Medical Editor (full-time; Work-from-Home)

Overview of the role

Are you inclined towards science but also have a flair for the English language? Are you excited by the prospect of working on scientific communications material that impacts patient lives? If yes, come join the Editorial team at Cactus Life Sciences!

As a Medical Editor at Cactus Life Sciences, you will be at the forefront of disseminating critical information about the latest research in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries—information that is used by healthcare professionals to make clinical decisions, which in turn can have a tremendous positive impact on patient lives.

What you’ll do

  • Edit and proofread scientific material of high strategic value for global pharmaceutical clients: ensure accuracy of grammar and syntax, ensure accuracy of technical terminology and data, and identify and fix errors in logic and flow
  • Format documents based on journal or congress guidelines
  • Edit interesting digital content such as infographics, interactive decks, and video scripts, apart from manuscripts, posters, and slide decks
  • Maintain familiarity with the AMA Manual of Style as well as client-specific style guides
  • Work with a high quality focus and customer focus to consistently deliver high-quality edits and exceed client expectations
  • Contribute to team initiatives such as knowledge sharing exercises and documentation of resources
  • Advise scientific writers on editorial and style issues


What you’ll need to succeed in this role

  • A degree in medicine, life sciences, or related field with an understanding of clinical research and medical terminology
  • Superior English-language skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and work under tight timelines in a dynamic, high-pressure environment
  • Ability to adapt to different client requirements and deliver consistent, high-quality results
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Literature reviewing and evaluation capabilities
  • Basic knowledge of biostatistics


Why this is a great opportunity

  • You will gain exposure to a wide range of communications material developed by pharma/biotech/medical device companies, ranging from publications to medical communications, medical information, and health economics and outcomes research
  • You will work on scientific material intended for a variety of audiences—physicians, payors, patients, and regulatory authorities
  • You will work with in-house scientific writers as well as writers at client companies based in different geographies (e.g. US, UK, Japan, India)
  • You will have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact by performing different levels of editing, from proofreading to copyediting to scientific editing
  • You will learn about the latest research and advances in the life sciences industry
  • You will be part of a passionate, close-knit team of editors who love their job and take pride in what they do

Note that this is employment for a full-time position (telecommute) in India. We don’t believe in signing bonds. Fresh graduates are welcome to apply.

Job location: 
Work from home anywhere in India

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