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Associate Medical Writer - London - Real Science

Business Type: Medical Communications Agency
Job Type: Medical Writing and Editorial
Job Level: Entry Level
Position: Full Time
Location: London
Reference: assoc-med-wri
Job Details:

Role: Associate Medical Writer 
Department: Real Science 
Reports into: Senior Medical Writer 
Responsible for Managing: Individual Contributor 

By 2020, Publicis Health UK will be the power behind the world’s most influential healthcare brands. 

Our purpose is changing lives, together.

Fundamentally, we seek to challenge and change behaviour.Through the work we create, we can make a real difference to people’s health and lives.

Publicis Health is the premier global health and wellness communications network. We are a connecting company, managing top-tier agencies, specialising in promoting innovative solutions in advertising,medical education, clinical trial programme development, sales and marketing,digital, market access, and medical and scientific affairs. Our 6000 employees work within 16 agency brands in 60 offices, located in 10 countries.
The Power of One

Publicis Health is one of the four solution hubs of Publicis Groupe, the third-largest advertising and media company in the world, giving us unparalleled global reach.

We are a connected solutions hub, equipped for continual business transformation. We integrate services across our global offices and brands to deliver on our clients’ needs. Each of our agencies brings a unique approach to business, which makes us even stronger together. We understand the rapidly changing health and well being environment and leverage it to maximise the potential of our clients’ brands.

We put our people first. Our people are motivated and curious, they have determination toconstantly look for insights and build connections both within Publicis Health,the Groupe and across the world.

We’re looking for associate medical writers to be based a tour Real Science office in London. We have several exciting roles for talented individuals who wish to develop their careers in medical writing. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with, and learn from,senior members of the team, on a range of projects across the full spectrum of medical communications activities. These include congress activities, training materials, websites and digital applications. Close links with our sister agencies (including those specializing in PR, advertising and digital communications) provide avenues for cross-functional working and afford our team with exposure to different ways of thinking to enhance our medical communications offerings. Our main therapy areas are currently oncology,dermatology, addiction medicine and CNS disorders but new business wins will provide an opportunity to work in other areas.

To be successful in your application, you will need to have a solid scientific background, a clear and concise writing style, an enthusiasm for learning and a keen eye for detail. In this role, you will be an integral member of the account teams, responsible for producing editorial work of the highest quality, communicating with clients, and supporting our account handlers and management team with the wider business needs. 

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Critical Job Functions

Scientific Knowledge and Skills
  • Under supervision uses therapy area knowledge to ensure communication objectives are met on assigned projects.
  • Uses a range of resources to understand the underlying science and product strategy related to assigned projects.
  • Is able to learn new therapeutic areas quickly and demonstrate this knowledge.
  • Demonstrates an ability to use a range of resources (e.g. PubMed).
Writing Ability
  • Shows a solid ability to structure and write straightforward documents (e.g. manuscripts, posters, abstracts, slide decks,websites, training programmes, advisory board reports)
  • Has the ability to write commercially focused materials (e.g. story flows/strategic frameworks, objection handlers and competitor intelligence reports) with supervision from more senior team members.
  • Is able to adapt writing style to suit difference audiences (e.g. primary and secondary care physicians, nurses or patients).
  • Demonstrates the ability to adhere to quality control processes, including data checking and proofreading.
Interpersonal/Leadership Skills
  • Plays a pivotal role within the editorial team,always leading by example and demonstrating knowledge of good practice/industry guidelines.
  • Is a team player, recognising where s/he can use his/her skills to support colleagues in both the editorial and account handling teams
Account Services/Budgeting / Strategic Input

Working with senior members of the editorial team you will:
  • Participate in the execution of established editorial deliverables adhering to project deadlines, budgets and briefs
  • Initiate discussions with the client services teams regarding any potential barriers to successful project completion and suggests solutions.
  • Create, maintain and take ownership of assigned job bags.
  • Be able to confidently liaise with clients by email, telephone and in person with appropriate support from more senior team members; always responds promptly to client requests.
  • Be fully aware of the expectations of a writer at an offsite meeting, including active contribution.

The key Publicis Health competencies will apply to the way you do perform this role.  A full description of these can be found in the competency framework: 
  •  Customer Focus
  •  Collaboration
  •  Drive For Results
  •  Innovation
  •  Planning
  • You should already have a bachelor’s degree in the life sciences (2:1 or above) and possibly also a Master’s degree or a PhD.
  • You will have demonstrated a passion and aptitude for clear and concise writing throughout your academic studies, or from your extra-curricular activities.
  • Please click apply and attach your CV and covering letter (as one file, with your name in the file name); the deadline for all applications is 1st April 2018
  • If we wish to move forward with your application, you will receive a writing test from us by 4th April 2018
  • We will be interviewing selected candidates in late March/early April
Publicis Health is an equal opportunities employer – if you require any reasonable adjustments to complete your application or attend an interview, please contact the People Team on 0207 173 4000.

Posted: 09/03/2018 | NPJ Ref: 209122 | NPJ Original URL
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