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Junior Medical Writer

Dravet Syndrome Foundation Spain seeks a Junior Medical Writer looking for a fresh challenge.

Reporting to the Scientific Director and joining a young, dynamic, motivated and creative research team, the Junior Medical Writer will be responsible for creating a wide range of content, covering scientific manuscripts, blog posts, educational material and much more! The Medical Writer will also work with the wider scientific and communication teams to plan and execute digital campaigns.

The Medical Writer will be joining the Dravet Syndrome Foundation Spain, a patient-led scientific non-profit organisation dedicated to boosting and accelerating research for Dravet syndrome by integrating discoveries in biology with innovative technology. We collaborate and work with a global portfolio of ground-breaking researchers and key opinion leaders formed by individual investigators, multi-investigator teams and inter-institutional collaborators, and support Dravet syndrome patients and families.

Review begins January 24th, 2021.

Key Responsibilities:


Organisation and Planning:

  • Understand the purpose and role of communications in the wider patient community and the professional research landscape.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly to different audiences through a variety of media (print and digital).

Organisation and Planning:

  • Management of small and short-term Medical Writing projects.
  • Support the team with planning and scheduling of larger projects.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, complying with all project process steps and delivering quality work on time and to budget.
  • Recognise that your tasks may form part of larger projects, ensuring that the team is kept up to date with your progress and task completion in order to action their own responsibilities.

Scientifically Savvy:

  • Show a clear understanding of the core scientific principles as they apply to medical and research communications projects.
  • Demonstrate strong scientific writing, editing and data comprehension skills on a range of different topics, providing accurate and clear content appropriate to the target audience.
  • Demonstrate ability to craft a story from scientific data that addresses the desired strategy, incorporating key messages.
  • Support proposal development and attend pitches as required.

Attention to Detail:

  • Develop high calibre detailed research, medical, and patient-oriented publications, education resources, meeting materials, promotional and scientific slides and reports, digital contents, and patient communication materials in a variety of formats.
  • Look closely at your work to identify and correct errors, and to spot and improve weaknesses, carrying out the task-in-hand thoroughly and with accuracy, working with consistent high-quality.

Collaboration and Building Relationships:

  • Work collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders, including the wider scientific and communication teams.
  • Build effective relationships with external partners and key opinion leaders and research experts to help develop high quality content.
  • Support of other areas whenever required, including the social and family support.

Taking the Initiative:

  • Use your initiative to find and proactively communicate solutions to challenging scenarios.
  • Effectively organise your own workload, and understand when certain tasks need to be prioritised.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of industry and patient organisation standards and compliance.
  • Keep up to date with the latest developments in Dravet syndrome research, sharing knowledge, important scientific updates and any research/medical/regulatory milestones within your team when appropriate.
  • Ask team members across all levels for feedback, and proactively implement learnings.
  • Undertake tasks outside of the specifics of the job description where business reasons require it.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in life sciences, pharmacy, medicine or related field. Masters or PhD are a plus.
  • Full proficiency in English and Spanish.
  • Strong knowledge of the MS Office applications, Internet and office technology equipment.
  • Exceptionally strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Previous professional or personal experience in medical or scientific writing will be valuable.
  • Able to manage your work independently, under tight deadlines while juggling multiple projects.
  • Strong attention to detail and exemplary listening skills.
  • Adept at interpreting scientific/medical information and translate it into easy-to-understand, engaging copy.
  • Alert to evolving dynamics in the research and healthcare environments and pharmaceutical industry, being able to constantly evaluate and edit work in light of this.
  • Excellent at considering the big creative solution to the problem ―you know how the idea and the copy comes together to create insightful, engaging and impactful work.
  • Naturally passionate and curious about health and research.
  • Naturally creative and able to write across a variety of styles and enjoy developing communications for multiple audiences and channels.

Job Type and location

Full-time 6-month contract with possibility of extension, hybrid work model (2 days on-site in our offices in Madrid, 3 days work from home).

Contact

Send your CV and cover letter, in English, to research@dravetfoundation.eu.

This position has been closed and is no longer accepting applications.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

The European Dravet Syndrome Advanced Therapies (EDSAT) Meeting 2022 is organised by Dravet Syndrome Foundation Spain, whose registered office is located at Calle Doctor Fleming, 30, 28036 Madrid, Spain.

