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Company: Covance
Location: Maidenhead, UK
Reference: 65412BR
Closing Date: 03 Feb 17
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.


Currently, we are seeking to hire a Medical Writer II to support the Medical Writing team. This is a permanent, full time position based in our UK location - Maidenhead. Remote workers, also from other European countries, will be considered. We are seeking applicants who want to develop long term scientific and writing careers within our team at Covance!

About the team:

Covance medical writing team is exposed to a variety of study designs, endpoints, molecules, and clients. Additionally, we offer the opportunity to develop clinical pharmacology skills that most other medical writing employers do not offer. We are a part of the scientific team reviewing analysis plans and tables. The challenges of our study opportunities combined with the diverse role make the position a unique opportunity for someone to develop a broad knowledge base and skill set.


  • Acting as a lead writer responsible for preparation of clinical study protocols and clinical study reports (CSRs), and other clinical documents as needed
  • Support more Experience d writers with the preparation of complex clinical documents
  • Interpretation of clinical, pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamics and statistical results as appropriate
  • Production of scientific publications and other documents (e.g. abstracts, posters, manuscripts etc. )
  • Coordination of other writers on CSR appendices compilation and narrative projects
  • Preparation and review patient safety narratives and CSR appendices
  • Timely delivery of high quality documents to internal customers and Sponsors
  • Collaboration with management team to provide training to Medical Writers to ensure best working practices are maintained
  • Fostering excellent working relationships with all clients, both internal and external, with the highest quality of service in a cost-effective manner on time, every time.

About you:

  • Minimum of first degree in life sciences (or equivalent); advanced degree (e.g., PhD or Masters) preferred
  • Typically minimum 3 years medical writing Experience including 1 year as medical writing project lead
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • In-depth knowledge of MS Word
  • Good organizational and time management ability
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of ICH guidelines applicable to medical writing
  • Good understanding of medical/scientific terminology and Experience in data analysis and interpretation

At Covance, we help make the miracles of medicine a reality. We offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career. This is your chance to become part of a team that helps to bring miracle of medicine to market sooner.

There is no better time to join us!

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

Apply for this job: MEDICAL WRITER II / Maidenhead, UK

Contact Information:

Address:  Covance- Maidenhead

Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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