Senior Medical Writer or Freelancer

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Updated: June 30, 2020
Location: Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Job ID: 9048


Candidate profile and who we are

We are looking for individuals to join our award winning advertising and PR team, which brings together innovation and leading creativity.
Syneos Health is an integrated healthcare communications agency that provides a full range of creative communications services. The Syneos Health commercial division has a breadth of medical, strategic and creative talent that extends to our partner and affiliate agencies throughout Europe and the US.
We maintain a dynamic, fast paced working environment. Each day contains different challenges and opportunities to learn. We take promising ideas, turn them into commercial realities, and manage the life of a product or device from its inception to its completion (our ‘lab to life’ ethos).
We demand the best from our people, but in return we offer a creative environment designed to allow you to be yourself and achieve your potential.

Overview of role

The primary purpose of this role is to support the
medical team on the day to day running of the
client projects. This will include medical writing and proof reading of medical content in the areas of
Advertising, PR, and medical communications, as well as working closely with the account,
creative and digital departments which will enable us to provide you with a solid grounding in
servicing our clients’ needs.


Employee priorities

Client services dedication

• Build thorough knowledge of client need in medical communication
• Build understanding of client/agency relationships & service
• Begin to get more involved in the agency client relationship
• Deepen knowledge of approval processes and legal requirements
• Build understanding of the clients marketing and promotional plans

Product / task leadership and accountability

• Reinforce reputation for effective and reliable delivery of multiple high quality medical projects
• Begin to act as medical contact person and consultant for project teams
• Keep track of deadlines
• Deliver consistent quality, with proactive, effective & efficient results that meet or exceed client expectations

Medical expertise

• Reinforce understanding of stakeholders and target groups in health care communication
• Reinforce writing style and ability to adapt medical content to needs of target audiences
• Create meaningful medical briefings and dossiers
• Begin to build conceptual and tactical medical communication know how
• Build capabilities to perform pipeline and competitive intelligence analyses
• Be familiar with legal and regulatory requirements

Team orientation / collaboration

• Provide team support as required, working with a positive and “can do” attitude
• Exhibit enthusiasm and a willingness to learn internal disciplines
• Share information and ideas with others to enable them to accomplish team goals
• Continue to be a proactive team player

Job Requirements

Key things we are definitely looking to see:

• Degree Educated in medicine or natural science
• At least 2 3 years of medical writing experience
• Strong written communication skills
• Proficient German and very good English skills
• Proficient skills in Microsoft PowerPoint , Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
• A good understanding of processes and timelines
• Strong time management skills
• Attention to detail and good proofreading skills
• Proactivity the ability to anticipate client requirements
• Solution focused suggestion of ideas and recommendations where appropriate
• Strong team player

Things we are looking to see that are handy but not essential:

• Experience in an agency environment
• An understanding of the digital landscape

In return for:

• Working for a fully integrated global pure play health communications group that offers best in class capabilities, spanning PR, digital, social media, medical education and advertising
• Working for an agency that allows you to work and grow within a dynamic and fast paced environment that is big on collaboration and integration
• Working as part of a well supported team with exposure to experienced team members who share expertise and learnings
• Unrivalled opportunities for personal and professional development due to the depth and variety of expertise within our agency and network
• High quality training opportunities presented at a local and global level
• Competitive package and flexible working environment

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