I work in HEOR/market access…

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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

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I work in MedComms…

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Whilst preparing the new issue of our latest careers guide, From academic to medical writer: a guide to getting started in medical communications (published March 2022)  we invited people working in medical writing and editing positions in MedComms to tell us why they are doing so….

“I work in MedComms because I feel like I am really making a difference to patients’ lives while also being able to ‘geek out’ on the most up-to-date scientific knowledge.”
Maria Allen-Davies, Medical Writer at Helios Medical Communications

“I work in MedComms so I can feel engaged with ground-breaking new medical treatments that benefit patients today and in the future.”
Marc Astick, Senior Medical Writer I at Langland

“I work in MedComms because I like writing and reading up on new research – and I love not doing any lab work. I feel very lucky to work with such a great team and client, and to have a secure job I enjoy!”
Victoria Atess, Scientific Content Director at Ashfield MedComms

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I work in MedComms…

 

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Whilst preparing the new issue of our latest careers guide, The business of medical communications: a guide to getting started in account management (published January 2022)  we invited people working in account management positions in MedComms, to tell us why they are doing so….

“I work in MedComms because it allows me to put my project management and soft skills to use within a field that truly makes a difference to patients’ lives.”
Abi Ainscough, Account Manager at Ashfield MedComms

“I work in MedComms because I love the fast-paced environment and working with a great team to deliver excellence in everything we do! No day is ever the same and I enjoy the challenges that each day brings as well as building great relationships with both clients and internal teams to allow collaboration and innovation across all projects.”
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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 2021)  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 because I enjoy collaborating with an international team across the drug development lifecycle. It brings together my passions for science and communication, and every day has interesting new challenges.

Ciara Duffy, Medical Writer, Envision Pharma Group, UK

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, UK

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I work in HEOR/market access…

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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 2021)  we invited people working in HEOR/market access to tell us why they are doing so….

“I work in HEOR/market access as it provides the opportunity to combine my scientific knowledge and passion for healthcare, medical advancements, business development and health economics whilst enabling me to build on my regulatory knowledge. Market access is a highly rewarding and intellectually stimulating career path. It provides the opportunity to make a positive impact towards patient access to novel medical therapies and technologies, by supporting pharmaceutical and biotechnology organisations to navigate complex global market access landscapes through the development of effective market access strategies and tools.”

Chris Bradshaw, Associate Market Access Writer at Prime Access (a Prime Global Consultancy)

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FirstMedCommsJob: In conversation with the medical writers

In this webinar, we’re joined by Cassidy Fiford (Medical Writer, Oxford PharmaGenesis) and Danny Hawker (Senior Medical Writer, Ashfield MedComms) to talk about their own journeys into MedComms and their current roles, the day-to-day working life of medical writers, training opportunities and career prospects. Both panellists have been profiled in the new issue of our annual FirstMedCommsJob careers guide, From academic to medical writer: a guide to getting started in medical communications, published in March 2021. 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 31 March 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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I work in MedComms…

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Whilst preparing the new issue of our latest careers guide, From academic to medical writer: a guide to getting started in medical communications (published March 2021)  we invited people working in medical writing and editing positions in MedComms to tell us why they are doing so….

“I work in MedComms because I love the variety of work and being able to combine my creativity and love of science. I come from a clinical background and have been welcomed into an extremely knowledgeable and supportive team. I have seen the powerful impact that effective communication of cutting-edge research in medicine can have on patient care, so I find contributing to this extremely rewarding. The flexibility of remote working has also been a huge bonus for me. I’m excited to travel in the future and learn from leading experts in key therapy areas. I couldn’t be happier that I moved to MedComms!”

Kate Bevan, Associate Medical Writer at Adelphi Communications

“I work in MedComms because I will never stop being fascinated by how the human body works. I love that my job allows me to constantly learn about how different diseases develop, and how we can utilise technology in evermore creative ways to combat them.”

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FirstMedCommsJob: In conversation with the account managers

In this webinar, we’re joined by account management staff from different agencies to talk about their own journeys into MedComms and their current roles, the day-to-day working life of account managers, training opportunities and career prospects. The panellists are Melissa Kelly (Senior Account Executive at Envision Pharma Group), Tessa Rowland(Senior Account Executive at Lucid Group) and Matthew Smith-Andrews (Senior Account Manager at Ashfield Health). They have all been profiled in the new issue of our annual careers guide, “The business of medical communications: a guide to getting started in account management“, which was published in January 2021. 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.

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I work in MedComms…

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Whilst preparing the new issue of our latest careers guide, The business of medical communications: a guide to getting started in account management (published January 2021)  we invited people working in account management positions in MedComms to tell us why they are doing so….

“I work in MedComms, which offers a fast-paced and exciting environment to work in. We are supporting the launch of a product in phase 3 development, so the projects we deliver really matter!”
Nicola Baines, Account Director at Oxford PharmaGenesis

“I work in MedComms and enjoy it because it allows me to work with such a wide range of people. It is rewarding to know you are working as part of a team to produce something that could make a difference to someone’s life.”
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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 Continue reading