• Lead Scientific Director

    Job Location US
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/28/2018 2:48 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-13825
  • Overview

    Medscape, a division of WebMD, develops and hosts physician portals and related mobile applications that make it easier for physicians and healthcare professionals to access clinical reference sources, stay abreast of the latest clinical information, learn about new treatment options, earn continuing medical education credits and communicate with peers.  

     

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status

    Responsibilities

    Are you passionate about using your content planning and content development (editing, writing, and slide creation) skills to educate the healthcare community on the most recent advances in medicine? Do you have experience developing medical content in the areas of neurology, pain/migraine, public health, epilepsy, genetics, and/or women’s health? Medscape Education is seeking a motivated, adaptable, team-oriented medical editor to support development of medical education content (CME/CE) published on Medscape.org. By joining Medscape Education, the leading provider of online medical education for clinicians across the globe, you will have the opportunity to grow your career while contributing to initiatives that truly make an impact on physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers and thus the lives of those around you.

     

    What You’ll Do:

     

    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of important clinical issues; relevant literature; clinical practice guidelines; approved therapeutic drugs, regimens, and devices; therapeutic pipelines; and key opinion leaders in neurology, pain/migraine, public health, epilepsy, genetics, and/or women’s health
    • Quickly acquire up-to-date knowledge of other therapeutic area(s), as needed
    • Collaborate with internal team members and external educational partners and vendors to develop ideas for grant proposals and plan and develop content
    • Develop and maintain professional relationships with key opinion leaders and experts in assigned therapeutic area(s)
    • Recruit qualified faculty for assigned projects
    • Use templates and tools to edit (clinical and line edit) content received from faculty/authors for clarity, medical/scientific accuracy, alignment with learning objectives, product specifications, and consistency with the target learner audience
    • Develop PowerPoint presentations for multimedia programs and figures for text programs
    • Perform fact-checking of your own and internal team members’ content
    • Incorporate revisions based on input from cross-functional internal and external teams
    • Write assessment questions that measure educational effectiveness
    • Develop continuing medical education for physicians (CME), nurses (CE), and pharmacists (ACPE) that is clinically-appropriate, instructionally-sound, adherent to industry regulations, and completed within budget and time scale to the highest quality
    • Assist department leaders in onboarding and mentoring of staff, quality monitoring of content developed, and strategic planning for on-time delivery of content
    • Represent the Lead Scientific Director in internal and external meetings as necessary

    Who You Are:

    • A self-motivated medical writer and editor with a positive attitude, who has excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills, and loves varied assignments
    • Someone who obtains satisfaction in completing your work on time with minimal errors
    • A true team player who jumps in and tackles new assignments and constantly looks for ways to help the department
    • Someone who is comfortable in a highly deadline-driven environment, and able to pivot quickly between tasks and adapt to rapidly shifting priorities
    • Someone who enjoys leveraging technology to make your job easier
    • High professionalism and easy rapport in building collaborative work relationships

    Qualifications

     

     What You’ll Need to Succeed:

    • An advanced degree in a medical or science-related specialty (MD, PharmD, RN, NP, PA, PhD) preferred; a Bachelor of Science degree (life sciences, public health, or clinical sciences) with several years’ relevant work experience required
    • At least 7 years’ experience as a medical writer and/or editor for a medical education/communications company, professional medical publisher, or academic institution/hospital/university center, medical society
    • At least 3 years’ experience in the neurology, pain/migraine, public health, epilepsy, genetics, and/or women’s health fields to be conversant with key/emerging issues related to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment
    • Someone who is highly skilled at interpreting complex scientific data and results for a clinical audience while incorporating data, visuals, and narrative
    • Excellent editorial (editing and writing) skills, preferably in the area of online publishing and text manuscript development; familiarity with AMA style
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills (English; additional languages a plus)
    • Knowledge of ACCME standards
    • Strong problem-solving skills to independently and quickly deal with unforeseen issues to ensure that timelines are consistently met
    • Excellent computer skills that includes working remotely on shared networks and cloud-based systems, and a high degree of proficiency using Microsoft Office suite required; and web-based data and document sharing sites and authoring tools (Box, Read Cube, SharePoint, EndNote, Tableau) a plus
    • Experience with web-based project management tools (such as Workfront, MS Project) a plus
    • Willingness to travel; estimated at ~20% for training opportunities and project assignments
    • Someone who lives within commuting distance to New York City; Durham, North Carolina; or Atlanta, Georgia offices preferred