Medical Writer

Medical Writing Medical Communications Marlow, UK

Dedicated to delivering meaningful solutions

You will love this role if you:

  • Have a strong scientific background and are passionate about medical communications
  • Are keen to learn about new therapy areas and are able to critically appraise published information to underpin your understanding
  • Are looking for a dynamic role involving interaction with a range of internal teams, clients and scientific experts

You will be a success if you:

  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Can communicate complex scientific ideas in an accurate and innovative way
  • Are able to work under pressure, independently and as part of a team to deliver high-quality work

As part of the OPEN Health Medical Communications team, you’ll be responsible for the following activities:

  • Ensure that quality control is paramount within all materials produced across the business
  • Develop written materials (for subsequent review by Lead / Senior Medical Writer) in line with client requirements (internal/external), timelines, OPEN Health Communications editorial policy, ABPI Code of Practice and key product messages
  • May include editing as well as writing
  • Ensure all written material is:
    • Appropriately pitched
    • On brief when delivered
    • Delivered on time
    • Fully referenced and, where applicable, abides by the ABPI Code of Practice
  • Attend conferences / advisory board meetings with Lead / Senior Medical Writer and develop the first draft of the report for review
  • Coordinate effectively and efficiently with appropriate members of the OPEN Health Medical Communications team
  • Ensure line manager and accounts team, where appropriate, are continually updated on project progress
  • Develop an understanding of the various client brand and disease areas
  • Undertake or direct research into therapy areas, as needed
  • Liaise with authors/advisors (including attending face-to-face meetings), with the support of a Lead / Senior Medical Writer

What you’ll bring:

  • Graduate in life sciences (ideally biomedical), higher degree (PhD) preferred
  • Work within the OPEN Health Medical Communications core values at all times
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interpret and fulfil client briefs in a creative and technically accurate manner
  • Experience as a medical writer in a healthcare communications agency environment or similar
  • Sound understanding of science and medicine, the healthcare environment and the Medical Education industry
  • Some knowledge of the publishing industry
  • Able to seek out, critically appraise and appropriately cite published information
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness/ability to learn and apply new skills and new scientific/therapeutic/ regulatory information
  • Adaptability / flexibility
  • Good project management skills
  • Able to multitask and prioritise; excellent time management skills
  • Plan, organise and complete multiple tasks and deal with changes in project timings and specifications
  • Manage workload in line with the changing demands of the business

What we offer:

At OPEN Health, we are entirely dependent upon our people. They are the basis of every contract we win, every service we provide and every project we deliver. As a result, we are always on the lookout for the brightest, most enthusiastic, creative and ambitious individuals to join our teams in the UK. We work hard to create friendly and collaborative workplaces; to provide fascinating professional challenges and amazing opportunities.

We have an extensive benefits package that includes:

  • A total of 29 days holidays – 25 plus an additional 3 at Christmas shutdown and your birthday off
  • Flexible start and finish times around core office hours
  • 4 pm Friday finish
  • A training platform that provides access to self-paced and face-to-face learning & development
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Casual dress code
  • Active CSR community supporting a range of worthwhile causes

Reasons to join OPEN Health

People are at the heart of our business. Without our incredibly talented people we couldn’t offer our clients the world-class service they have come to expect. We know how important it is to support, develop, reward and encourage.

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About OPEN Health

OPEN Health brings together deep scientific knowledge, global understanding and broad specialist expertise to support our clients in improving health outcomes and patient wellbeing.

We are united as one flexible organization, harnessing the power of the collective to solve complex challenges. Our global team of experts — many with PhDs and PharmDs — work strategically alongside our client partners in Medical Affairs, Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR), Market Access and Commercial teams across a wide range of therapy areas.

OPEN Health: Established as many. United as one.

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If you're interested in this position, please click the link below to apply. If you have any questions, please email us at talentteam@openhealthgroup.com, or call the Talent Team on 01628 481112.

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