Medical Communications

Medical Communications

The cost of bringing a medicine from invention to pharmacy shelves at €2.45bn. Imagine that drug had the power to improve patients daily lives, it might for example prevent infection, stop disease progression, or make debilitating symptoms or side effects manageable but nobody knew about it. According to Med Comms Network, “Medical research is meaningless unless it is communicated well to the right people.” In order for patients to receive that treatment and for it to be distributed on an appropriate scale, the pharmaceutical company needs to work with clinical experts to plan, to support and deliver well thought-out information and education to a variety of audiences. This is why medical communications is vitally important.

There are many platforms for medical communications professionals to exhibit their work, but the pinnacle of a medical writer’s career occurs when their work is published in an esteemed medical journal. Perhaps the most prominent publication in Germany is Deutsches Ärzteblatt (German Medical Journal) Established in 1872. The publication is co-owned by the German Medical Association (Bundesärztekammer) and the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung) - it is the official journal of these two bodies, distributed to all physicians in Germany. The magazine is based in Köln and has an average weekly circulation of 370,000.

The opportunities available for those in medical communications, make it a truly global sector - the need for commercially available written material aimed at health practitioners and patients is increasing all the time, leading to an abundance of work for skilled and articulate writers. The sector is poised to reach a market value of around €3.2bn by 2026 and will grow at CAGR above 9.7 % from 2019 to 2026, according a report from Acumen Research, entitled ‘Medical Writing Market’. EPM Scientific is a global specialist recruitment company working exclusively in the Life Sciences industry. Our expert consultants place talent in the medical communications industry in Germany and across Europe.


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Medical Communications Jobs

Manager, Scientific Communications - Biotech - Hybrid in Boston

An established Boston-based biotech presents an exciting career opportunity for a high-achieving Manager, Scientific Communications. If you're eager to contribute your expertise to a successful company with a strong pipeline, don't hesitate to reach out. Sitting as a member of the Medical Affairs team, this position offers the chance to pioneer the Scientific Communications team as they grow with in the Med Affairs department. The Role Responsibilities: Content Development: literature summaries, competitive intelligence analyses, medical writing (manuscripts, publication plans), medical information request responses, presentations, etc. Medical Review Vendor Management Working cross-functionally with regulatory, marketing, MSLs, medical review, and more. Qualifications: 3+ years of medical communications experience (med comms agency, pharmaceutical, academia) PharmD, PhD, MD, MS Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with internal and external partners *This opportunity requires 3 days/week on-site in their Boston-based office*

Negotiable
Boston
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Freelance Medical Editor

We have a current opportunity for a Freelance Medical Editor on a contract basis. EPM are working with a European based medical communication agency that are really interested in speeding up efficiency. They have a team of medical writers based in New York (East coast) area and are looking to add a freelance medical editor to help support with fact checking as well as MLR submissions. Their main therapeutic area is rare disease. Experience with MLR Submissions Experience with Veeva Submission Pre-approved emails / Claims emails Adaptable mindset of ever-changing landscape of Veeva Strong Fact checking expertise Preferred robust scientific background (master's degree or above) Contract 2-3 days (20-25 hours) per week Start date mid-to-end of October Mid to senior level (7-12 years' experience) 12 months contract *Could be an option to go temp to perm

Negotiable
United States of America
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CRM Manager

My client is looking for a Senior CRM & Business Development Specialist. They need someone with proven experience in Microsoft Dynamics 365. Contractual Details: FTE: 1 (40hrs) Length: 3-6 months Hybrid: 3 days WFH Key Responsibilities: Proactively lead the optimisation and integration of the CRM platform. Support commercial insight driven propositions targeting key stakeholders and supporting new revenue streams and our overall digital strategy. Analyse the data and report on trends for future predictive model builds. If this role is not suited to you but you know someone in your network who would be interested, please forward this advert along.

Negotiable
England
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Freelance Medical Editor

Freelance Medical Editor Role Requirements: Experience with consistency checks Experience with creation of style guides Experience working with promotional creative materials 2-3 Years previous medical editing experience Contractual Details: 6-12 Months (Possible Extension) 40 Hours Per Week (Flexible) Fully Remote (Must be based in EU) If you are interested in the opportunity above and want to work with an innovative medical communications agency, then reach out to me on either the below: ☎ 020 3758 8923 📩

Negotiable
England
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Scientific Director - Medical Communications Agency

Scientific Director - Commercial/Promo Med Ed Company Summary: A full-service Med Comms agency is looking for a Scientific Director to join their extremely stable, reputable agency. While offering fully remote flexibility, this agency harvests a collaborative environment, amazing employee tenure, and great client relationships. The Scientific Director will be responsible for: Functioning as the Medical Lead across their accounts. Reviewing of various commercial/promotional med ed deliverables including but not limited to brochures, slide decks, symposia, videos, advisory boards and more. Communicating with clients directly, leading status calls, and ensuring their objectives are met Oversight of junior team members (Medical Writers and Associate Scientific Directors) Participating in new business development and pitches. The Scientific Director should have the following qualifications: Must hold a PhD, PharmD, or MD Experience working with commercial and promotional med ed deliverables Comfortable working across a range of therapeutic areas 5+ years of relevant med comms agency experience Benefits: A highly collaborative environment who value employee growth and success Fully remote option Health, Dental, and Vision coverage as well as competitive compensation If you are interested in the Scientific Director role, then please don't wait to apply.