The conference shall take place at the Illustrious Official College of Physicians of Madrid, at Calle de Santa Isabel, 51, 28012 Madrid, Spain, on Friday 1st of April 2022. Attendance to this conference is free of charge, but mandatory for organisational reasons. Participants must register online at www.dravetconference.com. Upon registration, each participant will receive an electronic confirmation by email. On-site registration will not be be possible. If a participant has not received the official email registration confirmation within 3 days, they must contact the conference secretariat at research@dravetfoundation.eu.

The conference registration includes: Attendance to all sessions, oral and visual presentations, all coffee and lunch breaks, and conference documentation with all information about the event. The registration does not comprise travelling and accommodation costs or any other personal expenses.

Admittance to the workshop without registration cannot be granted.

Conference Attendance
Upon arrival at the Illustrious Official College of Physicians of Madrid the day of the event, all participants have to register at the onsite Conference Registration Desk. The desk will open on 1st of April at 8:30 a.m. Upon registration onsite, the conference team will provide participants with information about the event and a badge, which should be worn visibly at all times. The personalised badge authorises participants to attend all conference sessions, and lunch and coffee breaks.

Cancellation Policy
Dravet Syndrome Foundation Spain reserves the right to cancel any registration forthwith and without liability on its part in the event of any damage to, or destruction of the venue by fire, shortage of labour, strikes, industrial unrest, public health measures, or any other cause beyond the control of the Dravet Syndrome Foundation Spain, which shall prevent it from performing its obligations. In these circumstances, every effort will be made to find an alternative format/venue or propose a new date for the conference. Should the conference be cancelled for any reason, airfares, hotels, or other costs incurred by the participants are not reimbursed by the Dravet Syndrome Foundation Spain.

Any participant is allowed to cancel his/her registration but must notify this to the conference organisers by e-mail at research@dravetfoundation.eu within a minimum of 10 days
prior the event. Failure to attend the event without prior written notification
by email may incur a no-show fee, which shall cover individual organizational,
material and catering costs.

Name Change
All registrations are only valid for the respective person mentioned in the form. A registered participant unable to attend the conference may nominate (free of charge) a substitute participant by notifying the conference organisers by email at research@dravetfoundation.eu before 24th of March 2022. The procedure allows giving the last name, first name, and email address of the new participant.

Personal Data
Upon registration, the participant authorises Dravet Syndrome Foundation Spain to use their personal data stated above to inform the participant of any further conferences, events, or information concerning the conference and Dravet Syndrome Foundation Spain’s activities. The conference booklet online will only contain authors, titles, and affiliations of submitted abstracts, but no full abstract texts. The conference printed booklet will contain full abstract texts from all participants. Conference certificates will be sent to the participants as a PDF document upon request at research@dravetfoundation.eu. Only the name & affiliation will be stated in the certificate, not the email addresses of the participants.

Information is collected by an automated computer system that manages registrations. Security and confidentiality are guaranteed by state-of-the-art technical tools. However, Dravet Syndrome Foundation Spain declines any responsibility concerning data security transmitted through the internet.

Photography
The conference is held in public; therefore, we do not ban participants, exhibitors, partners and other companies from taking photographs of conference activities and participants, and share it via social media. By participating in the conference, you approve that general pictures will be taken and used for our Social Media output, our websites and other communication purposes. You hereby waive any right to oppose, and expressly authorise the organiser to make them available on the Internet or as it may seem fit. Author’s presentation slides shall not be photographed by any conference participant.

Disclaimer
The conference organiser cannot be held responsible for any loss, injury or damage to any property, whatever the cause may be. Should, for any reason outside the organiser’s control (e.g., political or economic circumstances or a case of ‘force majeure’), the venue or speakers change, or the event be cancelled, the organiser will endeavour to reschedule, but shall not be held responsible for any costs, damages or expenses incurred by the participants. If for any reason the organiser decides to make material changes to this conference, the organiser is not responsible for airfares, hotels or other costs incurred by the participants. The participant takes part in the conference, all tours, and trips at his own risk.

Copyright
The participant is allowed to use the conference documentation exclusively for his/her personal needs.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

The Dravet Syndrome Conference 2022 is organised by Dravet Syndrome Foundation Spain, whose registered office is located at Calle Doctor Fleming, 30, 28036 Madrid, Spain.

