Principal Medical Writer

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Date: Jan 12, 2023

Location: Philadelphia, US New York, US Jersey City, US

Company: Springer Nature Group

inScience Communications has over 30 years’ experience in providing strategic and tactical medical communications services to the global pharmaceutical industry. Working in partnership with our valued clients, we deliver the highest quality of service and ethical content by drawing on the extensive talent and experience of our global team. We pride ourselves on ensuring each individual has the ability to contribute to our continuing expansion, providing the opportunity to progress their career and make a real difference to this dynamic agency.

Lead and manage the delivery of the scientific content of medical communications within accounts. Provide advanced levels of strategic and tactical advice to clients, therapeutic area advice to relevant account teams, editorial advice to the wider editorial group, the client services team and the management team, and input into business development initiatives. Flexible work arrangements available. 



  • Leads and manages delivery of scientific content or strategic content of medical communications
  • Feeds into the development of a strategic plans beyond what client asks for and looks at a long term view of an account using their specialist knowledge to map out the future for the area
  • Collaborates with the Account Directors on the scope and costings of projects; may support with resource management
  • Assists with developing standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the editorial team
  • Mentors junior writers


Qualifications, skills, and experience:  

  • Advanced degree in Life Sciences or Pharmacy; PhD, PharmD, or MD
  • 5+ years industry experience in in all aspects of medical communication deliverables environment
  • Significant experience in developing a broad variety of medical communications deliverables within an agency
  • Extensive knowledge of pharmaceutical and clinical drug development and an understanding of one or more key therapeutic areas
  • Reviewing/coaching experience in a communications agency for >2 years.
  • Experience of client liaison and interaction for >5 years or equivalent, including client visits and on-site experience
  • Experience leading project teams without line management
  • Advanced computer literacy, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications such as PowerPoint and Word in addition to online medical resource searching (i.e. Ovid, Medline, PubMed, etc.)


If you are an internal applicant please inform your line manager.


Springer Nature US provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes the benefit offerings listed below: 
•    Medical, Dental and Vision 
•    401(k) with company match and contribution
•    Hybrid office working policy, Summer Hours, and paid time off
•    Flexible Spending and Commuter programs
•    Multiple Life insurance options
•    Disability coverage
•    Tuition Assistance
•    Voluntary benefits: Identity Theft Protection, Pet Insurance, and Legal Assistance Insurance
•    Employee Assistance Program
•    Family friendly benefits and a variety of employee discounts
•    An array of Employee Social Networks  


Annualized Base Salary Range: $125,000  – $160,000. The salary offer may vary based on work experience, education and skill level.


Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following “Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law” poster:
At Springer Nature we value the diversity of our teams. We recognize the many benefits of a diverse workforce with equitable opportunities for everyone. We strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles.