QuintilesIMS are seeking an experienced medical writer to join their medical writing team at a senior level.
The successful candidate will develop Sponsor communication programmes (in patient recruitment or retention), demonstrating in-depth knowledge and understanding of relevant scientific and clinical data for the product and will have the ability to rapidly get up to speed. They will also act as the main medical writer delivering high quality outputs on complex client programmes, requiring minimal input from medical writing leads, and delivered within timelines.
You will have the ability to work autonomously, and demonstrate initiative and excellent organisational skills along with keen attention to detail; work across a number of multi-functional teams from across the Scientific Affairs and Medical Writing (SAMW team), Site & Patient Networks and other Quintiles’ Divisions.
The ideal candidate will have first-hand experience of clinical trials communications with some proven experience writing for patients and/or on clinical projects.
This position offers some flexibility to work from home as well as in the office.
QuintilesIMS offers a competitive salary and great benefits, including a profit-related annual bonus, private health insurance and a generous company pension scheme.
Required capabilities & experience:
Excellent attention to detail
Concise and logical writing style
Ability to adapt writing style to meet the needs of different audiences (from lay to clinical)
Ability to write to a brief and meet the required specifications and objectives, and follow industry guidelines and style guides
Ability to perform multiple tasks and prioritise work effectively
Adaptable and able to concentrate and maintain focus under time pressure
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers, and clients
Quick learner and self-starter
Some experience writing for patients and/or on clinical projects - ideally
First-hand experience of clinical trials communications
Proven ability to informally mentor less experienced colleagues
Previous medical writing experience, or writing experience gained in a related clinical role. Likely to be from a Medical Communications Agency, or another CRO or pharmaceutical company, or relevant healthcare writing role within the public sector. Previous experience in an equivalent role at a CRO or clinical comms agency would be preferred.
A PhD and/or relevant bachelor’s degree in a scientific or medical field
Demonstrable knowledge/understanding of drug development and clinical trials
Proven experience in writing in the medical/scientific and/or clinical communications field
Full eligibility to work full time in the UK
Quintiles and IMSHealth have merged together to form the new QuintilesIMS. Each wanting to bring something new to customers, we deliver integrated information and technology solutions to drive healthcare forward. QuintilesIMS has approximately 50,000 employees conducting operations in more than 100 countries, dedicated to helping our clients improve their clinical, scientific and commercial results. As a global leader in protecting individual patient privacy, QuintilesIMS uses healthcare data to deliver critical, real-world disease and treatment insights.