Principal Medical Writer

Open Health

Publications focused Principal Medical Writer


About OPEN Health


OPEN Health is a family of expert practices working in partnership to drive positive change in healthcare communications and market access, globally. Our journey began with a vision to improve the lives of patients worldwide. This vision has become a reality with the integration of experts from Peloton Advantage and Pharmerit to create a new unique entity equipped to be a global leader in advertising, HEOR, learning & development, market access, medical communications, patient engagement, public relations, publications and digital services. Together, we have grown to over 700 people in 15 locations across 6 countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, India and China.

What makes us unique is our deeply integrated practices, which work collaboratively to bring the strategic and technical expertise needed to be a solid partner to our clients. Combined with our broad scope of therapeutic expertise, we produce results and solutions that are of the highest quality. OPEN Health prides itself on having a highly skilled, diverse and connected team working across the globe to deliver truly innovative and best-in-class solutions. This has resulted in long-term, flexible partnerships that span across multiple brands and therapy areas.

Publications:

Dedicated to delivering meaningful solutions


You will love this role if you:

  • Are proactive and motivated, looking for a dynamic role in a growing medical communications agency
  • Are keen to take the lead on accounts in different therapy areas involving a broad range of projects, including publications
  • Are able to motivate and mentor other team members and junior writers
You will be a success if you:
  • Consistently deliver scientifically accurate work of high quality that meets the client’s objectives
  • Can develop and maintain relationships with clients and actively pursue new business opportunities
  • Show a proactive and flexible approach to your work
As part of the OPEN Health Publications team, you’ll be responsible for the following activities:
  • Ensure that your work, and that of your team, is of high quality, scientifically accurate, appropriate to the target audience, meets the client’s needs and conforms to any industry guidelines
  • Serve as the lead editorial contact for your clients and experts, building key relationships with existing clients and contributing to new business opportunities
  • Provide editorial support and guidance along with strategic input into accounts, actively seeking to add value and working closely with the account team to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Manage and motivate the medical writing team to excel and to actively promote their individual growth and development
  • Identify and anticipate any problems or resource limitations that could jeopardise the delivery of projects on time, on budget or with sufficient quality
  • Maintain knowledge in relevant therapy areas, industry guidelines and best practices
What you’ll bring:
  • Graduate in life sciences (ideally biomedical), higher degree (e.g. PhD) preferred
  • Previous medical writing experience in a medical communications agency essential
  • Previous line management and/or mentoring experience essential
  • Experience across a broad range of activities; publications experience preferred
  • Ability to pick up new therapy areas quickly and to work across multiple accounts
  • Excellent communication and project management skills
  • A flexible, proactive approach with the ability to multitask and adapt quickly to change, work under pressure and to tight deadlines
What we offer

At OPEN Health, we are entirely dependent upon our people. They are the basis of every contract we win, every service we provide and every project we deliver. As a result, we are always on the lookout for the brightest, most enthusiastic, creative and ambitious individuals to join our teams in the UK. We work hard to create friendly and collaborative workplaces; to provide fascinating professional challenges and amazing opportunities.

We have an extensive benefits package that includes:
  • A total of 29 days holidays – 25 plus an additional 3 at Christmas shutdown and your birthday off
  • Flexible start and finish times around core office hours
  • 4 pm Friday finish
  • A training platform that provides access to self-paced and face-to-face learning and development
  • Group income protection
  • Private medical insurance
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Life assurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Casual dress code
  • Active corporate social responsibility community supporting a range of worthwhile causes