Costello Medical - Analyst/Medical Writer – MedComms - Cambridge, London, Manchester (UK)


We are currently recruiting for start dates throughout the remainder of 2021 and throughout 2022, including January, April, July and September. Additional start dates may also be available and you will be asked to state your availability on your application form. Please note that most of our new recruits will be based in our Global Headquarters in Cambridge, however we have a small number of opportunities available at our London and Manchester offices.

Opportunities for Analysts and Medical Writers

Due to winning a substantial new project with our largest and longest-standing client, which will see us supporting with the medical communications for a novel and high profile therapy, our Publications and Medical Affairs divisions are due to grow considerably over the next 6 months. As a result, we have multiple opportunities for new Analysts and Medical Writers to join us and play a pivotal role in this phase of growth.

Analysts and Medical Writers on this new account will work on projects involving the interpretation of data from clinical trials, advising on publications planning and communicateions strategies, and the assimilation and creative presentation of this data in different formats including posters, slide sets, reports and peer-reviewed publications. These deliverables are used directly by our clients in communication with external stakeholders, who are instrumental to the successful uptake of novel therapies.

You will work in project teams alongside experienced colleagues, who provide one-to-one training in the technical aspects of the role, including project management and effective client communication. Delivering project work requires close collaboration with clients, and you will participate in teleconferences and face-to-face meetings with external stakeholders.

Please click here to learn about a typical day in the life of an Analyst and Medical Writer at Costello Medical.

Career Development Opportunities

You will enjoy numerous opportunities for fast and tailored career progression. For those excelling in the role, as well as those who join us with prior experience, there are opportunities to grow your career exceptionally fast and your line manager and more experienced colleagues will encourage you in this. We remain committed to our founding principle of developing talent from within; most colleagues in our Senior Management and Leadership teams have progressed internally.

As you grow with the company, your client and project responsibilities will increase. When you reach the Consultant or Publication Manager role you will be line managing colleagues and leading both the internal project team and the corresponding client communication and account management.

Our Training Commitment

You will first take part in our Induction Programme, which has been designed to cover cultural and practical orientation, information on our service offerings and expertise as well as key technical skills.

This commitment to training continues throughout your time with us, with bespoke training offered at different stages of your career. Our proactive approach to training ensures everyone can develop the skills they need in order to flourish.

You will also be provided with opportunities to acquire external qualifications, which could include training from the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) and postgraduate courses. These will be fully funded by the company.

What Background Should You Have?

We are looking for individuals who are collaborative, self-motivated and enthusiastic with a genuine interest in healthcare and an eagerness to learn about new areas of science.

Essential requirements for the role are:

  • A degree level or higher qualification in a scientific discipline (minimum 2.1). We welcome applications from candidates with a diverse range of specialisms, including but not limited to; biology, chemistry, pharmacy and medicine
  • Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written English
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Organisational skills and the ability to work across multiple projects at the same time
  • Aptitude for and experience of planning and writing scientific documents which could include lab reports, dissertations, poster or oral presentations and articles for websites or student magazines, poster or oral presentations, peer-reviewed scientific publications, book chapters, grant applications, regulatory documents

Fast-Track Recruitment Process

Our fast-track recruitment process typically takes 3 weeks and the deadline for applications is Sunday 19th December 2021.We strongly recommend applying as early as possible so that we can begin processing your application.

Please submit your CV and cover letter via our online application form. In your cover letter you should explain why you think you would be suited to the role and why you would like to join Costello Medical.

The recruitment process involves a written assessment exercise to complete at home. For successful candidates, interviews are expected to take place between November 2021 and January 2022 and will give you the opportunity to meet with members of our scientific teams. We will also ask you to give a presentation to our recruitment team, which you can prepare for in advance of the interview.

What We Offer

The starting salary for the role is £33,000. Salary increases are awarded after 6 and 12 months and again on promotion, which can be achieved in as little as 6-12 months. Please click here to learn about our reward package and the other benefits of working for Costello Medical.