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Medical Writers - Patient Recruitment & Retention (Clinical Trials)

  • City / Town: GBR-ENG-Reading
  • Date posted: Oct 17 2017 6:31PM
  • Sector: Communications
  • Employee status: Regular
  • Employment status: Full Time
  • Job reference: 1720678
  • Consultant: Lisa Allcock

We are seeking experienced medical writers, ideally with first-hand experience of ICFs (informed consent forms), clinical trials communications and writing for patient recruitment, to join our Site & Patient Networks division.

The Site and Patient Networks division of QuintilesIMS houses an award-winning, global marketing and communications agency with approximately 150 staff based in key offices in the UK and US, as well as on-the-ground support in Europe and Australia. We specialize in engaging and communicating with patients and healthcare professionals on a range of healthcare topics, ranging from clinical trial awareness to medical education and support. We do this on behalf of an impressive list of the top biopharmaceutical and life sciences clients.

The successful candidates will develop sponsor communication programmes (in patient recruitment and retention) and informed consent forms (ICFs), demonstrating understanding of relevant scientific and clinical information for the product, therapy area and market and have the ability to rapidly get up to speed in therapy areas where do not have prior experience. Act as main medical writer on sponsor programmes, producing high quality outputs that are delivered within timelines.

You will be a self-starter who demonstrates initiative and has excellent organisational skills. Excellent attention to detail with a high standard of written English. You will work across a number of multi-functional teams from across the Medical Direction Team, SPN and other QuintilesIMS’ Divisions.


These positions also offer the flexibility to work from home.

QuintilesIMS offers a competitive salary and great benefits, including a profit-related annual bonus, private health insurance and a generous company pension scheme.


 Required capabilities:
A PhD and/or relevant bachelor’s degree in a scientific or medical field or may have recently completed PhD, or may have been working in a related discipline for a while following degree/PhD.
Previous medical writing experience
First-hand experience of ICFs, clinical trials communications and writing for patient recruitment
Demonstrable knowledge/understanding of drug development and clinical trials
Excellent attention to detail
Concise and logical writing style
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to adapt writing style to meet the needs of different audiences (from lay to clinical)
Ability to write to a brief and meet the required specifications and objectives, and follow industry guidelines and style guides
Ability to perform multiple tasks and prioritise work effectively
Adaptable and able to concentrate and maintain focus under time pressure
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers, study medics and sponsors
Quick learner and self-starter

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About Quintiles?

Around the world healthcare stakeholders are working to improve real-world patient outcomes through treatment innovations, care provision and access to healthcare. For the information, technology and service solutions they need to drive new insights and approaches, they count on QuintilesIMS. With a global team of 50,000, we harness insights, commercial and scientific depth, and executional expertise to empower clients to achieve some of their most important goals: Improving clinical, scientific and commercial results. Realizing the full potential of innovations. And, ultimately, driving healthcare forward.

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