Scientific Writer (m/f/d) - Job Berlin - CentoCareer

Scientific Writer (m/f/d)

Welcome at CENTOGENE!

We are the experts in rare hereditary diseases. We know the genetic basis and the clinical phenotype of genetic disorders inside-out. Our platform is based on the world’s largest curated mutation database for rare diseases. We have an unrivaled global diagnostic footprint, and an unmatched ability to derive diagnostic solutions to accurately identify rare disease patients and accelerate the path to approval for new orphan drugs.

How do we do this? By bringing together more than 400 individuals from 50 different countries to transform clinical and genetic data into medical solutions for patients. We work together at our HQ in Rostock, Germany, and also at additional offices in Berlin and laboratory facilities in Cambridge MA. Our employees - medical experts, scientists, IT professionals, bioinformaticians, technicians, researchers, project managers, and many more - are all passionate about one thing: improving the lives of our patients.

Does this sound like you? If it does, we’d love to hear from you.

Your tasks will be:

The Scientific Writer would start with a 6 month contract as part of CENTOGENE’s Marketing and Communications Team. His/her main task will be the preparation of scientific content that will drive awareness for our products and CENTOGENE’s high scientific standards.

  • Research & write content for all marketing channels (website, social media, newsletter, print material, etc.)
  • Interact with internal stakeholders and (if needed) with external service providers to ensure the timely development, review, and publication of documents
  • Work with third parties including academic partners, key opinion leaders, and contractors during development of technical documents

You have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Degree in Molecular Genetics, Molecular Biology, Medical Genetics, Genetic Counseling Scientific Journalism or other relevant scientific discipline, or equivalent required, advanced degree preferred, doctoral degree (PhD, MD, PharmD) is a plus
  • Previous experience of at least 2-3 years in developing scientific content for different audience groups and marketing channels
  • Experience or background I genomics, oncology, neurology, prenatal testing, or diagnostic is a plus
  • Experience in writing/editing scientific documents/publications in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, or medical communication industries is a plus
  • Combination of creative thinking with scientific knowledge
  • Able to write mainly in English and German is a plus
  • Excellent writing ability with strong editorial skills
  • Ability to create high quality documents that communicate key messages clearly and convey scientific data concisely, properly targeting the right audience
  • Knowledge of global “medical” marketing landscape
  • Familiarity with electronic literature search tools and obtaining copyright permissions
  • Strong Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) skills

Those advantages are waiting for you at CENTOGENE:

  • A possibility to extend the contract beyond the initial 6-month period
  • Talents are individually supported by internal and external trainings
  • An international career in a multicultural environment
  • Regular company events from us as one team
  • Massages available during working time
  • Weekly fresh fruit baskets
  • Bike-leasing allows an environmentally-friendly and reasonable travel to work
  • In case of language barriers we offer German and English classes
  • Precaution and financial protection guaranteed by company pension scheme

Applications from severely disabled people with appropriate suitability are explicitly welcome. Severely disabled applicants and equivalent status are given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification.
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For those who embark on a career with CENTOGENE, they’ll enjoy an exciting, dynamic, entrepreneurial and extremely fast-paced environment. Working alongside dedicated colleagues, CENTOGENE employees enjoy other benefits including upskilling from a dedicated training department, yoga classes, company-sponsored bicycle leasing, German language classes, and new state-of-the-art premises conveniently located featuring roof terraces and an in-house fitness center. For employees new to Rostock we’ll also support on finding local housing.

Who we are

CENTOGENE is a rare disease company focused on transforming clinical, genetic, and biochemical data into medical solutions for patients. We are focused on bringing rationality to treatment decisions and accelerating the development of new orphan drugs by using our knowledge of the global rare disease market, including its epidemiological and clinical heterogeneity and our innovative biomarkers.

As one of the largest rare disease companies worldwide, CENTOGENE is dedicated to transforming the science of genetic information into solutions and hope for patients with rare diseases and their families. 


Marica Keppler
+49 381 80113 668