Medical Information Specialist
inScience Communications (part of Springer Healthcare)
Excellent salary and Benefits package
inScience Communications is a medical communications agency with over 30 years of experience in the industry. We offer excellent opportunities for career progression with a focus on employee satisfaction and retention.
We’re looking for a talented Medical Information Writer, keen to take on this diverse role as part of our expanding operation in the UK, working with some of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical industry.
This is a fantastic opportunity offering real variety on a day-to-day basis. Interaction with medical experts at the top of their field is a key part of this role and the successful candidate will take on the rewarding challenge of maintaining such external relationships. You will work with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation and will be joining a supportive team who actively share ideas and work in partnership with our clients.
With continuing growth and plans for expansion, now is an excellent time to join the team and make a difference.
Role and Responsibilities:
Complete product and therapy area training; become familiar with the SmPCs for the product(s) assigned to; keep up-to-date on therapy area and product knowledge.
Follow client instructions and processes for managing inquiries, and developing Global Response Documents (GRD) within the required timelines.
Become familiar with the system used for managing inquiries and all aspects of response document development and approval.
Monitor inquiry inbox/system for inquiries escalated to the Global team; monitor email inbox for inquiries to be handled as briefed by the client.
Undertake appropriate literature searches (within PubMed; EMBASE; Google Scholar); this will entail:
defining the scope of the literature search;
identifying appropriate keywords to narrow the search accordingly to address the inquiry topic;
critically evaluating literature search results;
identifying key references of relevance to the inquiry; where applicable, critically evaluating additional references cited within these key references;
critically assessing content of each reference to identify the key information and data of relevance to the inquiry.
Draft GRDs de novo, update expired documents in line with the latest version of the Style Guide and GRD template.
Manage the workload of other members of the team (where applicable).
Mentor and support members of the team junior to you/new to the team, as required.
Other duties, as may be reasonably required.
Qualifications and Experience:
Degree in life science, pharmacy or proven equivalent experience.
Proven writing experience in a pharmaceutical/healthcare/med comms setting.
Oncology experience preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to demonstrate a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to interpret and analyze clinical/scientific data.
Flexible and proactive approach, combined with and ability to work as part of a team. Proven organization/time management skills, with the ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
A strong commitment to providing high-level client service and client satisfaction.
Highly computer literate, with good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.