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Covering the following locations: Brighton, Guildford, Liverpool, Manchester, Oxford, Reading, Tonbridge, London

Division : Acumed
Key objective: To lead the strategic editorial development and co-ordinate implementation of client communication programmes (to Integrated Product Programme `IPP` level), with a focus on marketing strategy, key messages, content and overall quality of all educational materials, in conjunction with relevant colleagues within the agency business units and external contacts.

This role will involve the line management of approx five Medical Writers and requires the candidate to be able to contribute to the strategic input and development of the divisions accounts.

Person Profile

Candidates :

* Educated to degree level or higher in a biomedical science, with several years’ writing experience in a communications agency environment or equivalent, including experience of good multidisciplinary teamwork
* This role will involve the direct management of approx 5 Medical Writers to Line Management or Mentoring experience needed.
* We are ideally llooking for a candidate that can input to the strategic development of the divisons accounts.

Key skills:
- Excellent scientific writing ability and ability to adapt for different target audiences.
- Ability to ensure all writing meets the client’s strategic marketing objectives as well as being of high scientific quality/credibility.
- Attention to detail style/consistency, grammar, syntax, scientific accuracy, proof-reading, layout, etc.
- Excellent project management and organisational skills.
- Problem solving/diplomacy skills.
- Creativity.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to lead a small project team.
- IT skills (including WP, database searching, graphics packages, Internet, etc.)
- Experience with range of media, including print and multi-media (video, CD-ROM and web-based)
- Good understanding and implementation of agency operating procedures.
- Good knowledge of print/production procedures.
- Good knowledge of a number of therapeutic areas and therapies, plus the pharmaceutical industry.
- Familiar with code of practice guidelines for medical copy/copyright issues.
- Familiar with drug development regulatory guidelines/issues.
- Presentation, interview and appraisal skills.
- Budgetary awareness.

Interview Process

2 Satge interview process - 1st stage writing test, 2nd stage face to face interview, may involve 3rd stage with presenation. When applying for this role please clearly state:
Current salary & salary expectations
Current location & location want to work
Notice period
Grade obtained in BSc
Therapy area experience
Any other relevant information

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Job Ref: 36624

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