US$140000 - US$150000 per annum
United States of America
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Medical Director

Job Title: Medical Director, Promotional Med Ed & Commercial Location: Remote (Continental USA) The Company: Join a well-established agency that serve as strategic partners for some of the leading pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotech companies. Deliver impactful medical education that drives healthcare understanding and decision-making. Role & Responsibilities: Ideal candidates will be solution-oriented, high-scientific, and have a passion for mentorship. You'll help oversee and grow an award-winning team and will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders. Contribute to and oversee the development of deliverables including digital and print materials like presentation decks, video and animation storyboards, advisory boards, and more Maintain effective relationships with thought leaders and clients, providing strategic advice Manage a team of medical writers and associate medical directors, acting as a mentor and ensuring the timely execution of high-quality work Participate in new business pitches Skills and Qualifications PhD, PharmD, or MD is required 5+ years of agency experience is required Experience managing direct reports is preferred Expertise in oncology is preferred

US$140000 - US$160000 per annum
New York
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Medical Director

We're partnered with a boutique, independent agency that's seeking a Medical Director to join their team. Responsibilities: Create and review deliverables in the Promotional Medical Education/Commercial and Medical Affairs spaces including advisory boards, steering committee meetings, slide decks, video scripts, scientific platforms, modules, eLearning, MSL trainings, banner ads, infographics, and more Be the client lead for remote and in-person meetings, ensuring the timely delivery of high-quality deliverables Cover various therapeutic areas and work across multiple accounts including, but not limited to, hematology, oncology, rare diseases, cardiology, and renal Work collaboratively with internal teams Qualifications: Advanced degree (PhD, PharmD, MD) At least four years of direct Medical Communications agency experience Experience working with freelancers a plus Therapeutic experience in the above a plus This agency has a strong pipeline and nice trajectory in terms of sales and revenue for the end of 2023 and beginning of 2024, so this is an amazing opportunity to continue learning & growing. Reach out with questions and apply here!

US$130000 - US$150000 per annum
New York
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Senior Medical Writer - Med Comms Agency

An independent Med Comms agency that specializes in Commercial and Medical Affairs work is bringing on a Senior Medical Writer to join their established team. This agency has incredible tenure, a collaborative culture, and delivers top quality work to their clients. If you have 2+ years of agency experience, please don't hesitate to apply! Responsibilities: Lead the development of a wide range of medical content, including promotional materials, websites, slide decks, brochures, congress materials, advisory boards, executive summaries, video scripts, and more. Collaborate closely with internal teams, including account managers, designers, and medical experts, to ensure content aligns with project objectives and client needs. Provide mentorship and guidance to junior writers. Communicate directly with clients to provide insight on project timelines and content strategies. Requirements: MS, PhD, MD, PharmD. Minimum of 2 years experience in a Med Comms Agency, with a strong focus on promotional medical education and medical affairs content. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Ability to interpret complex scientific data and translate it into engaging content for various audiences. Familiarity working across a wide range of therapeutic areas.

US$95000 - US$105000 per annum
United States of America
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Medical Director - Med Comms Agency - Promo Med Ed

Are you an agency professional with a passion for driving impactful medical communication strategies? Do you excel in leading teams and guiding promotional medical education and medical affairs initiatives? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you! Our esteemed client, a leading Medical Communications Agency, is seeking a dynamic and experienced Medical Director to join their independent agency. Role Overview: As the Medical Director, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and executing medical communication deliverables and strategies that align with the clients' goals. You will be able to own and drive your accounts and work autonomously with the accounts and client services teams. This role offers a unique blend of scientific expertise, leadership, and strategic thinking. Responsibilities: Provide medical leadership and strategic input across promotional med ed and medical affairs accounts. Collaborate with clients to understand their medical communication needs and develop tailored solutions. Manage freelance writers and delegate work. Experience working across a range of therapeutic ares. Oversee the development of medical content for a variety of promotional and medical affairs deliverables. Collaborate with internal teams, including account managers and creative teams, to ensure seamless project execution. Qualifications: PhD, PharmD or MD. 3-6 years of Medical Communications agency experience working in promotional med ed and medical affairs. Exceptional written and verbal communication abilities. Experience working with and/or managing team of freelance writers. Experience with project and budget management.

US$130000 - US$150000 per annum
United States of America
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Vice President, Medical Director - Med Comms Agency

Overview: A medical communications agency specializing in providing innovative solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and healthcare industries is looking to bring on a Vice President, Medical Director to join their team. The Vice President, Medical Director is a crucial leadership role within the medical communications agency. They will be responsible for overseeing and guiding the strategic development of publication deliverables across multiple accounts. Responsibilities: Lead and mentor a team of skilled medical writers and publication managers to deliver exceptional publications across various therapeutic areas. Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams such as scientific services, account and client services, and business development. Develop and implement strategic publication plans for clients, aligned with their scientific communication goals and regulatory requirements. Stay abreast of emerging trends, guidelines, and regulations related to scientific publications to ensure compliance and adoption of best practices. Oversee the development of abstracts, posters, manuscripts, and other publication materials, adhering to industry standards and client specifications. Qualifications: PhD, MD, or PharmD 10+ year of medical communications agency experience working in the publications space Demonstrated leadership experience with a track record of effectively leading and inspiring teams. In-depth knowledge of publication planning, ICMJE guidelines, GPP3, and other relevant industry guidelines.

US$180000 - US$190000 per annum
United States of America
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