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Recent Jobs in Life Sciences

  • Norwich - £31,000 to £38,100 pa

    We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the Life Sciences sector.  We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Research Assistant (SRA) to join the Genomics Pipeline Group of a highly successful organisation based in Norwich. The SRA will play a key role in automating, troubleshooting and streamlining both current and future pipelines.  The successful candidate will also assist production teams with the preparation of next-generation sequencing libraries.  The SRA’s work will support the Institute’s strategic science programme, the National Capability in Genomics and Single Cell Analysis. Senior Research Assistant’s Key Duties and Responsibilities: Work closely with other laboratory staff in Genomics Pipelines to plan, execute and deliver scheduled high throughput and novel techniques Transition complex and cutting-edge laboratory processes onto the Institute’s installed base of liquid handling robotics platforms, as well as ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of laboratory automation. Provide continuous improvements and extensions to current systems Troubleshoot automated workflows to promptly return high-throughput pipelines to production and minimise downtime Maintain accurate and timely records using LIMS and electronic notebook software Draft and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for automated workflows Contribute to the dissemination of automation protocols via publications and other media opportunities Assist with the production of automated next-generation sequencing libraries Deliver training to other RAs using automated protocols for deployment into production Senior Research Assistant’s Education, Experience and Skills: Masters degree, or preferably, PhD in Molecular Biology or equivalent relevant subject Fully experienced in the performance of standard molecular biology laboratory techniques Fully experienced in utilising liquid handling processes such as Beckmam Coulter, Perkin Elmer and Hamilton systems, including the development and optimisation of protocols Experienced in writing scripts and developing protocols for liquid handling platforms Experienced in writing automated scripts utilising commonly deployed lab automation software, such as Hamilton Venus software and Beckman Coulter Biomek Familiarity with molecular cloning and modern DNA sequencing technologies Experienced in the use of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) Experienced and confident use of Microsoft office Ability to travel and work a non-conventional pattern at times

  • London Bridge - £100,000 to £137,500 pa

    We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the scientific sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Partnership & Channels Manager that will play a key role in the development of a new partnership model focused on Channels and Alliances. This role will be responsible for key activities including defining and executing the strategy for partner development and accreditation. Salary: £100,000 to £110,000 + 25% Bonus The Channels Manager will have experience in the management of partnership relationships and the use of Channels to drive significant business growth and customer value. Partnership & Channels Manager’s Main Duties: Support the evolution of the Channels strategy for partners Develop an accreditation and certification framework for companies and individuals Execute an accreditation process for partner organisations, working with Product and Professional Services domain experts Manage and conduct technical training for new and expanding partnerships Directly contribute to the internal awareness related to partnerships across multiple internal departments which will be necessary to deliver key foundational support elements of the partnership framework Act as their Analytics representative in direct communication with external partners and experienced industry professionals Work with dedicated internal teams to create a flow of information from the helpdesk and usage intelligence to inform partner management and training plans. Capture use cases that can form future enhancements and/or products Partnership & Channels Manager’s Skills, Experience and Qualifications: Grounding in a comparable role in partnerships, channels, alliances and resellers Minimum BS degree (Masters Preferred) with Life Science focus. Working experience in the Life Sciences industry Experience of working in a global, matrix environment Can set priorities and be flexible in a changing environment. Strong interpersonal communication and problem solving skills, ability to work cross-culturally. Confident and proactive, with outstanding oral and written communication skills. Ability to gain and retain confidence and respect of partners and customers Good time management skills in planning and prioritising workload demands A strong team player with the ability to work on own initiative. Fluent in English Ability to work with remote cross-functional and cross-cultural teams Consistently delivers on commitments Experience with data integration, data mining and analytics would be an advantage Experience with digital commerce would be an advantage

