The Role of the Regulatory Medical Writer – is it clear?

If you enjoy both science and writing, then why not become a regulatory medical writer? Claire Gillow, Martin Murray, Vicky Powell and Cameron Campbell, all regulatory writers working for Bioscript, an independent regulatory writing and communications agency, describe the clinical documents they prepare and the teams they work with to help sponsors get their drugs to market and beyond. They provide insight into the typical working life and career path of a regulatory writer, and touch on some similarities and differences with Bioscript’s medical communications writers. And we answer questions from the audience.

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 16 February 2022 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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Starting a career in Medical Communications

 

Do you have strong scientific credentials, but the lab isn’t for you? Are you interested in a job that deals with cutting-edge developments in medicine? If so, watch this webinar to learn about medical communications. ‘MedComms’ agencies partner with pharmaceutical industry clients to develop and communicate scientific content in impactful ways through meetings, materials and more. Presented by Helios, a global agency group with offices in the North West, Oxford and the USA, you’ll learn why MedComms is a great long-term career choice and how to be successful in your application.

The Helios panel are; Liam Burnham (Scientific Director), Maggie Boyd (Senior Scientific Project Coordinator), Lucy Collins (Medical Writer), Andrew Minnock (Managing Director) and Jo Oswald (Training Facilitator) – all of whom have been in your position and know what it’s like to love science but want something beyond the lab.

Recorded as a live webinar, 15 February 2022, by the Helios Global Group and is included here with their permission.

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A new pathway to a medical writing career in MedComms

In this webinar, representatives from Aspire Scientific discuss the challenges of entering the medical communications industry. Learn more about a novel pathway to a first medical writing role and hear some real-life success stories first-hand. Our panellists are Rick Flemming (Joint Managing Director), Hannah Mace (Scientific Director) and Beatrice Tyrrell (Senior Medical Writer). 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 09 February 2022 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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FirstMedCommsJob: LINK 360 – launch your MedComms Career at LINK Health Group

In this webinar, we’re joined by Eve Guichard (LINK Medical General Manger), Eleanor Steele (MedComms Mentor), Susan Cravero (LINK Medical Scientific Services) and Hannah Greetham (LINK Medical Client Services). You’ll hear about LINK 360 – a 6-month training program for people new to MedComms, across medical writing, client services and editorial. During the program, selected individuals will have a hybrid role immersed in an account and take on work from all three perspectives, giving them a 360° view of what life in MedComms is like. Alongside this, they will go through a structured training program as a cohort, with lots of support and networking opportunities across the wider LINK Health Group to give them a holistic overview of the broader aspects of healthcare communications. After 6 months, they will specialize into one of the three career pathways within LINK Health Group. We’ll answer questions from the audience, and you’ll also hear about the panellists’ journeys into MedComms and what they actually spend their time doing!

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 13 December 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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Working as a medical publications professional

In this webinar, we’re joined by Kathryn Gray (Division Head), Kate Stafford (Creative Lead), Simon Stones (Medical Writer) and Juliet West (Senior Editor) from Envision Pharma Group, sponsors of our annual FirstMedCommsJob careers guide, “Ensuring timely dissemination of research: A guide to working as a medical publications professional“. We talk about the roles involved in the publications management team and discuss the ethical and regulatory environment within which medical publications professionals work. 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 17 November 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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Working in regulatory medical writing

In this webinar, we’re joined by Amy Ball and Megan Stanton-Humphreys from Insight Medical Writing, sponsors of our annual FirstMedCommsJob careers guide, “A writer’s role in drug development: a guide to getting started in regulatory medical writing”. The latest edition of the guide was published in September 2021. We talk about the regulatory medical writing services they provide and the different roles within their teams. You’ll learn about what they look for in entry-level staff, what training is provided and the career prospects. We reflect on the differences between MedComms and regulatory medical writing activities. 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 06 October 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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McCann Health Medical Communications sharing the experiences of their first FuEL participants

Back in November 2020, McCann Health Medical Communications launched Future Experts and Leaders aka FuEL, their launchpad for successful careers in medical communications. 7 months later we hear how their first FuEL cohort are settling in, how they’ve benefited from FuEL’s training and community elements and the advice they have for those thinking of moving into medcomms roles. Daniel Cicognani (HR Business Partner) will be joined by current FuEL participants: Trang Au (Associate Medical Writer), Abbie Daniels (Associate Account Executive), Sam Depetrillo (Associate Regulatory Writer) and Nicholas Strange (Associate Editor). And we answer questions from the audience.

It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights into MedComms as a career and particularly anyone who wants to maximise their chances of gaining a job at McCann Health Medical Communications.

Recorded 01 July 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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Life outside of the lab – understanding a career in medical communications

Do you have strong scientific credentials, but the lab isn’t for you? Are you interested in a job that deals with cutting-edge developments in medicine? If so, watch this recording of a webinar from the Helios Global Group, ‘Life outside of the lab – understanding a career in medical communications’.

You will learn about medical communications, how to successfully start a career in ‘MedComms’, the recruitment opportunities that are available at Helios and what to expect from the application and interview process. The Helios panel, Liam Burnham (Associate Scientific Director), Anoja Dissanayake (Scientific Project Lead), Sarah El-Sheikh (Scientific Lead) and Philippa Griffiths (Scientific Database Coordinator)  – all of whom have been in your position and know what it’s like to love science but want something beyond the lab.

Recorded as a live webinar, 3 June 2021, by the Helios Global Group and is included here with their permission.

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