Medical Communications Jobs Around the World
We help Medical Communications professionals find fulfilling and creative careers in life sciences organizations around the world.
Jobs Where You Want to Be
Let us help you find a Medical Communications career where you live, or if you're seeking a new environment, we can support your search for a position in a brand new place. Our desire is to help you reach your personal career goals at the right time and in the right place.
What is Medical Communications?
Medical Communications professionals within Life Sciences organizations help raise awareness of transformative therapies/medical devices that can improve and potentially save lives. Their communications (e.g., abstracts, presentations, journal manuscripts, scientific communication platforms, literature summaries, training materials, clinical and pre-clinical study protocols, reports and investigator materials, congress materials, grant proposals, etc.) are developed and directed at different audiences, including healthcare practitioners, clinicians, payers, researchers, academics, formulary decision-makers, patient advocacy groups, and patients.
The overall goal of a Medical Communications professional is to support their organization’s efforts to improve patient outcomes by identifying information gaps and then generating science-based data to fill those gaps.
Medical Communications Jobs
Medical communicators manage a mix of traditional publication writing and some specialize in creating content for therapeutic areas (e.g., cardiovascular, central nervous system, nephrology, etc.), including health economic and outcomes research.
Typical roles include:
- VP Scientific/Medical Communications
- Director Medical/Scientific Communications
- Account Director
- Project Manager
- Senior Medical Writer
- Associate Medical Writer
Learn about open Medical Communications jobs on our Careers page.
Keep Up with Trends in Medical Communications
- There is a mass introduction of Millennials into the healthcare system. Life Sciences organizations should know how to market to this generation of 75+ million people and understand the healthcare delivery trends they will create. Millennials use and trust online resources as a source of healthcare information.
- The phone is a core communication device. Consider how the material can be communicated over this ubiquitous digital device.
- The link between healthcare and consumerism is strengthening. Five of the largest pharmaceutical companies spent more on marketing and advertising than research and development (R&D) and other pharmaceutical companies are following suit. Medical Communications should be ready to help pharmaceutical companies deliver accessible information about their medicines and services, providing patient support and assisting with adherence communications.
- Join professional organizations to stayed networked to Medical Communications colleagues and keep up on trends in the field, including
Society for Health Communication, Healthcare Communications Association, American Medical Writer’s Association, American Public Health Association, NCA Health Communication Division.