Freelance Medical Writer - based in India

Mumbai, Maharashtra
Work Type: Temporary

Alphanumeric is seeking experienced Freelance Medical Writers based in India for project-based contract work. Advanced degree within life sciences and experience in medical communications writing is required.

Typical project-based work could include creating and editing PowerPoint presentations, scientific manuscripts, standard response letters, and congress summary reports. Some client-facing work and travel are possible. In this role, you will create original, high-quality, and scientifically accurate content in a myriad of standard medical communications deliverables. All content will be developed to project specifications and timeline as outlined in a project brief.

Role Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Alphanumeric team members and, at times, client leads to ensure projects are completed on time and within scope
  • Develop accurate and concise outlines, on-target first drafts, and proactively incorporate data/revisions as appropriate for high quality content development as needed for the assigned project
  • Prioritize scientific accuracy, clarity, and ethics when creating, referencing, reviewing, or editing content
  • Write materials with tone and language appropriate for the target audience and ensure an appropriate and effective story flow is in place
  • When incorporating edits and/or updates for external authors, ensure their voice is maintained within the piece
  • Provide appropriate, robust references and annotate documents as required for the content being developed


  • Minimum of 1 year of medical writing experience in a medical communications agency environment or in-house pharmaceutical company setting, or as a freelance writer; other types of relevant experience will be considered
  • PharmD or PhD; other life science degrees considered with relevant experience
  • Proficiency with MS Office (specifically Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), the internet, and database searches (eg, Pubmed, ClinicalTrials.gov)
  • Attention to detail to manage documents throughout the review process and to ensure revisions and comments are addressed across consistently deliverables
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with client leads
  • Has a working knowledge of standard compliance procedures and regulatory process and works diligently to ensure content produced adheres to Alphanumeric and client standards

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