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PAREXEL International Corporation

Scientific Specialist

PAREXEL International Corporation - Waltham, MA

Job Description:

PAREXEL's Medical Communications team has an exciting opportunity for a Scientific Writer to join our team. MedCom works across multiple areas, currently, they are extensively working in publications and in the oncology therapeutic area. In this role, you will be responsible for:

- Developing high-quality scientific content by means of all necessary research, scientific writing, editing, and fact checking, to meet deadlines and work within project scope and objectives. Applies to all formats of MedCom s communication outputs

- Acquiring and maintaining effective understanding of relevant therapy areas, client products, and objectives

- Taking ownership of assigned projects and resolving basic technical issues to ensure excellent project delivery

- Liaising effectively with client and external authors/opinion leaders during the lifecycle of assigned projectsQualificationsSuccessful candidates for this role will have:

- Oncology experience

- Degree and a higher degree in Life Sciences, Pharmacy, or Medicine (BSc, BA, PharmD, PhD, MD)

- Prior experience in a similar role within a medical communications agency environment

- Ability to acquire and apply specialized therapy area knowledge rapidly

- Ability to interpret and organize highly complex scientific data

- Ability to understand and implement marketing messages

- Scientific writing competency

- Proofreading and copyediting skills

- Ability to quality control check own output according to editorial SOPs, and review and QC work from other team members

- Effective project management skills

- Effective interpersonal skills and relationship-building competency

- Ability to lead projects and programs

- Strong client focus

- Ability to interact professionally within a client organization

- Advanced computer and Internet skills, including knowledge of MS applications such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

- Advanced problem-solving skills

- Advanced oral and written communication skills Effective project management skills. Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment. Strong client focus. Ability to interact professionally within a client organization. Ability to prioritize work and define steps needed to achieve specified project outcomes. Ability to successfully manage assignments on time with high quality

Effective presentation skills. Ability and willingness to participate in the training and mentoring of other team members

Willingness to undertake continuous professional learning and development

Willingness to work in a matrix environment and to value the importance of teamwork


Degree and a higher degree in Life Sciences, Pharmacy, or Medicine (BSc, BA, PharmD, PhD, MD)

Language Skills

Proficient use of English language

Minimum Work Experience

Prior experience in a similar role, preferably within a medical communications agency environmentEEO DisclaimerPAREXEL is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the US includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

6 days

PAREXEL International Corporation


Scientific Specialist PAREXEL International Corporation - Waltham, MA, United States


Location: Waltham, MA

Company Profile:
With every clinical trial you work on at PAREXEL, you'll be exposed to the future of medicine—contributing to significant life-saving advances and new treatments that are changing lives. So if you are inspired to make a difference in the world, we can help you make it possible.