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Scientific Writer (Montreal or Quebec)

February 1 2021
Industries Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology
Categories Health, Medical, Translation, Documentation, Writing, Pharma, Biotech, Sciences, R&D, Scientific and Regulatory affairs, Marketing, Communication, Public relation, Other Health Professionals, Population Health, Auxiliary Services
Saint-Laurent, QC

***Position available in Montreal or in Quebec***


Reporting to the Head of Epidemiology, Monitoring and Biological Risk Management, you provide the Vice-President of Medical Affairs and Innovation, and for certain areas of activity, with support in writing scientific reports and articles, analytical methods, study protocols, and any relevant documentation for transferring knowledge and enriching the organization.

Specifically, you:

  • Write and coordinate the production of research manuscripts including scientific articles, reports and abstracts, presentations, research protocols, knowledge transfer materials, position statements on health policies, newsletters, etc.;
  • Assemble, summarize and send revision comments to the original authors and ensure that deadlines are met for receiving the revised manuscripts;
  • Perform and write literature reviews on the team's research areas;
  • Communicate scientific research in writing in a reliable and effective manner;
  • Provide high-quality documents in terms of scientific content, organization, clarity, accuracy, format, and consistency;
  • Do quality control reviews on documents prepared by other team members;
  • Are responsible for your own scientific and medical writing deliverables, including quality, communication with stakeholders, problem-solving for the project, and schedule management;
  • Prioritize and manage multiple writing projects with various authors and revisers, while ensuring a complete, compliant and timely submission;
  • Ensure that submission deadlines for documents and funding applications are met;
  • Perform all tasks associated with your job or in keeping with your skills for effective operation of the company.


  • A graduate degree (MSc) in the health sciences field or any other field deemed relevant;
  • A PhD is an asset;
  • Three to five years of relevant experience in the field of scientific writing, in an academic health research setting or any other experience deemed equivalent;
  • Knowledge of scientific, clinical and epidemiological terminology;
  • Knowledge of the scientific disciplines of transfusion medicine is considered an asset;
  • Very fluent in English and French, especially written;
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite;
  • Experience using search engines for literature reviews (Pub Med, Medline, EMBASE, etc.);
  • Any combination of education and experience deemed equivalent and/or relevant will be considered.


  • Exhibit independence, thoroughness, and attention to detail;
  • Be known for your team spirit;
  • Excellent written communication skills, specifically in English;
  • Able to interpret and write using scientific language;
  • Able to prioritize assigned tasks, find effective solutions to identified problems, multi-task, and effectively manage deadlines.

Additional information

There is the possibility you will be working in the city of Québec.

In addition to the competitive working conditions offered by Héma-Québec, this position includes the following benefits:

• Work schedule of 35 hours per week;
• Four weeks of vacation per year;
• Group insurance;
• Defined benefit pension plan;
• Personal leave. network