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We’re here to help you learn about careers in MedComms and then, if you decide it’s of interest, to help you get your first job! Good luck.

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We’re grateful for contributions from many members of the MedComms Networking community and specifically the following Sponsors: Highfield:CommunicationDarwin Healthcare Communications and  AMICULUM Ltd




Open MedComms Careers Event – 14th September 2016

Venue: Manchester University, UK

Date: 14 September 2016

This will be the sixth time we have run what is now established as an annual event in Manchester. Once again we will have an enthusiastic audience of post-docs and DPhil/PhD students and others from the biomedical sciences departments within and around Manchester and from other Universities across the UK, who will meet with a number of medical communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presents medical writing and account management in MedComms as attractive career options.

Everyone welcome!


Launch your career in medical writing at Ashfield’s 5th September 2016 Assessment Day

ashfield260516Ashfield Healthcare Communications have announced their next Assessment Day. Apparently they offered 9 jobs following their last Assessment Day!

They say:

Our next Assessment Centre for Associate Medical Writers will be at our Head Office in Ashby-de-la-Zouch

The day will assess your skills including your ability to write, work as part of a team and communicate effectively. In addition there will also be the opportunity to learn firsthand what it’s like to work at Ashfield and to be a Medical Writer.

No experience is necessary: Ashfield provides extensive training, development and mentoring. As one of our writers you’ll benefit from a clear path for advancement, diverse project work, very competitive salary and benefits, and opportunities to travel.

Ashfield Healthcare Communications works with the biggest brands in pharma and we are recognised as a leading Med Comms agency. We create innovative communication solutions that put patients first and drive success for our clients.

The Assessment Day will be running on 5th September 2016

Location: Ashfield House, Resolution Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire LE65 1HW Find out more and apply ASAP, as places are limited

Tel: 01625 664 096 Email: AHCrecruitment@ashfieldhealthcare.com

Comradis (an AMICULUM agency) – working in MedComms, focused on rare diseases

Jon Morton, Agency Lead at Comradis (an AMICULUM agency), explains what MedComms means to them, what they do, how they do it, what makes them different and why and how they focus specifically on rare diseases.

Recorded 3 August 2016 at a MedComms Networking event in Oxford. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

[Find out more about Comradis here]

[Find out more about AMICULUM here]

Geoff Hall Scholarship 2016

Up to two scholarships are available in memory of one of the founding fathers of EMWA, Geoff Hall, who sadly passed away in 2010.

The essay title for 2016 is ‘Good Medical Writing Saves Lives’.

The submission deadline for entries is 31 October 2016.

Eligible applicants must be new medical writers: that is, they intend to enter the profession or have been employed for no longer than one year as a professional medical writer, including freelance work. They need not be current members of EMWA.

Applicants must include a short statement declaring what work they do or have been doing and that they meet the eligibility criteria.

[Read the official Rules and Regulations here]

Please feel free to circulate this to your colleagues.

European Medical Writers Association
Web: http://www.emwa.org
E-mail: info@emwa.org