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Evidence Communications Specialist - Smith & Nephew

Company: Alexander Mann Services
Location: Watford
Reference: R14903
Closing Date: 28 Oct 16
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): 40,000 - 60,000
Benefits: Competitive salary and flexible benefits

Job Summary:

Smith & Nephew is a diversified advanced medical technology business that supports healthcare professionals in more than 100 countries to improve the quality of life for their patients. We have 14,000 employees around the world and annual sales in 2014 were more than $4.6 billion. We are also a constituent of the UK's FTSE100.


Evidence Communications Specialist

Location: Watford

Permanent Opportunity

Smith & Nephew is a diversified advanced medical technology business that supports healthcare professionals in more than 100 countries to improve the quality of life for their patients.

We have positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma:

·        Orthopaedics Reconstruction - joint replacement systems for knees, hips and shoulders

·        Advanced Wound Management - wound care treatment and prevention products used to treat hard-to-heal            wounds

·        Sports Medicine - minimally invasive surgery of the joint

·        Trauma & Extremities - products that help repair broken bones

We have 14,000 employees around the world and annual sales in 2014 were more than $4.6 billion. We are also a constituent of the UK's FTSE100.

The purpose of this role is to develop and deliver Scientific & Medical Affairs' evidence communication materials and services, and provide expertise in the interpretation of scientific and clinical data. The successful candidate will communicate the differentiating evidence for our products and surgical techniques, and the medical safety of our products, to support and drive fact-based decisions that enable better outcomes for patients and healthcare systems.

The role will develop and manage standardized tools for communicating the evidence and science behind our products and techniques to a range of internal and external audiences, from sales reps to surgeons/healthcare professionals and payers. This will include analysing, writing, editing, and project managing scientific papers that present pre-clinical and clinical data, as part of the internal Bone&Joint literature series. The role will work to required internal and external standards to ensure all evidence communication materials are fair and balanced, high quality, consistent, and easy to digest, and lead cross-functional working to ensure these standards are met. The role will work with the Evidence News and Information Specialist to ensure all evidence communication materials are utilized as widely as possible and metrics are in place to measure their success.

In this role, you will be responsible to:

Write, edit, project manage and promote Evidence Communications materials for both internal and external audiences, including the Bone&Joint literature series

Evaluate and analyse scientific and clinical studies and data on Smith & Nephew's products and techniques, to determine the most effective Evidence Communication materials to develop

Lead working with internal stakeholders, including colleagues in Scientific & Medical Affairs, Marketing, Regulatory, Legal, Research & Development and Market Access, to ensure the Evidence Communication materials meet the needs of the company's strategy, audience, and required standards

Develop Evidence Communications for Smith & Nephew that are fair and balanced, accurate, innovative, engaging, user-friendly and consistent, allowing their audiences to easily understand and make the fact-based decisions they need to

Ensure all evidence communication materials are maximized and have metrics in place to measure and track success

Work with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure needs are met for evidence communication services

Ensure Evidence Communications materials and services meet all Legal, Regulatory and Compliance


Apart from a great attitude, we are also looking for the following criteria:

Degree or higher degree, preferably in a Scientific or Medical subject or a Communications-based subject (e.g. Journalism)

Experience of scientific / medical writing and/or editing, including experience of managing multiple complex projects

Experience in orthopaedics or medical device industry or within a relevant research field preferred

Demonstrable evidence of strong scientific data analysis skills, preferably with experience of analysing clinical outcomes

Experience in a professional communications role (e.g Medical Editor / Writer) preferred

Experience of developing high-quality, innovative scientific / medical communication and / or educational materials in a variety of formats, including print, web and / or digital application-based preferred

Experience of working in close collaboration with physician authors/reviewers on projects

Experience of working with external consultants / agencies

The Rewards:

A competitive remuneration package is on offer, commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Smith & Nephew is committed to helping people regain their lives by repairing and healing the human body. We believe that this can only be achieved by establishing mutually beneficial relationships with all of our stakeholders including patients, healthcare professionals, investors and employees. If you share our passion for innovation and can demonstrate how you meet the criteria outlined, we would love to hear from you.

Apply for this job: Evidence Communications Specialist - Smith & Nephew

Contact Information:

Address:  Head Office


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