Medical Writer, inScience Communications

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Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: Tokyo, JP

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Job Description: Medical Writer


Key Purpose:

To prepare manuscripts to submit in scientific/clinical journals in the way that satisfy client needs in terms of quality, timing and cost.


Supervisory relationships:

Team Leader, InScience Communications, Japan





Project work

To write and edit manuscripts, congress posters and slides either in English or Japanese, according to international guidelines, as well as client needs, deadline, budget and internal quality standards, as directed by the team leader.


Business Planning/commercial

To contribute to strategic publication plans and communications programmes, where appropriate or when requested from clients.



To monitor own adherence to budget and utilisation rate.

To record and monitor actual time spent on a project against budgeted time, and complete timesheets in an accurate and timely manner.



To support team working principles and collaboration within the project management team in InScience Communications, sales team in Springer Healthcare and wider InScience Communications Group.


Any other duties as requested by manager:


Travel requirements

Travelling and attendance at client meetings, new business pitches, scientific congresses and Advisory Boards, on an ad hoc basis, as required.



Personnel Managed:




Minimum Qualifications:


Life science degree

Japanese (Native) & English (Business) or, English (Native) & Japanese (Business)

Good team working skill

Good skill to discuss with clients and authors, both in business and science.



Life science degree in pharmacy or medicine

Higher degree


Previous Work Experience:


Either below

3 years as a researcher (eg. Post doc), writing experiences of own manuscripts.


1 year in medical communications, pharmaceutical industry/healthcare, clinical research, or medical publishing













InScience Communicationsは、Springer Nature Group傘下、Springer Healthcareに属する、医学研究論文執筆を専門にするメディカルライターチームです。本部はイギリスにあります。

製薬企業が実施した臨床試験結果データをもとに、査読付きの医学・科学系雑誌に投稿する論文を執筆します。この仕事に携わる人は、医学系雑誌編集者団体(International Committee of Medical Journal Editors)のガイドラインで”Medical Writer (MW)”として公式に認められ、論文のAcknowledgementの項にその名前を記すことが推奨されています。MWは、中立的かつ科学的な立場で論文を執筆する専門職ですが、日本ではまだその数は非常に限られています。臨床研究の経験がなくとも、科学論文のポイントが分かっている研究者であれば、MWとしてのキャリアを築ける可能性があります。





  • 論文執筆(日英、原著、総説)
  • 論文投稿、査読対応
  • 学会発表用スライド、ポスター作製
  • 著者やクライアントとのディスカッション、著者会議運営
  • その他



必要なスキルと経験 ※は必須条件となります

  • ご自身の研究をfirst authorで論文執筆した経験のある方 (日英いずれの論文も執筆経験ある方を歓迎)※
  • 臨床研究関連業務の経験者(職種や業務内容は問いません)歓迎
  • 日本語ネイティブレベル & 英語ビジネスレベル、又は 英語ネイティブ & 日本語ビジネス ※
  • 著者やクライアントとの面談やディスカッションが多いため、人とのコミュニケーションを得意とする方(又は苦手意識の ない方)※
  • チームで一つのプロジェクトを動かすため、チームワークを大切にする協調性のある方 ※
  • Native Writerとのコミュニケーションが発生するため、英語メール等のやり取りに抵抗のない方 ※
  • 生物・薬学・医学系で学位取得された方歓迎
  • 生物系・薬学系・医学系であれば専門研究分野は不問。臨床研究の知識があれば尚可


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