Administrator - Medical Writing Department

Job Title:Administrator - Medical Writing Department
Location UK ~ Edinburgh
Type: Full Time

An excellent opportunity to start a career as an Administrator in our Medical Writing Department working on early phase clinical studies and clinical data. Full training will be provided.

Company Overview

Quotient Sciences is a drug development and manufacturing accelerator providing integrated programs and tailored services across the entire development pathway. Cutting through silos across a range of drug development capabilities, we help biotech and pharma customers save precious time and money in getting drugs to patients. As a growing and successful business, we employ more than 1,100 talented individuals globally, located at state-of-the-art development, manufacturing and clinical facilities in the UK and USA.

Science, Agility and Culture are the core components that define Quotient Sciences, enabling us to do what we do in the way that we do it. People join Quotient Sciences because we are a respected member of the drug development community, driven by an unswerving belief that ideas need to become solutions, and molecules need to become cures, fast. Because humanity needs solutions, fast.

The Role

We have an excellent opportunity for an Administrator to join our Medical Writing department, based in Edinburgh. You will be involved in the challenging environment of early phase clinical research and be trained in the many different aspects of administration and medical writing support tasks.

Data Sciences at Quotient Sciences comprises 6 departments (including Medical Writing) and over 80 staff and provides an expert service in the data management, analysis and medical writing of early phase clinical studies.

Working as part of the team the Administrator will be responsible for:

Providing general administrative support to the medical writing department and the wider Data Sciences group, Edinburgh Office
Liaising with other Quotient departments eg Facilities, IT, HR/Training and QA
Assisting in the compilation and publication of clinical study repost (eg collating appendices, hyperlinking and creating pdf versions of the reports)
Assist the Medical Writing staff by performing QC tasks

This position will report to our Medical Writing Coordination Team Leader. The role also involves working closely with other staff in our Medical Writing department, the wider Data Sciences group and support staff from Facilities, IT, HR/Training and QA.

Full training will be provided in administration and medical writing coordination processes and techniques. Dependent on your development, our career pathway allows you to expand your skills over time and progress to more senior roles and tasks.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have experience within some form of administration/support role ideally in a scientific environment (e.g. working for a research company, laboratory, academic institution, NHS etc.). Candidates must also be numerate with an eye for detail but there is no requirement for a degree.

Experience of one or more of the following would be an advantage but is not essential: GCP, GLP, GMP, clinical data management, clinical trial administration, experience collecting or performing QC of clinical or pre-clinical data or reports (e.g. toxicology reports, laboratory reports, etc.). Such experience would be more applicable to this position than a formal degree qualification.

Other essential skills and experience required are:

Proficient Microsoft office skills including Word and Excel
Good organisational skills and the ability to work to deadlines whilst maintaining quality standards
Attention to detail and the ability to multitask are essential
Effective oral and written communication skills

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK at the time of being offered employment. The role will be based in our Edinburgh office and can be full time or part-time over 5 days (Monday to Friday).

Company benefits:

In return, you will receive a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, excellent training and development, as well as an exciting career within a fast paced and dynamic business.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Quotient Sciences are advocates for positive change and conscious inclusion.

We strive to create a diverse Quotient family by remaining committed to the development of our culture, equality, mindset, diversity & inclusion in the workplace.

As a global employer, we recognise the value in having an organisation that is a true reflection and representation of our society today. All applicants welcome.

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