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Medical Writer - Medical Educations Agency, Cheshire



Business Type: Medical Communications Agency, Medical Education Agency
Job Type: Medical Writing and Editorial
Job Level: Not Specified
Position: Full Time
Salary: 28-37k plus excellent benefits
Location: UK - North East
Reference: 316
Background:
This Medical Education Agency has been awarded by its contemporaries, as the medical communications agency of the year for the last two years running. It provides innovative and comprehensive communications solutions for healthcare products across all stages of a lifecycle from development through to launch and maturity. It is privately owned and employs some sixty people with offices in Oxford, Cheshire and New York. They are now looking to recruit a Medical Writer to join their team in support of client projects.

OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE:
As a Medical Writer your role will be broader than the duties traditionally associated with medical writers. More specifically:
• Producing scientifically accurate medical writing that is clear, fully referenced and appropriate to the target audience and meets the client’s objectives
• Research and originate materials for educational and promotional purposes
• Actively involved in all stages of project management from outline to production
• Attending scientific congresses and other meetings in the UK and abroad
• Client liaison and relationship management
• Developing relationships with medical experts, Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) as well as internal relationships to capitalise on shared expertise
• Researching medical and scientific topics and developing knowledge in relevant therapy areas including drug mechanisms, disease state, treatment guidelines and competitive landscape
• Provide content support on new business opportunities and be aware of opportunities to develop and grow business


SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE SOUGHT:
• Science degree essential and postgraduate degree highly desirable
• Previous experience as a Medical Writer ideally in a rival medical communications agency or within a communications, advertising or PR company, publishing house, CRO, in the healthcare industry or a pharmaceutical company required
• Passion for medical writing and strong attention to detail
• Experienced in project management and an interest in working in a broader medical writing role than in other agencies
• Highly articulate with excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Attention to detail is an essential requirement


Posted: 10/05/2012 | NPJ Ref: 81808
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