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Senior Medical Writer

Business Type: Medical Communications Agency, Medical Education Agency
Job Type: Medical Writing and Editorial
Job Level: Not Specified
Position: Full Time
Salary: 35 - 45K + Benefits
Location: Home Counties
Reference: 400

We are looking for creative and enthusiastic candidates to join a successful independent medical communications company on the Kent/Surrey border. Our client has the knowledge and experience to provide a top-quality, full-service offering typical of a large agency but with the flexible and personal-service approach of a smaller company. We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Senior Medical Writer to provide tactical and strategic medical writing support for international pharma clients. This position will suit a candidate with proven medical writing and editorial experience gained in a medical communications agency.

Key responsibilities:

  • To research, write, edit, and proof a wide range of scientific and educational materials.

  • To be the primary editorial contact for client projects and small programmes of work.

  • To travel to support a range of client activities and on-site meetings.

  • To establish, develop, and maintain key opinion leader relationships.

  • To work with senior editorial managers to ensure that projects are appropriately resourced,

  • To contribute to business development activities for existing and new clients as and when required to do so.

Experience required:

  • PhD in life or physical sciences, preferably with post-doctoral research experience.

  • At least 3 years’ experience as a medical/scientific writer.

  • A broad range of therapeutic area expertise, and the ability to rapidly assimilate information in new areas.

  • Ability to adapt writing style to different target audiences and to a wide range of publication media.

  • Knowledge of Publication Planning, including a good understanding of Good Publication Practice and copyright issues.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to lead a small project team.

  • Confidence in liaising with clients and authors to meet and exceed expectation.

Posted: 14/07/2012 | NPJ Ref: 84070
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