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Physician Editor, Merck Manuals, (Remote locations)

North Wales, Pennsylvania
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Aug 31, 2022

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Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Physician, with experience in writing and/or editing, for the unique position of Physician Editor. This is an opportunity to use your writing and editing skills and medical knowledge to contribute to clinical decision support and education for medical professionals and to patient education, and to use your creativity to help shape a digital health resource with an unprecedented global impact.

Work with the Manuals’ internal editorial team and over 400 leading academic external contributors to provide high quality clinical information to professionals and consumers.  The Manuals, a trusted resource since 1899, is now an innovative digital platform on the web and mobile applications that reaches a global professional and consumer audience. The Manuals provide free access to medical information translated into 13 languages and are viewed by more than 800 million users each year.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Edit and write manuscripts to ensure completeness, accuracy, currency, style consistency, and clinical relevance.

  • Research clinical content for manuscripts.

  • Work with lay editors and external contributors to finalize manuscripts.

  • Manage individual projects as directed by management

  • Help identify, develop, and review digital content for the Manuals, such as videos, images, quizzes, cases, and other enhanced content.

  • Work with the Manuals’ social media managers to develop and review social media campaigns and content, as needed.

  • Assist in the development and training of lay editors if needed.

  • Participate in appropriate professional company activities.

  • Participate in promotional activities for the Manuals.

  • Remain clinically astute and well informed.

Education Minimum Requirement: 

  • MD or DO degree

Required Experience and Skills -

  • A minimum of five years of clinical experience and demonstrated writing skills

  • Demonstrated skills in writing and editing medical text, and experience in teaching medical subjects

Desired Experience and Skills - 

  • Experience in an academic medical institution

  • Experience with interactive digital clinical tools, and social media

  • Demonstrated strong project management and leadership/team management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to write on medical subjects for a lay audience

  • Experience in writing test questions for medical professionals

  • Ability to work on location in Upper Gwynedd

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe. 

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.


In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Residents of Colorado:

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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company.  No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails. 

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Requisition ID:R190074

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