MEDiSTRAVA, the specialised services team within Inizio Medical and an exciting leader in the field of medical strategy and communications, is growing! We are looking for a Senior Medical Writer to join our team in Japan.

Drawn together from diverse healthcare backgrounds including medical affairs, market access, patient engagement, publishing, digital innovation and analytics, real world evidence generation and HEOR, we have the experience and all-round ability to conceive and deliver the best quality strategic medical plans and communications programmes.

The Role

You will be reporting to the senior strategic and scientific leads, and will be responsible for researching technical material and clinical situations, and developing content for diverse audiences. Guided by senior team leaders and aligning to client objectives and brief, you will develop content that is accurate, supported by robust evidence and that aligns with relevant editorial styles. Depending on the project, you will have the opportunity to partner with external experts or internal client teams to create content that is of maximal relevance and value to target audiences, as well as attend client planning meetings or external scientific events, such as congresses. You will also work closely with the wider MEDiSTRAVA team across different geographies and functions.

Skills Required

  • Ability to quickly familiarise yourself with new therapeutic areas and new mechanisms and technologies, understanding key points of difference across competitor therapies
  • Demonstrate excellent and versatile scientific writing and editing ability; you will be asked to provide writing samples and undertake a writing test
  • Experience of developing content for different healthcare medical audiences
  • Create materials to a high standard and quality, with minimal internal review/assistance
  • Experience of writing in a range of media, including print, video, new media (web-based work)
  • Excellent quality control skills – style/consistency, grammar, scientific accuracy, proof-reading, layout.
  • Ensure all writing meets our client's strategic goals and is of high scientific quality/credibility
  • Familiar with relevant local, regional and global Codes of Practice for medical copy/copyright development and HCP/stakeholder engagement
  • Ability to work within a team and form productive working relationships within MEDiSTRAVA and the wider Inizio organisation
  • Strong client-centric attitude - proven ability to work with clients on projects, ensuring they meet strategic marketing and medical needs


  • Prior experience working:
    • As a medical writer for a medical communications, PR or advertising agency (either as a permanent employee or freelancer), and/or
    • In-house within a biopharma organisation, and/or
    • Within the publications field, e.g. journal editor

Our Pledge

At Inizio, we value inclusivity, recognize the power of diversity and inspire the next generation of change-makers. We are an equal opportunities employer. We believe in creating a work environment that values diversity, equity and inclusion. This includes being flexible regarding location and need for remote working. 

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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