Scope of Work
Medical Writing Freelance Consultant
To write a manuscript / research article ready for submission in an impact factor journal for Ipas Pakistan covering its specific objectives incorporating results of data gathered after implementation of 2 years of a project.
The consultant will study in detail the project implementation and methodology, project outcomes achieved, and will analyze data based on outcomes of the project.
The incumbent will produce a manuscript covering all the important parameters of project evaluation to produce a high-quality manuscript.
Scope of work
Literature search and desk review of the online available resource material (last 10 years) covering medical papers, project reports, proposals, systematic reviews, medical journals, newsletter, websites, conference material, and other related material
Develop data tables and results of the data provided in excel format after performing data analysis using suitable statistical software either STATA or SPSS
Developing a manuscript as per mentioned guidelines meeting the specific criteria of word limit, format, graphs, and data tables
Include references and citations as per the guidelines and share the resource library with Ipas Pakistan
Address the comments after internal review of the 1st and 2nd draft, and if any minor and / or major revisions required by the journal after submission
The selected candidate will follow the timelines starting from the day the contract will be signed (day 0) as follows :
Deliverables - Working days count
1st draft to be submitted by the consultant - 2 weeks
1st review to be done by Ipas team members - 1 week
2nd draft to be submitted by the consultant - 2 weeks
2nd review by Ipas team members - 1 week
Final draft submitted by the consultant - After 45 days
The working hours will be flexible; however, the consultancy agreement will expire after 45 days as per the timelines mentioned above.
If deliverables are delayed from either side, it will be covered under no cost extension.
Submission of final version of manuscript ready for submission as per selected journal with all data sets (raw, final and codes) data tables and full text articles for reference check
Minimum Requirements for the consultant
Post graduate qualification with major in clinical or life sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, health management, or any other health related disciple
At least 5 years of experience working as full time medical / content writer with an organization and / or as freelancer consultant
Must possess sufficient knowledge of interpreting quantitative and qualitative results from analyzed data
Working with raw data sets to analyze results using any statistical software (SPSS or STATA) will be an added advantage
Strong writing skills and clear understanding of basic rules of English as medium of communication including grammatical and editorial skills
Must possess sufficient knowledge about medical writing styles, referencing and citations, and using EndNote as referencing tool
Well versed with guidelines related to ethical approvals, institutional review board requirements, journal requirements, and plagiarism policy
Must possess sufficient skills and expertise to work online using virtual communication tools, working with MS office including word and excel is must
At least 2 medical papers published in well reputed / impact factor journal as author or co-author
At least 2 write ups published in well reputed magazines or any other credible print media
Any certifications, credit hours completed, course or on job training experiences to be shared in detail mentioned in the CV
All communications will be managed virtually, no face to face meeting or appearance will be required by the consultant.
However, it is expected the consultant have proper arrangements to complete the task through online working and to manage online communications with the contact person as and when needed.
Ipas Pakistan will not incur any cost for internet, calls or equipment required to complete the task.
Guidelines for writing manuscript
A full manuscript of data from an original research project
Word limit : 3500-5000 words (covering all main headings of the manuscript not including title, abstract and references)
Number of references : maximum 50 (no later than last 10 years from 2010 to 2020)
No. of figures and tables : 6
Please quote the lump sum price for deliverable against objective mentioned above.
The renumeration will be divide as follows :
50% of the amount will be paid upon submission of 1st draft and complete data analysis
50% of the amount will be paid upon submission of final draft
Ipas is strongly committed to providing a work environment that is free from all forms of harassment, discrimination, and inequity.
We recruit, employ, train, promote, and compensate our personnel without regard to race, age, sex, religion, national origin, color, creed, ancestry, citizenship, caste, ethnicity, regional identity, tribal identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, or any other personal characteristic protected by law or outlined by Ipas policy.
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