Senior Medical Writer

Jun 14, 2013
Jul 14, 2013
Full Time
About our company
Springer Healthcare is a leading publisher of medical educational products for the healthcare community, and forms part of Springer Science+Business Media, one of the world's leading global scientific and medical publishers. With more than 20 years' experience working with the pharmaceutical industry, we are specialists in delivering innovative medical content and services across a wide range of communication platforms.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Life and AD&D
- 401(k)
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Transit Accounts
- Tuition Assistance
- Summer Hours

Your tasks
1.Project work
1.1.To write and manage delivery of scientific content for a range of medical communications that meet client needs, internal quality standards and timelines:
1.1.1.Act as Lead Writer for one or more major accounts and provide the main point of contact on matters of scientific content for the client and KOLs
1.1.2.Provide editorial quotes for costing purposes
1.1.3.Advise Associate Scientific Services Director and Scientific Services Director about resource requirements
1.1.4.Recommend authors, publications and target journals
1.1.5.Address journal peer review comments
1.1.6.To review scientific content for range of medical communications, according to client needs, internal quality standards and agreed specifications, budgets and timeframes:
1.1.7.Monitor quality, style and accuracy and provide timely, consistent and constructive feedback
1.1.8.Ensure that projects reflect a thorough understanding of clients? marketing objectives and that key messages are supported appropriately
1.1.9.Liaise with clients and Account Handler to agree specifications and check that client expectations are being met
1.1.10.Liaise with Associate Scientific Services Director and Scientific Services Director on writers? training needs and provide coaching as required

2.Business Planning/commercial
2.1.1.To apply knowledge of the therapeutic use and strategic marketing of pharmaceuticals to account plans, strategic publication plans, strategic communication programs, proposals and pitches:
2.1.2.Participate fully in briefing and brainstorming meetings
2.1.3.Provide scientific expertise to Business Development in the development of new business pitches and proposals
2.1.4.Maintain broad awareness of developments in relevant therapeutic areas and discipline, editorial issues within publishing and the inScience product portfolio
2.1.5.Provide scientific input to complement Account Management in developing new opportunities within accounts

3.1.To contribute to revenue targets by ensuring that projects are progressed as soon as possible after confirmation
3.2.To monitor own adherence to budget and utilization rate
3.3.To record and monitor actual time spent on a project against budgeted time, and complete timesheets in an accurate and timely manner.

4.1.1.In conjunction with the Scientific Services Director and Scientific Services Team Leader(s), to help develop writers within an account team to achieve their full potential:
4.1.2.Coach and mentor junior writers as required
4.1.3.Assist the Associate Scientific Services Director and Scientific Services Director in preparing and updating SOPs/training modules and in delivering editorial training in relevant therapy area/discipline
4.1.4.Contribute to or conduct (as appropriate) performance and learning & development reviews and develop and monitor progress of objectives with direct reports
4.1.5.To assist the Associate Scientific Services Director and Scientific Services Director in recruitment by interviewing candidates if required
4.1.6.To support team working principles within Medical Communications, account team and other departments and collaboration between business units by attending team and editorial meetings/tutorials

Our requirements
?Essential: Life science degree
?Desired: Life science degree in pharmacy or medicine (ideally to Masters or PhD level); Higher degree.
?Essential experience: Writing experience in a communications agency or the pharmaceutical or healthcare industries
?Desired experience: Management or supervisory experience

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Springer Healthcare and Springer Science+Business Media, LLC are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers.

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