Covance Medical Editor III in Bangalore, India

Job Overview

Essential Job Duties:

  • Proofs and edits clinical study reports, protocols, amendments, and other documents as needed, ensuring that company or client conventions, styles, formats, and terminology have been used.

  • Assists with the development of standard language for documents, including clinical study report and protocol templates.

  • Assists in the compilation of an electronic version of the final clinical study report and the creation of associated PDF files.

  • May perform the bookmarking and hyperlinking of the final PDF of the CSR prior to client receipt.

  • Uploads documents to and downloads documents from client sites as needed. Deliver final documents to clients.

  • Prepares subject narratives and performs QC checks as needed.

  • Assists with archiving as needed.

  • May prepare Informed Consent Forms

  • May compile CSR appendices

  • May format final documents

  • May facilitate editor meetings

  • Mentors and trains Medical Editors and new Medical Writers on style guide as appropriate.

  • Addresses process improvements needed for maintaining efficiencies within the Editorial group.

  • Facilitates editor meetings.

  • Maintains Medical Editor training manual.

  • Maintains Covance style guide.

  • Assists in ensuring that department templates are up-to-date.

  • Deputized by Supervisor when required to monitor workload of Medical Editor staff.

  • Must have excellent command of the English language, both oral and written.

Performs any other duties as assigned by Manager or Supervisor.


Relevant science degree (e.g., BS in Life Sciences, Biochemistry, or Pharmacology)/BA in English or a related field.


  • Knowledge of standard editing/proofing conventions, grammar, sentence structure, and style.

  • Advanced knowledge of MS Word and Adobe Acrobat, and the ability to apply related knowledge regarding scanning and other software programs.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology preferred.

Typically 2 or more years of experience at the Medical Editor II level.

Job Number 2018-20625

Job Category Clinical Operations

Position Type Full-Time

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