Medical Writer - Medical Communication Agency

Lynn Hazan & Associates

Lynn Hazan & Associates (LH&A) is an award-winning executive search and consulting firm specializing in Marketing and Communications placement. We represent employers across the United States, with a specialty on Chicago and the Midwest.

Position Details

Medical Writer - Medical Communication Agency
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Medical Writer

Medical Communication Agency

Downtown Chicago

Ref # 907

Are you a Medical Writer or Aspirational Medical Writer? Can you simplify the language of medical science? Translate medical concepts into marketing/sales language? Does your content inform and educate within a variety of therapeutic areas? Do you have strong abilities to liaise with medical directors directly? Able to collaborate in a deadline oriented business setting? Want to join a growing medical communications agency in Chicago? Do you live in the Chicago area? Local talent please.

Our Client:

Growing Chicago medical communication agency seeks Medical Writer. Ideal candidate able to analyze, interpret, and communicate scientific information in simple yet educational way for a variety of audiences. Work on projects from concept through completion with team of dedicated staff.


Percent of time:

70% background research and referencing

30% write content.

Percentage of time can shift, depending on prior experience and writing abilities.

  • Assist in creating scientific communications to inform and educate within therapeutic areas, including cardio, women’s health, CNS, GI, respiratory, and dermatology. 
  • Work closely with Account management staff, medical writers/directors and graphic designers. 
  • Very strong team approach throughout entire process, from concept to completion, internally and with clients. 
  • Act as liaison directly with medical directors to develop strategic medical communications. 
  • Create training materials for sales reps by simplifying the science of medicine into marketing language for use viai-pads, video, training materials, mini “textbooks” for sales reps, e-learning. 
  • Utilize literature searches and reviews utilizing various database sources. 
  • Understand and interpret the scientific literature. 
  • Write and develop educational content to keep the medical and editorial content accurate. 
  • Opportunity for job growth - depending on expertise, will add more writing assignments.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science; Advanced degree also welcomed (MS, PhD, etc).
  • 1-3, or 3-5 years' medical writing/editing/research experience.
  • Experience from lab, medical ad agency, teaching environment or health care related company are pluses. 
  • Proficiency in Windows, Word, PowerPoint. 
  • Experience in the medical/health care industry. 
  • Ability to concisely and accurately communicate scientific information to a variety of audiences. 
  • Excellent grammatical, editorial, and proofreading skills. 
  • Attention to factual detail and accuracy. 
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills. 
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in a team setting. 
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving skills, tech savvy. 
  • Capacity to manage time effectively.

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