Principal Medical Writer - Value Communications

Date: Sep 8, 2022

Location: CA

Company: Cytel Software Corporation

Cytel is a research and consulting firm, specializing in the economic evaluation of new medical technologies. Our clients include many of the leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device manufacturers from around the world. Our dedicated staff of full-time employees includes health economists, pharmacologists / pharmacy scientists and market access professionals. A job with Cytel offers an opportunity to experience the HEOR and HTA environment on a global level working with multinational pharmaceutical industry players, payers, clinical guidance experts and other consultants from a hands-on perspective. 

Overview: Principal Value Communication Writer

The Principal Value Communication Writer is a writing and consulting-focused role in which you will apply both strategic and scientific expertise to health economics outcomes research (HEOR) and market access (MA) projects for a variety of therapeutic areas.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities (non-inclusive):

  • Serving as lead writer for written content, including global value dossiers, AMCP dossiers, and health technology assessment (HTA) submissions
  • Writing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and developing content for presentation on key industry conferences
  • Developing basic visuals and graphics using Excel or PowerPoint
  • Mentoring junior value communication writers on project teams
  • Performing editing and formatting to ensure high-quality work of self and junior writers on project teams
  • Acting as the project manager on assigned projects, maintain timelines, communicate with the client, and ensure both strategic vision and quality of deliverables
  • Providing leadership/management for projects, including multi-disciplinary projects involving other teams within RWAA such as evidence curation or health economics
  • Acting as the primary point of client contact for assigned projects
  • Managing time and workload to meet internal and external deadlines


Education, Professional Skills & Experience:

Advanced degree in life sciences, health economics, or a clinical discipline is preferred, e.g., PhD, PharmD, MD, MPH, MS or commensurate experience in medical writing/communications.

  • 8+ years in medical writing, some of which must be in HEOR, MA, or HTA-related deliverables
  • Demonstrated thought leadership in HEOR/MA/HTA space
  • Experience in an agency or consultancy
  • Strong understanding of MA and evidence generation strategy
  • Extensive experience developing value dossiers
  • Strong ability to communicate complex clinical, humanistic, and economic information to diverse audiences, with a focus on payers
  • Project leadership, including client contact, project management (including timelines and quality)
  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and drug development process
  • Familiarity with health economics, clinical trials, and basic biomedical statistics
  • Experience with referencing software (EndNote and/or Zotero preferred)
  • Experience with Ad Boards, Value Demonstration Planning, Early Scientific HTA Advice a plus


Personal Skills & Competencies:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to foster strong positive relationships on internal collaborative teams and with clients
  • Able to work independently as needed, with minimal input from manager
  • Excellent iterature research skills and evidence synthesis (ie, able to identify key references and perform targeted literature reviews)
  • Outstanding attention to detail with focus on both accuracy and quality
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Excellent time management and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while also handling shifting priorities
  • Highly strategic, able to help clients with solutions and planning
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Familiarity with cloud-based file management (eg, sharepoint)
  • Proactive and conscientious in terms of communication and project management


Cytel Inc. is an Equal Employment / Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by law.

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