IBM Watson Health Senior Biomedical Writer in St Louis, Missouri

Job Description

Preferred location for this role is Boston, MA, New York City, NY, or Nashville, TN preferred.

The Watson Health Senior Biomedical Writer will formulate and execute the Watson Health Evaluation Research Center's strategic plans to produce high quality scientific publications and presentations from the Center's research activities. The Center's mission is to conduct and support formative and summative research for product improvement, development, usability, workflow integration and impact on end-users, patients and health systems. This position may also support manuscript and abstract/poster development for Outcomes Research in Life Sciences.

Position Responsibilities: Under the direction of the VP & Director of the Watson Health Evaluation Research Center. the senior biomedical writer will:

Strategic/Project Management Responsibilities

  • Become an expert on the products, capabilities, data assets, and research activities of IBM Watson Health and our external research partners

  • Work with senior members of the office of the CHO to understand the strategic goals of IBM Watson Health and our external research partners

  • Work with the VP & Director of the Watson Health Evaluation Research Center and the Center's team to understand the evidence needs, research approaches, data requirements and sources, target publications and forums, and research partner arrangements, roles and responsibilities.

  • Based on strategic goals and Center activities, formulate the research publication strategy, including:

  • Identification of appropriate publication and presentation content

  • Packaging of research content into appropriate publication units and presentations

  • Identification of appropriate target journals including bioinformatics, medicine, public health, health services and economics, as well as conferences and other professional, industry and governments forums

  • Manage the Center's overall publication plan and ensure that all publication timelines are achieved

  • Coordinate and manage communications between internal and external publication authors and reviewers

  • Ensure the accuracy, consistency, and high quality of all publications

  • Establish and maintain a definable, replicable and auditable document management control process and archive

  • Manage the submission of abstracts/manuscripts to conferences/journals, including managing editorial requests and responses to external peer reviews

Scientific Writing Responsibilities

  • With minimal guidance, prepare high quality manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals and other target publications

  • With minimal guidance, prepare high quality scientific abstracts and posters for submission to/presentation at professional conferences

  • Conduct scientific literature searches and summarize/synthesize the existing literature in support of publication development

  • Prepare tables, figures, and other appropriate graphics for use in research publications

  • Prepare Research Center results for use by WH marketing material developers and senior executives

  • Prepare slides for scientific presentations

Competencies include:

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Proven critical thinking and analytical skills

  • Ability to search, understand, and synthesize/summarize the existing scientific literature in support of publication development

  • Ability to interpret tabular and graphical presentations of complex clinical and scientific data and to identify key data points that support strategic goals

  • Excellent understanding of clinical research design and concepts

  • Ability to interpret outcomes and draw conclusions from statistical analyses

  • Strong collaboration and teaming skills

  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with individuals at various levels within the organization as well as with external clients

  • Superior attention to detail

  • Recent history of relevant publications in peer-reviewed biomedical and medical journals and presentations at scientific conferences and professional associations

  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to manage multiple publications simultaneously

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel as well as SW for scientific manuscript preparation such as EndNote

  • Ability to create appropriate tables and figures for presentation of data

  • Experience with design and layout of scientific posters

  • Knowledge of bioinformatics, health economics, clinical or health services research

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Masters or doctoral level degree in biological/life or biomedical sciences including biomedical informatics

  • 3-5 years of medical or scientific writing as a primary job responsibility, with experience in writing in the fields of biomedical informatics, medical information technology, oncology and genetics

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • 4-6 years of medical or scientific writing as a primary job responsibility, with experience in writing in the fields of biomedical informatics, medical information technology, oncology and genetics

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.