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Junior Medical Writer

· Full Time
· Manchester

Our company is powered by people diversity and thought diversity. We welcome applications from all kinds of people and are committed to building a team that has diverse characteristics, backgrounds, skills and personalities.

We support our team members to have happy, healthy, and fulfilled lives outside of work. As a highly creative and innovative business, we’re very open to doing things a bit differently. We are happy to consider anyone looking for flexible working, including part-time working, compressed hours and/or a job share.

COUCH Health is a purpose-driven creative health engagement agency.

Our clients partner with us to improve the representation of patients in clinical trials so that trial populations reflect those that will ultimately benefit from a treatment. We achieve this through our commitment to Community Engagement, Research & Insights, effective Patient Recruitment and Retention, and Diversity and Inclusivity Consulting.

We are continuing to grow, and as such, we’re looking for someone to join our team as a Junior Medical Writer.

At COUCH, we contribute to diverse recruitment into clinical trials through the development and delivery of patient and HCP-focused communications materials across whichever media is most appropriate and accessible to our intended audience: from digital – websites and social media campaigns to printed materials, podcasts, and anything in-between.

Reporting directly to our Director of Editorial, this role will see you draw on your scientific background, collaborate with teams across the business, and produce copy that engages with audiences including HCPs and patients from various cultures and backgrounds all over the world.

You’ll have knowledge of clinical study designs, clinical data, and the overall drug development process to assist you with understanding clinical trial protocols and reports required for material development. You should be able to understand and articulate scientific concepts to generate engaging and digestible content and can tailor your writing style to meet the needs of different audiences. The work you produce will convey accurate, transparent and trustworthy information, in some cases helping individuals access potentially innovative new treatments, in all cases contributing to making clinical trial research accessible to anyone who may benefit from participating.

Our Editorial team is responsible for ensuring that our messaging is clear and compelling. You’ll be involved in every step of the process to ensure this is the case.

You’ll work closely with our Community Engagement and Research and Insights teams to understand the lived experiences of the people you’re working to connect with, and, as part of the COUCH Health Team, will work towards the shared goal of making clinical trials more diverse, inclusive and accessible. You’ll be a passionate communicator, qualified with at least an undergraduate degree in a scientific subject. You’ll be genuinely excited to develop your knowledge across a range of therapeutic areas, considering the science, the condition, and the impact that it has on people’s lives.

The start date for this role is flexible, and we’re happy to hear from those graduating in 2024. Please apply before March 3rd 2024.

In your application for this role, we’d like you to include a cover letter in which you evidence your passion for science communications and demonstrate your ability to convey key information: tell us why this is the role for you!

As our team grows, we’ll also help you grow, with training around many aspects of our industry. As a small, independently owned, and growing business, there are enormous opportunities to make an impact and to continue to develop at COUCH.

In your application for this role, please demonstrate: 

  • Your science-based education
  • Your ability to craft accurate, engaging, and grammatically correct content
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Your passion for health care and health equity

Please note that this role will be based in our Manchester City Centre office at least 3 days per week.

Some of the benefits: 

As well as the opportunity to drive change and influence improvements in our sector, some of the benefits we offer are as follows: 

  • The role is full-time, but we are open to exploring part-time, job-share and flexible roles 
  • 30 days annual leave + your birthday off + 8 bank holidays (this is based on full-time and is adjusted for part-time team members) 
  • Beautiful Manchester City Centre office space, and hybrid working (typically 3 days per week in the office, but flexibility) or fully remote working (in the UK) 
  • Company issued laptop 
  • Health cash plans 
  • Company pension 
  • Bike2Work scheme 
  • Regular socials 

Please note:

We can only accept applications from those eligible to live and work in the UK. We are unable to sponsor visas for this position.

In addition, as part of our due diligence process, we will conduct basic DBS checks on successful candidates. As per the code of practice published under section 122 of the Police Act 1997, we are committed to treating all candidates fairly and are happy to share our Equal Opportunities and Ex-Offender policy on request.

We do not accept speculative calls or applications from recruitment agencies, thank you.

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