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Published 2023-08-25

Senior Medical Writer

Type of job: Remote
Country: England
City: London
Company: OPEN Health

Description of the offer

As a Senior Medical Writer, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the communication of complex scientific ideas. You will engage in publications planning and execution, multi-channel medical education, and internal training initiatives.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Developing written materials that are of high quality, scientifically accurate, clear, fully referenced, appropriate to the target audience, meets the client’s communication objectives and conform to client specifications; this includes interacting with key experts, negotiating on content and making constructive suggestions on content
  • Developing a broad range of materials including meeting materials (e.g. slides, agendas, discussion guides), post-meeting activities (e.g. webcasts, reports), as well as attending meetings, workshops and advisory boards. Other materials include newsletters, training materials and publications
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with clients and key experts
  • Researching medical and scientific topics using relevant information sources
  • Developing and maintaining knowledge in relevant therapy areas including drug mechanisms of action, disease state, treatment guidelines and competitive landscape
  • Following standard operating procedures (SOPs), including updating of project files, following sign-off procedures and version-control conventions
  • Providing support to the accounts team and attending meetings as required, including internal kick-off meetings, status meetings and client calls
  • Identifying and anticipating any problems or resource limitations that could jeopardise the delivery of your projects on-time, on budget or with sufficient quality
  • Providing content support for new business opportunities, such as proposals and presentations
  • Nurturing client relationships and being aware of opportunities to develop and grow business

Experience, Skills, and Qualifications

  • Proven experience in medical writing and scientific communications.
  • Familiarity with the healthcare environment and Medical Education industry.
  • Working knowledge of the publishing industry.
  • Track record of effectively interpreting and fulfilling client briefs.
  • Experience in critically appraising and citing published information.
  • Project management experience.
  • Strong multitasking and time management skills.
  • Ability to adapt to changing project demands.
  • Proficiency in workload management.
  • Experience working both independently and as part of a team.
  • Effective negotiation and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in creating documents using Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Familiarity with style guide compliance (e.g., OPEN Health Medical Communications, client, or external publisher).
  • Understanding of the ABPI Code of Practice (or relevant regulatory codes).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Creativity in presenting technical information accurately.
  • Sound scientific and medical knowledge.
  • Ability to research and critically evaluate scientific literature.
  • Continuous learning and adaptation to new scientific, therapeutic, and regulatory information.

About OPEN Health

OPEN Health unites deep scientific knowledge with wide-ranging specialist expertise to unlock possibilities that improve health outcomes and patient wellbeing. Working in partnership with our clients, we embrace our different perspectives and strengths to deliver fresh thinking and solutions that make a difference.

OPEN Health is a flexible global organization that solves complex healthcare challenges across HEOR and market access, medical communications and creative omnichannel campaigns.

What we offer:

As a global organization, OPEN Health is committed to supporting our employees and their families through a comprehensive benefits program

  • Competitive pay, generous paid vacation and holidays, and health insurance programs across all our locations
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities which foster and shape your individual career path
  • An active and growing commitment to bettering the communities our employees call home through our Corporate Social Responsibility program
  • The opportunity to thrive in a global, collaborative environment while working every day to improve health outcomes and patient wellbeing
  • Diverse, inclusive culture that encourages you to bring your whole self to work

If we sound like the sort of business environment in which you would thrive, then we would love to hear from you.

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