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Analyst/Medical Writer Internship London April 2024

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Our internships are ideal for current students and recent graduates in the sciences seeking to gain an insight into life at a fast-growing healthcare consultancy. We work with a wide range of clients, including the industry’s most successful pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, patient and public health bodies and charitable organisations.

You will be presented with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a variety of projects, typically working on two to three projects for the duration of your internship. All projects involve the assimilation, interpretation and creative presentation of data from clinical trials, and depending on your divisional and project allocations, you could be working on anything from medical communications, to health economics and evidence synthesis.

Specific tasks could include supporting the preparation of medical education slides, performing systematic searches of medical literature, developing clinical trial manuscripts, or assimilating clinical and cost-effectiveness evidence to support HTA submissions to NICE. Interns receive one-to-one training on the technical aspects of the role and learn about project management and effective communication with clients.

Analyst/Medical Writer Interns may be based in any of our scientific divisions, and whilst you are here you would likely be working across projects for two different divisions. These are broadly described as Medical Communications, Value and Access and Evidence Development, and also include the specialist areas of Rare Diseases, MedTech and Health Policy.

If you have a particular interest in any of our services please indicate this in your cover letter. Please note that, if successful, your division will be confirmed closer to your start date and, whilst every effort will be made to consider your divisional preference, this will be subject to business need and project availability.

Role summary

  • Responsibilities: You will be presented with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a variety of projects, typically working on two to three projects, across two different divisions, for the duration of your internship
  • Salary: A monthly stipend of £1,950
  • Benefits: Hybrid working options, statutory holiday allowance, flexible working hours, employer pension contributions, and more
  • Role Type: Full-time, temporary internship
  • Start Date: Monday 15th April to Friday 28th June 2024 inclusive. The deadline for applications is Sunday 17th December 2023
  • Location: This role is available in our Global Headquarters in Cambridge and our London office

Career prospects after the internship

During the internship programme, individuals performing well may be given the opportunity to extend their internship to six months (note that this is dependent on business need).

When this happens, it this allows our interns to further develop their skills and potentially gain experience of other areas of the company (again, dependent on business need as well as the individual’s interests). Additionally, there is the opportunity for strong candidates to apply for the Analyst/Medical Writer role and join our expanding team on a permanent basis. On average, 40% of our Analyst/Medical Writer Interns move into a permanent role with Costello Medical.

About you

This internship is suited to recent graduates and post-graduates, as well as current students who are permitted to complete full time internships either during the holidays or as a placement as a part of their degree.

Please note that we do not recommend completing the Analyst/Medical Writer Internship programme at the same time as studying, completing a dissertation or writing a PhD thesis due to the competing demands of both. Essential requirements for the role are:

  • An undergraduate degree level qualification in a scientific discipline (minimum 2.1 or expected 2.1). Postgraduate qualifications (minimum 2.1 or equivalent) would be an advantage, but they are not a requirement for the role. We welcome applications from candidates with a diverse range of specialisms, including but not limited to; biology, chemistry, pharmacy and medicine
  • The ability to communicate scientific material clearly in both written and oral form. Some experience in planning and writing scientific documents would be helpful
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent written English
  • Organisational skills and self-motivation
  • Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • A genuine interest in healthcare and an eagerness to learn about new areas of science

About Costello Medical

Costello Medical is a rapidly growing global healthcare agency specialising in medical communications, market access and health economic and outcomes research. We work with a wide range of clients, including the industry’s most successful pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, patient and public health bodies and charitable organisations.

Our mission is to be a community of the very best people, building trusted partnerships across the healthcare sector by delivering an exceptional service. Our vision is to be a leading global partner consistently striving for meaningful and outstanding contributions that improve people’s health and lives.

We are committed to our company values which are central to creating our fun, friendly and innovative workplace in which we strive to deliver the highest standards of quality. As a result, we have been listed in The Top 100 Companies to Work For list for five consecutive years.

On 27th May 2022 Costello Medical received its certification as a B Corporation. We are really proud of this achievement as it demonstrates that Costello Medical is meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance. We underwent a rigorous assessment that covered the whole of our business including employee benefits, charitable giving and sustainability. We believe this certification is external validation of our mission to be a force for good.

The recruitment process

Our recruitment process includes a written assessment and proofreading exercise for you to complete in your own time. If successful, you will be invited to an interview with our Internship Programme Directors.

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce and, throughout the recruitment process, there are a number of reasonable adjustments we can provide. 

We are currently recruiting for our April start date and the internship will run from Monday 15th April to Friday 28th June 2024 inclusive. The deadline for applications is Sunday 17th December 2023 with interviews taking place from Monday 29th January 2024. We strongly recommend applying as early as possible so that we can begin processing your application.

What we offer

The stipend for interns is £1,950 per calendar month, and you will be entitled to statutory holiday. We are proud of our position in The Best Companies Top 100 Companies to Work For list which has been achieved for five consecutive years, awarded because of the friendly and supportive environment that we generate for our colleagues and the opportunities offered for personal and professional development. We provide exceptional internal training, opportunities to work on pro bono and charitable projects, and regular company-funded social activities.

How to apply

You are required to submit your CV and a cover letter via our online application form. In your cover letter, you must explain why you think you would be suited to the role and why you would like to join Costello Medical, with examples to support both.

As written communication is a vital skill for this role, if your cover letter is suspected to have been generated by Artificial Intelligence (AI), your application is likely to be disqualified. Your CV should clearly state the dates of all qualifications and grades achieved where applicable.

Visa sponsorship

Please note that this role does not meet the eligibility criteria for visa sponsorship and you will therefore need the right to work in the UK independently from the company.

DEADLINE 28th November 2023