Job Posted: 28 Feb 2017

Senior Medical Writer

Neg| London| Permanent

Senior Medical Writer

With offices in a variety of locations including London and Newcastle, there are fantastic opportunities within this company to grow. You will gain exposure to a wide array of therapy areas and projects.

Key responsibilities

* Take full responsibility for and manage the day-to-day delivery of all assigned editing / writing projects
* Develop and deliver written materials in line with client requirements (internal/external), timelines, ABPI Code of Practice and key product messages

* To include editing as well as writing

* Ensure all written material is:

* Appropriately pitches
* On brief when delivered
* Delivered on time
* Fully referenced and, where applicable, in accordance with the ABPI Code of Practice

* Agree review and feedback processes with clients / key opinion leaders
* Undertake or direct research into therapy areas, as needed
* Liaise with clients and key opinion leaders (including face-to-face meetings)
* Attend conferences and meetings
* Coordinate effectively and efficiently with appropriate members of the team
* Ensure the team is continually updated on project progress
* Develop an in-depth understanding of the various client brand and disease areas
* Provide strategic input and direction (e.g. publication plans, consultancy) to clients, as needed
* Develop relationships and interact with clients and key opinion leaders (clinical, industry, NHS), as appropriate
* Provide support for all colleagues whose roles involve writing
* Participate in the cross checking of editorial work written by other members of the writing team
* Identification, liaison and management of freelance medical support, as required
* Provide in-house editorial review of work undertaken by freelance writers
* Support in new business initiatives, including attendance at pitches

Key attributes / skills / competencies

* Work within the 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
* Working knowledge of the publishing industry
* Ability 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
* Sound 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

* Able to work independently and as part of a team
* Able to communicate and negotiate effectively to achieve agreed objectives
* Able to produce documents in Word, PowerPoint and Excel to an advanced standard, and in compliance with the appropriate style guide (e.g. Client or external publisher)
* Sound understanding of the ABPI Code of Practice

If interested please contact Georgia on [Phone number removed]

Star is a full service resourcing and outsourcing company which resources at all levels for pharmaceutical, medical devices and technology, clinical research and healthcare communications companies in the UK and Ireland on a headcount and outsourced basis. If you haven't heard from us within 7 working days of submitting your application, please assume that you haven't been successful on this occasion. We wish you the best of luck with your job search.
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