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Scientific Projects Editor

Scientific Projects Editor

Location Chesham, Buckinghamshire
Job Type Immediate Start Graduate Role
Salary £25000 - £26000 per annum
Sector Science and Research


Job Title: Scientific Projects Editor
Job Location: Buckinghamshire (Commutable from North London, High Wycombe, Aylesbury etc)
Job Salary: Circa £25K
Our client is a highly established healthcare specialist based in South East England. They are looking for someone with excellent proofreading and editing skills to join their project delivery team. The company prides itself on producing the most effective solutions to their pharmaceutical clients, ensuring they consistently deliver the best healthcare practices. The projects editor will be the in-house editorial lead on a variety of educational resources projects, some commissioned by pharmaceutical company clients, and some funded through arm's-length educational grants.

Key responsibilities


The projects editor will have the opportunity to work on a range of multimedia project types, including printed supplements and articles, videos, animations, webinars, and working party meetings of healthcare experts to agree new best practice clinical guidance.


Key responsibilities will include:

  • proofreading all types of project at all stages to ensure accuracy of copy
  • copy editing, rewriting, and restructuring content as necessary for all types of project
  • writing copy: for example, author briefs, content of emails to the target audience of healthcare professionals
  • liaising with key opinion leaders in the healthcare industry to produce high quality content
  • working with freelance medical writers and facilitators
  • communicating with pharmaceutical company clients, working closely with the sales team and project managers
  • attending internal and client set-up meetings and teleconferences.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Life science degree (or higher), with an understanding of disease area terminology
  • Excellent proofreading and subediting skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management, project management, and organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign (further training will be provided)

Other useful experience:

  • Previous experience of medical communications or publishing
  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and the ABPI Code of Practice
  • Experience of using online content management systems
  • Experience of using online approval systems (e.g. Veeva Vault PromoMats)