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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Is there a doctor in the house? The value of a medical degree for a career in MedComms

In this webinar we are joined by Beth Wynne-Evans, Natasha Daoud and Jessica Sale who have all qualified in clinical medicine and then transitioned into careers in MedComms, and now form The Porterhouse Medical Advisory Group (MAG). Some people are surprised not to find more medics working directly in medical communications. We’ll learn how this specialist group believes they offer first-hand clinical experience to colleagues and clients, adding value as they can provide insight into what resonates with fellow health care professionals (HCPs) and patients, to leave a lasting impact on prospective prescribers. 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, but in particular anyone with a medical background.

Recorded 19 May 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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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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FirstMedCommsJob: Working in medical writing at Bioscript

In this webinar, we hear from representatives from Bioscript who will talk about their company, and the different roles within their MedComms and Regulatory writing teams. On the panel we have Judy Brownsword (Customer Strategy Director), Rye Strutt (Regulatory Writer), Will Wilson (Account Executive) and Ciaran Wright (Scientific Director). You’ll learn about what they look for in entry-level staff, what training is provided and what are the career prospects across the group. 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 10 February 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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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.

Recorded 27 January 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv Continue reading

Working as a medical publications professional

In this webinar, we’re joined by John Gonzalez, the author of our new FirstMedCommsJob careers guide “Ensuring timely dissemination of research: A guide to working as a medical publications professional“, published in October 2020. The expert panel also includes Kat Ayling-Rouse (Scientific Director), Roz Bonomally (Senior Medical Writer) and Andrea Cifelli (Global Lead) from Envision Pharma Group. 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 working in and around MedComms, in particular those with a specialist interest in publications management and wanting to understand more about their career opportunities.

Recorded 02 December 2020 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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FirstMedCommsJob: Working in MedComms at Syneos Health Communications

In this webinar, we’re joined by Amanda Smith, Alex da Costa, Rebecca Thomas, Eoin Duffy and Grace Parkinson of Syneos Health Communications. They share their insights about the company, its philosophy, how MedComms fits into the wider Syneos offering, and the different roles they play within their teams. You’ll learn about what they look for in new staff, what training is provided and what the career prospects are across the company. 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 wants to maximise their chances of gaining a job at Syneos Health.

Recorded 25 November 2020 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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FirstMedCommsJob: Launching your medcomms career with McCann Health Medical Communications and FUEL

In this webinar we hear about FUEL. Join members of McCann Health Medical Communications (Cannes Lions 2019 Healthcare Network of the Year) to learn how you can give your career a flying start. It’s where they launch the careers of their future experts and leaders and where you get the turbocharged support to grow your knowledge and skills across a range of client services, editorial and writing roles. Are you ready to fly? Daniel Cicognani (HR Business Partner), Phillip Hall (Recruitment Manager), Hannah Logan (Senior Medical Writer) and Ruth Hadley (Head of Client Services) will share details of how those looking to launch a successful career in medical communications will benefit. 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 wants to maximise their chances of gaining a job at McCann Health Medical Communications.

Recorded 19 November 2020 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv Continue reading

FirstMedCommsJob: Working in MedComms at Brandcast Health

In this webinar, we’re joined by Rosária Alexandre (Medical Communications Director), Stephanie Perkin (Account Director), Yana Stewart (Senior Medical Writer) and Jess Fox (Medical Editor) from Brandcast Health, a digital medcomms agency, to talk about their company, what MedComms means for them and the different roles within their teams. You’ll learn about what they look for in entry-level staff, what training is provided and what are the career prospects across the group. 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 11 November 2020 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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