Medical Content Specialist - South Africa

About the job

Inizio Medical is growing! We are expanding our team of Medical Content Specialists based in the South Africa. Our South Africa team will work alongside our global teams in ApotheCom, Nucleus Global and Ashfield MedComms across the US, UK, EU, and Philippines which will give you the opportunity to work on cutting edge projects, working at the forefront of drug development and commercialization.

Combining complex scientific understanding with creativity, Inizio Medical develops impactful medical affairs strategies and compelling communications. Underpinned by world-class medical analytics capabilities and applied AI tools, Inizio Medical redefines the role of medical affairs in drug development and commercialization.

Principal Role:

You are responsible for (a) accuracy checks of scientific content drafted by medical writers and/or clients, (b) managing citations eg sourcing and marking up references, uploading to and linking on document review platforms, (c) generating data tables and simple figures, (d) collating medical journal metrics from online database, (e) extracting data from scientific papers for consideration in systematic literature reviews, (f) checking alignment of manuscript content to standard reporting guidelines, (g) performing program landscaping for key international conferences.

Academic Background:

  • A medical degree
  • An advanced degree in a biomedical subject
  • Nursing or pharmacist qualification

Skills Required:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to generate materials to a high standard and quality, with minimal internal review/assistance
  • Excellent project-management and organisational skills
  • Flexibility, adaptability and resourcefulness
  • Good time management skills
  • Judgment and problem-solving
  • Excellent quality control skills and meticulous eye for detail – style/consistency, grammar, scientific accuracy, proof-reading, layout, etc.
  • Strong sense of responsibility and urgency; ability to take ownership of projects
  • Ability to work independently under limited supervision.
  • Solid understanding of human pathophysiology and disease; ability to learn new and diverse subject areas quickly
  • Ability to work within a team and form productive working relationships within, and across, Inizio Medical
  • Flexibility and ability to manage simultaneous priorities, changing deadlines, and limited resources.
  • IT skills – Word, PowerPoint, Endnote, basic Excel


Don't meet every job requirement? That's okay! Our company is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. If you're excited about this role, but your experience doesn't perfectly fit every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right person for this role or others.

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