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Editorial Assistant

Up to £28k | South East, Buckinghamshire |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:888633

The Role

Editorial Assistant - Medical Communications Agency - Buckinghamshire - Up to £28k

Fantastic opportunity for a life science graduate with a keen interest in medical communications, and ideally some experience within scientific editing, to come and join an independent, passionate medical education agency.

This role will involve working alongside the programme and editorial team, providing editorial support across a range of deliverables.

This role is a great opportunity for candidates who wish to go on to be medical writers to get their foot in the door of an innovative med comms agency.


The Company

This company is an independent, fast-growing medical communications agency, specialising in medical education. Meetings work is a large part of the deliverables produced by this agency, these include advisory boards, satellite meetings, standalone meetings and integrated digital channel programmes.

  • This agency covers a wide range of therapy areas, including haematology, diabetes, urology and oncology.

  • Lovely offices in a friendly town centre, looking out over cafes, restaurants and the countryside.

  • Ambitious agency, fast-growing with impressive plans for over the next 5 years.

  • Impressive client portfolio, working for many market leading pharmaceutical companies.

  • Competitive benefits.


The Role

This Editorial Assistant role will involve the following key responsibilities:

  • Providing editorial and compliance support:
    • Ensures accurate editing of materials through the editing/QC process
    • Is proficient at PowerPoint to edit slides including formatting text, figures, graphs and animations
    • Critiques documents to improve format, use of English, grammar and style
    • Proficient in implementing compliance requirements for all clients
    • Creates job bags and project manages the compliance process
  • Working alongside the programme teams:
    • Ensures adherence to project spec and budget
    • Creates content updates/brand digests for discrete projects



To apply for this role as a Medical Education Editorial Assistant, our client was hoping for candidates with the following skills and experiences:

  • Preferably a degree in the life sciences
  • Some experience in medical editing.
  • Well versed in referencing scientific material.
  • A keen interest in the medical communications industry.
  • Confident using Microsoft PowerPoint.


What should you do next?

This Editorial Assistant role is one not to be missed and is a fantastic opportunity for a life sciences graduate to get their foot in the door of a passionate, independent medical education agency. To discuss further, please submit your current CV.

Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the European Union, you must ensure that you are already authorised to work there. Carrot Pharma Recruitment Ltd acts as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency on behalf of our client in recruitment for this role.



Nicola Simpson

Which team do you work in?

I work on the Healthcare Communications team.

Which area do you specialise in?

I specialise in attracting and resourcing high calibre candidates for junior level Medical Communications and Medical Education teams.

On the Client Services side I work across: Account Executive jobs, Project Executive jobs, Senior Account Executive jobs and Account Manager positions. 

And on the Editorial side I work on: Editorial Assistant jobs, Medical Editor jobs, Associate Medical Writer jobs, and Medical Writer jobs.

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?

I keep up-to-date using groups on LinkedIn and by keeping in regular contact with people currently working in the industry. 

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?

I like to treat everyone as an individual and feel my psychology degree has helped me gain an insight into different people's perspective and motivations. 


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