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Market Access Medical Writer

High Wycombe, United Kingdom, London, United Kingdom, Paddington, United Kingdom


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Market Access Medical Writer

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Job ID R0010957 Date posted 09/26/2019 Location High Wycombe, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom; Paddington, United Kingdom

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda – winners of the prestigious PMEA Company of the Year Award 2018.

Join us as a Medical Writer in our UK Head office. Due to pending office relocation, you will initially work from both our Wooburn Green, Bucks offices and our new London Paddington offices and will be based permanently in London from January 2020.

As a Medical Writer supporting the Market Access Team, reporting into the Director of Market Access & Pricing, you will be empowered to provide expert medical writing expertise to develop high quality HTA submission dossiers for Takeda’s new medicines and lead related activities to maximise Market Access.

In this newly created role you will take the lead in compiling, writing, and editing market access deliverables covering all phases of submission to reimbursement agencies. These will include Horizon Scanning documents, Advanced Budgetary Notifications, Full and abbreviated submission to HTA bodies including NICE and SMC, Value materials including detail materials, value messages both traditional and digital. You will also have considerable involvement with internal stakeholder groups including contribution to the development of Takeda commercial and business strategy and supporting the field based teams in providing advice and support with HCPs around market access matters.

The successful applicant will need proven success working in a medical writing function either in the industry or from an agency, with a high level of clinical expertise to be confident with complex clinical data and clinical terminology, methodology and procedures.

Key skills required

  • Educated to degree level with a life sciences degree (Master’s/PhD degree or clinical degree preferred)
  • Medical writing skills (including English grammar, familiarity with style guides, reference management software, analysing, editing, proof reading, knowledge of medical databases and search engines)
  • Literature / reference searching with experience developing relevant search strategies
  • Understanding of NHS and decision processes involved in bringing drugs to the market and to prescribers.
  • Knowledge of horizon scanning and HTA organisations and other key external stakeholder bodies
  • Collaborative, good networker and influencer with a positive work ethic.
  • Desire to put the patient first and demonstrate the values of Takeda-ism

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To further support and inspire our employees, our benefits include: Competitive basic salary, Car Allowance, 20% Target Bonus, Contributory Pension Scheme, Private Health Cover and Life Assurance.

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High Wycombe, Great Britain

London, Great Britain

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