Senior Medical Writer

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful, growing healthcare communications agency and contribute towards shaping the future direction of the business. The successful candidate will get to work with a team of experienced, talented, like-minded professionals and will be empowered and supported to take a lead on key accounts within the scientific writing area of the business. You will also benefit from a competitive salary and benefits package, and an agile working model that has been in place since the company’s inception.

Key function:

The Senior Medical Writer (SMW) is a client-facing role focused on developing engaging scientific content in a variety of different projects aimed at healthcare professionals, patients and the public.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop clear, accurate, scientifically robust, grammatically correct and engaging creative content across a variety of therapy areas covering the full range of medical education and communication materials
  • Adapt style of writing to engage multiple audiences including healthcare professionals, internal pharmaceutical company employees, patients and the general public
  • Take a leading role in the delivery of scientific meetings including pre-meeting and on-site activities, preparation of content, liaison with clients, faculty, speakers and audio-visual providers
  • Take a leading role in the delivery of content for scientific materials or publications, including presenting or updating at client meetings and on calls
  • Assist account leads in budgeting by providing accurate predictions of time involved for writing projects
  • Manage internal/external service providers for development of materials
  • Manage support team to facilitate accurate review of materials
  • Provide direction for the development of creative designs/layout for scientific materials
  • Manage/co-ordinate materials through design/production to print-ready stage (or for electronic publication), according to standard operating procedures
  • In conjunction with the account leads, proactively liaise with clients on a regular basis to identify new opportunities and drive business growth
  • Support the development of new business pitches, including research, slide development and ideas generation – as well as attendance at pitches and taking a role at the pitch itself if required

Essential skills/experience:

  • Educated to degree level or higher in a biomedical science
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a medical education and communications agency environment, including experience of good multidisciplinary teamwork
  • High level ability to deliver scientific content for a range of media
  • Great attention to detail and the ability to prioritise workload whilst working on multiple projects
  • Solid understanding of pharmaceutical company online-review systems
  • Solid understanding of pharmaceutical drug development and industry regulations and guidelines. Good project management, problem solving and organisation skills

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