Senior Medical Editor

India, Homeworking
Start date
14 Nov 2022
Closing date
14 Dec 2022

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Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
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Job Details

General Summary

Performs quality control (QC) reviews and/or copyedits assigned deliverables.

Primary Responsibilities

QC reviews and/or edits content to ensure timely, accurate, high-quality deliverables in compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs), work instructions, guidance documents, and both company and client expectations.

Verifies data and deliverable completeness, internal consistency, and consistency with related sources.

Confirms editorial accuracy, including spelling, punctuation, grammar, syntax, preferred word usage, and adherence to applicable writing conventions/styles.

Attends meetings and participates as integral member of multidisciplinary team.

Maintains clear lines of communication with team members and agency partners.

Develops and maintains knowledge of corporate- and client-specific guidelines for the generation of deliverables, including SOPs, deliverable-specific templates, and writing conventions/styles.

Identifies trends in quality deficiencies and communicates findings, as appropriate.

Level-specific responsibilities

Independently verifies data, completeness, and consistency.

Independently reviews and/or takes a lead role in the review of assigned deliverables (including those of a complex nature) for editorial accuracy and compliance with applicable writing conventions/styles.

Acts as a primary backup to team members during peak volume periods or to provide coverage.

Independently manages and executes assignments, making effective/appropriate decisions regarding competing priorities.

Works on special projects/initiatives to help drive consistency and performance of team members regarding best processes/practices, adherence to style guides, and sponsor expectations.

Provides resource recommendations (as requested) and may assist with resourcing.

Trains/mentors new hires/junior colleagues.

Orientates new team members to applicable QC processes, as appropriate.

Serves as an expert and main point of contact for communication of all things particular to an assigned sponsor (style guide and templates, project-specific preferences, etc).

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

Expert working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Advanced knowledge of statistical and data output (as needed).

Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Exceptional proofreading skills (detail-oriented, thorough, methodical) and understanding of English grammar and punctuation.

Strong ability to edit and/or review scientific content.

Strong ability to work with team members in a variety of roles within a global team.

Strong ability to multitask and prioritize while working under pressure with tight deadlines.

Problem solving

Problems are differing but related. Solutions are not readily apparent. Undertakes analysis and investigation to identify and define problems. Anticipates future issues. Work is done independently, reviewed at critical points.


Adapts style and uses persuasion in delivering messages. Issues may be complex, audience perspectives may be divergent, and information may be non-routine in nature.


Establishes approach and leads resources to achieve operational and strategic plans. Impact is focused on medium-term goals.

Physical requirements

Work is typically performed in an office environment, using simple, easy muscular movements, involving only the handling of light materials, tools, or equipment in easy work positions, and with no special speed requirements of long stretches of exertion.

Typical minimum education*

Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study.

Typical minimum experience*

5 years of copy editing experience in the pharmaceutical industry or similar field.

* Specific job duties of individual positions are assigned in accordance with local regulatory requirements regarding minimum qualifications. Equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant experience may be considered in place of the education and experience stated above. All employees must read, write, and speak fluent English and host country language.

This job description is intended to present the general content and requirements for the performance of this job. The description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Benefits of Working in ICON:
Our success depends on the quality of our people. That’s why we’ve made it a priority to build a culture that rewards high performance and nurtures talent.

We offer very competitive salary packages. And to keep them competitive, we regularly benchmark them against our competitors. Our annual bonuses reflect delivery of performance goals - both ours and yours.
We also provide a range of health-related benefits to employees and their families and offer competitive retirement plans - and related benefits such as life assurance - so you can save and plan with confidence for the years ahead.
But beyond the competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, you’ll benefit from an environment where you are encouraged to fulfil your sense of purpose and drive lasting change.

ICON is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know through the form below.


We offer a full range of consulting, clinical development and commercialisation services from a global network of offices in 46 countries

Since our foundation in Dublin, Ireland in 1990, our mission has been to help our clients to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life.

We are a global provider of consulting, and outsourced development and commercialisation services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations. We focus our innovation on the factors that are critical to our clients – reducing time to market, reducing cost and increasing quality – and our global team of experts has extensive experience in a broad range of therapeutic areas. ICON has been recognised as one of the world’s leading Contract Research Organisations through a number of high-profile industry awards.

Find Us
201/2-4 Lyonpark Road
North Ryde
New South Wales
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