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Senior Writer-Covance

Job Ref. ERA-28397
Job Title Senior Writer-Covance
Region London
Location Maidenhead
Salary
Sector Healthcare

Senior Writer-Covance.

COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.

You can make a difference by helping to deliver life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to people around the world. Our commitment to this mission has resulted in Covance’s impressive history of company stability and growth. We’ve achieved these results by fostering a work environment that encourages, develops and leverages our team’s capabilities.
This is your chance to become part of a team that helps to bring miracle of medicine to market sooner.
The Operational Strategy & Planning department within Covance Development Services is a global team of individuals with scientific expertise, and a strong background in the conduct of global Phase I-IV clinical research. Senior staff members have significant experience in the Pharmaceutical and/or the CRO Industry. The group works closely with our commercial, operations and medical teams in crafting innovative and differentiating clinical development strategies for, and with our clients. You can either be based in our office in Crawley or Maidenhead.
About the Job
The development of clinical trial strategies is based upon insights gathered from our experts, and evidence-based, supported by data-driven analytics. The strategies are described for clients in white papers, executive summaries, key parts of proposal documents, feasibility assessments and other strategy documents. In addition, our strategies are often times delivered to clients through presentation material. Succinctly describing and positioning our scientific strategies to various audiences in documents and presentation material is of utmost importance. As such, the Senior Writer in OS&P will work as part of our global strategy teams and take full responsibility for clearly articulating and positioning scientific strategies and related recommendations in various documents and presentation materials as noted above.
Take responsibility as part of the Strategy Team for writing, clearly articulating and positioning scientific strategies, executive summaries and recommendations in various documents (e.g. white papers, key parts of proposal documents, feasibility assessments) and presentation material
Responsible for reviewing/editing relevant documents to ensure they are finalized in line with customer expectations with the highest quality and to ensure that the messaging contained is clear and will resonate with a varied readership, including key decision makers
Coach and mentor others on aspects of scientific writing so as to improve the overall quality of relevant documents released from Covance
Develops a thorough understanding of Covance services and how these services are differentiated from others, so that they can be clearly positioned to meet customer needs
Develops a thorough understanding of customer needs from Covance as a drug development company by collecting “voice of customer” insight.

About You

You will have a Bachelor or Masters degree at a minimum, PhD preferred.
Previous experience in marketing and advertising would be highly beneficial
Knowledge and experience from working for a CRO or pharmaceutical company
Have excellent production of high-quality clinical protocols skills
Be adept at delivering scientific and leadership presentations internally and externally
Used to taking the lead in employing effective decision making and ensure deadlines are met and clients’ needs are satisfied
Knowledge of word processing computer software
Knowledge of medical, pharmacokinetic and statistical terminology.
Experience in the conduct of clinical studies
Typically you will have acquired 5-6 years related experience.
We Offer
Covance’s ongoing success offers team members unsurpassed growth and career development opportunities.
At Covance, we help make the miracles of medicine a reality. We offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career.

There is no better time to join us!

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. (M/F/D/V). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.
Required:
University/College Degree

Preferred:
Masters or other advanced degree
Required:
At least 8 years working as a writer in a science/health-related industry
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience in writing for promotions and/or strategy.
Strong organizational skills, with proven abilities to work under pressure and to timelines
Strong networking abilities and an ability/willingness to work with individuals across the globe
Strong attention to detail/quality control skills
Ability to successfully and quickly understand and articulate/position scientific information in ways suited to a variety of audiences
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with team members, management, operations staff, clients, and executive management
Ability to inspire, to lead by example and motivate and negotiate with teams to seek solutions and get results
Ability to work independently
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities effectively.
Excellent computer skills, with expert working knowledge in Microsoft Word, and strong working knowledge of other Microsoft Office tools
Upholds the highest standard of personal professionalism and work integrity
Preferred:
Thorough understanding of global drug development and the clinical trial project management process
Change Management and/or continuous process improvement experience
If you wish to apply for this position please apply directly to the Covance website www.covancecareers quoting the ref no:283914

If you are interested in this position, please apply below.

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