Senior Scientific Writer

Clarivate Analytics clients are the trailblazers and risk takers who come up with life-changing ideas. We're looking for our own trailblazers to help us keep providing clients some of the world's most trusted brands, spanning scientific and academic research, patent analytics, pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management.

We're an independent owned company with a rich heritage and a bold entrepreneurial mission. If you're excited by the thought of helping people and organizations go from new ideas to life-changing innovations faster, we're excited to consider you for a position at Clarivate.

For this position, you will be working for the Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science (CIRS), a neutral, independently managed subsidiary company which forms part of Clarivate Analytics. CIRS’ mission is to maintain a leadership role in identifying and applying scientific principles for the purpose of advancing regulatory and health technology assessment (HTA) policies and processes

This position will be in charge of communications at CIRS. These include: writing reports from CIRS meetings, as well as scientific editing, copyediting and proofreading of CIRS scientific outputs including R&D Briefings, peer-reviewed publications and posters in order to ensure clarity, consistency and accuracy of content. The role would also contribute to the development of a communication strategy to promote CIRS research and advocacy

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.      Writing (~50% of time)

  • Meeting minutes: Scientific Advisory Council (and pre-meeting agenda for Chairs), HTA Steering Committee, HTA Industry Discussion Meetings, EM Industry Discussion meetings 
  • Workshop and Forum reports based on meetings outlined above
  • One-slide summaries of Workshop presentations for web
  • As-directed first drafts: Journal manuscripts, R&D Briefings, posters, abstracts, marketing text

2.      Managing (~40% of time)

  • CIRS communication strategy co-developed with the CIRS team – identify potential issues and resolutions/novel initiatives to promote customer and stakeholder satisfaction. For example: Evolving CIRS return on investment booklet; Evolving the output of CIRS workshop recommendations
  • Communications list development and maintenance
  • Distribution of external communications
  • Journal manuscript submission, revisions, editorial office contact, publication fee payment
  • Rounds of revision for writing/editing projects
  • Yearly agenda book development
  • Designer interactions
  • Website maintenance (including front page information, new publications, slide of the month)
  • External scientific edit, copyedit and proofreading, for example: Journal manuscripts (including journal guideline observation, edits to meet word count); R&D Briefings;  Abstracts and Scientific Posters (including layout development and submission to print as directed) Agendas and other meeting materials; Client brochures

3.      Attend Annual CIRS meetings (~10% of time)


  • 5 or more years’ experience directly related to scientific and preferably regulatory writing of meeting reports and minutes, journal articles, slide presentations, meeting posters
  • Strong project management and editorial coordination experience
  • Strong editorial experience as demonstrated by the ability to independently write, edit and review
  • An understanding and awareness of international pharmaceutical regulations and initiatives
  • Ability to interact with senior-level regulators and Sponsor management
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a geographically dispersed team
  • Must have an unwavering respect for confidentiality.
  • Website maintenance/WordPress; scientific journal interaction ( Bonus Experience)

Educational Requirements:

  • A minimum BS/BA degree

It is the policy of Clarivate to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Clarivate will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.