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Medical Writer - Oxford - Highfield Communication

Business Type: Medical Communications Agency
Job Type: Medical Writing and Editorial
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Position: Full Time
Location: Oxfordshire
Reference: med-wri
Job Details:
This job role outlines the minimum tasks and competencies that are expected to be demonstrated within the role. In line with our values we encourage proactivity and innovation within all roles.

Reports to
Senior Medical Writer/Editorial Director

Job overview

Develop science-based content for allocated projects/accounts, which meets the external and/or internal brief; provide scientific expertise to internal/external stakeholders; work in partnership with account team members both from account handling and others under the direction of the account lead.  Ensure the successful delivery of all allocated projects, and provide a solid foundation for ongoing business.

Responsibilities and duties

Results and delivery
  • Understand the brief received in relation to the products’ objectives
  • Have an extensive and thorough scientific understanding and knowledge in the key therapy areas in which you support, including landscape, product, competitors and the suitable messaging to use in the disease area
  • Generate robust, fair and balanced scientific content for review by account leads; some examples include, agendas, publications, slides, messaging, meeting materials
  • Be able to translate the science with integrity, empathy and impact
  • Distil complex science into clear, well-structured and meaningful communications
  • Ensure communication and educational messages are relevant, actionable and demonstrate a positive impact on patient outcomes
  • Input to strategic thinking, publication planning, scientific platform, narrative and lexicon development
  • Deliver projects to the brief, scope and timelines required
  • Carry out routine updates with thought leaders when the projects require
  • Build strong effective relationships with clients and thought leaders
  • Ensure the processes for quality control and reviewing materials are adhered to and all work has been QCed and edited appropriately
  • Comply with the medical writing processes, Highfield house style, and client branding guidelines if appropriate
  • Take responsibility that high-quality content is delivered to the client
  • Ensure the content meets the relevant compliance codes, e.g. ABPI, EFPIA
  • Adhere to publications guidelines
  • Proactively manage your workload with the client and internal teams
  • Proactively alert clients and internal teams of relevant scientific
  • Be available for domestic/international travel when the project requires onsite support
  • Ensure your roles and responsibilities for your projects are clearly understood
  • Proactively communicate with team members regarding project status and tracking deadlines
  • Alert client leads proactively of any possible scope creep
  • Communicate effectively with team members across the company in all departments and internal project team
  • Conduct proactive and professional communication with clients, thought leaders and other external stakeholders
  • Effectively collaborate with your teams
  • Drive and uphold the Highfield values
Business focus
  • Be fully versed in the clients’ strategic objectives and aware of the competitor landscape
  • Keep abreast of industry alerts and key new data emerging in your client areas
  • Propose organic growth considerations with your clients and make suggestions to your account leads
  • Participate in brainstorms with the teams internally to drive organic growth
Self focus
  • Keep abreast of latest updates in medical writing techniques and trends within the industry
  • Instil trust within your team and Highfield
  • Support and mentor team members
  • Be team player
  • Show drive and proactivity when undertaking activities
  • Have a solutions-orientated approach to new challenges
  • Seek to learn and develop in the role, working with your line manager on your objectives
  • Be flexible and adaptable in your approach, prioritising work appropriately and seeking help where needed
  • Seen as an ambassador and ‘go to’ person by new writers
Qualifications and experience

  • Ideally educated to graduate level, with a PhD/MSc and/or BSc in science 
Experience and skills
  • Proven medical writing skills with at least one years’ experience  
  • Organised with excellent time-management skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Proactive and enthusiastic
  • Competent in MS Office including Excel, PowerPoint, Word
  • Excellent written and spoken communication, including team communication

Posted: 23/10/2020 | NPJ Ref: 260131
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