  • London Bridge - £55,000 to £125,000 pa

    Scintillant specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the scientific sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Strategic Account Manager (SAM) that has an excellent track record selling technology and information solutions to Pharmaceutical companies. A dynamic self-starter who has the ability to network and manage relationships across many different functions within a complex global organisation. The post holder will be responsible for developing and implementing an effective global account strategy through collaboration with Strategic Account Team members, the Custom Solution Team and Customer Training. A strong communicator to both senior management and scientific end users with the ability to clearly articulate an in depth understanding of the company’s Product, Platform and Solution will be essential. Salary:         £55,000 to £65,000 + £60k OTC Total OTE £115,000 to £125,000 Strategic Account Manager’s Main Duties: To achieve/exceed territory revenue plan. To maintain existing subscriber base through renewals and to grow revenues from within existing accounts. To prepare an account plan for each organisation which includes an implementation schedule of Total Account Management. Lead SAM will be responsible for creating and updating account profiles. Devise overall strategy for each assigned “lead” account, with the help of the Regional Sales Manager and other support functions. Present account strategy to all SAM’s and allocate actions. Chair regularly scheduled account development meetings with peer and Executive Committee to develop account awareness within organization. SAM team will be charged with developing, adapting and ultimately owning the sales strategy for each account. Acquire detailed in-depth knowledge of products and retain up-to-date. Report back from customer training sessions; recording customer feedback, gathering customer intelligence and actioning follow-up as required. Maintain and update sales progress reports and other administrative reporting mechanisms according to agreed timeframes. Liaise effectively with internal departments (Product Development, Sales Support and Marketing Department) to maximise sales opportunities and to keep up to date with existing and new services and marketing/sales campaigns. Maintain customer satisfaction with all services and functions. Deputise for team members and line manager as and when required. Take responsibility for identifying training and developmental needs for self. Strategic Account Manager’s Skills, Experience and Qualifications: BSc Degree, or higher, with a Life Sciences focus is desirable. A track record selling technology and information solutions to Pharmaceutical companies. A keen ability to extend the customer contact base through to new business channels and to develop the strategic alignment to customer. Appropriate granular knowledge and understanding of the Drug Development market and its key drivers. Able to present an appreciation of the competitive landscape of the Pharma sectors. Ability to manage and generate revenue from existing customers through a conscientious and driven approach with excellent customer management skills. Commercial acumen with a proactive and creative approach to looking after the needs and concerns of customers and an understanding of the role of customer training as an integral part of the sales process. Excellent communication and influencing skills through verbal and interpersonal presentation. The ability to deal with a wide range of customers, from Heads of Information, Research & Development, Informatics and Regulatory within large Pharma. Ability to communicate complex technical information to both small and large groups and to handle questions in a commercially astute and sensitive manner. Well organised and disciplined team player in regard to policy, procedure and standards. Good organisational skills with ability to set priorities and be flexible in changing environment

  • Norwich - £48,000 to £60,000 pa

    Our client, an internationally respected Institute, is seeking a creative early-career or established researcher to develop and deliver scientific excellence and social and economic impact in food and health research. Main Activities & Responsibilities: Lead and manage project teams including supervising researchers and visiting workers, supporting effective career development, and maintaining high levels of performance representative of a world class institute. Contribute to the development and management of activities within the Institute, deputising for the Institute leader when necessary. Initiate the development of funding proposals and projects as self-contained items or as part of broader programmes. Secure significant research funding in accordance with the level of the role. Take the lead in writing project reports and papers for publication in leading academic journals and other relevant media, including being available to provide expert commentary in a variety of media. Develop business opportunities by liaising with and influencing industry, government, and other external partners. Travel nationally and internationally to develop professional and commercial collaborations and attend appropriate conferences in the consolidation of the Institute’s international reputation. Education, Qualifications and Skill Requirements: PhD with a focus on food. Knowledge of food management processes, including composition data and dietary assessment methods. Strong publication record in peer reviewed journals. Experience of commercialisation of research studies. Strong collaboration skills. Relevant Experience Requirements: Established record of Post-Doctoral activities, including a history of obtaining research funding and effective management of projects. Experience of effectively leading, managing and mentoring project teams. Experience of food information systems. Experience of participation and leadership in interdisciplinary research, particularly in food, nutrition and health. Success in leading and initiating interdisciplinary collaborations with academia, industry and regulatory authorities. Interpersonal Skill Requirements: Ability to promote equality and values diversity. Ability to embrace the expected values and behaviours of all staff Ability to present the Institute both nationally and internationally as an innovative, professional and fulfilling place to progress careers. Present a positive image of self and the Institute, promoting both international reputation and public engagement aims of the Institute.

  • Botolph Claydon - £15,500 to £18,000 pa

    Scintillant specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the scientific sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a R&D Lab Technician to join a highly successful organisation base in Botolph Claydon, Bucks. The R&D Laboratory Technician will support the operation of the R&D Laboratory in delivering an efficient organisation responsive to the needs of the company in accordance with the established SOPs. They will assist with and perform alone, experiments in the Research and Development department, reporting methods and results, and researching project related topics. R&D Lab Technician’s Main Duties: To assist in the development of new products for commercialisation and to improve existing products and/or procedures by: o Becoming competent in and performing experiments as requested in a timely and efficient way. o Carrying out tasks accurately and following strict methodologies. o Keeping accurate and detailed records on experimental methodology, data collection, formulations and other pertinent information relating to projects according to R & D procedures and, as required, interpreting and presenting results. o Making notes and questioning experimental methodology in order to gain an understanding of how and why experiments are performed and gain skills in troubleshooting. To ensure compliance to the Company Quality System and ensure where necessary that all documentation relating to the Quality System are completed to the required standard. To maintain a current awareness of all key technological and commercial developments which appertain to the company’s focus of activities and relevant markets. To maintain high standards of hygiene, cleanliness and general good housekeeping within the department and to ensure that work areas are kept tidy and orderly at all times. To ensure work area is sufficiently stocked with materials/equipment required for each day’s work. To carry out additional specific tasks as requested from time to time. R&D Lab Technician’s Qualifications, Skills and Experience An A 'level in science is essential, maths desirable. Computer skills: MS Office essential, Statistical analysis desirable. Ability to work in an organised way and follow exact methods. Ability to learn specific, practical techniques and apply this knowledge to solve technical problems. Good hand-eye coordination and the ability to use technical equipment with accuracy. Excellent oral communication Experience in providing demonstrations and writing technical reports Attention to detail Professional Development Training will be provided on: o The use of technical apparatus within the lab. o Conducting specific preparation tasks prior to experimentation. o The generation of data packs. o Health and Safety. Opportunities for further training and courses.

  • Botolph Claydon - £17,500 to £22,000 pa

    Scintillant specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the scientific sector. We have an excellent opportunity for an QC Laboratory Technician to join a highly successful organisation based in Botolph Claydon. The successful candidate will work with a small team to carry out tasks in the QC department, to report results clearly and promptly. QC Laboratory Technician’s Main Duties: Inoculation of Quality Control samples. Preparation of agar, agar plates and media. Routine operation and maintenance of the Bactec Blood Culture analysing system. Conduct commercial product Quality Control testing in accordance with UKAS Accreditation Standard ISO 17025. Assist in maintenance and calibration of equipment and record management. Check and maintain stocks of laboratory consumables. Deputise for the Coordinator in their absence on specified tasks. Conduct specific commercial product manufacture activities. Assist with development of production improvements. Preparation and despatch of materials for gamma irradiation. Carry out project work as required. Maintain laboratories in a clean and tidy condition at all times. Conduct environmental monitoring where required. QC Laboratory Technician’s Qualifications, Skills and Experience An A level in a science subject. Basic microbiology knowledge. Some laboratory experience. Competent with Word, Excel and Microsoft Office programmes Basic understanding of ISO 17025 standard Professional Development Training will be provided on:

