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Medical Writer/Analyst

Costello Medical

$4,500 / month
Apply before: June 8, 2024
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  • Date posted
    May 9, 2024
  • Location
  • Salary
    $4,500 / month
  • Apply before
    June 8, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description


Role Summary

  • Responsibilities: You will be working on projects that involve the detailed analysis and creative presentation of clinical trial data for a range of clients, including the industry’s most successful pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, patient and public health bodies and charitable organisations.
  • Salary: S$4,500 per month.
  • Benefits: Hybrid working options, generous holiday allowance, flexible working hours, private medical insurance, comprehensive travel insurance, full funding for external training and more
  • Role Type: Full-time, permanent
  • Start Date: We are currently recruiting for start dates throughout 2024
  • Location: Our new recruits will be based in our Singapore office

About the Role

The Medical Writer and Analyst positions are ideal for those with experience in scientific research and for enthusiastic recent graduates in the sciences who are seeking the opportunity to be part of a growing team. You will be based in our Singapore office working in our Asia-Pacific team, as well as collaborating with colleagues from our UK and US teams.

Medical Writers and Analysts work on projects involving the detailed analysis of data from clinical trials and the assimilation and creative presentation of this analysis in different formats including posters, slide sets, value dossiers, reports and peer-reviewed publications. These deliverables are used directly by our clients in communication with external stakeholders instrumental to the successful uptake of novel therapies. The work is structured on a project-by-project basis and you will usually be working on several projects in different disease areas at any one time.

You will work in project teams alongside experienced colleagues in both the Singapore UK and US offices who provide one-to-one training in the technical aspects of the role, including project management and effective client communication. Delivering project work requires close collaboration with clients and, following a successful induction period, you will increasingly engage in teleconferences and face-to-face meetings with external stakeholders.

Positions are available for those looking for an entry-level role as well as those with some prior experience. We are looking for ambitious individuals with the potential to progress rapidly into more senior roles involving greater project management and client responsibility.

Costello Medical is structured into divisional teams focusing on distinct services within the healthcare industry. Our Singapore office is structured around three teams who focus on Medical Communications, Evidence Development, and Market Access. Please note that we are only hiring for the Medical Communications division now.

  • Medical Communications: Medical communications provide the scientific bridge between clinical development and commercial functions in pharmaceutical and device companies. Most activities have a strong patient and/or healthcare professional (HCP) focus, and act to educate and inform clinical decision making and patient care, or to gather insights that inform a product’s clinical development. These projects require the ability to work closely with clients and prominent HCPs to deliver high quality writing that is scientifically rigorous, patient focused, and in line with the strategic positioning of the pharmaceutical or medical devices products. Working in medical communications at Costello Medical requires excellent project management skills, constant dedication to customer service and the development of strong relationships with clients, academics, and HCPs in the APAC region and globally.

    It is possible to work within our medical communications service offering as an Analyst or Medical Writer, with both roles sharing the same level of responsibility. Medical Writers specialise in the strategic planning and development of publications, which include abstracts, posters, oral presentations and manuscripts targeted at scientific journals and conferences. Analysts work across a variety of medical affairs projects and specialise in services such as advisory boards, and the development and multi-channel communication of educational scientific content for a wide range of audiences. The most relevant job title will be discussed with you during the application process.

  • Evidence Development (Roles have been filled): Evidence-based medicine is the cornerstone of medical decision-making. The work of our Evidence Development team encompasses literature reviews, synthesis and real-world evidence generation.

    Our literature review and synthesis projects involve the identification of clinical, economic and real-world evidence to support the value of a pharmaceutical product or medical device. Our work includes rigorous systematic literature reviews that our Statisticians often use to conduct meta-analyses and network meta-analyses, therefore Analysts in this team work together with our Statisticians to provide seamless scientific and technical support to our clients. We also work on more creative and pragmatic evidence reviews to inform clients’ strategic decisions with regard to clinical development or market access. You will gain a thorough understanding of how to conduct various kinds of evidence review from searching to interpretation of statistical results and ensuring that the reviews conform to industry guidelines where applicable. You will also be involved in writing up the methods and results of the reviews and statistical analyses into engaging reports, slide sets and often congress/journal publications.

    Our real-world evidence projects include the design, execution and subsequent reporting of prospective, retrospective or cross-sectional real-world studies. We develop protocols and statistical analysis plans (in collaboration with our Statisticians, Epidemiologists, clients and external experts), acquire and analyse data, and communicate the methodologies and results in both written and oral formats.

    Analysts in our Evidence Development team are passionate about finding, synthesising and generating evidence, they have excellent attention to detail and organisational skills, and a talent for communication.

