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In this webinar, allegro. International Programme Director Nicky Griffin and Recruitment Business Partner Katie Caine, discuss the recruitment process for allegro.WRITE and provide an overview of both Ashfield MedComms and the allegro.WRITE programme for entry-level Medical Writers. They are joined by allegro. alumni and current allegro. writers to share their thoughts on the programme.
Recorded as a live webinar, 26 September 2022, by Ashfield MedComms and is included here with their permission.
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…
Ensuring timely dissemination of research: a guide to working as a medical publications professional
By Dr John P Gonzalez, published September 2022 [Download your copy]
The aim of this guide is to provide an overview of medical publications management. As well as explaining the processes and the regulatory environment, we provide a number of profiles from specialist medical publications professionals that give valuable insights into the various different roles involved to help you determine if you’d like to join the team.
This careers guide about working as a medical publications professional is freely available here, published by NetworkPharma Ltd in September 2022.
This issue includes seven personal profiles written by medical publications professionals, describing their personal journeys and the day-to-day work they now do.
Publication of this careers guide has been supported by AMICULUM.
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In this conversation with Amy Ball and Paul McCormack of Certara Insight, we provide some valuable insights into working life in regulatory medical writing. We talk about:
* Amy’s and Paul’s personal journey towards their current positions as regulatory writers
* How regulatory medical writing differs from MedComms medical writing
* What they find enjoyable about being a regulatory medical writer
* What’s a typical day like for a regulatory medical writer
* Their tips for anyone applying to work as a regulatory medical writer
It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights into medical writing as a career and how to maximise their chances of gaining an entry-level job.
Recorded 19 August 2022 by NetworkPharma.tv
A writer’s role in drug development: a guide to getting started in regulatory medical writing
By Dr Debbie Brix Reynolds, published August 2022 [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.
This issue includes seven personal profiles written by current specialists in regulatory medical writing, describing their personal journeys and the day-to-day work they now do.
This careers guide about regulatory medical writing is freely available here, published by NetworkPharma Ltd in August 2022.
Publication of this careers guide has been supported by Certara Insight.
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On MedComms Day 2022, AMICULUM, Langland and Oxford PharmaGenesis hosted a virtual event where attendees could network with medcomms professionals, seek careers advice from agency HR/recruitment teams, discuss hot topics, and learn more about the industry as a whole. The event included a question and answer session hosted by Maureen Reid (Oxford PharmaGenesis). On the panel were Annette Keith (Langland), Ben Church (Oxford PharmaGenesis) and Yumiko Abeynayake (Mudskipper, part of AMICULUM).
Recorded 22 June 2022, by AMICULUM and is included here with their permission.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Regulatory or Medical Writer in the pharmaceutical industry? In this recording, Regulatory and Medical writing experts from Certara discuss their career paths and what you can do to best position yourself to be competitive in the regulatory and medical writing industry!
Certara accelerates medicines to patients using proprietary biosimulation software and technology to transform traditional drug discovery and development. Its clients include 1,600 global biopharmaceutical companies, leading academic institutions, and key regulatory agencies across 60 countries.
Recorded as a live webinar, 8 June 2022, by Certara and is included here with their permission.
In this webinar, Pin Lu, Manca Povsic and Claire Woon from AMICULUM Access will provide an introduction to market access and health economics. Our panel discusses the role of market access within the healthcare industry, highlighting key similarities and differences from other areas of medical communications. 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 15 June 2022 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv
Whilst preparing the new issue of our latest careers guide, Evidence generation and communication: a guide to getting started in HEOR/market access medical writing (published June 2022) we invited people working in HEOR/market access to tell us why they are doing so….
“I work in HEOR/market access as it allows me to combine my passions for scientific research and creative thinking and apply them in a way that may significantly impact patient care. As a medical writer, I work on a variety of projects and disease indications, so every day is different and full of interesting new challenges. The role offers a continuous flow of learning and the ability to gain a diverse range of new skills.”
Jen Ferris, Medical Writer at Source Health Economics