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Senior Medical Writer

Business Type: Healthcare - Management Consultancy, Medical Communications Agency
Job Type: Health Economics and Outcomes Research
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Position: Full Time
Salary: Competitive remuneration and benefits
Location: Greater Manchester
Reference: DRGABACUS0612
Closing Date: 04/01/19
Job Details:

DRG Abacus provide integrated health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), and market access services to global pharmaceutical product development organisations. We balance scientific rigour with commercial awareness, and are recognised in the health economics and market access space for our innovation, technical excellence, creativity, and design.

Our multi-disciplinary team offers best in class health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) and market access services to the world’s leading pharmaceutical and medical device companies. All our medical writers are educated to PhD level, with experience across the whole portfolio of market access materials, from technical HTA dossiers to message-drive PowerPoint presentations. We are looking to continue strengthening our medical writing team and are actively recruiting.

The Senior Medical Writer will undertake high-quality writing and research activities in contribution to the timely delivery of project objectives. They will provide a medical writing resource to the medical communications department, acting as lead writer and will be responsible for overall QC and copy development.

As a senior member of the team, the Senior Medical Writer will act as a primary client contact for medical writing projects, which will include the planning and writing of market access documents and journal articles in collaboration with in-house teams of specialists to achieve project objectives.

Other duties will include: bespoke research on healthcare interventions and therapeutic areas, analysing clinical studies, proofreading and editing of written material, and telephone, email and in-person liaison with clients and co-authors.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Meet project deadlines in a timely manner
  • Act as lead writer on projects
  • Contribute to the intellectual design, planning and organisation of projects
  • Undertake or contribute to project management duties such as project planning, client liaison, project tracking, and invoice generation
  • Contribute to generation of proposals
  • Primary point-of-contact for clients
  • Undertake bespoke research and data collection as required
  • Work with in-house technical teams (e.g. health economists, designers), as well as external associates, to achieve project objectives
  • Telephone, email and in-person liaison with colleagues, clients, and co-authors
  • Conform to house styles and processes (including project tracking, timekeeping)
  • Supervise in-house training of medical writers (primarily through editing of written material)
  • Proof-reading and editing of written material (own and others)

Skills and experience

  • A PhD in a relevant scientific subject
  • Extensive working experience as a Medical Writer
  • Confidence in the design, management and delivery of complex writing projects for clients in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry
  • Solution-focused approach
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Highly skilled with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and EndNote and competent user of Excel
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Skilled at basic research and literature reviews
  • Proven experience in the preparation of message-driven market access materials including value dossiers, and HTAs is preferable

Competitive salary and benefits package in line with experience, including:

  • 25 days’ holiday (increasing with length of service)
  • Pension scheme (6% of annual salary from day one)
  • Bonus scheme
  • Interest free travel ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers

Posted: 12/02/2019 | NPJ Ref: 230338
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