• Medical Writer

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/29/2018 7:45 AM)
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  • Overview

    Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.


    We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!


    Duties & Responsibilities

    Medical Science & Computing is searching for a MSC is searching for a Medical Writer to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC and is on-campus at the NIH in Bethesda, MD.

    • Provide science writing and editing for the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD) in the preparation and compilation of documents describing past accomplishments and future endeavors of the Division’s on-going initiatives.
    • Collaborate with staff on writing clinical trial protocols and informed consent documents for use in clinical studies of investigational new drugs at the NIH Clinical Center.
    • Conduct clinical study management tasks, including preparation and submission of protocol amendments, annual reviews and other regulatory documents.
    • Analyze, organize and interpret scientific data for publications, posters and oral presentations.
    • Work with scientists and physicians to ensure timely submission of time-sensitive deliverables.
    • Develop print and web-based products related to drugs approved with the DCTD involvement.
    • Develop meeting reports and summaries.
    • Provide science writing and editing support in the preparation of manuscripts for submission to scientific peer-reviewed journals.


    • Ph.D. in Biology, Hematology Oncology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Genetics, Immunology or a related cancer discipline.
    • Minimum of two (2) years of experience working as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in a cancer related field.
    • Minimum of two (2) years of experience writing about clinical and research science in a cancer relevant field.
    • Expertise in copyediting, science and technical writing and writing for the media.
    • Understanding of technical scientific terms and concepts specifically related to cancer research, communicating technical ideas to a general audience, and translating scientific language into plain language.
    • Extensive understanding of basic biology and familiarity with cancer biology.
    • Experience in medical and scientific writings for a variety of audiences (public, the science press, the media and researchers).
    • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
    • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

    Medical Science & Computing is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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