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Medical (Scientific) Writer/ Editor (Medical / Pharmaceutical) South

Posted 4 January by Hudson Shribman Featured Ended

Medical (Scientific) Writer/ Editor (Medical / Pharmaceutical) c30-38k

South East Ref: ABJ3456

A high calibre graduate in Biochemistry / Biology/ Chemistry / Medicinal Chemistry/ Pharmacology or Pharmaceutical Chemistry is urgently required for a desk based writing/ editing investigative researching role. The editors are responsible for finding and carrying out detailed analysis, editing and updating a world class database / editorials with pharmaceutical information from press releases and websites as well as information from interviews and analyst reports.

Key Responsibilities

Deliver insightful and invaluable research and analysis:

- Carry out research as well as conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis of R&D pipelines

- Develop relationships with external clients and internal stakeholders to ensure offerings & services exceed customer expectations

Support product development activities:

- Work with the team R&D lead to enhance the product offering

Support collaborative content development:

- Work with the other offering groups within the Analytics team to generate invaluable collaborative analytical content


  • Write quality R&D news and summaries and contribute in maintaining the R&D Intelligence database up-to-date
  • Gather relevant and primary information on drug development from all sources including: press releases & briefings, company websites, national and international scientific and commercial conferences, financial reports, regulatory websites, company phone calls etc
  • Develop contacts with the Pharma/Biotech industry to establish a good relationship to encourage flow of information to R&D Intelligence
  • Attend scientific and business conferences to gather information to be included in the database and insights to be reported in a post-conference newsletter
  • Support ongoing development activities with Global Market Insight group
  • Work closely with other team members to provide expertise in new drug development and new chemical entities
  • Project manage and quality control drug profile content created by the wider R&D Intelligence team

Skills and Qualifications required:

  • A minimum 2:1 degree science related
  • Commercial experience of medical writing and/or healthcare market analysis
  • Ability to understand and analyse scientific preclinical and clinical information
  • Good knowledge of the drug development process and regulations
  • Strong secondary research skills
  • Advanced analytical ability
  • Strong IT skills, particularly working in excel
  • Strong project management skills - ability to multitask and deliver to tight deadlines
  • Excellent English language writing and oral communication skills
  • Additional language (Mandarin or Spanish/Portuguese) would be an advantage but not a prerequisite
  • Ability to deliver content as part of a team, including working with remote analysts and/or contractors

To Apply

Please contact Alison Basson at Hudson Shribman Scientific Recruitment, quoting reference Ref:


Required skills

  • Drug Development
  • Editing
  • Medical Writing
  • Pharmacology
  • Content Development

Reference: 34138650

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