Senior Medical Communications Writer

Boston, MA
Full Time
Global Medical Affairs
Company Overview
Rhythm is a global, commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to transforming the care of people living with rare melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) pathway diseases. Working at Rhythm means that you are part of a team that’s passionate about transforming the lives of people living with hyperphagia (pathological, insatiable hunger) and severe obesity caused by rare MC4R pathway diseases. We recognize the courage it takes for patients and their caregivers to begin their journey of advocacy to find the answers they need. Their courage inspires us to challenge convention, ask bold questions and seek answers for them. Every day, we strive for excellence through our willingness to adapt, learn, and our tenacity to overcome barriers, together.

Opportunity Overview
As a Senior Medical Communications Writer, you will be responsible for researching, writing, and editing publications based on Rhythm’s R&D and therapeutic areas. This position will also provide medical writing support for associated materials to the Global Medical Affairs Medical Communications and Information functions.

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Perform literature reviews and solicit input from medical, statistical and operational resources as necessary to support data analysis and document content.
  • Assist with review of data to ensure cleanliness/appropriateness for analysis, hypothesis testing, QA of statistical output, and data compilation to support data summaries/presentations.
  • Writing scientific publications (papers for peer-reviewed medical journals, abstracts, posters, and slide presentations.
  • Other writing responsibilities include internal educational scientific slide kits, conference reports, and field medical training materials.

Qualifications and Skills
  • Proven medical writing skills (particularly experience with developing scientific peer reviewed publications)
  • Expert knowledge of document content preparation, including the use of style guides, medical dictionaries, and online medical writing resources.
  • Edits to achieve consistency with scientific communication platform, uses precise accurate language and grammar and has a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to interpret and summarize complex tabular and graphical data sets.
  • Comfortable working with co-authors (both external and internal), with the ability to collaborate in a matrixed environment using exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Independently resolves document content issues and addresses questions by resolving discrepancies.
  • Strong organizational skills (Advanced project management and organizational skills). Ability to work independently, prioritize, and multitask to meet timelines under changing conditions.
  • Strong analytical mind with the proven ability to analyze, interpret, and summarize complex data.
  • Advanced understanding of drug development, clinical research, study designs, biostatistics, pharmacology, and medical terminology.
  • Advanced degree (RN, PA, MS, MPH, PhD, or PharmD) or equivalent in a scientific or health care field required.
  • Medical writing experience authoring scientific publication and presentations.
  • Preferred 3-5 years medical communication/publication writing experience.
  • Experience in obesity or rare diseases preferable.
  • CMPP certification preferred.

This role is based out of our corporate office in Boston, Massachusetts. Rhythm operates in a hybrid-work model. Candidates applying must be willing and able to be in the Boston office in coordination with their department and business needs. This role may involve some travel.

More about Rhythm
Rhythm is a global, commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company aimed at developing and commercializing therapies for the treatment of rare genetic diseases of hyperphagia and severe obesity due to rare melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) pathway diseases. This is a key biological pathway that regulates weight and hunger. A central element of Rhythm’s mission is to improve the understanding of these diseases and develop management strategies for patients who have no treatment options available to them. Rhythm was founded in 2008 and is based in Boston, MA. The company’s clinical development program is currently focused on several
rare MC4R pathway diseases. For healthcare professionals, visit for more information. For those who may be affected or would like to learn more, visit for more information.


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