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Principal Medical Writers - Manchester - Healthcare Consultancy Group

Business Type: Medical Communications Agency
Job Type: Medical Writing and Editorial
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Position: Full Time
Location: Greater Manchester
Reference: 201123_HCG_PMW_Man
Job Details:
Healthcare Consultancy Group (HCG) is a global group of scientifically rigorous healthcare communications agencies. In the UK, we have 2 companies; Chameleon Communications and Synergy Medical:

We want to engage with talented Principal Medical Writers who have a desire to push the boundaries of medical communications. If you are looking for a new challenge, we would love to tell you about the great things that are happening at HCG. With UK offices in London and Manchester, we offer a great deal of flexibility. Work life balance and wellbeing is very important to us and we operate in an agile working environment, with home working and flexible hours.

Having long standing trusted strategic partnerships with most of the leading pharmaceutical companies, we work in therapy areas such as Vaccines (including CV19), Oncology, Immunology, Rheumatology, Haematology, Dermatology, Rare Diseases, Ophthalmology, Diabetes and Cardiovascular – to name a few! We offer opportunities to work on blockbuster and niche products, on publications accounts and innovative educational programmes. Our agencies craft evidence into stories that shape decisions and drive medicine. With the conviction of expertise and the confidence of authority, we challenge established wisdom to inform and engage different audiences.

With a genuine focus on quality and a real investment in training, we have a great personal development program - and with large global accounts, we can accommodate a wide-range of disciplines and job functions. The work we do is rewarding and we actually see how it positively affects people, in real time, with our ‘Work with a Purpose‘ Patient Webinars. This is where we get to meet real patients, who tell us their story and how medical communications has helped them along the way.

Principal Medical Writers are responsible for the production of high-quality medical content, always meeting the client’s communication objectives and ensuring work is delivered both on time and to budget. In addition to this, you will confidently incorporate strategic direction on assigned accounts and be the go-to contact for in-depth knowledge of select therapy areas. You would be responsible for ensuring each piece of work is written to a consistently high standard, and that internal processes are being adhered to. Generously sharing your time and knowledge throughout the team, you will give constructive feedback to help develop medical writing.

Skills and abilities
  •  Strong leadership qualities, even when working under pressure, including: promoting team motivation, being and appearing to be in control, communicating company vision and culture, and having account strategic leadership within the context of writing abilities
  •  Initiative, common sense and a high level of independence
  •  Excellent organizational and time management skills, including when working under pressure
  •  Advanced experience in writing across a range of medical communications media without direct supervision
  •  A high degree of financial understanding and management

Proactive management of client business
  •  Establishing and maintaining professional and productive client relationships
  •  Effective delegation to Senior Medical Writers (SMW), Medical Writers (MW) and Associate Medical Writers (AMW) in the team
  •  Clear communication to team, across departments and to senior management
  •  Conducting themselves professionally at all times
Qualifications and experience
  •  Degree (2:1 or better) in a biological or medically related subject, preference for higher degree
  •  Usually at least 6 years writing experience in a medical communications agency or similar environment

  •  Good working knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and medical communications
  •  Up-to-date knowledge of key compliance guidelines and documentation
  •  Well-trained in all forms of medical communications and education
  •  Good PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Reference Manager/Endnote skills
Character and personal qualities
  •  Good team player
  •  Patient, calm, independent and reactive
  •  Enthusiastic and entrepreneurial
  •  Well organised and with good time-management
  •  Great eye for detail
  •  Keen to mentor and develop others
Ideal qualities
  •  Able to work independently, to lead where appropriate on certain projects, and to work and interact as part of the team
  •  Able to identify and act on business development opportunities
HCG is a global company in the Omnicom Group of independently managed healthcare communications companies dedicated to delivering accurate, strategic, and compelling scientific communications to the full range of stakeholders, including physicians, allied healthcare professionals, payers, patients, and caregivers. The companies within HCG are Equal Opportunity Employers. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any category or class of person protected by law.

Posted: 23/11/2020 | NPJ Ref: 261559
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