitive salary, commensurate with relevant past experience
Company holidays (12 days) and paid time off (15 days)
Group health insurance (covers 75% of silver level insurance for team member and dependents)
Your resume with address, e-mail, and phone contact information
A cover letter (up to 2 pages) to include:
Why are you interested in this line of work?
Why you want to work with us?
Why should we choose you?
Your base salary requirement
3 professional references – with name, relationship, e-mail, and phone number
A document (up to 2 pages) on how you rate yourself – on a scale of 1 to 5 (5 being best) – against each of the Minimum Requirements – Skills, Minimum Requirements – Work Experience, and Behavioral Qualities sections. Briefly qualify your self-assessment for each.
Minimum Requirement – Human Resource
Permanent resident of the United States
Legally allowed to work in the United States
Minimum Requirement – Education
US PharmD degree, or US PhD degree in a health science field
General scientific/clinical knowledge and interest in a wide variety of therapeutic areas
Minimum Requirement – Skills
Good evaluation and analytical abilities, particularly as it relates to medical/scientific content
Excellent skills in Microsoft PowerPoint for presentation slide development
Ability to explore and learn design ideas and new apps quickly
Fluent in English (speaking, reading, writing)
Minimum Requirement – Work Experience
A minimum of 2 years in the past 5 years of relevant experience, including any combination of:
Medical Communications agency
Medical Communications in a pharmaceutical company
Medical Science Liaison
Regular, direct hands-on experience in creating externally-oriented slide deck projects in the aforementioned work environment
Previous experience working from home at least one day a week
Behavioral Qualities that We Seek
Ability to function both independently and collaboratively with colleagues
Strive to exceed client expectations, both via internal efforts and collaboration with client
Ability to work remotely with minimal day-to-day supervision, yet willing to seek input early to successfully meet objectives
Realistic understanding about time commitment, and exercise flexibility to complete projects
Strong attention to detail, yet understand priorities
Strong client and internal communication skills
Interest in continuous improvement of self and team
Interest and ability to learn new therapeutic areas and software/apps rapidly
A spirit of curiosity-driven innovative behavior (via observation, experimentation, networking, and association)
Appreciate beautiful data visualization
Passionate about the ability of our deliverables to positively impact patient care
2 openings. Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: Med Comm Writer
About Wesley Enterprise, Inc.
We are a content-driven medical communications company, servicing clients in the pharmaceutical industry. We take pride in producing evidence-based deliverables that exceed expectations of our client-colleagues.