Medical writer - healthcare communications (Chinese language)

Job description

AMICULUM® is a leading, independent, global healthcare communications and consulting business, with teams based in New Zealand, China, Singapore, UAE, Switzerland, UK and USA. It comprises an integrated cluster of branded agencies and specialisms, encompassing medical communications, healthcare learning, clinical and commercial consultancy, value communications, rare diseases and digital engagement.

Our business in China and East Asia is growing and we are now looking for an experienced medical writer to join our talented team in Shanghai. The successful applicant will work alongside colleagues on a wide range of medical communications assignments designed to meet the needs of our clients in China (primarily the Chinese subsidiaries of global pharmaceutical companies).

This represents a rare opportunity for a medical writer based in China to extend their skills and life experience by working for an established and highly reputable global healthcare communications agency, which has demonstrated a long-term commitment to this exciting market. The key responsibilities of this role will be:

  • Creation and review of the highest quality scientific and medical content across a range of written communications including presentations, publications and digital media
  • Adapting writing style and tone to meet the needs of different audiences
  • Collaborating effectively with colleagues, external experts and client teams as part of an integrated account team to deliver projects to the highest standard
  • Building positive relationships with client and clinical experts
  • Gaining an in-depth understanding of the relevant therapy areas


Candidates for this role will have excellent written and verbal English and Chinese language skills (native fluency in Mandarin), in addition to:

  • An accomplished academic background within science: a first degree in a biomedical science or similar is essential. A research-based degree (MSc or PhD) is preferred
  • At least 2 years’ medical writing experience gained within a healthcare communications agency, CRO or pharmaceutical company
  • The ability to rapidly review and transform complex scientific information into clear, accurate and engaging content, identifying key messages and learning points
  • A high level of enthusiasm for science and healthcare-related topics
  • An appreciation for the highest standards of accuracy and detail

AMICULUM offers superb long-term career development prospects for talented individuals. We offer a great working environment and a competitive salary, dependent on experience and qualifications, and other benefits including a personal performance-related bonus, and a global profit-sharing bonus.

Applications are invited from candidates who are already based in either China or from suitably qualified Mandarin speakers willing to relocate or return to China (relocation assistance could be available to candidates applying from outside China).

To apply, please send us your CV and a covering letter, or contact our recruitment team for more information.