This role will support scientific services and client services colleagues in the delivery of high-quality client medical communications activities and programmers, using generative AI. Will ensure accuracy, consistency, and quality across the range of medical communications materials produced, using generative AI to drive this process. Systematically explore, analyses and apply generative AI to automate and augment core responsibilities, proactively sharing learnings and efficiencies with colleagues.

Job responsibilities

  • Proof-reading, styling, copy-editing, and consistency-checking of documents (especially in Word and PowerPoint) utilizing generative AI tools for speed and efficiency.
  • Annotate and marking-up figures and copy for approval platforms (e.g. Veeva Vault).
  • Liaise with medical writers, account managers, creative resource managers for production of scientific content, including proof-reading, style, consideration of layout, colour and format issues (where needed).
  • Liaise with external contacts (e.g., healthcare professionals, clients, congress secretariat, publishers) on behalf of medical writers and editors to address queries or obtain materials/approvals.
  • Fact-check content against source materials to ensure accuracy, applying generative AI where appropriate.
  • Track progress of projects, providing internal and external updates where necessary.
  • Draft and format PowerPoint slides when necessary.
  • Liaison with other medical content assistants and editors to optimally manage support staff workload across the division.
  • Undertake copyright enquiries and permission requests.
  • Manage team administrative tasks (e.g. collation and copying of data packs, reference ordering, obtaining copyright permissions, maintaining team filing systems).
  • Conduct basic information searching and literature review.
  • Undertake writing projects where appropriate, e.g., biographies, minutes, correspondence etc.
  • Perform or assist others in the role of publication coordinator where necessary (where publication planning is an element of the client’s medical education programmed). This may involve some or all the following responsibilities:
    • Coordinate activities with team, client and authors to ensure successful delivery of all planned publications (manuscripts, posters and abstracts)
    • Proactively develop/manage/update publication plan charts or databases based on team/client/author responses/feedback.
    • Flag issues proactively, inform/drive team re impending deadlines (abstract due dates, author/client comments due, etc.), proactively chase comments etc.
    • Liaise with teams to ensure that incoming comments on manuscripts/abstracts/posters are allocated to and actioned by medical writers in a timely manner.
    • Main source of information for congress and journal information in specific therapy area

Qualification requirements

  • Previous communications agency or healthcare company experience.
  • A healthcare degree / background
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to systematically explore and apply the use of generative AI to augment and automate medical content production.
  • Desire to challenge the status quo.
  • Strong copy-editing skills (spelling, punctuation and grammar, style considerations – familiar with in-house style and client product style preferences)
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • Capable of multitasking and prioritizing tasks
  • Proficiency in the use of common computer software (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and willingness to learn about new systems/other software (e.g. EndNote, Datavision, PubsHub, online search facilities and other databases)
  • Willingness to perform a variety of tasks – from simple administrative tasks to more complex projects.
  • Excellent communication skills – comfortable talking to and liaising with teams on a day-to-day basis

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $X to $Y. The base salary range represents the anticipated low and high of the Syneos Health range for this position. Actual salary will vary based on various factors such as the candidate's qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role. In addition, some positions may include eligibility to earn commissions/bonus based on company and / or individual performance.

At Litmus Medical Communications, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. At times, we will consider transferable skills from previous roles. We also encourage you to join our Talent Network to stay connected to additional career opportunities.

Litmus Medical Communications acts as a catalyst to accelerate uptake and embed the value of therapies across the product lifecycle, bringing business strategy to science and scientific expertise to your business. With our base in Europe, we are cognizant of the diverse healthcare systems, regulations and market dynamics of the region; however, we are not limited by geography and support our clients at a local, European and global level. Whatever the reach required, we specialize in building relationships, understanding and collaboration between the biopharmaceutical industry and medical/healthcare professionals. We develop a range of strategic solutions based on an understanding of both the objectives and issues of our clients as well as their stakeholders, focusing on facilitating peer-to-peer and scientific communications through a range of channels. As effective and compelling communication is key, whether for a marketing story, scientific data or market access support, we have a dedicated editorial excellence team providing content that can be syndicated to deliver solutions to enhance patient care.

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