Senior Medical Communications Writer £40-50k

Senior Medical Communications Writer
From Medical Devices to Consumer & Ethical (Rx)

Senior Medical Communications Writer

Date of Advert : 21 September 2020
Location of Job : Until at least January 2021 you’ll be working on a remote basis or, if you prefer, there is an option of office / remote split. From January 2021 it’s anticipated that you’ll either work full-time on the office or choose a mixture of remote / office – in other words flexible working and your preferences are key.
Should you choose to spend time in the office you’ll find yourself based in wonderful vibrant offices in the heart of the West End, Central London. The nearest tube is Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus.
Salary range : £40k to 50k dependent upon the experience you offer. There is a good range of additional financial benefits. 

About the Employer :

A healthcare consultancy & communications agency under one roof.

In the past few months they’ve recruited x3 medical writers.
Covid19 is not slowing down hires here so don’t hesitate to read on….

What’s the big deal about the Health Consultancy bit of the equation  ?

Many clients want 2 things from the same vendor – strategic insight + slick execution of the deliverables.  The Consultancy Team get the strategic insights into what patients with a disease really feel  – in other words how does the illness truly impact their daily lives. This insight informs the execution of communication campaigns.

Execution of the strategy is where the Communications Agency bit fits in.

Here the delivery of the strategy is via Medical Education, Healthcare PR, or Brand Promotion. All of this underpinned with creative direction from the in-house studio.

So for you as Senior Medical Communications Writer this means :

It means that while you’re primarily working on Medical Education materials such as articles, slide decks, and training modules you also get to write scientific content to support the PR & Brand Promotion teams. Further the benefits of engaging with colleagues across specialisms enhances your learning, and ignites creativity.  

Is the work for a global audience or the local UK market ?

This Health Consultancy & Comms agency has both covered. You’ll sometimes focus on projects aimed purely at our wonderful NHS. At other times it will be worldwide domination for your Medical Information Website.

… And what about the clients … what’s the mix ?

Glad you asked, it’s a wonderful mix. As well as Pharma & Biotech there is Medical Devices, Government / Public Health, Medical Societies, Patient Advocacy Groups, and Consumer Healthcare (OTC).

Will I engage with the clients ?

Oh yes indeed. This is a place for a Medical Writer who loves a chin-wag about the Effectiveness of a drug or device. And don’t forget the Medical Science Liaison (MSL) – you’ll sometimes present to a group of MSL’s about the key messages & the data (what’s the collective noun for a group of MSL’s .. umm.. one to ponder..). Of course we must mention your Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) – you’ll give them constructive feedback on their slides.

What about scientific congress etc ..?

They’ll be back to physical meetings one day and when they are you shall go the ball! After-all by attending the scientific meetings  you get to support speakers, and get down & dirty with data & clinical developments.  

And.. how about the disease areas you’ll be writing about ?

There’s plenty going on here. There’s the “usual” big-hitters of Oncology, Cardiovascular, & Haematology. And in addition there is the smaller areas such as Rare diseases. The means therefore that you choose to focus or you can choose to variety.

Just one more thing ..how many medical writers in the team ?

You’ll be writer number 10. It’s a very pleasant close knit group. There’s 500+ busy bees in the building overall which means  a lively atmosphere for you to enjoy.

And.. as Senior Medical Writer … : 
  • Be the scientific Lead on one or more disease areas – you’re heading for the big time now meaning you’ll get to be the go to expert on your accounts
  • Begin to take responsibility for the line management of more junior Medical Writers which means you’ll crack the whip when you walk through the door – okay not really – however you shall :
  • allocate workload (get that wall planner filled in!)
  • mentor the junior medical writers (you get to pass on your knowledge – sweet)
  • run staff performance reviews (so.. how we all doing and how can we get better?)
  • be the quality control king or queen (you’ll make sure that copy is tip-top)

Senior Medical Communications Writer

Here’s the skills & experience we need you to bring with you :
  • At least 3 years of experience working as a Medical Writer (you’ll be ready for your next challenge and wanting to amp up the complexity & you’re a nice person so you want to mentor juniors)
  • While you’ll work from traditional clinical trial data you will also apply data from evidence-based research and therefore some experience of Real World Evidence is ideal (RWE is what we’re talking about)
  • Educated to higher degree level in life sciences (after-all we need you to know get your head around the data)

How to Apply :

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What about interviews during Covid19 lockdown ?

Don’t worry. We got it covered. Clean your screen because it’ll be video interviews for the time being. We made the last 3 hires without a face to face meet .. so we’ve got this down to a fine art.

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