Associate Medical Director

Location: Chicago, IL
MEDICAL WRITER / Chicago              
This growing independent, international client is always on the lookout for the brightest, most enthusiastic, creative and ambitious individuals to join their teams around the world. They work hard to create friendly and collaborative workplaces and to provide fascinating professional challenges and amazing opportunities. If that sounds like the sort of business environment in which you would thrive, then we, GLE Creative Talent, would love to hear from you.
You will love this role if you
  • Have a strong scientific background and can communicate complex scientific ideas in an accurate and innovative way
  • Are a proactive and confident individual looking for a dynamic role involving face-to-face interaction with clients and scientific experts
  • Would like to work on a meetings based account, involving travel
You will be a success if you
  • Can quickly pick up on new therapy areas and disseminate information in a clear and accurate manner
  • Can work under pressure, independently and as part of a team, and deliver high-quality work
  • Demonstrate the ability to interact appropriately with key experts, negotiate on content and make constructive suggestions
Key responsibilities
To work within the scientific services team to:
  • Develop written materials that are of high quality, scientifically accurate, clear, fully referenced, appropriate to the target audience, meets the client’s communication objectives and conforms to client specifications; this includes interacting with key experts, negotiating on content and making constructive suggestions on content
  • Develop a broad range of materials including meeting materials (e.g. slides, agendas, discussions guides), post-meeting activities (e.g. webcasts, reports), as well as attending meetings, workshops and advisory boards. Other materials include newsletters, training materials and publications
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients and key experts
  • Research medical and scientific topics using relevant information sources
  • Develop and maintain knowledge in relevant therapy areas including drug mechanisms of action, disease state, treatment guidelines and competitive landscape
  • Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs), including updating of project files, following sign-off procedures and version-control conventions
  • Provide support to accounts team and attend meetings as required, including internal kick-off meetings, status meetings and client calls
  • Identify and anticipate any problems or resource limitations that could jeopardize the delivery of your projects on-time, on-budget or with sufficient quality
  • Provide content support for new business opportunities, such as proposals and presentations
  • Nurture client relationships and be aware of opportunities to develop and grow business
Key attributes / skills / competencies
  • Graduate in life sciences (ideally biomedical), higher degree (PhD) preferred
  • Previous medical writing experience in a medical communications agency (>1 year) preferred but not essential
  • Oncology experience preferred but not essential
  • Able to travel
  • Excellent PowerPoint skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organizational, time management and project management skills
  • Flexible, ‘can do’ approach
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Team player
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