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Medical Writer job in Oxfordshire (487)

at Torpedo
Location Oxfordshire
Date Posted 10th August 2017
Category Client services
Job Type Full-time
Expiration Date 31/10/17


Location:         Oxfordshire

Type:               Permanent

Salary:             Dependent on experience



Torpedo is an award winning creative agency based near Oxford with an impressive list of clients. We’re growing rapidly and looking for an experienced Medical Writer to work within our pharmaceutical / healthcare team.


Take a look at our website and you’ll see we’re not your traditional medcoms agency. At Torpedo we work across many sectors, but our focus is on technology and healthcare. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly talented, creative and friendly team working within a converted barn on a varied range of exciting marketing campaigns, creative and digital projects.


We already work with some big healthcare brands and have done for over 10 years. The opportunity is huge and we’re looking for a capable Medical Writer with agency experience of working across medical education, promotional and consumer awareness materials.


You’ll have a proven track record in medical communications with the ability to co-ordinate the delivery of editorial projects and to provide scientific excellence across a number of accounts and therapy areas.


Role & responsibilities

  • Work closely with our account management team and healthcare / pharmaceutical clients to develop an in-depth understanding of our clients’ businesses, products and marketing objectives.
  • Lead healthcare and pharmaceutical projects from a scientific and content perspective.
  • Undertake research, appraise, interpret and cite published information to develop credible and accurate marketing collateral.
  • Write, edit and proof high quality content for medical education, promotional and awareness materials, including sales aids, leave pieces, websites, direct mail, adverts, posters, monographs, videos and events.
  • Undertake editorial reviews and QC checks on healthcare and pharmaceutical projects.
  • Assist with managing projects from brief to delivery.
  • Be actively involved at all stages of the project and liaise closely with the internal design and digital teams to set the standard and maintain consistency.
  • Work to tight deadlines whilst providing clients with exceptional service at all times.


Technical skills & experience

  • Excellent English language written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to write content for online and offline medical education, promotional and consumer awareness projects.
  • A relevant life science degree.
  • Ability to adapt editorial style, tone-of-voice and content for different types of collateral and audiences.
  • Competent in understanding, interpreting and citing scientific papers.
  • A creative thinker, able to interpret data and develop an engaging story.
  • An excellent understanding of ABPI and EFPIA Codes.
  • Proven experience of working on multiple projects within tight timescales.
  • Previous experience in a medcomms or medical writing agency.
  • Personable and confident in front of clients.
  • Experience with Zinc or other similar approval system.
  • A positive, can-do
  • An organised approach with excellent attention to detail.




Company description


Apart from us being a really fun and friendly bunch, here’s some other nice things we do for our team:


  • Modern agency environment with high-spec Macs, dual-screens and the latest tech.
  • Excellent location with free parking.
  • 25 days holiday (Increasing to 28 days after 5 years).
  • Private healthcare.
  • Dental insurance.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Conferences and training.
  • Regular social events.
  • Free fruit in the office every week.
  • Copious amounts of tea and coffee.
  • Tasty snacks and pick ’n’ mix sweets.
  • Cakes on your birthday.
  • Breakout area with large TV and games.
  • Sonos sound system with shared playlist.
  • Use of on-site swimming pool and tennis court.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Cycle to work bike scheme.
  • Free annual flu vaccination.


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