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    The event was a great success again - an enthusiastic audience of post-docs and PhD students from the biomedical sciences departments within and around London and other Universities, met with a number medical writing and communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presented medical writing as an attractive career option.

    We explained how areas of the UK such as Oxfordshire, London and Cheshire are 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:

  • a doctorate in a bioscience subject, ideally post-doctoral research experience
  • a genuine enthusiasm for science and its application to the world of medicine
  • a 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.


    The Sir Alexander Fleming building, Imperial College, Imperial College Road London [Google map here] [See number 33 on the Imperial College Campus map here]


    10.30 Registration and coffee
    11.15 Welcome and Introduction by Carol Spencely, Consultant, Postdoc Development Centre, Imperial College London, and presentations by:

  • Michael Thompson, Complete Medical Group
    The agency perspective; what we do, how we do it, what we look for in a new medical writer, and the training and career opportunities ahead.
  • Karen Wilson-Smith, Freelance Writer
    Been there, done it, got the tee-shirt. The life of a medical writer.
  • Jane Fraser, Jane Fraser Associates
    How to spot a good medical writer at 50 paces.

    13.00–15.00 Lunch and informal discussion with senior editorial and writing staff from additional leading medical communications agencies. Adelphi Communications, Choice Pharma, Complete Medical Group, Darwin Healthcare Communications, Medicus International, Nucleus Holdings, PAREXEL MedCom, Prism, UBC-Envision and Watermeadow Medical will all be there. We were also joined by medical communications recruitment specialist, Carys Mills Recruitment, and representatives from EMWA (European Medical Writers Association). Dr Shelley Davies, a Lecturer from the University of Worcester, was also available to discuss the new Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Communications, starting September 2010.

    If you have any questions following the event please email Peter Llewellyn.


    Are you interested in a career in medical communications? Download a free careers guide, check out details of future and past events, sign up for an email alert... Learn more here.

    Adelphi Communications
    Adelphi Communications

    Carys Mills Recruitment
    Carys Mills Recruitment

    Choice Pharma
    Choice Pharma

    Complete Medical Group
    Complete Medical Group

    Darwin Healthcare Communications
    Darwin Healthcare Communications

    EMWA (European Medical Writers Association)

    Medicus International
    Medicus International

    Nucleus Holdings
    Nucleus Holdings

    PAREXEL MedCom
    PAREXEL MedCom



    Watermeadow Medical
    Watermeadow Medical

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