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Company: Barrington James Clinical
Reference: AJMED1
Closing Date: 02 Mar 18
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

This is an opportunity for experienced writers to join an ever expanding and growing business. You will be on target to work your way into a senior leadership role, QC over junior writers, working with senior management to grow the business.



  • · Proven experience within a pharmaceutical science writing role
  • · Thorough understanding of the pharmaceutical drug development and approval
  • process
  • · Solid grounding in science
  • · High level of capability to take a job through from briefing to final delivery
  • · Proven experience in providing evidence-based scientific direction to account
  • teams, clients and other stakeholders, in relation to brand strategy and in a code
  • compliant manner
  • Skills Required:
  • · Ability to understand complex scientific and medical concepts
  • · Demonstrate excellent and versatile scientific writing and editing ability, and
  • organisational skills
  • · Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience of
  • participating in pitching new business proposals to potential clients
  • · Ability to confidently and appropriately challenge opinions and put forward
  • alternative, informed viewpoints
  • · Ability to manage, lead and mentor more junior writers
  • · Flexibility, adaptability and resourcefulness
  • · Good time management skills
  • · Judgment and problem solving
  • · Excellent 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 searching


  • - 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
  • way
  • - Ensuring the medical accuracy of materials, their compliance with product
  • licences and relevant codes of practice and that referencing is relevant and
  • accurate
  • - Advising colleagues (and clients where appropriate) on strategy and direction of
  • projects and new business opportunities, based on scientific understanding and
  • evidence
  • - Reviewing content of clinical papers, extracting relevant content to provide
  • medical evidence and data for inclusion in projects, new business and competitor
  • intelligence
  • - Providing high-quality medical writing, editorial and QC input when required

Science Writing

  • · Liaise closely with account handling teams to take briefs and ensure complete
  • understanding of client requirements
  • · Responsible 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 audience
  • · Responsible 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 projects
  • · Work closely with clients, KOLs and other stakeholders to incorporate specific
  • requirements and any changes to written materials
  • · Responsible for fact checking and spell checking manuscripts / project
  • materials before submission for internal editorial and strategic review
  • · Responsible for accomplishing tasks within pre-agreed time frame, managing
  • own time lines working around other


Apply for this job: MEDICAL WRITERS: PERMANENT** £40K+

Contact Information:

Address:  Head Office
Victoria House Consort Way Horley Surrey
Tel:  01293 776644
Fax:  01293 822333
Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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