Expert Scientific Writer

Dublin, Ireland
17 May 2019
16 Jun 2019
R & D
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Title: Expert Scientific Writer, Novartis, Dublin, Ireland

927 million. The number of lives we touched in 2017. And while we're proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people's lives

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you're given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you're empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks. And where you're surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world's toughest medical challenges.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.

Job Summary:

Do you want to work for a Global Pharmaceutical company where you will get recognized for your hard work and commitment? Look no further, apply today!

Medical communications provides consultancy services to the pharmaceutical industry to help raise awareness of medicines via education and promotion. The Novartis Medcomms service is an in-house (NBS) service that advises the business on how best to educate and inform their customers (doctors/medical professionals/Key Opinion Leaders) about the benefits and risks of therapies, supported by clinical and economic data. We are seeking experienced scientific writers to join the team, specialising in Immunology/Rheumatology or Ophthamology therapeutic areas. The role will involve some travel to medical events as required.

Key Responsibilities :

• Research and write original content for publications activities (primary and review manuscripts, abstracts, posters, etc), slide presentations and other documents related to medical communications and medical education that is scientifically accurate, evidence-based, grammatically accurate, referenced using appropriate sources, and consistent with quality standards for author review, customer review as appropriate, and scientific peer review
• Attend and deliver end-to-end scientific events (advisory boards, symposia, standalone meetings, investigator meetings, etc) as part of a wider project team
• As needed, serve as scientific resource for content review and approval
• Demonstrate a command of relevant therapeutic areas and expertise with assigned products to provide scientific expertise to support the customers.
• Analyze, interpret, and apply clinical data to produce high-quality scientific communications.
• Clearly communicate medical scientific concepts in a condensed, audience-appropriate way
• Follow all internal processes and procedures with regard to workflow, development of deliverables, and adherence to industry best practices, including GPP3 and ICMJE
• Demonstrate the flexibility/adaptability necessary to function on different therapeutic teams as needed
• Work in conjunction with account management and manager to develop and adhere to logical and attainable timelines for project completion
• Provide input and aid in troubleshooting/problem-solving
• Lead and/or participate in author/client teleconferences and answer content-related questions
• Provide accurate citations in text (utilizing Reference Manager system), a bibliography, and appropriately annotated references for medical review
• Archive materials and communications in Publication Management system to ensure compliance with industry best practices

About Novartis:

About the Novartis Global Service Centre in Dublin:

The Novartis Global Service Center (NGSC), Dublin, was set up in 2013 and is located in a state-of-the-art facility on the Merrion Road in Ballsbridge. The center, one of five around the world, delivers a broad variety of services to the Novartis divisions and organizations worldwide. Services offered by the Dublin team include scientific and commercial services, IT, HR Operations and Procurement. There are currently several hundred associates employed at the site with 32 nationalities speaking 28 languages.

The operation is continuing to grow rapidly and has a number of exciting vacancies for experienced high-caliber candidates who are interested in working as part of an international team delivering services globally. Novartis offers a rewarding career and a comprehensive benefits package.

Novartis is a world-leading healthcare company that provides innovative solutions to address the evolving needs of patients and societies. Headquartered in Switzerland, Novartis offers a diversified portfolio to best meet these needs: innovative medicines, eye care and cost-saving generic pharmaceuticals. Novartis is the only global company with leading positions in these areas. Novartis Group companies employ approximately 120,000 full-time-equivalent associates and its products are available in more than 180 countries around the world.

Benefits of Working for Novartis:

Competitive salary; Annual bonus
Pension scheme; Share scheme
Health insurance; 25 days annual leave
Flexible working arrangements
Subsidized dining facilities
Employee recognition scheme

'I came for the job, I stay for the culture'

#LI-NOV = Novartis

Minimum requirements

• Minimum science degree or equivalent. MSc, PhD, PharmD, or MD would be desirable
• Must have excellent written English as well as being verbally fluent in English. Other languages not required
• Minimum of 3 years' experience in medical communications
• Medical writing experience
• Good understanding of industry work processes for publications
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook).
• Ability to travel to events as required

Novartis are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons