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Title: Scientific Writer
Date Posted: 2018-01-03
Location: Not mentioned
Description:
There are pivotal moments in every career: Sharing new treatments. Improving processes. Delivering life-saving advances. The people who succeed are the ones who make the journey go further and faster every time. What if you had a partner to support you as you reach the next level in your professional path? A partner who believes a collaborative environment is key to achieving your goals? A partner who is dedicated to your health and wellness so you can help make a difference in the lives of millions worldwide?

That's PAREXEL. We're a diverse team of professionals focused on one goal: getting treatments into the hands of those who need them most. Working together, the results we bring to our clients and the opportunities we bring to our team get better with every step.

How can we help you on your journey? Find your path, and learn more on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/parexel), YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/parexelinternational), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/parexel), Twitter (https://twitter.com/parexel), and Glassdoor (https://www.glassdoor.com/Overview/Working-at-PAREXEL-EI_IE5334.11,18.htm).

Job Description

PAREXEL's Medical Communications team has an exciting opportunity for a Scientific Writer to join our team. MedCom works across multiple areas, currently, they are extensively working in publications and in the oncology therapeutic area. In this role, you will be responsible for:

- Developing high-quality scientific content by means of all necessary research, scientific writing, editing, and fact checking, to meet deadlines and work within project scope and objectives. Applies to all formats of MedCom's communication outputs
- Acquiring and maintaining effective understanding of relevant therapy areas, client products, and objectives
- Taking ownership of assigned projects and resolving basic technical issues to ensure excellent project delivery
- Liaising effectively with client and external authors/opinion leaders during the lifecycle of assigned projects

Project Execution and Success
* Undertake writing and editing to develop high-quality scientific content
* Prioritize own work and manage project schedule to meet delivery deadlines
* Be familiar with and work within project scope (specification and budget hours) and objectives. Monitor project progress, scope changes, and own hours sufficient to flag changes in scope to project lead, and proceed accordingly
* Interpret scientific data accurately and appropriately
* Maintain familiarity with client objectives and messages and produce output consistent with these
* Undertake necessary research on topics relevant to assigned projects and maintain familiarity with available information sources
* Liaise with all opinion leaders/authors or other external parties in such a way as to foster strong and positive relationships and to ensure project success
* Identify issues that may affect project delivery and take independent action or liaise effectively with Manager and other team members, as appropriate, to resolve project issues
* Follow up on all assigned actions and proactively communicate status
* Maintain familiarity with and adhere to departmental SOPs (those related to quality control and all others)
* Seek opportunities to maximize project efficiency and make recommendations or take actions as appropriate
* Provide guidance to other team members on technical or process issues as necessary
* Provide mentorship and coaching of other team members, as directed
* Communicate effectively and sensitively with team members across all functions
* Participate in team discussions and meetings and contribute actively
* Proactively use knowledge and experience to for the benefit of project delivery and business success
Client Management
* Proactively assess project needs and work to identify how these can be best met, to the benefit of client satisfaction and project profitability
* Identify complex technical and process issues and work with internal cross-functional teams, client, and/or external bodies to resolve them
* Be alert to opportunities to develop follow-on business
* Actively communicate and manage changes in project scope
* Maintain high level of client satisfaction with all interactions and deliverables
* Undertake discussions with client so as to actively manage timelines and expectations, maintaining client satisfaction throughout
Skills
* Intermediate computer and Internet skills, including knowledge of MS applications such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
* Strong oral and written communication skills
* Strong problem-solving skills
* Technical expertise:
o Ability to acquire and apply specialized therapy area knowledge
o Ability to interpret and organize scientific data
o Ability to understand and implement marketing messages

Qualifications Successful candidates for this role will have:

- Oncology experience
- Degree and a higher degree in Life Sciences, Pharmacy, or Medicine (BSc, BA, PharmD, PhD, MD)
- Prior experience in a similar role within a medical communications agency environment
- Ability to acquire and apply specialized therapy area knowledge rapidly
- Ability to interpret and organize highly complex scientific data
- Ability to understand and implement marketing messages
- Scientific writing competency
- Proofreading and copyediting skills
- Ability to quality control check own output according to editorial SOPs, and review and QC work from other team members
- Effective project management skills
- Effective interpersonal skills and relationship-building competency
- Ability to lead projects and programs
- Strong client focus
- Ability to interact professionally within a client organization
- Advanced computer and Internet skills, including knowledge of MS applications such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
- Advanced problem-solving skills
- Advanced oral and written communication skills

EEO Disclaimer PAREXEL is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the US includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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