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Senior Scientific Writer

date posted 05/26/2023
contract type Full time
job id R2666806
location Hyderabad, India


  • Create complex and specialized content (slide decks, abstracts, posters, publication cards, newsletters, literature bulletins, publication/clinical summaries, etc.) without supervision
  • Manage end-to-end publication/medical education content development process including documentation and approval in PromoMats/Datavision/MATRIX
  • Develop and maintain therapeutic area, process, and compliance expertise
  • Review content created by senior and junior scientific writers
  • Coach senior and junior scientific writers
  • Work in close collaboration with peers/team to develop best practices
  • Collaborate effectively with stakeholders: Scientific communication global and/or local teams

Performance Standards: Duties and Responsibilities

Key Areas

Action Areas, Deliverables, and Outcomes



Maintain effective relationship with the end stakeholders (medical scientific community) within the allocated GBU and product – with an end objective to develop education and communication content as per requirement Interact effectively with health care professionals on publication content Constantly assist writers (senior or junior) in developing knowledge and sharing expertise

Performance indicator

Feedback from stakeholders (end users, medical teams) on overall satisfaction



Provide publication/medical education material (slide deck, abstract, poster, manuscript etc.) as per agreed timelines and quality Provide strategic support with individuals and institutions, which may serve as resources for publications purpose

Performance indicators

Adherence to timeline Adherence to quality target



Develop complex publication/medical education material Act as an expert in the field of medical communication for the assigned therapeutic area(s) Assist the assigned scientific communication team in conducting comprehensive publication-need analysis Implement the publication plan and associated activities for the year identified for the region Work with selected vendors within the region to deliver the required deliverables as per defined process Leverage advanced training delivery tools and techniques thereby enhancing the effectiveness of training delivery Design an overall plan of action based on end-user feedback and improve course content and delivery

Performance indicators

Feedback from stakeholders (end users, medical teams) on satisfaction with services provided Adherence to publication plan/calendar



Work closely with scientific communication teams in regions/areas to identify publication need and assist in developing assigned deliverables Liaise with medical department to prepare relevant and customized deliverables

Performance indicator

Feedback from stakeholders (end users, medical teams) on satisfaction with services provided



Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies/Language

  • Therapeutic area/domain knowledge exposure (including but not limited to):
    • Diabetes
    • Dyslipidemia/Familial hypercholesterolemia
    • Cardiovascular diseases
    • Thrombosis/atherothrombosis
    • Transplant
    • Central nervous system
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Immunology
    • Oncology
    • Emerging markets
    • Generics
    • Vaccines
    • Vitamins and supplements
    • Digestive
    • Allergies
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Rare diseases
    • Rare blood diseases
  • Stakeholder management
  • Project management
  • Publication submission


  • Advanced degree in life sciences/pharmacy/similar discipline or medical degree
  • Excellent knowledge of English language (verbal and written)

Any other requirements of the job

  • 4 years of experience in content creation for the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry, or academia
  • >4 years of experience in leadership role

At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

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