Medical Writer (6-Month Contract)

Medical Content · Toronto, Ontario
Department Medical Content
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Mid-level

About INVIVO, A Red Nucleus Company

We are a multi-dimensional agency that caters to the life sciences space where our purpose is to improve the quality of life by accelerating the understanding of science. Since 1998, we've been pioneering the integration of technology and creative visualization into communication that connects people and science.  As a Digital Scientific Communications agency, we are committed to meeting our global healthcare client’s needs through:

  • Insightful medical strategy
  • Compelling scientific storytelling
  • Illumination of data through visualization and interaction
  • Digital solutions that use the best in leading edge technology

We have won over 150 industry awards including medical animations, AR/VR, data visualizations, medical games, and holography delivered on the latest digital devices and at major medical conferences around the world.

Our culture is not typical or ordinary, and we aim to keep it that way. At INVIVO, A Red Nucleus Company, we believe in providing a rich working environment, one filled with challenge that pushes us to innovate in ways that captures the imagination. Our culture is about fun, meaningful work and a true sense of community.

About the Medical Writer Role

We’re seeking a Medical Writer to adapt, create, and edit copy for pharmaceutical and medical device clients, for both medical communication and commercial purposes. Responsibilities also include preparing and submitting content for medical/legal/regulatory review.

Day-to-day, the medical writer will work closely with the INVIVO team to provide writing and editorial support to new and ongoing projects. Projects at INVIVO are varied, ranging from applications for mobile devices, e-learning, conference exhibits, to games; all within the healthcare space.

About You

You stay on top of trends in the medical/scientific community. You love rolling up your sleeves and taking projects from start to finish. You have an eye for detail and can accurately convey complex information in a simple way. You are naturally curious, a life-long learner and have a strong interest in health and medicine. You are passionate about providing medical insights, supplying creative ideas, and developing high quality content that allows you to use scientific/medical knowledge and demonstrate your writing skills.

Primary Responsibilities

 We’ve listed the key foundational areas that we consider to be important. We can cover the rest when we meet you.

  • Conduct end to end validation of the content of assigned projects, defining and reporting issues back to the Project Manager.
  • Adapt existing medical copy and write new copy, researching and referencing as required.
  • Assist with medical literature research, in preparation for defense in regulatory review.
  • Edit copy to correct errors of spelling, grammar and punctuation, ensure stylistic consistency, and enhance readability.
  • Work within copy deck formats that appropriately record changes, style decisions, source materials, and referencing requirements.
  • Submit and tag all content in client submission/referencing systems.
  • Participate in all client calls/correspondence relating to content approval; record and clarify all content change requests.
  • Work with UX to establish organization and flow of content.
  • Review IA/wires/functional spec for branding, flow, and for correct spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • Proofread designs and builds to verify that all copy has been included, to check formatting against specifications, to identify any layout issues, and to read for overall comprehension.
  • Review scripts, storyboards and animation work for inclusion of all content and client feedback.
  • Occasionally required to assist with functional QA reviews.


Capability Requirements – Education, Skills & Experience

  • Exemplary written communication skills.
  • Degree in the life sciences required.
  • Minimum one year of experience in copywriting/editing, with medical writing a plus. Previous pharma/agency experience beneficial.
  • Prior experience in digital media, web applications or new technology beneficial.
  • Detail oriented and highly organized individual.
  • Naturally inquisitive and attentive individual.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and independently on multiple tasks within a deadline-oriented, fast paced environment.
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills.


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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. #LI-MS1

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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
    Medical Content
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience