You’ve got your science degree, perhaps even a PhD. You love science but are keen to work creatively. Medical writer jobs might well be worth a look.
What’s involved in medical writer jobs?
- Writing scientific copy for a range of publications such manuscripts, newsletters, abstracts, marketing materials, leave pieces, web content, journal features, meetings reports, etc.
- Assessing strategies used by competitors
- Helping to develop communication strategies
- Identifying opportunities to promote clients
- Keeping up to date with pharmaceutical industry news
- Attending conferences – often globally, so some travel may be involved
- Building relationships with clients and key opinion leaders
- Liaising with designers, editors, account managers etc.
What skills are required for medical writer jobs?
- Unsurprisingly, you’ll need top notch writing skills
- The ability to adapt your writing style for specific audiences
- A keen eye for detail – in fact, being genuinely pedantic is a must
- Excellent listening skills
- Research skills – you may have to understand a new therapy area at the drop of a hat
- Data analysis skills
Our Director, Julia Walton, specialises in recruiting for medical writing jobs so, to find out more, call her on 020 7359 8244 or email [email protected].