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ETHOS Health Communications is a rapidly growing, high-energy, team-focused company committed to improving patient health through comprehensive science-centered research and education. If you feel strongly about medical education and contributing to the improvement of patients’ lives, please contact us.


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Medical Writer – Sales Training

The Medical Writer-Sales Training works under the direct supervision of the Account Director and/or Scientific Director(s) to develop evidence-based content that meets the strategic objectives of the client, and adheres to all standard operating procedures for ETHOS and the client.


Specific Responsibilities:


  • Translate science into clinical benefit to develop educational materials for sales representatives and Medical Science liaisons (MSLs)
  • Develop scientific projects and content as assigned; including writing or editing of training materials, eLearning content, video scripts, magazine articles, and slide presentations across several therapeutic areas
  • Develop client-ready drafts of content in various forms including:
    • Writing to the standards, format and requirements of our clients
    • Supporting the ETHOS team in the medical/legal/regulatory (MLR) review process, answering all queries from the MLR review committee, and understanding and implementing the required changes
  • Work alongside the Instructional Designer to edit or write scientific copy as needed to an appropriate reading and literacy level for a variety of audiences, including scientific liaisons, healthcare professionals, and pharmaceutical representatives
  • Manage external medical writers or thought leader contributors to ensure that content developed is of the highest editorial quality, and in alignment with client expectations and medical/legal/regulatory requirements and processes
  • Develop content outlines that contain a clearly highlighted story arc and a complete reference list
  • Conduct literature searches
  • Organize and annotate references
    • This must be done in accordance with the client's directives or house style
  • Collaborate with internal ETHOS team members as required
  • Attend internal meetings (eg, kickoff and creative) and external (eg, client planning sessions or live events) as assigned
  • Interact with clients in various formats, such as live meetings, teleconferences, and webinars
  • Work with New Business Development team to respond to RFPs or other business development opportunities, including researching therapeutic areas, proposing curricula, and participating in pitches
  • Monitor own adherence to budget, utilization rate and billable hours criteria


The team's Strategic Account Directors and Scientific Directors will issue the majority of the directives regarding the development and refinement of content. The Scientific Director will provide training, development, and work assignments to establish writing and editorial protocol to be followed, assign miscellaneous tasks, and provide feedback on the medical writer's performance.



Required Experience and Skill:


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word®, PowerPoint®, Excel®, Adobe Acrobat®, and reference-management software (eg, EndNote®)
  • Proficiency in conducting Internet searches (particularly of PubMed)
  • Working knowledge of the AMA Manual of Style
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and time management skills
  • Ability to make defensible judgment calls that will meet with the approval of the team
  • Impeccable written and verbal communication skills; this includes the ability to formulate queries that will elicit appropriate feedback from reviewers


Additional Desired Skills


  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to interpret clinical and preclinical data from complex tables and graphs
  • Solid science or clinical background enabling new subject areas to be learned quickly
  • Ability to keep up-to-date with scientific, clinical, and business developments in relevant therapeutic areas
  • Detail oriented
  • Science background is preferred; advanced degree (PhD, PharmD, MD) is not required


About ETHOS:


ETHOS Health Communications is an award-winning medical communications agency that partners with leading pharmaceutical and biotech marketing and medical teams to build and communicate the science of medicine. We provide value-added strategic and tactical services that transform the potential of a brand into commercial success across its lifecycle, from early clinical and commercial development and launch through end of exclusivity optimization. ETHOS was founded in 2002 by two entrepreneurs with an understanding that translating the science of a therapy into clinical benefit for the stakeholders of care should be its "prime directive." Our growing staff consists of professionals with advanced degrees in science as well as those with extensive strategic brand marketing and consulting credentials. Together we've created a culture that is passionate and creative, flexible and efficient, and attentive and accountable to the individualized needs of our clients.


ETHOS is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.



Contact Information:

Patricia D. Kelly
Vice President - Human Resources
ETHOS Health Communications, Inc.
777 Township Line Road
Suite 300
Yardley, PA 19067
215-867-1900 (phone)
215-867-1906 (fax)



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