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Principal Medical Writer

Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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Marketing & PR
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Sciterion is an award-winning specialist healthcare communications consultancy within the Havas Health network of companies. We exist to make a positive contribution to patient care. Real-world experience of patients is at the heart of our programmes. Through a deep understanding of health behaviour, we align key stakeholder touchpoints to deliver intelligent, highly impactful and clinically relevant programmes.

Sciterion's business is flourishing, so we are looking to add a Principal Medical Writer to our growing team. As a Principal Medical Writer with Sciterion you will be responsible for undertaking the writing/editorial development of a broad range of projects, facilitating the completion of these projects from first draft through to final deliverable and liaising with other teams both internally and externally as required.

Day-to-day 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
  • Mentor more junior members of the team
  • Travel to meetings and conferences and act as an on-site resource for the client providing writing and project management services

Required skills:

  • A life science degree, ideally a master's degree or PhD
  • Previous medical writing experience gained within a medical communications agency or scientific publishing environment
  • Advanced writing skills with an excellent attention to detail
  • Confidence and competence with key software, enabling development of professional-looking presentations
  • Elevated level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills, including ability to prioritise and balance multiple priorities and demands
  • Excellent presentation skills with an ability to facilitate internal and external meetings
  • Proven client relationship capabilities
  • Team player

What we offer

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days' annual holiday
  • Private healthcare
  • Life assurance
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Employee referral award scheme
  • Season ticket/travel loan
  • Annual flu vaccination
  • Annual eye test support
  • Comprehensive training programmes
  • Additional retail discounts and benefits available through Perkbox

Sciterion are Equal Opportunity Employers. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any category or class of person protected by law.
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