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.
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.
- 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.
- 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).
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