Manager, Training (Cactus Life Sciences)

Cactus Life Sciences provides scientific writing services to the Top 10 global pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies. The team comprises writers with advanced degrees in medicine or the life sciences.

Services we offer include:

  • Publication planning
  • Medical Communication (Medical Affairs/MSL content)
  • Medical Information
  • Clinical Evaluation Reports for medical devices
  • Digital and technology services


About the Opportunity:


Cactizens make an impact. We seek professionals who see differently; who find opportunity where others don't; and who look within themselves and know that with the right support and team, they can impact the world. We are currently looking to add self-motivated, entrepreneurial members to our life sciences team. This is an opportunity to grow your career and make a greater impact on the lives around you.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Train and prepare new writers with no prior medical communication experience to work in a high-performance team after an intensive onboarding program aimed at developing both core writing and soft skills necessary to be successful as a scientific writer in a fast-paced agency.
  • Review and provide detailed feedback on writing different types of medical communications and medical information deliverables.
  • Help trainees understand client needs and expectations from agency medical writers to facilitate their transition from academia to a career in medical communications.
  • Ensure trainees complete the onboarding program in a timely manner while meeting training benchmarks.
  • Ongoing skill development for the writing team based on client and internal reviewer feedback and evolving industry and business needs.
  • Plan and execute annual training plans
  • Translate client feedback to training requirements
  • Develop new training modules or refresh existing content
  • Equip team to handle new project types
  • Train new reviewers
  • Support career progression plans through skill building


So how do we know that’s you? You have the personality and the experience:


  • Demonstrated experience and strong interest in training and coaching trainee scientific writers to successfully transition from academic research or clinical fields into a career in medical communications
  • MD/PhD or similar advanced degree
  • Entrepreneurial mindset to be able to identify, decipher, and address evolving people development needs, without prior experience or reference points
  • Ability to use a healthy mix of nurturing feedback and hard metrics to drive training outcomes as well as providing clear critical developmental feedback when needed
  • At least 4-5 years of core writing experience in a medical communications agency or a pharmaceutical company
  • Reviewing expertise across therapy areas and medical communication document types; experience with medical information or publications will be an added advantage
  • Strong editorial skills and a keen eye for detail
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Very strong quality focus in all aspects of work; experience with managing team quality will be a bonus
  • Deep understanding of all aspects of medical communications and current with industry developments
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-culture teams spread across different time zones.

Job location : 
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Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd.
B-502, Satellite Gazebo, Guru Hargovindji Marg,
Andheri (East), Mumbai - 400093, India
Phone: +91–22–67148888 Fax: +91–22–67148889