MedComms Careers Guide

careersguidecover_369x521This guide focuses on medical writing careers in medical communications, in particular in MedComms agencies. The MedComms industry provides consultancy services to pharmaceutical companies, and the role of the medical writer is to use science and language to deliver these services successfully, while working to the highest ethical standards and adhering to industry regulations and guidelines.

The aim of this guide is to give you the information you need to decide if you are suited to the role of medical writer, and to provide the insider knowledge you need to excel at interview.

This issue includes six personal profiles written by current medical writing specialists in leading MedComms agencies, describing their personal journeys in to MedComms and the day-to-day work they now do and an updated Directory of agency contacts.

The careers guide is freely available here and published by NetworkPharma Ltd. We update the guide every year and the latest edition was published in March 2017.

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I work in MedComms…

manchester13_pic01Here are some quotes that were first published in past issues of our annual careers guide, from individuals who attended our MedComms careers events and are now working in MedComms.

“I work in MedComms to use my clinical background within a more creative context. If you’re fascinated by scientific ideas and want to develop your writing skills in a fast-paced team environment, the MedComms Networking events are a great starting point to meet people within the industry and find out more.”

Lauri Arnstein attended a careers event in 2014 and now works as an Associate Medical Writer at Zoetic Science, Ashfield Healthcare Communications.

“I work in MedComms as a medical writer and really enjoy the variety of working across different therapy areas. I’m always learning!”

Emma Bolton attended a careers event in 2015 and now works as a Medical Writer at  Oxford PharmaGenesis.

“I work in MedComms because I really enjoy writing and this job lets me keep learning new science as well as write – so it is a win-win scenario.”

Lisa Brackenbury attended a careers event in 2015 and now works as an Associate Medical Writer at Watermeadow, Ashfield Healthcare Communications.

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