Medical Writer

Job Title:Medical Writer
Location UK ~ Nottingham
UK ~ Edinburgh
UK ~ Homebased
Type: Full Time, Part 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 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 1,300 talented individuals globally, located at state-of-the-art development, manufacturing, clinical and data sciences 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

Data Sciences at Quotient Sciences comprises 6 departments (including Medical Writing) and over 100 staff and provides an expert service in the data management, analysis and medical writing of early phase clinical studies.

Due to our continued growth and success, we have an excellent opportunity for a talented Medical Writer to join our Medical Writing department. Working as part of the project team, your role will be to

  • write the study protocol (study design, objectives, methodology, etc) before commencement of the clinical study
  • write 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 role of Medical Writer is a key one 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 our 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 at least 1-2 years previous medical writing experience (eg contributing or writing clinical protocols and/or CSRs), a degree with a large scientific content, good Microsoft Word skills, an ability to summarise/interpret data and demonstrate a strong interest in further developing their career as a Medical Writer. Some prior experience of early Phase clinical trials, Lead Medical Writer responsibilities and/or working in a CRO would be an advantage.

Candidates with greater medical writing experience will be considered for a more senior role. Training will be provided to help you further your writing skills, work on a wide variety of study designs and over time, 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. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

The role can be based in our Edinburgh or Nottingham offices (with some home working) or can be fully home based with occasional trips to the office. This is a full time position or can be part-time (equivalent hours for 4 days a week).

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.