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In this webinar, we hear from Andrew Thomson, Michelle Turner, Samantha Blakemore and Ella Palmer of inScience Communications (part of Springer Nature) talk about their company, what MedComms means for them and the different roles within their teams. They explain their approach to recruitment and answer questions from the audience. It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights in to MedComms as a career and how to maximise their chances of gaining an entry-level job.
Recorded 17 January 2019 as a FirstMedCommsJob webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv Continue reading
Relevant upcoming careers events:
Workshop: Writing skills for medical writers: what MedComms agencies expect
Date: 13 February 2019
Venue: The Windsor Centre, 15-29 Windsor Street, London, N1 8QG [see programme and registration details here]
Careers Event: Meet the agencies
Date: 13 May 2019
Venue: The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PA [see programme and registration details here]
Manoshi Nath has recently been through the Nucleus Global Academy, and is now working as an Associate Medical Writer at Articulate Science.
Since finishing my MSc in Neuroscience at the University of Sheffield, I had been searching for an opportunity that would take me away from the lab while still letting me apply my scientific background. I had heard the term ‘medcomms’ being mentioned in conversations when talking to my peers about plans after university. Although it sounded like something I would genuinely enjoy doing, after a few unsuccessful applications I ended up settling for a research analyst’s job. However, 9 months later I have moved away from my previous role, ready to jump head first into the exciting entry-level Academy Scheme at Nucleus Global. I still can’t quite believe it, and I couldn’t be happier to be the first intake on this new initiative!
In this webinar, Julia Walton of specialist recruitment company, Media Contacts, provides some practical tips about researching the market and about preparing your CV, and answers a wide range of questions from the audience about applying for entry-level jobs in MedComms. It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights in to MedComms as a career and how to maximise their chances of gaining an entry-level job.
Recorded 14 November 2018 as a FirstMedCommsJob webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv
From my first contact with Ashfield Healthcare Communications, the company has taken every opportunity to impress and to stand out from crowd. After two weeks on their Allegro programme, I am happy to see that this attitude still continues and I am delighted to be starting a new career in medical writing with the right company. As such, I am compelled to write about my time so far and encourage any aspiring medical writers to join the Allegro programme and to apply as soon as possible!
When I began applying for medical writing jobs I was surprised by the behaviour that I encountered with some healthcare communications agencies: messages were lost, replies came very late and I was chasing people for a clear response. In short, the companies were not very good at communication! Fortunately, this was not the case with Ashfield. From the beginning, the recruitment team and Allegro staff have had a responsive, attentive and diligent approach to correspondence, providing clear, helpful and comprehensive communication. I find it encouraging to see the company demonstrating good values through the actions of its staff right from the start. I found Ashfield’s digital presence the most impressive, with the LifeAtAHC website providing an insight to the working culture, and was amazed that several detailed articles already existed for Allegro, a programme that only started earlier this year.
In this synchronised audio and slide show, Jane Smith, Director at AMICULUM, provides an agency perspective on MedComms; what we do, how we do it, what we look for in a new staff, and the training and career opportunities ahead. This presentation was recorded at the Open Careers Event, FirstMedCommsJob: Introduction to MedComms, held in Manchester on 13 September.
[Find out more about AMICULUM here]
In this synchronised audio and slide show, Mary Thorp, Trainee Account Handler at Mudskipper Business Ltd (an AMICULUM agency) explains how she started her career in MedComms and reflects on her first year. This presentation was recorded at the Open Careers Event, FirstMedCommsJob: Introduction to MedComms, held in Manchester on 13 September.
[Find out more about AMICULUM here]