Trainee Medical Writer

Job Title:Trainee Medical Writer
Location UK ~ Edinburgh
Type: Full Time, Permanent

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 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

Due to our continued growth and success, we have an excellent opportunity for a talented Trainee Medical Writer to join our Medical Writing department. This is an excellent opportunity to start or further develop your career as a Medical Writer in the challenging environment of early phase clinical studies.  You will be trained in the many different aspects of medical writing and interpretation of clinical data.

Data Sciences at Quotient Sciences comprises over 100 staff and provides an expert service in the data management, analysis and reporting of early Phase clinical studies (both healthy volunteer and patient).  Other project team members will perform tasks such as study database set-up, collection of data, statistical analysis, etc.

Working with experienced medical writers, you be responsible for input into the following tasks:

  • Writing the study protocol (study design, objectives, methodology, etc.) before commencement of the clinical study
  • Writing the Clinical Study Report (study results, interpretation, conclusions, etc.) after completion of the clinical phase of the study and the availability of statistical results.

The Medical Writer is a key role within the Quotient project team; it involves working closely with other medical writing staff and our statisticians, programmers, and medics. We use our own document templates/procedures or sponsor templates/procedures as required; full training will be provided in these and medical writing techniques. Dependent on your development, our career pathway allows you to expand your medical writing skill over time and progress to more senior roles and tasks.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have a degree with a large scientific content, good Microsoft Word skills, an ability to summarise/interpret data and demonstrate a strong interest in a career as a Medical Writer. Some prior experience working on medical communications, Phase I-IV clinical trials (e.g., pharmacovigilance, monitoring, regulatory, knowledge of GCP, etc.) and/or pre-clinical report writing (e.g., toxicology reports, GLP, etc.) would be an advantage.

Training will be provided to help you further your writing skills and achieve a Lead role for medical writing tasks within Data Sciences project teams.

In addition, you should have good organisational and presentation skills and be able to work to deadlines whilst maintaining quality standards. Attention to detail and the ability to multitask are essential. Effective oral and written communication skills are also required as you will become a primary medical writing point of contact for statistical, pharmacokinetic, and clinical staff and in time, sponsors.

The role will be based in our Edinburgh office with some home working until the lock down restrictions ease.

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.