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Medical Writer I

Lake Forest, ILRandstad LifeSciences

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Job Title:  Medical Writer I

Job Summary

  • Medical Information (MI) is a global customer-focused group within External Medical Communications that is responsible for responding to unsolicited inquiries regarding prescription products.
  • Expectations of this role include, but are not limited to, researching and preparing responses for medical inquiries, as well as interfacing with and supporting Business Unit(s)/Product(s)/Therapeutic Team(s) by providing medical information and analysis of inquiry trends to support departmental and company objectives.

Job Responsibilities

  • Researches and analyzes scientific information to answer escalated MI inquiries 
  • Creates and maintains scientific response documents ensuring that responses are medically and scientifically accurate, timely, fair balanced, and meet customers’ needs.
  • Facilitates the development and maintenance of formulary-related documents in support of improving access to state Medicaid and managed care formularies in the US.
  • Serves as a core member of Medical Review Committee for assigned product(s) to ensure alignment and consistency of proposed medical communication materials with MI content provided to external parties (e.g., Scientific Response Documents) and identify the need for new MI content or updates to existing content.
  • Participates in local and/or Regional projects/initiatives as needed
  • Maintains compliance with country, regional, and global training requirements on standard operating procedures (SOPs) and local laws, regulations and marketing practices 

Education & Qualifications

  • BS in Pharmacy, B.Pharm. Masters or PhD, PharmD, or MD strongly preferred. Degrees from other medical disciplines also considered.
  • 3-5 years of medical information experience preferred
  • Solid skills at critically evaluating literature and writing/summarizing clinical and scientific data
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with computer and software applications (i.e., Microsoft office), experience with MI systems used for information requests and content management, and skilled at utilizing medical literature and drug information databases
  • Good analytical skills 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities
  • Ability to effectively work and collaborate in a virtual work environment
  • Colleague may have interactions with individuals in the following roles: US and Canada Medical Information, Global Medical Information, Medical Affairs, Field Medical Team, Commercial Business Partners, External Health Care Professionals, and customers who contact the company Medical Information with questions about the companies products.


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K Plan with Company Match
  • Life and AD&D Insurance


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