Medical Writer / Senior Medical Writer

Medical CommunicationsLondon

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 can communicate complex scientific ideas in an accurate and innovative way
  • Are proactive and confident individual looking for a dynamic role involving face-to-face interaction with clients and scientific experts
  • Would like to work on a meetings based account, involving travel

You will be a success if you

  • Can quickly pick up on new therapy areas and disseminate information in a clear and accurate manner
  • Can work under pressure, independently and as part of a team, and deliver high-quality work
  • Demonstrate the ability to interact appropriately with key experts, negotiate on content and make constructive suggestions

Key responsibilities

To work within the scientific services team to:

  • Develop written materials that are of high quality, scientifically accurate, clear, fully referenced, appropriate to the target audience, meets the client’s communication objectives and conforms to client specifications; this includes interacting with key experts, negotiating on content and making constructive suggestions on content
  • Develop a broad range of materials including meeting materials (e.g. slides, agendas, discussions guides), post-meeting activities (e.g. webcasts, reports), as well as attending meetings, workshops and advisory boards. Other materials include newsletters, training materials and publications
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients and key experts
  • Research medical and scientific topics using relevant information sources
  • Develop and maintain knowledge in relevant therapy areas including drug mechanisms of action, disease state, treatment guidelines and competitive landscape
  • Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs), including updating of project files, following sign-off procedures and version-control conventions
  • Provide support to accounts team and attend meetings as required, including internal kick-off meetings, status meetings and client calls
  • Identify and anticipate any problems or resource limitations that could jeopardise the delivery of your projects on-time, on-budget or with sufficient quality
  • Provide content support for new business opportunities, such as proposals and presentations
  • Nurture client relationships and be aware of opportunities to develop and grow business

Key attributes / skills / competencies

  • Graduate in life sciences (ideally biomedical), higher degree (PhD) preferred
  • Previous medical writing experience in a medical communications agency (>1 year) preferred but not essential
  • Oncology experience preferred but not essential
  • Able to travel
  • Excellent PowerPoint skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organisational, time management and project management skills
  • Flexible ‘can do’ approach
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Team player

Location

Holborn is a vibrant borough in central London, only a short walk away from the West End and Covent Garden. There are loads of restaurants and bars in the area, offering something for every taste, and transport links around the capital are excellent.


About Medical Communications

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

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