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Associate Consultant Writer



Business Type: Medical Communications Agency, Other Business
Job Type: Medical Writing and Editorial
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Position: Full Time
Salary: Competitive Salary and flexible working
Location: Berkshire
Reference: 1007564
Job Details:
About OPEN Health
OPEN Health is a family of expert practices working in partnership to drive positive change in medical communications and market access, globally. Our journey began with a vision to improve the lives of patients worldwide. This vision has become a reality with the integration of experts from Pharmerit and Peloton Advantage to create a new unique entity equipped to be a global leader in HEOR, market access, advertising, medical communications, and digital services. Together, we have grown to over 700 people in 15 locations across 6 countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, India and China.
 
What makes us unique is our deeply integrated practices that work collaboratively to bring the strategic and technical expertise needed to be a solid partner to our clients. Combined with our broad scope of therapeutic expertise, we produce results and solutions that are of the highest quality. OPEN Health prides itself on having a highly skilled, diverse and connected team working across the globe to deliver truly innovative and best-in-class solutions. This has resulted in long-term, flexible partnerships that span across multiple brands and therapy areas.
 
About OPEN VIE 
Value, Informatics & Evidence - bringing value to life
 
OPEN VIE believes that a compelling value strategy, supported by a robust and appropriate evidence base, should be at the heart of all activities to optimize patient access to life-changing healthcare interventions. We work in partnership with the life-sciences industry in the development and delivery of robust product value strategies throughout the product life cycle at a UK, EU and Global level.
Our offerings incorporate real world evidence, data analytics and value communications to support our clients in securing reimbursement and optimal commercialization of their assets. Our high-calibre, experienced team provides the full range of market access and real-world evidence services to ensure patient access to our clients’ new drugs and devices.
Our specialisms include:
  • Market access
  • Health informatics
  • Real world evidence
  • Patient centred outcomes
 
You will love this role if you:
  • Are client focussed and passionate about the delivery of high quality healthcare research designed to help improve patient care
  • Enjoy learning and applying your knowledge across a broad range of therapeutic areas
  • Enjoy quickly grasping and communicating new concepts and complex information to a variety of audiences in a range of formats
  • Thrive in a fast paced and dynamic environment
You will be a success in this role if you:
  • Are self-motivated, flexible, enjoy multi-tasking and are able to prioritise and work to deadlines.
  • Have a ‘can do’ attitude and enjoy finding creative solutions for project challenges.
  • Have excellent organisational, time management and project management skills.
  • Are confident working independently as well proactively as member of a variety of multidisciplinary project teams
As part of the OPEN VIE Consultant Writer team, you will be responsible for the following activities:
 
Project related:
  • Writing of technically accurate Health Economics and Outcomes Research and Market Access deliverables across the OPEN VIE specialisms (including, but not limited to, the following: real world evidence/epidemiological study protocols, systematic and targeted literature reviews, slide decks, health technology assessment [HTA] submissions, study reports, value propositions, value dossiers, objection handlers, journal manuscripts, conference abstracts, conference oral presentations and conference posters), seeking input and advice as required from project team members and other OPEN VIE colleagues, to meet client and other stakeholder needs and regulatory or market access requirements
  • Maintaining quality and accuracy in all project activities, working according to OPEN Health and OPEN VIE policies and industry standards and requirements as well OPEN Health, OPEN VIE and client-specified Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Managing written documents throughout all required internal and external review, approval and submission processes, as required, and maintaining thorough working records of all project activities
  • Understanding the current healthcare environment and the commercial objectives of our clients to be able to take a brief from clients or OPEN VIE colleagues to enable the development of robust health economics and outcomes research and market access projects to meet the needs of all stakeholders, including drafting study synopses and full protocols from a client brief or OPEN VIE proposal, raising queries and responding to feedback as required
  • Understanding and interpreting data and results in the context of the project to identify the key results, themes and/or messages and adapting the tone and style to resonate with the target audience to produce technically and grammatically accurate study reports, dossiers and publications according to client and regulatory body-specified requirements, guidance, templates and timelines
  • Conducting and reporting the results of systematic and targeted literature reviews, including making recommendations on the most appropriate type of review, defining and agreeing search strategies, synthesising and reporting of results in the most appropriate format(s) to meet client needs and timelines
  • Liaising with authors, advisors, clients and colleagues, as required, to identify and advise on suitable conferences and journals to publish study results according to client needs and timelines
  • Working closely as part of OPEN VIE project teams, including participating in regular internal and external project team meetings, as required, to facilitate a collaborative approach to all projects and ensure successful project delivery on time and on budget
  • Reviewing, proof-reading, editing, referencing and formatting of documents written by colleagues, as required
 
Company related:
  • Contributing to OPEN Health and OPEN VIE objectives and annual targets
  • Maintaining up-to-date training in, and working according to all relevant OPEN Health, OPEN VIE and client-specified policies and Standard Operating Procedures, and relevant external guidelines, codes of conduct and regulations
  • Contributing to the development and refinement of OPEN VIE checklists, templates, policies and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Attending OPEN VIE and OPEN Health staff meetings, as required, to maintain an up-to-date understanding of practice capabilities, objectives and future plans
  • Supporting colleagues across OPEN VIE and Open Health with ad hoc activities, as required
 
What you will bring:
Technical skills and experience:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (essential)
  • Experience of writing technically accurate and appropriately presented written deliverables, including a demonstrable track record within an academic, healthcare, pharma or agency environment of writing one or more of the following types of deliverables: journal articles, conference abstracts, conference presentations, targeted literature reviews, systematic literature reviews and meta-analyses, health technology assessments, value propositions, value dossiers, study protocols or study reports (essential)
  • Advanced IT skills and extensive experience of using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint (essential)
  • A sound clinical understanding across a range of therapeutic areas (essential)
  • Experience of using reference management software such as EndNote or Zotero (desirable)
  • Experience of health economics and outcomes research and/or market access (desirable)
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements and industry standards for reporting and publishing healthcare research (desirable)
Education:
  • BSc or equivalent healthcare qualification or relevant experience in an industry or agency role (essential)
  • MSc, PhD or equivalent higher degree in a relevant discipline (desirable)
 
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 our Christmas shutdown plus 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 & development
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Casual dress code
  • Active Corporate and Social Responsibility community supporting a range of worthwhile causes


Posted: 11/01/2021 | NPJ Ref: 263684 | NPJ Original URL
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