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Senior Medical Writer

  • Apr 18, 2019
  • Bicester, Bicester

Description

We're hiring! DRG Abacus is looking for a Senior Medical Writer, based in the Bicester office, to join the expanding value communications centre of excellence. Working within a successful medical writing team of 15 members across two locations, with an excellent reputation, the role of Senior Medical Writer will report to a Principal Medical Writer.

The Senior Medical Writer will undertake high-quality writing and research activities, contributing to the timely delivery of project objectives. They will provide a medical writing resource to the medical writing department, acting as lead writer and will be responsible for overall QC and copy development. As a senior member of the medical writing team, the Senior Medical Writer will act as a primary client contact for medical writing projects, which will include the planning and writing of market access documents and journal articles in collaboration with in-house teams of specialists to achieve project objectives.

Other duties will include: bespoke research on healthcare interventions and therapeutic areas, analysing clinical studies, proofreading and editing of written material, and telephone, email and in-person liaison with clients and colleagues.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide a medical writing resource to the medical communications department, acting as lead writer, responsible for overall QC and copy development
  • Undertake be-spoke research and data collection as required
  • Work with in-house technical teams (e.g. health economists, designers), as well as external associates, to achieve project objectives
  • Contribute to the intellectual design, planning and organisation of projects
  • Telephone, email and in-person liaison with colleagues and clients
  • Conform to house styles and processes (including project tracking, timekeeping)
  • Meet project deadlines in a timely manner
  • Produce research and written deliverables to a high standard
  • Contribution to efficient organisation and planning of projects
  • Satisfaction of clients, relevant project lead and line manager
  • Proof-reading and editing of written material (own and others)
  • Act as lead writer on projects
  • Contribute to the intellectual design, planning and organisation of projects
  • Undertake or contribute to project management duties such as project planning, client liaison, project tracking, and invoice generation
  • Contribute to generation of proposals
  • Primary point-of-contact for clients
  • Supervise in-house training of medical writers (primarily through editing of written material)

Requirements

  • PhD
  • At least 3 years’ medical writing experience
  • Excellent organisation and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Solution-focused approach
  • Highly skilled in use of Word, PowerPoint and EndNote and competent user of Excel
  • Skilled at basic research and literature reviews (knowledge of PubMed functions required)
  • Proven experience in the preparation of message-driven market access materials including value dossiers
  • Proven experience in the preparation of HTA submission dossiers
  • Confidence in the design, management and delivery of complex writing projects for clients in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry

Benefits

Competitive salary in line with experience and benefits package, including:

  • 25 days’ holiday (increasing with length of service)
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Pension scheme (6% employer contribution, and 3% employee contribution with the option to opt out)
  • Bonus scheme

Grade 7 / Professional 3

To apply

If you fulfil the criteria and are interested in this exciting opportunity, please submit your CV and covering letter to complete your application

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