Associate Medical Writer


Assists senior medical writing staff in the preparation of study reports, submissions, or other documents for either internal Quintiles customers or external clients, for investigational drugs, biologicals, or medical devices. Participates in project teams and may lead specific straightforward or small tasks, consulting senior staff as necessary.


Supports Medical Writing senior staff in managing client requests. Examples include but are not limited to the following: writing patient narratives, checking document edits, checking documents for consistency, adapting generic document shells to project specifications, assisting with document compilation, and entering numbers into in-text tables. May also draft text for simple documents or sections of documents, with guidance of senior staff.

Identifies project needs, tracks project timelines and implements client requests, with senior review.

Interacts with internal clients. May have some external interactions, mostly directed by senior staff.

Takes responsibility for managing day-to-day workload for assigned tasks, in collaboration with senior staff.

Keeps abreast of current data, trends, medical writing/regulatory knowledge, developments and advances in area of drug development/medical writing.

Complies with Company SOPs and participates in the implementation of new SOPs.

All responsibilities are essential job functions unless noted as nonessential (N).


Excellent standard of written English, and ability to communicate fluently and effectively in English, both in writing and verbally.

Ability to work on several projects at once while balancing multiple and overlapping timelines.

Ability to assess workload and suggest prioritization to senior staff.

Demonstrated abilities in collaboration with others and independent thought.

Knowledge of regulations relevant to medical writing.

Careful attention to detail and accuracy.

Must be computer literate.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients


Bachelor’s degree in a life science-related discipline, with at least 1 year of experience in a medical, clinical, preclinical, chemistry or related environment; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience


Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech

Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers

Regular sitting for extended periods of time

Occasional travel

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