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Principal Medical Writer


Date this Job Vacancy Advert posted :
Tuesday 19 May 2020

Start Date :
Because this job vacancy is an immediate requirement we anticipate you’ll commence employment as soon as possible.

Job Location :
You’ll be working in the City of London. Located close to several train & tube stations you’ll be sure to find your commute to work a breeze. Moreover flexible working is very much encouraged.

Interview Dates :
Our client will conduct interviews throughout May & June. In view of the current Covid19 restrictions you will attend video interviews. It is not necessary for you to attend a face to face interview in order to secure an offer.

The Employer :

With more than two decades of delivering excellence in the medical communications field this agency is a smooth operator. In fact it’s one of the largest healthcare communications groups in the UK who work together to create scientific communication projects for a range of medical education and healthcare marketing projects.

Principal Medical Writer, Oncology

You’ll benefit from the opportunity to develop your career in one of 2 routes : 

  • You can choose to either move toward a line management role as Editorial Team Leader, or alternatively
  • you may choose to develop your career as a Scientific Director remaining focussed on medical writing.

To support your career development you have access to an internal training academy. Moreover you have the benefit of a very well structured HR process which ensures your personal development plans are met.

In addition the agency pays a generous financial bonus, alongside a very good employee benefits package.

Responsibilities :

As Principal Medical Writer you’re accountable for medical writing across a breadth of Medical Education projects. Working on behalf of one of the word’s largest Pharmaceutical companies you shall work exclusively on a leading Oncology portfolio (Solid Tumours & Haematology). You will work on products at Pre-Launch and Peri-Launch stage.

You will be seen as the expert in medical writing. In view of your seniority and expertise you’re entrusted and empowered to carry out complex medical writing tasks independently with minimal supervision.

In capacity of Principal Medical Writer you’ll support the development of the scientific narrative of Medical Education (MedEd) projects for products across Oncology indications. When it comes to hands on writing the high science in-depth content shall be your domain. 

Being a scientific content specialist you will support junior members of the editorial team (including Senior Medial Writers) as a mentor providing constructive feedback to medical writers. Moreover you will have the joy of sharing your knowledge with colleagues throughout the agency by disseminating scientific product training to the teams working ineditorial, marketing, and client services teams.

In addition to mentoring you have the option to develop line management responsibilities such as carrying out appraisals, resource allocation including recruitment, and being involved in strategic growth of the business unit. Please note that you are not expected to take on line management tasks if it is not a function that motivates you.

As an editorial expert, within the medical communications agency,you will maintain contact with the Medical Affairs teams at the client pharmaceutical company regarding the writing strategy.

Additionally you will liaise with world leading scientists and health care professionals on medicinal and bio-medical matters. This will include on-site working such as convening & attending scientific advisory boards. 

Principal Oncology Medical Writer – Candidate Criteria :
  • At least 7 years of experience working as a Medical Writer, including experience within a Medical Communications Agency
  • Understanding of therapeutic and scientific issues relevant to Oncology drug development
  • Extensive experience of working on-site collaborating with clients’ medical affairs teams
  • Familiarity with the objectives of Scientific Advisory Boards
  • Key traits :
    Collaborative so as to ensure the smooth running of projects
    Decisive in order to make a call on scientific content issues with minimal supervision
    Influential whereby you instil confidence in clients and colleagues in your medical writing decisions
How to Apply :

This is an immediately available position.

Don’t delay – apply now – by clicking the green APPLY NOW button to send your CV.

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London, England, London, EC2V, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  14850006
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  30/06/2020, 13:41
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