Instructional Designer

Who we are:

CACTUS provides scientific writing services to the Top 10 global pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies. The team comprises writers with advanced degrees in medicine or the life sciences.


CACTUS is recognized for its expertise in providing publications and medcomm services to global client teams from the US, UK, Germany, and Japan, among other geographies. CACTUS acts as a trusted advisor and works as an extension of its client teams by not only delivering high-quality work consistently, but also providing strategic guidance for their medical communications needs. Click on the link to watch a short video of what makes us Global Publication Experts:


CACTUS is a performance-driven company that offers excellent professional and personal growth opportunities to it employees. People with an international work experience will feel at home with the work culture at CACTUS.  The work environment is very employee-friendly, and CACTUS was placed 1st among mid-sized Indian companies in the 2017 Great Places to Work survey:  


Job Responsibilities:

  • Understanding client requirements and conduct learning & business needs assessment
  • Creating learning designs and deciding instructional strategies
  • Designing learning solutions that facilitate the learning as per the objectives, and engage/motivate the learner
  • Suggesting various technical and instructional solutions to clients and walking the client through the details and advantages of all possible options
  • Designing practice and assessment strategies
  • Creating storyboards
  • Reviewing learning courses for instructional effectiveness and overall quality
  • Working closely with clients project manager and SME
  • Defining template, development guide, and style guide
  • Defining development processes, presentation, creative approaches, best practices, and quality assessment strategies
  • Designing and developing learning design for classroom, web, and mobile
  • Identify required media (i.e. video audio, photos, animation, simulation, etc.)
  • Offering solutions and options to improve the team's design and development processes, improve use of technology, and contribute through research and implementation of new instructional strategies and technology


Required Qualification and Skills:

  • Masters degree (or comparable education) in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Training, Curriculum Development or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • (or comparable education)10+ years of Instructional design and curriculum development experience
  • 5+ years in consultative environment
  • 5+ years experience of leading writing teams and leading clients
  • Experience in web and mobile solutions Experience of working with SMEs and cross-functional teams
  • Experience with some type of learning management system and authoring tools
  • XML experience is preferred (not mandatory)Knowledge of adult learning and instructional design methodologies
  • Strong verbal, writing, and listening skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to mentor instructional designers and developers
  • Knowledge of eLearning standards, such as SCORM, AICC, and Section 508

Job location: 
Andheri, East

Application process

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Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd.
510 Shalimar Morya Park Off Link Road, Andheri (W)
Mumbai 400-053, India
Phone: +91–22–67148888 Fax: +91–22–67148889
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