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Internship Opportunity: Whitsell Innovations, Inc.

Posted by on Friday, January 4, 2019 in Announcements .

Interns at Whitsell Innovations, Inc.

Whitsell Innovations (WI), Inc, is a woman-owned, full-service medical and scientific writing company focusing on the needs of the pharmaceutical, biotech, and device industries. Founded in 2006, we have extensive and varied industry experience averaging more than 15 years. Our staff is composed of individuals with industry backgrounds and scientific educations, most with advanced degrees at the doctoral level. WI is headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and has writers in thirteen states.

WI is a team of experts whose singular focus is perfect medical, scientific, and regulatory writing. We support the life science community with clarity, reliability, and integrity.

In the 1st quarter of each year, we accept applications for our internship program. Our internship is a paid position requiring a ~10-hour commitment per week, over up to 18 months. Our ideal candidates are PhD-level scientists who are considering transitioning from their postdoctoral laboratory position into a career in industry; however, all applicants with an appropriate scientific background will be considered. A passion for science, writing talent, a strong work ethic, and a desire to learn about written communication in a regulated environment are prerequisites for our program. Topics the interns will learn include:

  • An overview of scientific communication in the life science industries (pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device)
  • How to interpret and apply the documentation that governs medical and scientific communication from: the Food and Drug Administration (and other global regulatory authorities), the International Congress on Harmonization, and the US Code of Federal Regulations
  • Medical and scientific publications and publication planning
  • Pharmacovigilance research and writing

Applicants should be prepared for a rigorous screening process. A cover letter detailing their desire to learn medical writing and their interest in WI as well as a CV are required. Second round applicants will be given a sample writing test. Third round candidates will be offered interviews.

2019 timeline:
1/17/19 – Applications open
3/1/19 – Applications close (no exceptions)
4/1/19 – Interviews start
4/14/19 – Notifications
4/24/19 – Tentative first day

Please submit your cover letter, including why you are interested in medical writing and WI, and resume to: No phone inquiries, please.

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