  • Central London - £60,000 to £80,000 pa

    Senior Clinical Product Specialist’s Main Purpose: The Senior Clinical Product Specialist will play a key role in supporting the development of existing clinical solutions within the clinical portfolio, including but not limited to clinical trials Intelligence and future analytics. They will be responsible for working alongside all key editorial, commercial, marketing and technology stakeholders to ensure the continued success and growth of these solutions. They will be a key component of future clinical solutions and will support the Product Management and Technology Teams with thought leadership as well as interacting with customers and sales to gather market intelligence and validate current approaches. The position requires strong clinical knowledge and a thorough understanding of the drug development life cycle, current market and industry trends, competitive dynamics, and core users, along with their workflow and key needs.  Clinical Product Specialist’s Duties and responsibilities: Manage existing clinical portfolio products by integrating customer need and feedback matched to the established product development requirements. Develop product roadmaps and educate internal stakeholders, such as sales and marketing, on technology, platform and new product opportunities. Support the formulation of a clinical business strategy based on solid industry and technical knowledge, providing recommendations for new business opportunities whilst keeping abreast of rapidly emerging technologies. Conduct comprehensive Market Research in the provision of a complete understanding of user and competitive environments. Collaborate with Customer Care, Analysts and UX Design teams to create solutions that meet the customer needs. Present the company at industry conferences, exhibitions and user meetings. Undertake joint visits with the global sales team to demonstrate products to prospects and customers. Work with the Sales and Marketing teams on the development of marketing materials and marketing campaigns. Work with the product development teams to review and prioritize product specifications and delivery timelines aligned with milestones and budget. Track sales performance and usage after product launch. Monitor sales, services, customer and prospect feedback. Capture use cases that can form future enhancements and/or products. Clinical Product Specialist’s Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications Minimum BSc degree with a Life Science focus.  A Masters would be preferred. Working experience of drug discovery in the Life Sciences industry. More than 3 years’ hands-on experience in a Product Management Position. Experience in trial design and site selection would be valuable. Experience of working in a global, matrix environment. Able to set priorities and be flexible in a changing environment. Fluent in English with outstanding oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal communication and problem solving skills.   Salary:         £60,000 to £70,000 possibly extra for the right candidate + with 10% bonus

  • Cambridge - £28,000 to £32,000 pa

    We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates with expertise in Regulatory and Clinical Compliance Documentation. We have an excellent opportunity for an Administrator to join a global biotechnology /pharma company based in Cambridge. Contract 3 + years FTC Core Duties The provision of administrative support for the company’s activities related to Regulatory and Clinical Documentation management. Responsibilities will include interface with contracted clinical research companies, organisations, internal and external staff, in the delivery of these services. Key skills, Knowledge and Experience Good track record in the management of formal records and documents. Proficient and effective use of MS Office and SharePoint Comprehensive understanding of global regulatory requirements, guidelines and associated documentation. Knowledge and practical experience of GCP Guidelines and documentation. A key interest in records management Qualifications Required Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant science discipline Minimum of 2 years directly related experience in a similar role Desirable Qualifications: Masters Degree in a relevant science discipline

  • Cambridge - £45,000 to £65,000 pa

      We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the medical communications sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Medical Writer to join a well-respected, expanding agency that provides imaginative communication materials to the healthcare industry for diverse target audiences. Their Scientific expertise, commitment, and teamwork give their global clients confidence that they will deliver excellence. Senior Medical Writer’s Core Duties The Senior Medical Writer role provides leadership in the delivery of accurate and well-written medical and scientific communications. The role is office-based, and involves a variety of tasks including, but not limited to: providing strategic and scientific input to a range of projects and proposals undertaking literature research, analysing data, and providing critical appraisal developing evidence-based text for various types of communication, including manuscripts, training programmes (paper-based and e-learning), and value dossiers generating specialist communication pieces for the purposes of issue handling and information sharing attending international Advisory Boards and other scientific meetings, before preparing strategic meeting minutes or follow-up reports providing creative input to the visual development of materials preparing slide kits and supporting texts working in close collaboration with a team of editors, project managers, and clients. In addition to content creation, the Senior Medical Writer is also responsible for managing, coaching, and mentoring other medical writers. Project management aspects of the role include contributing to the scoping of projects and to financial planning; business development aspects include providing scientific expertise for new business pitches and the preparation of proposal documents. Senior Medical Writer’s Key Experience strong scientific background a degree in a relevant life science or medical subject (2:1 or above) at least three years of experience in medical writing. postgraduate qualification is advantageous, but not essential. must have a passion for accurate and effective scientific communication, with a keen eye for detail. exceptional command of written English. IT literate with excellent organisational skills. a willingness to travel is also required.