The conference shall take place at the Illustrious Official College of Physicians of Madrid, at Calle de Santa Isabel, 51, 28012 Madrid, Spain, on Thursday 31st of March 2022. Attendance to this conference is free of charge, but mandatory for organisational reasons. Participants must register online at www.dravetconference.com. Upon registration, each participant will receive an electronic confirmation by email. On-site registration will not be be possible. If a participant has not received the official email registration confirmation within 3 days, they must contact the conference secretariat at research@dravetfoundation.eu.

The conference registration includes: Attendance to all sessions, oral and visual presentations, all coffee and lunch breaks, and conference documentation with all information about the event. The registration does not include travel and accommodation costs or any other personal expenses.

Admittance to the conference without registration cannot be granted.

Conference Attendance
Upon arrival at the Illustrious Official College of Physicians of Madrid the day of the event, all participants have to register at the onsite Conference Registration Desk. The desk will open on 31st of March at 8:30 a.m. Upon registration onsite, the conference team will provide participants with information about the event and a badge, which should be worn visibly at all times. The personalised badge authorises participants to attend all conference sessions, and lunch and coffee breaks. 

Cancellation Policy
Dravet Syndrome Foundation Spain reserves the right to cancel any registration forthwith and without liability on its part in the event of any damage to, or destruction of the venue by fire, shortage of labour, strikes, industrial unrest, public health measures, or any other cause beyond the control of the Dravet Syndrome Foundation Spain, which shall prevent it from performing its obligations. In these circumstances, every effort will be made to find an alternative format/venue or propose a new date for the conference. Should the conference be cancelled for any reason, airfares, hotels, or other costs incurred by the participants are not reimbursed by the Dravet Syndrome Foundation Spain.

Any participant is allowed to cancel his/her registration but must notify this to the conference organisers by e-mail at research@dravetfoundation.eu within a minimum of 10 days prior the event. Failure to attend the event without prior written notification by email may incur a no-show fee, which shall cover individual organizational, material and catering costs.

Name Change
All registrations are only valid for the respective person mentioned in the form. A registered participant unable to attend the conference may nominate (free of charge) a substitute participant by notifying the conference organisers by email at research@dravetfoundation.eu before 24th of March 2022. The procedure allows giving the last name, first name, and email address of the new participant.

Personal Data
Upon registration, the participant authorises Dravet Syndrome Foundation Spain to use their personal data stated above to inform the participant of any further conferences, events, or information concerning the conference and Dravet Syndrome Foundation Spain’s activities. The conference booklet online will only contain authors, titles, and affiliations of submitted abstracts, but no full abstract texts. The conference printed booklet will contain full abstract texts from all participants. Conference certificates will be sent to the participants as a PDF document upon request at research@dravetfoundation.eu. Only the name & affiliation will be stated in the certificate, not the email addresses of the participants.

Information is collected by an automated computer system that manages registrations. Security and confidentiality are guaranteed by state-of-the-art technical tools. However, Dravet Syndrome Foundation Spain declines any responsibility concerning data security transmitted through the internet.

Photography
The conference is held in public; therefore, we do not ban participants, exhibitors, partners and other companies from taking photographs of conference activities and participants, and share it via social media. By participating in the conference, you approve that general pictures will be taken and used for our Social Media output, our websites and other communication purposes. You hereby waive any right to oppose, and expressly authorise the organiser to make them available on the Internet or as it may seem fit. Author’s presentation slides shall not be photographed by any conference participant. 

Disclaimer
The conference organiser cannot be held responsible for any loss, injury or damage to any property, whatever the cause may be. Should, for any reason outside the organiser’s control (e.g., political or economic circumstances or a case of ‘force majeure’), the venue or speakers change, or the event be cancelled, the organiser will endeavour to reschedule, but shall not be held responsible for any costs, damages or expenses incurred by the participants. If for any reason the organiser decides to make material changes to this conference, the organiser is not responsible for airfares, hotels or other costs incurred by the participants. The participant takes part in the conference, all tours, and trips at his own risk.

Copyright
The participant is allowed to use the conference documentation exclusively for his/her personal needs.