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Medical Writers



Business Type: Medical Communications Agency
Job Type: Medical Writing and Editorial
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Position: Full Time
Salary: Negociable
Location: Oxfordshire
Reference: 343225
Job Details:
Medical Writers for the new Oxford team

Do you have an aptitude for Science?
Are you a talented and creative communicator?

We’re currently looking for talented medical writers of all levels, to join our ever growing teams (due to a record breaking 2018!) in our new offices in Oxford. If you have a strong scientific background and are passionate about medical communications, keen to learn about new therapy areas and looking for a dynamic role, we’d love for you to get in touch. 
Company Summary – Succinct Medical Communications
Succinct offers fully comprehensive medical communications capabilities across the product life-cycle, at a strategic and operational level.
We attract highly-qualified, passionate and creative professionals. They enjoy challenging convention, pushing the boundaries and delivering bespoke, game-changing solutions in complex therapy areas. Always thinking beyond communication and education, our goal is to motivate and inspire our audiences.

Succinct has offices in Marlow, London, Newcastle & Oxford. While there is a flat structure, there is the opportunity to work on interesting projects in a variety of therapy areas. Sometimes the projects span across the OPEN Health family.
We are currently a business of 60 people and growing.

You will love this role if you:
  • Have a strong scientific background and are passionate about medical communications
  • Are keen to learn about new therapy areas and are able to critically appraise published information to underpin your understanding
  • Are looking for a dynamic role involving interaction with a range of internal teams, clients and scientific experts
You will be a success if you:
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Can communicate complex scientific ideas in an accurate and innovative way
  • Are able to work under pressure, independently and as part of a team to deliver high-quality work
Key responsibilities
To work within the scientific services team to:

  • Ensure that quality control is paramount within all materials produced across the business
  • Develop written materials (for subsequent review by Lead / Senior Medical Writer) in line with client requirements (internal/external), timelines, Succinct editorial policy, ABPI Code of Practice and key product messages
  • May include editing as well as writing
  • Ensure all written material is:
  • Appropriately pitched
  • On brief when delivered
  • Delivered on time
  • Fully referenced and, where applicable, abides by the ABPI Code of Practice
  • Attend conferences / advisory board meetings with Lead / Senior Medical Writer and develop first draft of report for review
  • Coordinate effectively and efficiently with appropriate members of the Succinct team
  • Ensure line manager and accounts team, where appropriate, are continually updated on project progress
  • Develop an understanding of the various client brand and disease areas
  • Undertake or direct research into therapy areas, as needed
  • Liaise with authors / advisors (including attending face-to-face meetings), with the support of a Lead / Senior Medical Writer
Key attributes / skills / competencies
  • Work within the Succinct core values at all times
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interpret and fulfil client briefs in a creative and technically accurate manner
  • Sound understanding of science and medicine, the healthcare environment and the Medical Education industry
  • Some knowledge of the publishing industry
  • Able to seek out, critically appraise and appropriately cite published information
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness / ability to learn and apply new skills and new scientific / therapeutic / regulatory information
  • Adaptability / flexibility
  • Good project management skills
  • Able to multitask and prioritise; excellent time management skills
  • Plan, organise and complete multiple tasks and deal with changes in project timings and specifications
  • Manage workload in line with the changing demands of the business



Posted: 07/01/2019 | NPJ Ref: 227990 | NPJ Original URL