  • Cambridge - £25,000 to £35,000 pa

    We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the medical communications sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Medical Writer to join a well-respected, expanding agency that provides imaginative communication materials to the healthcare industry for diverse target audiences. Their Scientific expertise, commitment, and teamwork give their global clients confidence that they will deliver excellence. Medical Writer’s Core Duties The Medical Writer role is responsible for the preparation of accurate and well-written medical and scientific communication pieces that clients require for internal and external purposes. The role is office-based, and involves a variety of tasks including, but not limited to: undertaking literature research, analysing data, and providing critical appraisal developing evidence-based text for various types of communication, including manuscripts, training programmes (paper-based and e-learning), and value dossiers preparing slide kits and supporting texts generating specialist communication pieces for the purposes of issue handling and information sharing attending international Advisory Boards and other scientific meetings, before preparing strategic meeting minutes or follow-up reports providing creative input to the visual development of materials providing strategic and scientific input to a range of projects and proposals working in close collaboration with a team of editors, project managers, and clients. Medical Writer’s Key Experience strong scientific background a degree in a relevant life science or medical subject (2:1 or above) postgraduate qualification is advantageous, but not essential. must have a passion for accurate and effective scientific communication, with a keen eye for detail. exceptional command of written English. IT literate with excellent organisational skills. a willingness to travel is also required.

  • Cambridge - £25,000 to £35,000 pa

    We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the medical communications sector. We have an excellent opportunity for an Editorial Project Manager to join a well-respected, expanding agency that provides imaginative communication materials to the healthcare industry for diverse target audiences. Their Scientific expertise, commitment, and teamwork give their global clients confidence that they will deliver excellence. Editorial Project Manager’s Core Duties The Editorial Project Manager role is responsible for checking the quality and accuracy of the scientific content produced by our writing team, ensuring adherence to client brief and in-house style. With experience, Editorial Project Managers also undertake a level of content generation. The role is office based, and involves a variety of tasks to progress projects from draft format to the final high-quality deliverable. These tasks include, but are not limited to: copy-editing draft text performing quality control checks from study reports and scientific literature proofreading final deliverables creating and/or briefing artwork implementing client feedback developing evidence-based text for communication materials such as slide kits and abstracts working in close collaboration with a team of writers, editors, and project managers. The role may also require occasional client contact and communication with key opinion leaders. Editorial Project Manager’s Key Experience strong scientific background a degree in a relevant life science or medical subject (2:1 or above) postgraduate qualification is advantageous, but not essential. experience within a medical communications agency, pharmaceutical company, or publishing environment is advantageous, but not essential. must have a passion for accurate and effective scientific communication, with a keen eye for detail. exceptional command of written English. IT literate with excellent organisational skills. a willingness to travel is also required.

  • Cambridge - £37,200 pa

    We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates with expertise in Clinical and Regulatory Documentation. We have an excellent opportunity for an Administrator to join a global biotechnology / pharma company based in Cambridge. Core Duties The provision of administrative support for the company’s regulatory documentation management and for internal and external staff and company contracted clinical research organisations. Key skills and knowledge Understanding of global regulatory requirements and guidelines for conducting clinical trial and clinical research. Knowledge of relevant GCP, external and internal regulatory requirements/guidelines Project Management/planning experience Ability to collaborate and build relationships to maximize organizational function and capabilities Qualifications Required Masters Degree OR Bachelor’s Degree & 2 years directly related experience Associates Degree & 5 years of directly related experience High School diploma / GED & 8 years of directly related experience Desirable Qualifications: BS/BA/BSe in the sciences or RN 2 years Clinical Documentation Management and industry experience (e.g. CTA/CRA/Study Manager) in order to have a thorough understanding of the processes associated with the conduct of clinical trials and document management operations. Are you enthusiastic about this job? Send us your CV in word format today

