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Senior Medical Writer

Company: ApotheCom: A MEDiSTRAVA Company (Medical Division
Location: San Diego
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Job Description:

ApotheCom, an exciting and innovative leader in the field of medical communications, is growing!--We are seeking a Senior Medical Writer to join our team in San Diego.Drawn together from various backgrounds including the pharmaceutical industry, research, marketing, medical and regulatory writing, sales, publishing, digital media and design, we have the experience and all-round ability to conceive and deliver the best quality medical communications programs.JOB DESCRIPTION - Senior Medical WriterReporting to:--------------------Principal Role: The Senior Medical Writer will provide insight and scientific evaluation about company products to key stakeholders and, through cross-functional team working, ensure that key medical-driven communications strategies and activities are successfully implemented to achieve business objectives. They will also be the key scientific point of contact for clients on their own accounts.----Experience:Proven experience within a pharmaceutical science writing roleThorough understanding of the pharmaceutical drug development and approval processSolid grounding in scienceHigh level of capability to take a job through from briefing to final deliveryProven experience in providing evidence-based scientific direction to account teams, clients and other stakeholders, in relation to brand strategy and in a code compliant mannerSkills Required:Ability to understand complex scientific and medical conceptsDemonstrate excellent and versatile scientific writing and editing ability, and organisational skillsExcellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience of participating in pitching new business proposals to potential clientsAbility to confidently and appropriately challenge opinions and put forward alternative, informed viewpointsAbility to manage, lead and mentor more junior writersFlexibility, adaptability and resourcefulnessGood time management skillsJudgment and problem solvingExcellent quality control skills and meticulous eye for detail - style, consistency, grammar, scientific accuracy, proof reading, layout, etc.Fully competent in Word, PowerPoint, reference manager and internet searchingSPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:Supporting the development and sign-off of promotional materials and educational campaigns through data provision, evaluation and assessment of scientific content, ensuring that data are used and presented in an appropriate wayEnsuring the medical accuracy of materials, their compliance with product licences and relevant codes of practice and that referencing is relevant and accurateAdvising colleagues (and clients where appropriate) on strategy and direction of projects and new business opportunities, based on scientific understanding and evidenceReviewing content of clinical papers, extracting relevant content to provide medical evidence and data for inclusion in projects, new business and competitor intelligenceProviding high-quality medical writing, editorial and QC input when requiredScience Writing:Liaise closely with account handling teams to take briefs and ensure complete understanding of client requirementsResponsible for writing specific projects as assigned (outlines, manuscripts, abstracts, slide presentations, posters, newsletters, independent papers, articles, business cases, etc) within the constraints of the brief at a high level of written and technical accuracy and adapting style of writing to audienceResponsible for researching assigned projects (including internet-based research, reading any supplied background materials, journal articles, study reports, etc)Responsible for preparing drafts of graphics (tables, hand-drawn figures, charts) for inclusion in projectsWork closely with clients, KOLs and other stakeholders to incorporate specific requirements and any changes to written materialsResponsible for fact checking and spell checking manuscripts / project materials before submission for internal editorial and strategic reviewResponsible for accomplishing tasks within pre-agreed time frame, managing own time lines working around other projects, if applicableClient Contact:Act as a client point of contact for the scientific content for all accounts to which assignedParticipating in new business pitches as appropriate Internal Processes:Work closely with Medical Directors and Team Leads as needed to ensure appropriate resource management, prioritisation of projects and achievement of project deliverables to schedule and within budgetWork closely with Medical Directors and Team Leads to identify and follow-up on new business opportunities and optimise organic growth of accountsProvide scientific input into new business proposals and pitches, as neededLiaise proactively and appropriately with other departments, as needed to ensure smooth workflow and cohesive and efficient working practicesAdhere to and promote company and client best-practices and procedures--Line Management / Leadership:Manage and motivate direct reports, providing mentoring support as appropriate to members of the wider teamDefine and implement training needs and development plans for direct reportsEnsure effective appropriation of team members' timeDeal with performance issues promptly and fairly, seeking guidance as needed on complex mattersInfluence people while avoiding conflictDeal with conflict constructively and effectivelyFoster a collaborative team culture centered on excellence

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