• Medical Communication Fellowship

    Location US-WA-Gig Harbor
    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/13/2018 6:08 PM)
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  • Summary

    Metagenics is a global lifestyle medicine company, offering products and programs exclusively to health care practitioners. For over 30 years, we have been driven by a scientific concept: How the right nutrition can help people realize their best health possible. We don't compromise on safety, efficacy, or quality - to make sure that we deliver the best results possible. Time after time. Bottle after bottle. We carefully monitor all products to assure purity and safety, from formulation and ingredient selection all the way to the final product. We offer more educational support for health care professionals than anyone else in our field - keeping them in touch with the latest research and nutritional approaches to help manage today’s most common illnesses. Metagenics is dedicated to helping people live a happier, healthier life by realizing their genetic potential. 


    Position Overview


    Metagenics is expanding their Medical Communications team! This role is part time, 30 hours per week. You will be responsible for the creating rigorous, unbiased, clinically actionable scientific content for healthcare practitioners. The ability to synthesizing data from multiple sources (epidemiological observations, clinical intervention data, and studies on molecular mechanism) is an essential component of this role. You would enjoy this position if you are interested in clearly and objectively communicating scientific and clinical nutrition concepts to medical professionals in a non-biased way. This position requires coordination with physicians, Chief Medical Officer, R&D colleagues, and Medical Affairs team members to deliver high quality, relevant scientific information within a comprehensive educational strategy. This position will work closely with a senior medical writer on content creation. The position will suit you if you enjoy commincating up-to-date scientific results, in a straightforward manner. 


    What You'll Do

    • Critically evaluate the scientific literature on a range of assigned topics relevant to clinical nutrition and medical practice
    • Synthesize core concepts clearly and succinctly in a non-biased, logical, complete, and clinically actionable manner
    • Incorporate best practices on writing clinical reports (e.g. AMA, CONSORT, CARE guidelines) where necessary
    • Development of education content within agreed time-lines
    • Collaborates well with cross-functional colleagues


    You'll Love this job if you're

    • A strong communicator and collaborator and work effectively with all members of the organization, from individual contributors to top execs
    • Highly analytical and strategic. Your problem solving skills are unparalleled
    • You always maintain a friendly disposition — even (and especially) under pressure
    • Quick on your feet! When problems arise, you reliably produce responses and solutions

    What You'll Need




    Candidates with Master of Science (M.S.) degree in nutritional sciences, epidemiology or related field, or Registered Dietitians (RD) or Naturopathic Physicians (ND) with some experience doing literature research and technical writing will also be considered. Ph.D. degree (Ph.D. candidate) in nutritional sciences, epidemiology or related field interested in medical communications and medical affairs in nutrition industry is desirable.
    • Knowledge with clinical trials and reviewing clinical trial data.
    • Knowledge with biostatistics and research design.
    • Knowledge with epidemiology.
    • Knowledge of AMA writing guidelines.
    • Experience composing scientific materials



    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Excellent verbal communication skills.
    • Excellent medical writing skills.
    • Able to work independently and to coordinate projects cross-functionally.
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Deft at multitasking and time management.
    • Proficiency with internet databases such as PubMed.
    • Proficiency with computer programs such as statistical software, MS Word, Power Point, Excel, and graphic software.


    Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

    • Sits at a computer station, meeting table or work desk for more than two-thirds of each day
    • Stands and walks to other stations and departments throughout the day
    • Uses hands and fingers to operate computers and office equipment most of the day
    • May stoop or crouch to access files or storage
    • Requires clear vision at 20 inches or less with or without corrective lenses
    • Hearing and speech within normal ranges and sufficient for clear communication face to face and especially via the telephone
    • Lifts up to10 pounds regularly; lifts 25 pounds occasionally
    • Exposed to noise levels typical of office environments




    Metagenics, and its companies are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected status with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion and other terms and conditions of employment. Metagenics takes affirmative action in support of this policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, disabled, and veterans.




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