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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 of this FirstMedCommsJob service: AMICULUM Ltd, Ashfield Health, Envision Pharma Group, Fishawack Health, Helios Medical Communications, Lucid Group, McCann Health Medical Communications and Oxford PharmaGenesis.

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Upcoming events

Relevant upcoming careers events:

Check out www.MedCommsNetworking.com for many more meetings that you might find of interest. Many of which are online and so you can attend from wherever you are based.

The following events should specifically be of interest to entry-level job seekers…

FirstMedCommsJob Workshop
Prepare for success
Venue: Global
Date: 10.00-12.00 UK time, 27 September 2021
[PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]

MedComms Webinar
FirstMedCommsJob: Working in regulatory medical writing
Venue: Global
Date: 12.00-13.00 UK time, 06 October 2021
[PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]

MedComms Webinar
FirstMedCommsJob: Working as a medical publications professional
Venue: Global
Date: 12.00-13.00 UK time, 17 November 2021
[PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]

Careers guide – A writer’s role in drug development

regulatory_writers_cover_369x522A writer’s role in drug development: a guide to getting started in regulatory medical writing

By Dr Debbie Brix Reynolds, 3rd edition published September 2021 [Download your copy]

This guide aims to provide an insight into regulatory medical writing with a focus on drug development as opposed to medical devices, although writers work in both areas. It explores the roles and attributes of the writer, tips on winning your first regulatory writing role and help in deciding whether this would be the career for you, drawing comparisons with working in MedComms.

The 3rd edition of this careers guide about regulatory medical writing is freely available here, published by Burntsky Ltd in September 2021, and it will now be updated every year.

Pubication of this careers guide has been supported by Insight Medical Writing

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MedComms Essentials: What types of projects could I be working on when I start?

In this series of informal #MedComms webinars we specifically address individual questions that are frequently asked by individuals looking to start a career in medical communications. We’re joined on this occasion by Alex Dutka (Scientific Project Leader), Jade Murdoch (Senior Medical Writer) and Lauren Oswald (Associate Medical Writer) from Helios Global Group for their perspectives on the question, “What types of projects could I be working on when I start?”.

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 15 July 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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MedComms Essentials: What has been the effect of the pandemic on medical communications?

In this series of informal #MedComms webinars we specifically address individual questions that are frequently asked by individuals looking to start a career in medical communications. We’re joined on this occasion by Alex Dutka (Scientific Project Leader) and Simon Whiteley (Director) from Helios Global Group for their perspectives on the question, “What has been the effect of the pandemic on medical communications?”.

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 15 July 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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MedComms Essentials: Is a career in medical communications a stable option?

In this series of informal #MedComms webinars we specifically address individual questions that are frequently asked by individuals looking to start a career in medical communications. We’re joined on this occasion by Jill Bowers (Project Leader), Jade Murdoch (Senior Medical Writer) and Simon Whiteley (Director) from Helios Global Group for their perspectives on the question, “Is a career in medical communications a stable option?”.

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 15 July 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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MedComms Essentials: What is involved in the writing test and what is its purpose?

In this series of informal #MedComms webinars we specifically address individual questions that are frequently asked by individuals looking to start a career in medical communications. We’re joined on this occasion by Jill Bowers (Project Leader), Amelia Markey (Scientific Services Director) and Lauren Oswald (Associate Medical Writer) from Helios Global Group for their perspectives on the question, “What is involved in the writing test and what is its purpose?”.

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 15 July 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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MedComms Essentials: How do I stand out when developing my CV and cover letter?

In this series of informal #MedComms webinars we specifically address individual questions that are frequently asked by individuals looking to start a career in medical communications. We’re joined on this occasion by Jill Bowers(Project Leader) and Amelia Markey (Scientific Services Director) from Helios Global Group for their perspectives on the question, “How do I stand out when developing my CV and cover letter?”.

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 15 July 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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MedComms Essentials: What background and qualifications are required?

In this series of informal #MedComms webinars we specifically address individual questions that are frequently asked by individuals looking to start a career in medical communications. We’re joined on this occasion by Jill Bowers (Project Leader), Amelia Markey (Scientific Services Director) and Jade Murdoch (Senior Medical Writer) from Helios Global Group for their perspectives on the question, “What background and qualifications are required?”.

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 15 July 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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Combining writing and project management – the hybrid role in MedComms

In this webinar, we hear from representatives from the Helios Global Group who talk about their agencies and the hybrid roles they offer; these roles provide experience in both the project management and medical writing aspects of medical communications. You’ll learn about what they look for in an entry-level candidate, how bespoke training can help you shape your own career path, and what the career prospects are across the group. Members of the panel are David Harvey (Scientific Project Services Director), Victoria Heneage (Associate Scientific Project Lead), Sarah El-Sheikh (Scientific Lead) and Natalie Wood (Scientific Project Leader). And we 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 07 July2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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