We are currently recruiting for start dates throughout 2022, including April, July and September. Additional start dates may also be available and you will be asked to state your availability on your application form. Please note that most of our new recruits will be based in our Global Headquarters in Cambridge, however we have a small number of opportunities available at our London and Manchester offices.
Opportunities for Analysts and Medical Writers
Analysts and Medical Writers work on projects involving the detailed analysis of data from clinical trials and the assimilation and creative presentation of this analysis in different formats including posters, slide sets, value dossiers, reports and peer-reviewed publications. These deliverables are used directly by our clients in communication with external stakeholders instrumental to the successful uptake of novel therapies. The work is structured on a project-by-project basis and you will usually be working on several projects in different disease areas at any one time.
You will work in project teams alongside experienced colleagues, who provide one-to-one training in the technical aspects of the role, including project management and effective client communication. Delivering project work requires close collaboration with clients, and following a successful induction period you will increasingly participate in teleconferences and face-to-face meetings with external stakeholders.
Costello Medical is structured into divisional teams focusing on distinct medical communications and health economics services or serving a specific sector within the healthcare industry. All Analysts and Medical Writers can work cross-divisionally to develop a broad understanding of the company’s services and clients, but if you have an interest in joining a specialised division you will be encouraged to specify this in your application form.
What is the Difference Between an Analyst and a Medical Writer?
Analysts and Medical Writers have the same level of responsibility. Medical Writers are largely based in the Publications division, where they focus on the development of published manuscripts, abstracts and posters, and Analysts are largely based in our other divisions, where they specialise in document types and formats such as educational materials, slide sets, value dossiers, reimbursement submissions and literature review reports. The core and uniting element of our work is medical data communication and there is overlap between the roles, which is why cross-divisional working is so encouraged.
What Background Should You Have?
We are looking for individuals who are collaborative, self-motivated and enthusiastic with a genuine interest in healthcare and an eagerness to learn about new areas of science.
Essential requirements for the role are:
- A degree level or higher qualification in a scientific discipline (minimum 2.1). We welcome applications from candidates with a diverse range of specialisms, including but not limited to; biology, chemistry, pharmacy and medicine
- Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Excellent written English
- Exceptional attention to detail
- Strong analytical skills
- Organisational skills and the ability to work across multiple projects at the same time
- Aptitude for and experience of planning and writing scientific documents which could include lab reports, dissertations, poster or oral presentations and articles for websites or student magazines, poster or oral presentations, peer-reviewed scientific publications, book chapters, grant applications, regulatory documents
What We Offer
The starting salary for the role is £33,000. Salary increases are typically awarded after 6 and 12 months and again on promotion, which can be achieved in as little as 12-18 months.
How to Apply
Please submit your CV and a cover letter via our online application form. In your cover letter you should explain why you think you would be suited to the role and why you would like to join Costello Medical. Please ensure your CV clearly states the grades you have received, or are due to receive, for your undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as the grades you received for your A-Levels (or equivalent qualifications). Please contact the Talent Acquisition team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the role or application process.
We can provide visa sponsorship for eligible candidates for our Analyst/Medical Writer vacancy. You will be asked to provide details of your right to work in the UK within your application, however this will have no impact on the processing of your application.