Hi, I hope the following announcement is of interest to you and your colleagues. If you’ve any questions or feedback, please contact me. NEW: Unique careers guide now updated for 2010 From academic to medical writer: A guide to getting started in medical communications. Written by Dr Annick Moon, Published by NetworkPharma, March 2010. Free to download at http://www.medcommsnetworking.co.uk/startingout Please feel free to distribute the link or the document itself as appropriate. Printed copies are also available – please just ask for how many you want and I’ll happily send you copies free of charge.
SUMMARY: This guide focuses primarily on the role of the Medical Writer in medical communications agencies. The Medical Writer’s role is to use science and language to deliver education and communication programmes for the pharmaceutical industry, while working to the highest ethical standards and adhering to industry regulations and guidelines. The aim of this guide is to give the industry information you need to decide if you are suited to the role of Medical Writer, and to provide the insider knowledge you need to excel at interview. The UK is home to numerous leading medical communications agencies that serve the global pharmaceutical industry, and they’re crying out for good medical writers! These agencies are looking for individuals with: * ideally a doctorate in a bioscience subject * ideally post-doctoral research experience * genuine enthusiasm for science and its application to medicine * flair for writing about science and medicine * the ability to work independently within a small-team environment Medical writing can literally take you all over the world and provides attractive long-term career pathways. This guide has now proven itself to be very useful. The new, 2010 edition provides up-to-date contact information from agencies who are looking for trainee writers. You will find the guide and lots more useful information at http://www.medcommsnetworking.co.uk/startingout – please pass it on. If you’ve any feedback or questions any time, please just contact me.
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