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Scientific Team Lead



Business Type: Medical Communications Agency
Job Type: Medical Communication
Job Level: Management
Position: Full Time
Salary: Competitive Salary & excellent benefits
Location: London, Oxfordshire, Berkshire
Reference: 1145120
Job Details:
About OPEN Health

OPEN Health brings together deep scientific knowledge, global understanding, and broad specialist expertise to support our clients in improving health outcomes and patient wellbeing. 

We are united as one flexible organization, harnessing the power of the collective to solve complex challenges. Being built from cohesive partnerships across a range of specialist sectors gives us the ability to approach opportunities from fresh perspectives, creating solutions and innovations for market access and medical communications that are informed by the experience and knowledge of the many.

Our global team of experts — many with PhD and PharmD degrees — work strategically alongside our client partners in Medical Affairs, Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR), Market Access, and Commercial teams across a wide range of therapy areas.

OPEN Health: Established as many. United as one.


Medical Communications
Dedicated to delivering meaningful solutions

You will love this role if you:

• Are a dynamic and motivated individual looking for a dynamic role in a growing medical communications agency
• Are able to motivate and mentor other team members and junior writers
• Think creatively, and want to get the best out of people 


You will be a success if you:

• Consistently deliver scientifically accurate work of high quality that meets the client’s objectives
• Can develop and maintain relationships with clients and actively pursue new business opportunities
• Have a talent for getting the best of people 



As part of the OPEN Health Medical Communications team, you’ll be responsible for the following activities:

• Leading and managing a team of medical writers
• Managing the delivery of a range of high-quality medical communication materials, including slide kits, meeting reports, websites and apps
• Allocating resources, including freelancers, to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget
• Providing strategic direction to team members and other colleagues, based on commercial needs of the business and thorough understanding of clients’ needs and objectives
• Ensuring maintenance of high editorial standards through review of other writers’ work
• Developing specialist knowledge in specific therapy areas as directed
• Coordinating with design, production and account management teams for project delivery
• Identifying opportunities for new business within existing accounts
• Supporting new business initiatives, including attendance and presentation at pitch meetings
• Recruiting scientific team members
• Training and developing associate medical writers
• Conducting performance reviews and appraisals


What you’ll bring:
• A bachelor’s degree (2:1 or higher) in a life science (biological sciences, biomedical sciences or biochemistry, or a closely related subject), and ideally also an MSc and/or PhD
• At least 4 years’ experience as a senior medical writer or scientific team lead in a medical communications agency, with proven experience of line management
• Experience of managing and developing a team of medical writers, and proven leadership and influencing skills in a commercial environment
• Excellent organisation and project management skills, and a full understanding of industry regulations and guidelines underpinning medical communications activities


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 Christmas shutdown and 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 CSR community supporting a range of worthwhile causes


Open Health Posted by:: Open Health (View all our vacancies)
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Posted: 13/09/2021 | NPJ Ref: 282511 | NPJ Original URL
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