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Principle Medical Writer

Compass Life Sciences
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
£55,000 - £70,000
Start date
28 Nov 2022
Closing date
28 Dec 2022

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Medical Communications, Medical Writing
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
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Job Details

Compass Life Sciences are partnered with a Global Medical Communications Agency who are committed to communicating the science and value of medicines.  We are supporting their search to appoint a new Principle Medical Writer to join their internal team on a full-time permanent basis. The role will focus on the management of scientific content and across a range of medical communications and deliverables across multiple therapeutic areas.  
As a global company this role offers the opportunity to be part of a wider team who value collaboration and the ability to provide a supportive and approachable work culture. As a Principle Medical Writer part of your role will be to guide and mentor junior members of the team. and provide editorial advice to stakeholder's and the wider scientific services team. You will be responsible for the management of various accounts giving strategic advice when needed and ensuring that all projects are delivered to a high quality, to budget and on time.  
A competitive salary and benefits package is available for this role.  
Ability to work 2-3 days per week in the office from either the London, Chester or Manchester office with the remainder of the week working from home.
Previous experience working as a medical writer essential within a Pharmaceutical Company or medical communications company and producing the associated deliverables.
Experience of managing accounts and interacting with medical experts  
Excellent scientific and medical writing skills
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with an attention to detail and accuracy.
Ability to understand and process complex information accurately whilst always considering the audience
Proficient use of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Proven experience and confidence in interacting with clients and medical experts to ensure that duties within a multi-functioning client facing team can be met
The desire to develop and grow as a writer, ensuring that you keep up to date with advance and developments in a given therapeutic area in order to apply this to your work
Minimum degree requirement: Bachelor's within a relevant Life Science area, Higher Degree (MSc, PhD desirable)
Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) Qualification desirable
If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please apply using the button above. Alternatively contact Kerry Harris on 02392 316039.  

Please be aware due to the high volume of applications expected for this role, only successful candidates who match the criteria will be contact   
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Compass Life Sciences was formed in 2018 by veteran recruitment professionals. Candid conversations with Investors and clients identified a demand for highly knowledgeable, experienced, quality-based recruitment solutions within the sector that offered a genuine, consultative service.

Our capabilities have grown in line with our team’s headcount; and we now serve a wide range of key specialisms including R&D, Clinical Research, Commercial Operations, Data & Bioinformatics, Regulatory Affairs and Medical Affairs. We have been consistently commended for offering the highest levels of knowledge-based recruitment solutions to both candidates and clients.

We believe that the future of recruitment is firmly rooted in ingrained partnerships, where a more proactive and strategic relationship is important. As Compass Life Sciences continues to move forward, we will endeavour to provide the highest quality, valued solutions in all our relationships.

Differentiated by quality and knowledge, Compass Life Sciences has been born out of the desire to raise the standards of Life Sciences recruitment in the UK and Global markets.

As a team, we are proud to be able to evidence experience working in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Supplier & Vendor industries, ranging from University Placement Years, through to onsite Talent Acquisition employment, which has provided our fundamental understanding of the specialisms we recruit both for, and into

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