Principal Medical Writer

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Updated: November 12, 2021
Location: Manchester, ENG, United Kingdom
Job ID: 127268

Overview

Can you reach people with just a few words?

You express all of your ideas effortlessly, and have the skills to distill other people's ideas into their best possible form. Your messaging is not only clear and concise, but your medical expertise allows you to convey high-level scientific knowledge in meaningful and comprehensible communications. Does this sound like you? A Principal Medical Writer role with Litmus may be the perfect place for you.

We are looking for individuals to join our team who bring forward thinking, a solutions focused approach, innovation and energy to the forefront of everything they do.

The primary purpose of this role is to work with the account teams in being accountable for meeting the business objectives of our clients both strategically and financially. As well as using experience to develop innovative tactical and strategic plans that are well aligned to client needs.

Litmus Medical Communications acts as a catalyst to accelerate uptake and embed the value of therapies across the product lifecycle, bringing business strategy to science and scientific expertise to your business. With our base in Europe, we are cognizant of the diverse healthcare systems, regulations and market dynamics of the region; however, we are not limited by geography and support our clients at a local, European and global level. Whatever the reach required, we specialize in building relationships, understanding and collaboration between the biopharmaceutical industry and medical/healthcare professionals. We develop a range of strategic solutions based on an understanding of both the objectives and issues of our clients as well as their stakeholders, focusing on facilitating peer-to-peer and scientific communications through a range of channels. As effective and compelling communication is key, whether for a marketing story, scientific data or market access support, we have a dedicated editorial excellence team providing content that can be syndicated to deliver solutions to enhance patient care.

Responsibilities

Product Task/Leadership & Accountability

•Enable a team to provide flawless execution of multiple simultaneous projects
•Provide high level scientific advice and guidance across all account teams
•Personally handles  multiple, complex projects
•Responsible for high quality outputs from team and self
•Responsible for budget management through understanding of project specification and allocated hours
•Responsible for accurate input of all hours worked onto timesheets on a daily basis for self and teams

Technical Skills
•Has detailed knowledge of at least two therapy areas, knowledge that extends beyond the specific product they work on
•Act as a key part of business development initiatives, both organic and de novo
•Has an emerging point of view on the role of medical  communications agencies and the healthcare industry
•Use experience to develop innovative tactical and strategic plans that are well aligned to client needs
•Provide regular input to general management of their accounts, including financial and long-term planning
•Has an excellent track record of good decision making that is evidence-based and involved relevant individuals

Team Orientation/Collaboration

•Set a visible example for professionalism and work ethic
•Is anambassador for the company internally and externally
•Is competent to act as a sounding board to others, advising on non-technical issues
•Show evidence of helping others to succeed through successful mentoring/performance management
•Show pro-actively advises on appropriate succession planning for their team(s)
•Show evidence of being a successful influencer, altering approach to match individuals/situations and getting the desired outcome without unnecessary antagonism
•Pro actively contribute to the culture of the wider team
•Pro actively contribute to Company meetings

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Job Requirements

  • Degree Educated
  • Strong communications skills, especially in written form
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail and good proof reading skills
  • Solution focused – suggestion of ideas and recommendations were appropriate
  • Outstanding ability to write at a level appropriate to the target audience
  • Demonstrates thorough research & understanding of the therapeutic area & scientific/market environment
  • Wide experience of various therapy areas
  • Ability to distil complex data into comprehensive messages
  • Develop and deliver scientifically high quality content
  • Strong understanding of the pharmaceutical drug development and approval process
  • Ability to use PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel

Litmus is part of Syneos Health Communications, a purpose-built collective of agencies focused on supporting health and biopharmaceutical innovators. We work in scalable, collaborative teams that partner across disciplines and geographies to deliver integrated communications strategies that accelerate brand performance. In today’s fast-changing and complex environment, success lies in making connections: between science, emotion and technology; between data, design and human insight. We are able to make those connections because our advertising, public relations, medical communications, digital, data science, research and market access specialists work closely with each other and with healthcare experts, including physicians, pharmacists and advocates. Together, we are the connected healthcare partner tapping rich insights to drive innovation, change behavior and pioneer a new era of accountable marketing.

Syneos Health Communications is powered by Syneos Health, a global professional services organization designed to help the biopharmaceutical industry shorten the distance from lab to life.

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