Medical Writer

Medical CommunicationsOxford

OPEN Health Medical Communications offers world-class expertise in medical affairs consultancy, publications, medical education and internal training. Our expertise spans the product life cycle from pre-launch to post-patent expiry with capabilities at strategic and operational levels, Through our two medical communications groups, OPEN Health Medical Communications and OPEN Health Peloton Advantage we offer a global perspective with in-depth knowledge of the US and European markets.

At Open Health, we are entirely dependent on 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 around the world. We work hard to create friendly and collaborative workplaces and to provide fascinating professional challenges and amazing opportunities. If that sounds like the sort of business environment in which you would thrive, then we would love to hear from you.

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

Key responsibilities

To work within the scientific services team to:

  • 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 Medical 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

Key attributes / skills / competencies

  • 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
  • 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

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About Medical Communications

Medical Communications is the OPEN Health life science communications practice, formerly operating as SUCCINCT.

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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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