Senior Medical Writer

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Remote / home based

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Salary Desc:

Basic to £60k + 10% bonus + package

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Head office (marketing, med info, medical writing etc), Pharmaceutical
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Job Description

Senior Medical Writer, Patient Communications – newly created position
Role:                                    Senior Medical Writer, Patient Communications
Location:                             Home based in the UK (vacancy ref. 4765)
Salary:                                 Basic to max. £60,000 + package + 10% bonus
Client:                                  A market leading global organization focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients; the company offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward, from phase III clinical trial stage through to patient adherence support programmes post launch.
We are looking for a Senior Writer (with a focus on Patient Communications) to join the Medical Strategy and Content team in our client’s Medical and Patient Communications division; this is a newly created, permanent position which has arisen due to the ongoing growth of the department.  
With responsibility for writing content for patient/carer support programmes across multiple channels on behalf of a variety of healthcare organisations, you will work within a team of specialists in medical communications, health behaviour, and engagement strategy, whilst also participating in client meetings, creative team meetings, and MLR reviews.  The ideal candidate will possess extensive experience writing for patients and the public regarding health care, pharmaceutical products, and/or devices; and must be familiar with industry regulations and have strong knowledge of the principles of health psychology and health literacy.

Required capabilities and experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and translate complex medical information into clear and compelling material for patients
  • Previous work in a variety of therapeutic areas and deliverables, including educational materials and patient support program components
  • Experience with research tools and approaches
  • Knowledge of health literacy principles and trends and principles of health psychology and behaviour change techniques
  • Good awareness of current industry code of practice guidelines and their implications
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Strong presentation and IT skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and prioritize work effectively
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers, clients and suppliers
  • Eligibility to work on a permanent, full time basis in the UK.
For more information or to apply either call us today or submit your CV online.  And if you know someone else who may be interested, please pass on our details.  All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence, and your CV will not be shared without your express consent.
Whilst we would like to reply to every application, unfortunately this is not always possible; if you have not received a response and feel you are a good match for the skills outlined, then please follow up with a telephone call as on occasion CVs submitted do not reach us.

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