Associate Medical Writer

  • Location Westerham / London
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Posted Date 31-08-2021
  • Expires 30-09-2021
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Job Summary

We are looking to add an Associate Medical Writer to work on one of our account teams. The account has been in existence since the inception of Elements Communications in 2004 and we are long-term strategic partners. This has been achieved by consistently delivering excellent work over many years. The account is built on collaboration and team work and there is a fast and dynamic working environment. Three team members are based in our London office, and two are based in our Westerham office. The account team sits within the larger Portfolio Team at Elements, and there is regular collaboration across accounts when workload permits.

This is an introductory level role, working with more experienced writers to assist with editorial tasks across a range of editorial deliverables. Designated tasks may include scientific fact checking, reference marking-up, slide templating, PowerPoint redraws, and copyright permissions. With experience, the successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate competency in core editorial skills and an aptitude for increasingly challenging takes, with a view to progressing into a Medical Writer role.

Technical Competencies:

  • Scientific knowledge and strategic insight:    
    • Demonstrates a solid scientific understanding, a high level of accuracy and an aptitude for writing
    • Able to complete tasks in an increasingly efficient manner, transferring new skills and relevant feedback to subsequent projects
  • Writing and editing:          
    • Supports development, formatting and editing of slides
    • Fact-checks materials, marks-up references and highlights potential discrepancies 
    • Conducts supportive administrative tasks, for client review systems such as ZINC and VOLT
    • Develops simple scientific written materials and takes in client comments
    • Identifies source materials through literature and other searches, and summarises findings
    • Is able to assimilate knowledge and shows progression in core editorial and writing skills
    • Works with the highest attention to detail at all times
  • Developing relationships:
    • Builds strong working relationships with colleagues through considered, timely and professional communications
    • Establishes professional working relationships with clients and scientific experts
  • Adherence to process:      
    • Understands and adheres to internal processes for review, QC and scheduling
  • Budgeting, time management and resourcing:          
    • Has no budget input but is aware allocated hours and can work efficiently to deliver tasks to budget
    • Is able to organise own workload effectively and meet all deadlines, with guidance for prioritisation from more senior writers
  • Compliance:
    • Recognises the need to adhere to compliance guidelines, understands relevant compliance guidelines and applies accordingly
    • Understands when to seek senior insight to ensure compliance guidelines are met

Experience and Qualifications required:

  • BSc/MSc/PhD or equivalent
  • Writing experience through degree/MSc/PhD or other activities
  • A sound scientific understanding and aptitude for medical writing
  • Requirement for UK and overseas travel in line with business needs
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