Head of Medical and Scientific Writing

London (Greater) (GB)
23 Feb 2021
25 Mar 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level

Are you an experienced writer in medical communications looking for the next move in your career? Do you have capability of managing teams and want to take your career to the next level? Are you a passionate writer with a strong interest in medical and scientific discoveries? Then this could be the role for you! 
Compass Life Sciences are supporting a UK leading CRO in their goal to appoint a new Head of Medical and Scientific Writing. This role will see you working with senior members of the business to drive the innovation of the scientific research team. You will be leading the team of writers supporting their development and maintain best quality of work. You will work with cross functional teams both internally and externally, to progress the research programmes of new medicines. Furthermore, you will ensure all departmental documentation and processes will be to the highest standards and meet all relevant approval. 
As this is a significant role for the business the ideal candidate for this opportunity will be a fully-fledged writer in the scientific and medical field with prior experience of managing teams. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the following: 
Previous experience managing teams of Medical/ Scientific Writers in academic or industry environment
Strong academic background, PhD, or MD ideally
Demonstratable history of first author publications in relevant field
Full understanding of clinical study documents including, clinical study protocols, regulatory and ethics submissions and clinical study report write ups
Knowledge of relevant industry guidelines (eg FDA, EMA, ICH, PMDA)
Ability to manage and develop internal teams as well as manage any external vendors and outsourced activities
Evidence of implementing new processes of best practice and standards that matches up with emerging pharmaceutical industry guidelines
In exchange for this our client is offering a competitive salary with great benefits including life cover, private medical and dental, life assurance policy and generous holiday allowance. As well as the opportunity for training and support for further qualifications.  
What next? 
If this looks like the next step in your career and you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please click apply or get in touch with Ben Brown on 02393874320 or bbrown@compassltd.co.uk for a confidential chat!  
Compass Associates Ltd. trading as Compass Life Sciences are acting as a Recruitment Consultancy for this permanent vacancy; we offer £200 worth of John Lewis Vouchers for each successful recommendation 

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