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Medical Writer - London or Cheshire



Business Type: Medical Communications Agency, Medical Education Agency
Job Type: Medical Writing and Editorial
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Position: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Location: UK - London, UK - Midlands (West), UK - North West
Reference: 44641-npj
Background:
Role: Medical Writer, London

Key objectives:
  • To consistently produce high quality medical education and communications materials for the pharmaceutical industry and other educational bodies that consistently meet the project specification, budget and delivery schedule.
  • To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of healthcare compliance guidelines, laws and standard operating procedures and ensure adherence at all times.
Main duties
  • Carefully take, correctly interpret and implement a project specification/brief.
  • Research, write, edit and proof copy to the highest standard (scientific and grammatical) for a full range of medical education and communications materials including scientific abstracts papers, posters, oral presentations, print items, and multimedia.
  • Professional liaison with pharmaceutical industry key contacts, healthcare professionals and other external service providers.
  • Accurate/precise interpretation and incorporation of amendments.
  • Manage/co-ordinate materials through design/production to print-ready stage, according to standard operating procedures.
  • Check printer''s proofs (text, layout, colour, specification) and sign-off for print/production.
  • Provide direction for the development of creative designs.
  • Develop and implement project schedules.
  • Support the delivery of scientific meetings including pre-meeting and on-site activities, preparation of content, liaison with pharmaceutical industry staff, faculty, speakers and audiovisual providers.
Role: Medical Writer, Cheshire

Key objectives
  • To consistently produce high quality medical education and communications materials for the pharmaceutical industry and other educational bodies that consistently meet the project specification, budget and delivery schedule.
  • To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of healthcare compliance guidelines, laws and standard operating procedures and ensure adherence at all times.
Main duties
  • Carefully take, correctly interpret and implement a project specification/brief.
  • Research, write, edit and proof copy to the highest standard (scientific and grammatical) for a full range of medical education and communications materials including scientific abstracts papers, posters, oral presentations, print items, and multimedia.
  • Professional liaison with pharmaceutical industry key contacts, healthcare professionals and other external service providers.
  • Accurate/precise interpretation and incorporation of amendments.
  • Manage/co-ordinate materials through design/production to print-ready stage, according to standard operating procedures.
  • Check printer''s proofs (text, layout, colour, specification) and sign-off for print/production.
  • Provide direction for the development of creative designs.
  • Develop and implement project schedules.
  • Support the delivery of scientific meetings including pre-meeting and on-site activities, preparation of content, liaison with pharmaceutical industry staff, faculty, speakers and audiovisual providers.
Person Profile  

Candidates :
* Ideally 1 - 1 1/2 yrears experience as a Medical Writer, WILL consider other backgrounds and strong trainees
* Educated to degree level or above in a biomedical discipline.
* Good understanding of healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry.
* Experience of delivering medical writing projects to specification and service delivery timelines in an agency or comparable environment.
* Excellent scientific writing style and ability to adapt to target audience.
* Attention to detail - style/consistency, grammar, syntax, scientific accuracy, layout and design.
* Excellent project/time management and organisational skills.
* Demonstrate creativity in the production of engaging medical education and communication materials.
* Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.
* IT skills (including Microsoft Office, database and internet searching).
* Understanding and adherence to healthcare compliance laws and guidelines.
* Understanding of print/production procedures.
* Budget and timeline adherence.
* Understanding of drug development process and regulatory guidelines.

Key result areas
1) Consistent delivery of engaging medical education and communication projects that fulfil the project service requirements and deadlines.
2) Effective, professional and ethical interaction with pharmaceutical industry key contacts, healthcare professionals and external service providers.
3) Adherence to healthcare compliance laws, guidelines and standard operating procedures

Interview Process:
2 stage interview process + Writing test


Posted: 11/07/2012 | NPJ Ref: 83917
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