Senior Medical Writer

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  • Job ID 1015
  • Job reference
    WA/SMW

Job Description

A successful award-winning healthcare communications agency has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Medical Writer for its award-winning Editorial team. This unit creates global communication programmes to assist many of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. Our client is recognised as one of the leading agencies in this field and has achieved international recognition for its creative work. The company is based in offices in Beaconsfield and handles campaigns for some of the biggest brands from some of the best-known pharmaceutical companies in the world.

We are looking for a Senior Medical Writer with 3 / 4 years’ experience  to join a dedicated group within their busy creative department. You will be working independently or in collaboration with other members of the department to develop original, effective communications that demand a high level of medical knowledge. Translating complex clinical data and compelling messages is a key part of the job. You will be expected to research and analyse data and write accurately for a wide range of marketing materials, while cultivating a tonally flexible writing style that is adaptable to different target audiences. Worth noting, this med comms agency doesn’t really do a lot of publication planning.  One of their absolute priorities is to continue to build the structure of the writing team, so if you are looking to develop and broaden your writing skills or you wish to play a role in the development and leadership of the team this could be an interesting role for you.

Must haves:-

  • Life sciences degree (PhD preferred but not essential)
  • Familiar with referencing scientific materials and preferably with hands on experience of Zinc and other compliance software, to perform literature searches and corroborate, challenge or strengthen client-supplied materials and messages, as appropriate
  • Good knowledge and appreciation of ethically accepted vocabulary, phrases and messaging used in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Ability to communicate the science behind a brand or product category in an effective, clear and concise manner in individual and group settings (e.g. to inform colleagues)
  • Appreciation of writing for digital media (SEO, delivering a story effectively through digital media, etc.)
  • Excellent understanding of the ABPI Code of Practice and other relevant compliance codes

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