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Senior Medical Writer - Medical Communications - Oxford



Business Type: Medical Communications Agency
Job Type: Medical Writing and Editorial
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Position: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Location: UK - Midlands (East)
Reference: 44278-npj
Background:
This small independent Oxford based Medical Communications agency are looking for an experienced Medical Writer to join their their team. This agency works with global, European, and local companies on a range of solutions from identified projects within a communications strategy to comprehensive, fully integrated medical education programmes.

The Senior Medical Writer is responsible for the development and delivery of scientific/medical publications (e.g. primary papers, review articles, editorials, abstracts, posters), presentations and meeting materials that meet the client''s strategic communication objectives and are produced to the highest possible scientific and editorial standards achievable within the budget

Key responsibilities
The Senior Medical Writer will be responsible for:
" Developing an understanding of different scientific/clinical areas rapidly and keeping abreast of the literature within the project areas
" Developing an understanding of the strategic communications process and participate in internal and external team meetings to identify appropriate vehicles to disseminate key messages
" Ensuring that all the elements within the communication plan are on-schedule, and that clients, authors and internal team members are updated on progress regularly
" Conducting desk research, preparing presentations and other supporting documents as required to support strategic communication plans for client
" Maintaining excellent written and oral communication skills to ensure clear, accurate and concise communication to clients, authors and suppliers
" Developing agendas for meetings which deliver the right key messages for the target audience
" Writing clear outlines for manuscripts, presentations and other projects for the client to assess
" Working with a team of internal and external staff to ensure publications are produced which meet the brief, within the agreed budget and time frame
" Drafting primary papers, review articles, editorials, abstracts, posters and short communications to agreed timelines and within budget
" Incorporating author/client comments and dealing with the review process
" Commissioning and briefing Freelance Writers and Editors
" Reviewing manuscripts written by Freelance Writers to ensure that they are written to the required standards and meet the client''s brief
" Attending advisory board meetings and preparing accurate minutes
" Attending conferences and producing agreed publications
" Producing PowerPoint presentations
" Editing manuscripts for style as required
" Proofreading accurately as required
" Preparing submission packages and submitting publications/abstracts on-line as required
" Coaching and providing feedback to trainee medical writers
" Developing and implementing project schedules with the Project Manager
" Assisting the Account Director to proactively forecast workload and resource requirements
" Assisting in the development of new business pitches and contributing to the ongoing development of existing accounts
" Acting as an ambassador when representing the company at conferences and client meetings.

Key terms: Medical Writer, Senior Medical Writer, Medical Communications Agency, medical communications, medical education, scientific communications, pharmaceutical. Medical Writer, Senior Medical Writer, Medical Communications Agency, medical communications, medical education, scientific communications, pharmaceutical. Oxford


Posted: 11/07/2012 | NPJ Ref: 83913
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