Principal Medical Writer - Publications

Publications Medical Writing London, UK

Dedicated to delivering meaningful solutions

You will love this role if you:

  • Are proactive and motivated, looking for a dynamic role in a growing medical communications agency
  • Are keen to take the lead on accounts in different therapy areas involving a broad range of projects, including publications
  • Are able to motivate and mentor other team members and junior writers

You will be a success if you:

  • Consistently deliver scientifically accurate work of high quality that meets the client’s objectives
  • Can develop and maintain relationships with clients and actively pursue new business opportunities
  • Show a proactive and flexible approach to your work
  • As part of the OPEN Health Communications team, you’ll be responsible for the following activities:
  • Ensure that your work, and that of your team, is of high quality, scientifically accurate, appropriate to the target audience, meets the client’s needs and conforms to any industry guidelines
  • Serve as the lead editorial contact for your clients and experts, building key relationships with existing clients and contributing to new business opportunities
  • Provide editorial support and guidance along with strategic input into accounts, actively seeking to add value and working closely with the account team to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Manage and motivate the medical writing team to excel and to actively promote their individual growth and development
  • Identify and anticipate any problems or resource limitations that could jeopardise the delivery of projects on time, on budget or with sufficient quality
  • Maintain knowledge in relevant therapy areas, industry guidelines and best practices

What you’ll bring:

  • Graduate in life sciences (ideally biomedical), higher degree (e.g. PhD) preferred
  • Previous medical writing experience in a medical communications agency essential
  • Previous line management and/or mentoring experience essential
  • Experience across a broad range of activities; publications experience preferred
  • Ability to pick up new therapy areas quickly and to work across multiple accounts
  • Excellent communication and project management skills
  • A flexible, proactive approach with the ability to multitask and adapt quickly to change, work under pressure and to tight deadlines

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 and development
  • Group income protection
  • Private medical insurance
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Life assurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Casual dress code
  • Active corporate social responsibility 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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