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Medical Information Specialist

Business Type: Medical Communications Agency
Job Type: Medical Information
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Position: Full Time
Salary: Competitive + Bonus + Benefits
Location: London
Reference: 32249
Closing Date: 07/08/20
Job Details:

Medical Information Specialist
inScience Communications (part of Springer Healthcare)
Full-time Permanent

Closing date: August 7th 2020 


inScience Communications are looking for a Medical Information Specialist to be based at our King’s Cross office in London, supporting the inScience Communications team. This is an exciting role for an individual who wishes to commence and develop a career in Medical Information (MI).


The successful candidate will work with our pharma client to support the Therapy Area Managers with incoming MI enquiries. Conducting literature searches and writing detailed global response documents are a key part of this role. You will have the opportunity to work with, and learn from, senior members of our MI team.


With plans for continued growth and expansion, now is an excellent time to join the team and make a real difference.


Role and Responsibilities:

  • Complete product and therapy area training; become familiar with the SmPCs for the product(s) assigned to; keep up-to-date on therapy area and product knowledge.
  • Follow client instructions and processes for managing inquiries, and developing Global Response Documents (GRD) within the required timelines.
  • Become familiar with the system used for managing inquiries and all aspects of response document development and approval.
  • Monitor inquiry inbox/system for inquiries escalated to the Global team; monitor email inbox for inquiries to be handled as briefed by the client.
  • Undertake appropriate literature searches (within PubMed; EMBASE; Google Scholar); this will entail:
    • defining the scope of the literature search;
    • identifying appropriate keywords to narrow the search accordingly to address the inquiry topic;
    • critically evaluating literature search results;
    • identifying key references of relevance to the inquiry; where applicable, critically evaluating additional references cited within these key references;
    • critically assessing content of each reference to identify the key information and data of relevance to the inquiry.
  • Draft GRDs de novo, update expired documents in line with the latest version of the Style Guide and GRD template.
  • Mentor and support members of the team junior to you/new to the team


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree in life science, pharmacy or proven equivalent experience.
  • Preferred experience working in Medical Information
  • Writing experience in a pharmaceutical/healthcare/med comms setting. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to demonstrate a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to interpret and analyse clinical/scientific data.
  • Flexible and proactive approach, combined with and ability to work as part of a team. Proven organization/time management skills, with the ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
  • A strong commitment to providing high-level client service and client satisfaction.
  • Highly computer literate, with good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.


Posted: 01/08/2020 | NPJ Ref: 257016 | NPJ Original URL
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