Medical Writer

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WORKING WITH CLIENT ASSOCIATION: Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, SITC
REPORTS TO: Director of Scientific Affairs


Responsible for the review, development and update of scientific and medical content for society publications. Includes all aspects of written product development including outline of manuscript/project scope, literature reviews and bibliography development, scribing for high-level meetings and teleconferences and providing organized notes to group leaders, interfacing with appropriate collaborative groups or individuals during the writing process, and adhering to applicable guidelines in order to ensure timely delivery of high quality end products. Will also write scientific content for grants and proposals, and provide feedback on grants/proposals written by other staff.

This role requires the ability to undertake projects that require a variety of writing styles, include, consensus guidelines documents, highly scientific research and review manuscripts, media-focused pieces, meeting reports, etc. The ability to write quickly and succinctly but comprehensively, sometimes to tight deadlines, is important.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (Minimum of 37.5 hours/week):

  • In direct collaboration with academic/clinical authors, assist in researching, writing, revising, and submitting review manuscripts, including clinical immunotherapy practice guidelines, clinical research recommendations, and meeting reports, to scientific/medical journals
  • Assist academic and clinical authors in the development of original algorithms, tables and figures designed to accompany manuscripts submitted for publication
  • Assist academic and clinical authors in the development of abstracts, posters, and slide decks for presentation at scientific/medical meetings
  • Collaborate with other Society staff on written pieces created to expand the knowledge and impact of cancer immunotherapy in the oncology community, including the development of educational tools for a wide array of constituency groups and target audiences
  • Attend meetings and teleconferences as needed to plan, develop, and evaluate written projects; scribe during scientific meetings and prepare organized notes for participants
  • Maintain all needed files and systems to track bibliographic reference histories and manuscript development, and report on manuscript/project progress as requested
  • Ensure compliance with pre-established good publication practice guidelines, collaborative agreements, and copyright law, and ensure proper acknowledgement of support and participation as applicable
  • Assist with development of accurate and appropriate scientific copy for promotional and website materials
  • Provide overall support for ongoing scientific/medical programs and projects
  • Evaluate the scientific content needs for proposals; contribute content and scientific oversight, working with other department as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Education- MS in biomedical sciences with extensive scientific writing experience OR PhD or equivalent experience, with ability to evaluate medical research REQUIRED Experience- Previous biomedical science writing experience and strong knowledge/experience of immunology or therapeutic oncology REQUIRED; familiarity with nonprofit boards of directors a plus Skills- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. computer proficiency and ability to manage and juggle multiple writing projects. Attention to detail and accuracy. Able to work successfully in a team enviornment.                                                                         

    *Submit 1-3 writing samples that you personally wrote that show your best writing abilities. Suitable samples may include abstracts, peer-reviewed primary manuscripts, review articles or medical education materials. Samples of non-academic writing would also be of interest.


EDI is one of the top five association management companies in the U.S., providing professional services for national and international medical, certification, and scientific associations. Our 50 years of experience are a key asset to the associations we serve, with client relationships extending beyond 40 years.


Seniority Level:
Experienced - Not Management
  R&D / Science,  Medical Writing,  Project Management
Preferred Industry Background:
  Academia,  Biotechnology,  Research
Managing a team of:
Required Travel:
Very Little - 1 week per month

Base Salary:
Excellent benefits package offered.
Other Compensation:
EDI offers a competitive benefits package to provide protection, peace of mind and financial security to its employees. The range of options available allow our employees to customize benefits to best suit their needs. All EDI employees are eligible to receive: • Health Insurance with 100% employer-paid premiums for single coverage • 401(k) plan with 50% employer matching contributions up to 6%, which is 100% vested within one year • Life insurance for one year’s salary up to $50,000 • Flexible paid time off, including two weeks of vacation and a week of personal time • 9 paid holidays each year • Transportation benefits covering 50% of the cost of monthly parking or a bus pass for new employees and 100% of the cost for employees after three years • Long-term disability coverage EDI employees also have the option to enroll in these additional benefits (with a small monthly contribution): • Dental insurance • Vision insurance • Short-term disability insurance • Flexible spending account for health and dependent care costs • Domestic partner and dependent benefits
Education Required:
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