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Principal Medical Writer (Synergy Medical)

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

Principal Medical Writer

About us:

We are full-service global medical communications agency, part of the DDBHealth network. We combine scientific know how,strategic thinking and creativity with first class execution. The result?Extraordinary medical communications – extraordinary ideas that transform our clients’ world and help people lead healthier lives.

At Synergy every day is different, and that’s what we like about going to working at Synergy. One day we’re organising a huge educational event for hundreds of doctors and the next day we’re in workshops with clients aiding strategic planning for a brand launch. Our expertise means we work on a range of projects, from educational resources, animations and videos, online training programmes, big events, little events and everything in between.

Our core values are Curiosity, Camaraderie and Commitment, and we live by these every day.

About the Role:

The Principal Medical Writer will take an active role within Synergy, working to combine scientific writing with strategic insight in order to consistently deliver the best possible service for our clients. This role is traditionally aligned to one business unit working across multiple accounts, but also has the potential to be across multiple business units, exposed to a wide variety of client solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

• Write and manage delivery of scientific content for a range of medical communications activities that meet client needs, quality standards and timelines

• Builds and maintain strong relationships with clients and acts as a point of contact for day to day enquiries

• Contribute to strategy discussions, e.g. attend client strategy meetings and contribute ideas

• Efficiently and effectively manage projects

• Prepares and finalises expert briefing materials, clinical and scientific backgrounders, objection handling material, expert commentary and opinion pieces, consensus statements and scientific platform materials.Supports project teams with development of outlines for educational material and reviewing content produced. Documents must be of high quality in terms of scientific content, as well as organization per regulatory and internal guidance, clarity, and accuracy, with attention to format and consistency.

• Guides or trains cross-functional team members on processes, best practices; coaches or mentors more junior writers.

• Recognises how to best interpret, summarise and present statistical and medical information to ensure quality and accuracy of content in complex document types

• Responsible for establishing document timelines and strategies in accordance with internal processes, with guidance as needed

• Maintains and applies knowledge of industry, company, and regulatory guidelines

Skills and experience – essential vs. desirable:


• A life science degree, ideally a master’s degree or PhD

• A minimum of 8 years’ medical writing experience

• Previous medical writing experience gained within a medical communications agency or scientific publishing environment


• Previous experience of line management and mentoring junior medical writers

• Proven ability to learn new therapy areas quickly

• Excellent attention to detail

Posted: 07/10/2019 | NPJ Ref: 243090
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