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Medical Writer

Company: LifeNet Health
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Job Description:

The LifeNet Health mission is simple: Saving Lives. Restoring Health. Giving Hope. Its mission, along with its core values of safety, quality, innovation and service continue to create an unmatched record in transplant solutions, which cannot be achieved without talented, dedicated team members who share the same values and attributes that guide the LifeNet Health team every day.

If you have a commitment to customer care, quality and innovation as well as integrity and passion, then you've come to the right place.

We are currently seeking a Medical Writer to join the LifeNet Health team in our Virginia Beach, VA location.

As a Medical Writer, you would work collaboratively with Scientific Affairs, Clinical Affairs, Clinical Investigators, and Marketing Franchises to analyze data, research, write, review, edit, and submit scientific, clinical, and healthcare economic papers for publication as well as other technical literature for internal and external use. Executes literature reviews and competitor research contributing to marketing strategy. Assists in developing LifeNet Health positions regarding scientific matters related to products and technologies. You would be expected to perform all tasks assigned to you, including but not limited to:


  • Writes and edits manuscripts on clinical studies and/or scientific reports including special summaries from raw data for submission to regulatory agencies or for in-company use, monographs, comprehensive reviews, scientific exhibits, and other projects requiring skill in medical communication. Requires interactions with health care professionals.
  • Performs statistical analysis of data (e.g., public, proprietary, published, unpublished) from all sources (e.g., journals, internal documents, regulatory submissions).
  • Creates tables, charts, figures, and other visual display elements for presenting clinical data
  • Supports publication of high-quality articles featuring results of clinical studies and other forms of clinical evidence in medical journals
  • Supporting preparation of abstracts and/or scientific exhibits, posters and verbal presentations of accepted abstracts at key professional society meetings

    Qualifications:

    Required

    • Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences, Biological Sciences, Medicine or related
    • Medical Writing Certificate - Credentialing certificate (or obtained within 12 months of position start date) to demonstrate understanding of medical writing core competencies, example is AMWA.
    • Intermediate statistics skills: Ability to perform statistical analyses relevant to clinical studies, such as cox proportional hazard, Kaplan Meier survival analysis, Fisher's exact test, etc.
    • 5 years Medical writing work experience to include authorship or acknowledged contribution on published, peer-reviewed medical abstracts/manuscripts and/or significant work experience in publication development in the medical device, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology industries
    • 5 years' Experience in the editorial development and preparation of scientific manuscripts.
    • 5 years' Experience with conducting extensive medical literature searches and reviews using database sources such as PubMed, Clinicaltrials.gov, Embase, MEDLINE, and Google Scholar
    • Intermediate understanding of the visual display of quantitative information (e.g., tables, figures). Basic proficiency in (or willingness and ability to quickly learn) design programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
    • Software proficiency in Statistical software such as STATA, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
    • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills; deadline, detail, and quality-oriented, and ability to handle multiple projects
    • Analyze scientific, medical, and technical publications Demonstrated ability to analyze, interpret, and report on scientific, medical, and technical publications
    • Intermediate knowledge of Biostatistics - Accurate description and presentation of clinical trial methods, statistical parameters, and medical data; Demonstrated functional knowledge of biostatistics and familiarity with medical and anatomical terminology. Ability to accurately report biostatistical and medical information

      Preferred

      • 7 years Medical device writing work experience

        Get to Know LifeNet Health:

        LifeNet Health, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is the largest nonprofit organ procurement organization ("OPO") and tissue bank in the United States, as well as a leading innovator in transplantation research and regenerative medicine. LifeNet holds the longest running current accreditation by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). Its goal is to improve the quality of human life through the provision of organs and tissues for transplantation, as well as innovation in the fields of bio-implants and regenerative medicine, and to serve the community with educational and support services that enhance the donation process.

        We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package including, medical, dental, vision, company-paid basic life, short and long-term disability insurance, paid holidays, 5 weeks of combined sick and vacation time, retirement, and tuition reimbursement!

        We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Vet. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. #LI-AF1

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