Bilingual Japanese Medical Writer (Tokyo, Japan)

The Bilingual Japanese Medical Writer/Scientific Services Team Leader (SSTL) will be a part of the Medical Writing team that specializes in providing scientifically rigorous medical and scientific writing services for pharmaceutical corporations, clinical research organizations, and researchers worldwide. We are looking for medical doctors/PhDs to join our team of world-class medical writers and work in a dynamic, fast-paced global environment.

The scope of work and complexity of the daily activities of the Bilingual Japanese Medical Writer/Scientific Services Team Leader (SSTL) will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Writing, reviewing, and managing the delivery of scientific content (in English and Japanese) for a range of medical communications that meet client needs, internal quality standards and timelines  (20-30% of time would be dedicated to writing)
  • Ensuring that projects reflect a thorough understanding of the clients' objectives.
  • Coordinating and managing the input of clients and authors and ensuring that these inputs are translated and transferred to the appropriate project resources
  • Participate in client meetings, capabilities pitches for new business development, and advisory board meetings as necessary
  • Project management and coordination for high priority projects

Key Qualifications & Skills

  • Advanced life sciences degree: MD, PhD, or PharmD
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in medical writing within in a medical communications agency or pharmaceutical company
  • Ability to communicate well in both English and Japanese, verbally and in writing
  • Strong strategic and analytical background
  • Strong time management skills to work effectively within demanding timelines
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with clients and thought leaders in a variety of therapeutic areas
  • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft packages
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work independently

Selection Process: You will be expected to take a writing test followed by three rounds of interview.

Interested? To explore this opportunity, e-mail your updated CV along with a cover letter to Melissa Dias at

Job location: 
Tokyo, Japan

Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd.
510 Shalimar Morya Park Off Link Road, Andheri (W)
Mumbai 400-053, India
Phone: +91–22–67148888 Fax: +91–22–67148889
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