  • Lewisham & Woolwich - £35,000 to £49,000 pa

    We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the medical scientific sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Clinical Vascular Scientist to join a friendly team of 4 Vascular Scientists and administration team. Their Vascular laboratory provides specialist duplex ultrasound imaging to a range of departments within the NHS trust including, vascular surgery, stroke medicine, renal medicine, haematology, acute medicine and Ambulatory care services. The successful Clinical Vascular Scientist / Vascular Sonographer will be expected to perform a full range of vascular investigations;  Peripheral arterial assessment (Intermittent Claudication, diabetic foot services, surveillance of endovascular stent bypass grafts and autologous vein bypass grafts) Peripheral venous assessment (Venous insufficiency, upper and lower limb DVT and Post Thrombotic Syndrome) Cerebrovascular arterial assessment AAA and EVAR surveillance Renovascular assessment Our client has a well-equipped department with top of the range scanners, air-conditioned scanning rooms, PACS and RIS connectivity, and full admin support. They are a responsive team with a reputation within the trust for providing an excellent service to patients and referring clinical teams. In addition to competitive salary, they also offer private GP access, monthly osteopathic/physio treatment and CPD funding plus Pension, Healthcare/Dental, Clinical Vascular Scientist / Vascular Sonographer’s Requirements Experience as a Clinical Vascular Scientist / Vascular Sonographer AVS Accredited Happy with relocators and will consider relocation assistance Are you enthusiastic about this job? Send us your CV in word format today

  • New Milton - £20,000 to £25,000 pa

    Scintillant specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates with a scientific focus. An opening has arisen from one of our Drinks and Food Industry clients for the placement of a Laboratory Technician. The company is flexible in its requirement for either a Full-time or Part-time Candidate. Experience: • Have a minimum of 2 years previous laboratory experience working within the food and drinks industry. Education and Qualifications: • Have a Degree in a relevant scientific or food related subject. A candidate with a good set of ‘A’ Level passes would be considered. Skills and Knowledge: • Ability to work independently. • Have knowledge of HACCP and GMP processes. • Good IT skills with working knowledge of Outlook, Windows, Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat. • Be familiar with routine systems and instrumentation within a routine scientific laboratory. • Attention to detail. • Unambiguous and legible handwriting. • Report writing skills.

  • Burton on Trent - £15,500 pa

    Scintillant specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the scientific sector. We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Support Scientist with a focus on forensic services. Duration 6 to 8 Weeks + possibility of a perm role for the right candidate. Salary: £15,500 pro-rata Main Duties: Providing scientific and documentary support to the Forensic team in their delivery of forensic services. Education/Qualifications: Applicants must possess a University Degree with a relevant science or forensic focus. Experience and Skills Minimum of 12 months working in a science focused laboratory in a scientific role. Be familiar with routine systems and instrumentation within a routine scientific laboratory. The post with be fully supervised, but candidates should be familiar with routine forensic testing techniques. Report writing skills Unambiguous and legible handwriting. Attention to detail Have a good working knowledge of routine IT communication programmes, including Outlook, Windows, Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat.

