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Medical Editor Scientific Content Team - London

Business Type: Medical Communications Agency
Job Type: Medical Writing and Editorial
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Position: Full Time
Location: London
Reference: MEDED0618
Job Details:

Are you passionate about science – captivated by the story behind the medicine? Do you have creative flair and enjoy coming up with cracking solutions to challenging briefs? Perhaps you want to be empowered to take ownership of your work and feel valued for your contributions.

With offices in London and the US, AS&K offers medical communications with a global vision. Alongside our partner agency Remedica, we work with some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies to develop creative solutions that inspire change, influence clinical practice and improve patient outcomes.

We believe that to deliver great work, you need to love what you do. We’re not just experts, we’re science enthusiasts.

If you love communicating medical science, we invite you to join our thriving scientific content team in one of our Medical Editor positions. You will have the chance to work in a range of therapy areas including immunology, cardiology and neurology.

This position would suit a scientific/medical editor who has experience working within a medical communications, medical education or healthcare advertising agency, or proven, relevant experience in a Scientific Technical Medical setting.

We encourage members of our scientific content team to take a high degree of ownership of projects, and with this responsibility comes opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in our in-house account management, creative and digital teams, as well as develop productive relationships with clients and key opinion leaders. Our Medical Editors will be supported to act as content lead within project teams, and develop their subject matter knowledge and experience in the sector to offer real value to our clients.

AS&K has a strong commitment to developing staff, and so candidates should have the confidence that we will work alongside them to realise their professional aspirations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Integrating, interpreting and summarising scientific data from a variety of sources, and adapting this information according to the audience and client brief.
  • Producing accurate, concise and increasingly insightful material across projects, and taking on board feedback received from editorial review; developing structural editing skills (rewriting, changing order, flow, etc).
  • Research and fact-checking, including checking work against source materials or producing original material to a scientifically robust standard with the support of editorial management; resolving queries with increasing attention to detail.
  • Identifying authors, faculty and clinical trial information in relevant therapeutic areas, and actively pursuing knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and therapeutic developments.
  • Adapting writing and editing style for different audiences and for a range of print and digital media, including websites, apps, animations, medical images, events materials and slides.
  • Proficient use of PowerPoint to create and edit slides with a range of complexity, such as formatting text, figures, graphs and animations.
  • Communicating clearly with all departments and senior management, contributing to team meetings and offering ideas to improve efficiency or quality to achieve team goals.
  • Effective interaction with clients, key opinion leaders and external teams, and providing content support for events both beforehand and on site, with assistance from senior team members.
  • Taking responsibility for defined aspects of team projects, with increasing levels of autonomy, adhering to delivery timelines, budgets and client expectations.
  • Providing input to new business proposals and attending pitches if required to do so by senior team members.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven experience in a relevant STM setting, ideally in a medical communications, medical education or healthcare advertising agency.
  • Prior experience in the fields of immunology, cardiology and neurology would be advantageous.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Keen interest in the pharmaceutical industry and science communication.
  • A life science degree, or equivalent, is essential.

Location: Camden, London

If you are looking for your next challenge and have the required attributes, please apply via:

Posted: 21/09/2018 | NPJ Ref: 222222
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