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UK ~ Edinburgh

Trainee Medical Writer

Company Overview

Our growing and successful business comprises of over 700 talented individuals globally, in an environment where everybody counts and is instrumental to our success.  With state-of-the-art manufacturing and clinical facilities in the UK and USA, we deliver a full range of drug development solutions around the globe saving our clients both time and money.

People join Quotient Sciences because we are a respected member of the drug development world, specialising in delivering innovative solutions that integrate formulation development, real time GMP manufacturing, clinical testing and data sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our services and our engaged culture. We are passionate about helping our customers get new medicines to market.

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 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 60 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 as part of the project team, you will be responsible for:

  • 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 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.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK upon being offered employment.

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. 

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