Senior Medical Writer

Posted Date 2 months ago(10/2/2020 4:23 PM)
Requisition ID
Creative / Création

Overview / Description

Culture @ Ogilvy Health



Why work

with us?

Join one of Canada’s best Pharmaceutical Advertising Agencies, growing rapidly and working hard to transform health communications in Canada

Be part of a dynamic team of youthful yet seasoned professionals all enjoying an opportunity for career and personal growth.

Participate in sophisticated and groundbreaking professional, patient and direct-to-consumer (DTC) campaigns.

Work with Tier 1 Pharma Clients in both the Canadian and global markets.

Help maintain and build upon our excellent work environment.

Excellent work environment downtown. Working from home is possible until the office will reopen.



Functional Area:  







Role Summary:

A senior medical copywriter at Ogilvy Health is an experienced technical copywriter with a strong attention to detail, advanced competency in medical science and fully developed allowing copywriting skills that allow him or her to create original, persuasive communications as well as to simplify complex information and present it in a compelling manner.


Medical Writers at OH become true brand experts, capturing in-depth knowledge of the therapeutic areas both in a technical and scientific manner, and maintaining a deep understanding of trends and healthcare professional (HCP) motivation.


Senior Medical Writers provide mentorship and become a reference for other writers, and also consult on occasion on other brands to ensure the company leverages their expertise. They are also assigned brands requiring more experience and independence in building the strategy behind the message. They actively participate in brief and program development and are more involved with clients during medical meetings.



The Opportunity:



An attractive challenge for a curious, ambitious person who enjoys working and advancing in a collaborative environment. The Writer will help Agency teams drive brand strategy and develop new initiatives.



Next Level Opportunity past this role:

As an integral part of the Medical Writing Team, the candidate has the opportunity to shine with a solutions-oriented mindset and proactivity. The writer’s strengths can open the door to carve out a new position within the Agency, in their area of interest.



Responsibilities / Responsabilités

Principal Responsibilities


Drafting high-quality clinical and promotional documents that demonstrate a good grasp of scientific and medical content.

Having an excellent understanding of the drug development process, data analysis and management, regulatory submissions and most importantly the regulatory environments for promotional and scientific tools in Canada.

Being able to adapt to various regulatory environments.

Reviewing content from consulting/back-up writers working on their brands to ensure consistency and accuracy.


Daily Tasks:














Writing promotional and unbranded tools, clinical abstracts reviews, patient materials, websites, etc.

Reviewing and editing documents prepared by others.

Maintaining document history and managing version control of documents by following the OH process.

Providing guidance for process and style guides for document preparation.

Serving as a peer reviewer during internal reviews and participating in brainstorms and ideation sessions.

Reviewing statistical analysis plans and table/figure/listing specifications for appropriate content and for grammar, format, and consistency.

Providing feedback to further define statistical output as required.

Interacting with department head and staff members on data management, biostatistics, regulatory affairs, and medical affairs to complete assignments.

Contributing to brand strategy and briefing development by bringing in-depth knowledge and strategic medical thinking.

Completing medical writing projects on time and on budget while adhering to regulatory standards (PAAB, ASC, Company Standard Operating Procedures, client standards, and Company and/or client-approved template).





.Team player who is eager to collaborate.

Solutions-oriented and resourceful.

Accountability, independence, and mindfulness of others.

Working knowledge of pharmaceutical process/requirements.

Interest in science, health and marketing, with a desire to keep learning.

Meticulous – attention to detail is a must.

Avid listener, learner and contributor.


Minimum Requirements:

MSc/Ph.D. with minimum of 5 years’ experience working as a Medical Writer in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry (research, CME or promotion).

The technical/scientific ability to critically analyze, synthesize and present complex information in well-constructed documents.

Proficiency with medical terminology.

Keen understanding of the key requirements for regulatory submissions as stipulated in PAAB, ASC and Innovative Medicine Canada guidelines – and the ability to provide expert consultation and guidance for Agency teams as necessary.

Ability to coordinate and manage assignments to enable timely reviews from other writers and reviewers and to function as a collaborative team member.

Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.




Ogilvy Canada employees are encouraged to bring their ideas, experiences and perspectives, gleaned from their varied backgrounds, to the workplace.  We strive to create an environment in which all employees can feel comfortable to contribute to their fullest potential without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

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