  • Market Access (Roles have been filled): Market access supports timely patient access to drugs and devices, involving the assessment of clinical efficacy and safety alongside costs to determine the value of a therapy within a specific disease area. Market access activities are targeted at a wide range of stakeholders who are instrumental to the successful funding and uptake of novel therapies, such as government bodies, payers, health technology appraisal (HTA) agencies, HCPs, and patients. Our Market Access team supports a wide range of clients in producing materials to demonstrate both the clinical and economic value of some of the newest, most innovative technologies in development. Our work is multidisciplinary, often beginning with evidence generation in the form of literature reviews, advisory boards with clinicians and payers, or economic modelling, to inform the development of materials that present an evidence-based account of the product’s value in a compelling and accessible manner.
    Analysts working across our Market Access services support a diverse range of value and access, HTA and health economics projects. These include developing product value messages and materials (e.g. brochures, slidesets, white papers, etc.), building health economic tools and models, and developing dossiers for submission to HTA agencies. A role in the Market Access division suits those who are passionate about patient access to healthcare, are fast-learners and have a strategic, problem-solving mindset. Exceptional writing skills are also essential, especially the ability to summarise complex data in a clear and creative way with high levels of attention to detail

Career Profile

We offer many opportunities for personal and professional development at Costello Medical. Please click below to read firsthand accounts from our colleagues about their time with the company:

A Day in the Life of an Analyst or Medical Writer

To learn more about a typical day for an Analyst at Costello Medical, please click here:…

To learn more about a typical day for a Medical Writer at Costello Medical, please click here:…


We are looking for individuals who are collaborative, self-motivated and enthusiastic, with a positive attitude and passion for scientific writing.

Essential requirements for the role are:

  • A degree level or higher qualification in a scientific discipline (minimum CAP or GPA 4/5 or equivalent). We welcome applications from candidates with a diverse range of specialisms, including but not limited to; biology, chemistry, pharmacy and medicine
  • An excellent written and spoken fluency in English in order to deliver high quality scientific materials in English for clients in the Asia-Pacific region
  • An ability to communicate scientific materials clearly in both written and oral form
  • An excellent understanding of and ability to apply scientific concepts
  • A close attention to detail
  • An aptitude for and experience of scientific writing which could include dissertations, research summaries, lab reports, poster or oral presentations, peer-reviewed scientific publications, book chapters, grant applications, regulatory documents, and articles for websites or student magazines
  • Strong competency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to work across multiple projects at the same time

No previous experience in this sector is necessary, but you should display a genuine interest in healthcare and an eagerness to learn about new areas of clinical science.


About Costello Medical

Costello Medical is a rapidly growing global healthcare agency specialising in medical communications, market access and health economic and outcomes research. We work with a wide range of clients, including the industry’s most successful pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, patient and public health bodies and charitable organisations. Our lasting client partnerships create a direct and measurable impact on the successful launch of novel therapies and devices across a wide range of disease areas. Our vision is to be a community of the very best people, constantly challenging ourselves to make meaningful and outstanding contributions to improving healthcare.

We are committed to our company values which are central to creating our fun, friendly and innovative workplace in which we strive to deliver the highest standards of quality. As a result, we have been listed in The Top 100 Companies to Work For list for five consecutive years.

On 27th May 2022 Costello Medical received its certification as a B Corporation. We are really proud of this achievement as it demonstrates that Costello Medical is meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance. We underwent a rigorous assessment that covered the whole of our business including employee benefits, charitable giving and sustainability. We believe this certification is external validation of our mission to be a force for good.

The Recruitment Process

Our recruitment process includes a written assessment for you to complete in your own time. If successful, you will be invited to an interview which will include a short presentation you can prepare for in advance. Our standard recruitment process lasts around 1 month however, this is adapted if necessary.

We are currently recruiting for start dates throughout 2024. Additional start dates may also be available and you will be asked to state your availability on your application form.

We accept applications for our Medical Writer and Analyst role on a rolling basis and, therefore, there are no set application deadlines. However, we would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible so that we can begin processing your application.

What We Offer

  • A starting salary of S$4,500 per month. However we may be able to offer a higher starting salary for more experienced candidates. Salary increases are typically awarded annually and will then be reviewed on a yearly basis
  • 18 days’ annual leave plus public holidays
  • Private medical insurance
  • Flexible benefits scheme offering additional holiday, cash payments and wellbeing benefits
  • Paid study leave and funding for external qualifications
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Regular company-funded social activities

Please click here to learn about our reward package and the other benefits of working for Costello Medical:…

How to Apply

You are required to submit your CV and a cover letter via our online application form. In your cover letter, you must explain why you think you would be suited to the role and why you would like to join Costello Medical, with examples to support both. As written communication is a vital skill for this role, if your cover letter is suspected to have been generated by Artificial Intelligence (AI), your application is likely to be disqualified. Your CV should clearly state the dates of all qualifications and grades achieved where applicable. Please contact the Talent Acquisition team at [email protected] if you have any questions about the role or application process.

Visa Sponsorship

Please note that we are unable to support Employment Pass applications for our Medical Writer/Analyst role and you will therefore need the right to work in Singapore independently from the company.