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Medical Writing Fellowship Program

IMPACT is pleased to announce our Medical Writing Fellowship Program, which started in May 2018! This program is for professionals looking to gain experience in the medical/regulatory writing field. Fellows will be exposed to a variety of regulatory documents related to the clinical development of investigational and marketed drugs and biologics.

Program Description:

This full-time fellowship program runs for approximately 9 months of each year and will host 2 to 4 fellows per class. Accepted fellows will receive a competitive salary and our standard benefit package during this fellowship.

Over the course of the fellowship, fellows will:

  • Collaborate with IMPACT colleagues and provide medical writing support in the preparation of scientific and regulatory documents related to the clinical development of investigational and marketed drugs and biologics.
  • Perform quality control review of various documents.
  • Participate in in-house seminars and other training opportunities.
  • Foster the positive, collaborative, and respectful work environment at IMPACT.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The fellow position is office-based; IMPACT considers telecommuting/working from home on a limited basis to be a viable alternative to working from the office. Most work is completed on the computer and/or in team meetings.

Depending on the availability of open positions at IMPACT and the candidate’s ability and interest, participation in the Medical Writing Fellowship Program will also enter the candidate into the eligibility pool of potential hires by IMPACT.

Potential Applicants:

We are seeking applicants with a demonstrated expertise in scientific writing (eg, manuscripts, grants, or other scientific communications). An advanced degree (eg, MS, PharmD, PhD, or MD) in life or health science is preferred; however, no medical writing experience is required. An individual with an undergraduate or master’s degree in life or health sciences who has significant writing experience may also be considered.

Potential applicants should be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Ability to analyze and interpret scientific data and exhibit sound technical skills.
  • Ability to learn, interpret, and follow IMPACT and Sponsor policies and procedures, including SOPs and regulatory agency regulations.
  • Willingness to learn medical, pharmaceutical, and clinical research concepts.
  • Excellent attention to detail, ensuring accuracy and quality in the performance of all duties.
  • Strong planning, organization, and problem solving skills. Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong written and oral (including interpersonal) communication skills, including a strong knowledge of the rules of grammar, sentence construction and paragraphing in a scientific context.
  • Computer experience (eg, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting in a multicultural environment, including productive collaborations with Sponsor representatives and IMPACT colleagues.
  • Ability to be flexible, multitask, work in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment, and adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision.

To apply to this fellowship, please submit your CV and cover letter at any time throughout the year to prandhawa@impactpharma.com. Your cover letter should address your ambitions, interests, abilities, what you hope to accomplish with this fellowship, and how you think you could contribute to IMPACT.

After you submit your application, we will be in touch by January 31 of each year if you have been selected to interview at IMPACT. Fellowship interviews will be conducted from January to February of each year.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,
Lena Randhawa
Head of the Medical Writing Fellowship Program

Current fellows:

Fellows

Left to Right: Brandi Schuster, Amritha Kidiyoor, and Laurel Kartchner (fellows); Lena Randhawa (Head of MW Fellowship Program).