  • Cambridge - $35,000 to $45,000 pa

    We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the scientific sector. We have an excellent opportunity for an Application Scientist to join a leading provider of text mining solutions with a current emphasis on high value life science, chemistry and biomedical applications. Their software is acknowledged as a leading solution in the pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare industries and has been adopted by most of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies, leading healthcare providers and US government organisations such as the FDA. Application Scientist’s Main Duties: Support the sales team throughout the sales cycle in demonstrating the value of the solution to the customer Travel both nationally and internationally to customer sites to present the solution and provide training where appropriate Support the customer and ensure their success in using the product to gain maximum ROI Undertake consulting and project work for customers Develop compelling case studies showing how the software can be used to solve real world problems. Feed customer requirements back to the product development team and help test new software releases Assist with customer deployments Application Scientist’s Education/Qualifications: Life science or similar degree, preferably to postgraduate level Informatics, data science and/or information management skills Sound understanding of IT systems and experience of scripting languages, e.g. Python or Perl Familiarity with text mining and/or enterprise search Familiarity with life science information resources (e.g. PubMed) Experience of working on life science or healthcare applications, ideally in a commercial or industrial setting Good organisational skills, ideally with project management experience Good communication and presentation skills A proactive attitude and ability to work in a team

  • Westerham - £40,000 to £45,000 pa

    Scintillant specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the scientific sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Medical Writer to undertake the writing/editorial development of a broad range of projects, facilitating the completion of these projects from first draft through to final deliverable, and liaising with other teams both internally and externally as required. Medical Writer’s Main Duties: To undertake the writing/editorial development of projects on assigned accounts Structure, write, edit and proofread a broad range of materials, ensuring accuracy and appropriate referencing, with limited coaching/supervision required Ensure that communications reflect client requirements and are optimally presented/communicated Review the work of more junior members of the team as required and coach them (working with the EDD/ED as required) with the aim of ensuring that they understand the above requirements and progress towards being able to develop copy to a similar standard To demonstrate a solid understanding of client product(s) and therapy areas, showing an appreciation of scientific and commercial strategy and the ability to apply that strategy to ongoing projects and new business opportunities, contributing to the organic growth of designated accounts on an ongoing basis To adhere to Elements’ review and QC processes (and client review processes as required) to ensure quality, accuracy and compliance of written deliverables To contribute to the accurate development of editorial budgets To complete the written aspects of projects on time, to the clients brief and within budget, identifying discrepancies and ensuring that the project team are aware of these at the earliest opportunity Working with the project team, and other writers as appropriate, to manage the editorial workload of designated accounts, alerting your line manager to potential resourcing concerns or freelance requirements in a timely manner To demonstrate excellence in client service, being recognised by the client as an important and valuable member of the team Medical Writer’s Education/Qualifications/ Experience: Proven experience as a writer in medical communications with demonstrated ability to develop appropriate materials with limited supervision (generally =3 years’ experience) BSc / MSc / PhD or equivalent

  • Westerham - £30,000 to £35,000 pa

    We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the scientific sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Medical Writer to undertake the writing/editorial development of a broad range of projects as directed by more senior members of the Editorial or Client Services teams, facilitating the completion of these projects from first draft through to final deliverable, and liaising with other teams both internally and externally as required Medical Writer’s Main Duties: With guidance from more senior members of the team, to undertake the writing/editorial development of projects, showing ability to structure, write, edit, proofread, ensure accuracy and ensure appropriate referencing of materials. Tasks may include the provision of scientific support at congresses/meetings (eg slide previews) and other external meetings, undertaking associated travel as required To develop a solid understanding of client product(s) and therapy areas, showing ability to assimilate scientific and commercial information for these areas, and understand commercial strategy To adhere to Elements review and QC processes (and client review processes as required) to ensure quality, accuracy and compliance of written deliverables To strive to complete the written aspects of projects on time, to the clients brief and within budget, alerting your line manager at the earliest opportunity to potential problems with this With guidance from your line manager, to demonstrate ownership of projects and manage workload effectively, alerting your line manager to potential resourcing concerns To develop a clear understanding of client service, and liaise with the client as required by your line manager, to become an established and valued member of the team Medical Writer’s Education/Qualifications/ Experience: Proven experience of written communications (eg PhD thesis, research papers or from previous experience in pharmaceutical/clinical research) Demonstrated interest in medical writing, shows an aptitude for writing and a sound scientific understanding BSc / MSc / PhD or equivalent

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