I work in publications management…

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Whilst preparing the new issue of our latest careers guide, Ensuring timely dissemination of research: a guide to working as a medical publications professional (published October 2020)  we invited people working in publications management with the Sponsors, Envision Pharma Group, to tell us why they are doing so….

“I work in publications management not only to be engaged in the science, but for the opportunity to work with medical experts to distil key points from complex information and tailor its presentation to the audience for the most effective communication.”

Kathryn Condon, Scientific Director and Team Lead, Envision Pharma Group

“I work in publications management because the scientist in me loves that there is always something new to learn (and that I can do this without lifting a pipette!); because there is endless variety, therapy areas, projects, clients, experts and challenges; because I get to partner with clients in big pharma and speak with experts all over the world; and most importantly, because everything requires teamwork – the sense of camaraderie is profound.”

Gary Dever, Portfolio Director & Team Lead, Envision Pharma Group

“I work in publications management because I enjoy the interaction between authors, clients, communication professionals, clinicians and patients/carers. The mix of creativity and science is fulfilling, and ensures the job is never boring. It is also gratifying to work with so many people who are at the forefront of healthcare.”

Jonathon Gibbs, Scientific Director, Envision Pharma Group

“I work in publications management because what started as a summer temp job turned into a fantastic, engaging, challenging and rewarding career! Starting as a project assistant I have been incredibly lucky to work with a large array of different clients across multiple therapy areas, producing a wide variety of different publications. The ‘traditional publications account’ is definitely changing, with journals now providing a wide variety of online digital options that can be used to accompany the manuscript text, along with the huge increase in online congresses – I love the variety that is involved as well as the constant learning and development that it brings! Amongst the amazing teams that I work with I have gained not just colleagues, but lifelong friends! It’s a great feeling knowing that what we are working on makes a real difference to people’s lives – and we have fun while doing it!”

Sonia Giffney, Senior Account Executive, Envision Pharma Group

“I work in publications management because it allows me the exciting opportunity to work closely with pharmaceutical companies and leading experts to support the development of high-quality, timely publications of important new clinical data. I love being involved in multiple therapeutic areas and their latest innovative treatment strategies, and being part of a scientific communication effort for the benefit of patients and healthcare professionals.”

Diane Hoffman, Senior Scientific Portfolio Lead, Envision Pharma Group

“I work in publications management because it allows me to exercise my skills in project and people management, in a unique and meaningful industry.”

Harriet King, Account Director, Envision Pharma Group

“I work in publications management because I enjoy being part of something bigger than myself. Being able to deliver important medical knowledge to those who need it most is what puts a spring in my step. It also helps that there are many different facets to the industry, and no 2 days on the job are the same.”

Tom Martin, Account Executive, Envision Pharma Group

“I work in publications management because it’s very rewarding and varied. I am continuously learning and have worked across multiple therapy areas with different clients. It’s a privilege to work on projects that make a difference to patients and the medical/healthcare community, and to work alongside such supportive and talented teams.”

Anne Marie McGonigal, Scientific Director, Content Specialist, Envision Pharma Group

“I work in publications management because I enjoy being part of a team of collaborative, enthusiastic and diligent writers, while partnering with our clients. As a scientific director/team lead, the working day is never dull, and I am fortunate enough to be able to contribute to the development and progression of our new writers.”

Neel Misra, Scientific Director and Team Lead, Envision Pharma Group

“I work in publications management because no 2 days are the same! Working on a variety of projects across different disease areas with people from all over the world keeps my working days from becoming boring.”

Andrea Schauenburg, Medical Writer, Envision Pharma Group

“I work in publications management because it’s a challenging and rewarding career. Leaving academia was a tough decision, and I’ve never looked back! I get to work at the cutting edge of scientific and clinical research, without running a single experiment.”

Gemma Shay, Medical Writer, Envision Pharma Group

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