2024 University Recruiting - Intern - Medical Writer
The Future Talent Program features internships that last up to 12 weeks and will include one or more projects. These opportunities can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.
Seeking a highly motivated individual with interests in the life sciences, medicine, or pharmacology/pharmacy, as well as interests in writing and communicating medicine and science. The goal of this position is for the individual to gain broad insight into the drug development process, knowledge of clinical regulatory documents, and hands-on experience in regulatory medical writing.
The Medical Writing department is responsible for creating documents that define and report the results of clinical trials in participants receiving investigational products to global regulatory agencies. These documents include clinical study protocols, informed consents, clinical study reports, Investigator Brochures, and overall summaries of clinical programs. The Medical Writing department works in all of our therapeutic areas, including oncology, infectious disease, vaccines, cardiology, immunology, and neuroscience. The Summer Intern will work on a project within a therapeutic area that will give them individual and team experience with how clinical trials are designed, analyzed, and reported. They will work under the guidance of a mentor and have observational and hands-on responsibilities.
Required Education and Skills:
Completed at least 3 years of a Bachelors or equivalent program in a scientific discipline (e.g., life sciences, pharmacy, or medicine) and be currently enrolled in a degree program
Available to work full-time for 8 to 12 consecutive weeks beginning in June of 2024
Strong Microsoft Office skills
Strong scientific communication skills, including the ability to write scientific documents (e.g., lab reports, publications, dissertations, theses, abstracts) and deliver scientific presentations
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Candidates who are enrolled in a Masters or Doctorate program are preferred
Experience using artificial intelligence tools, especially those that use large language models
Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities
Experience collaborating with others on project teams
Time management skills (e.g. manage multiple projects/assignments & deliver each on time and with high quality, overcome obstacles that impact project delivery, )
Under New York City, Colorado State, Washington State, and California State law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate’s relevant skills, experience, and education.
Expected salary range:
$39,600.00 - $105,500.00
Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.
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Employee Status:Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)
Travel Requirements:No Travel Required
Flexible Work Arrangements:Hybrid, On-Site
Shift:1st - Day
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