Speculative Associate Medical Writer Job Description

Speculative Associate Medical Writer Job Description

As an Associate Medical Writer you’ll work closely with senior team members to learn the craft of medical writing in order to produce high quality scientific content of medical communications that satisfy client needs in terms of quality, commercial focus, timing and cost.

You’ll contribute to account and strategic publication/communication plans through maintaining current awareness of developments in therapeutic areas or disciplines.

There will also be interaction with stakeholders at all levels of the inScience Communications organisation as part of an established team who actively share ideas and works in partnership with our clients.


Develop medical writing skills

  • Undergo comprehensive training and work closely with senior Scientific Services Team members to develop a wide range of medical writing skills and therapeutic knowledge

Project delivery

  • Write and edit scientific content for a range of medical communications for various audiences, according to client needs, deadline, budget and internal quality standards, as directed by the senior scientific services team

Business planning/commercial

  • Contribute to account plans, strategic publication plans and communication programmes, where appropriate, by maintaining current awareness of developments in therapeutic areas or discipline


  • Monitor own adherence to budget and utilisation rate
  • Record and monitor actual time spent on a project against budgeted time, and complete timesheets in an accurate and timely manner

Organisational and team work

  • Support team working principles and collaboration within the account team(s) and wider inScience Communications group
    • Attend and contribute to team and account meetings

Experience, Skills & Qualifications

Any previous experience in a medical communications agency or the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry is desirable, but not essential.


  • Proficient scientific writing skills with ability to interpret complex scientific dat
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A proactive and flexible team player with a collaborative approach
  • Highly computer literate with good working knowledge of common software (e.g. Microsoft Office suite) and gains new software skills quickly


  • Life Science degree or equivalent
  • Higher degree (MSc or PhD) desirable

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