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  • Clinical Research Interview Advice - Star Medical
    equipment Consumables Dental Diagnostics Healthcare Healthcare IT Nursing Nutrition Service Providers Private Surgical Ortho and Devices Woundcare Any Area Biometrics Business Development Clinical Operations Clinical Research Drug Safety Pharmacovigilance Medical Affairs Medical Information Medical Writing Nurse Advisor Manager Quality Assurance Regulatory Affairs Any Area Advertising Digital Market Research Med Ed Med Comms Public Relations Research Clinical Research Interview Advice Clinical research interview advice Anyone who secures an interview within clinical research will already have a strong CV which demonstrates their suitability for the role in question The interview itself is your chance to showcase those attributes in person Prepare Thoroughly Clinical research interviews require extensive preparation Attention to detail and superlative planning skills are crucial for such positions so appearing flustered or unprepared may suggest that you don t have the appropriate skills for the role Make sure that you meticulously rehearse the answers to all questions you expect to be asked and ensure that you can recall all relevant information without pausing for too long or checking documents Any documentation you bring to the interview should be well organised to enable you to quickly and easily use it to support your answers The organisation you re interviewing with may prefer a casual style but even so make sure you dress professionally at all times Research the Organisation Potential employers will often ask what attracted you to their company Make sure you take the time to research the company online paying particular attention to their areas of specialisation and their recent trials or studies If you know who ll be interviewing you or who will be running your department familiarise yourself with any papers they ve published Fit this information around your own skills and experience to indicate why you would be a good choice for the role Outline Your

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  • Find a Clinical Research Job | Star Medical
    properly motivated and organized Targets will usually be given each month so all team members must be fully dedicated to achieving them A Clinical Supply Chain Manager must remain up to date on regulations guidelines and principles related to clinical supply management and communicate changes to other team members Candidates usually require a bachelor s degree in the life sciences or in another relevant discipline Previous experience of managing clinical supplies is crucial as is a solid understanding of relevant regulations You should be able to demonstrate situations in which you have effectively led a team Successful Clinical Supply Chain Managers are highly methodical with the ability to constantly remain aware of data procedures and stock levels while still managing a multi talented team to ensure targets are met You should be able to forecast accounts and will need excellent communication skills Clinical Training Manager As a Clinical Training Manager you will be responsible for organising training activities in order to ensure the effective execution of clinical trial procedures and their compliance with standard operating procedures In this role you will be primarily responsible for creating and maintaining up to date training materials for company employees both new and existing You will need to identify areas within the company which are most in need of additional training opportunities and will be expected to keep up to date with any issues that might affect the business and alter training strategies in order to accommodate those changes You must design and develop programs based around both company and individual needs and should take an active role in the delivery of that training You will also be expected to conduct regular audits to ensure that all staff members have retained the skills you taught them though sometimes this task will fall to junior supervisors who you will need to instruct Furthermore you will be responsible for ensuring that planned programs stay within company budgets and that they are effective enough to be conducted on a relatively infrequent basis normally every month or every quarter Reports will need to be created for management in order to keep them up to date on training procedures Clinical Training Managers are also expected to provide programs for external staff members in order to make sure that all personnel involved in a clinical trial and all clients involved in product use remain properly informed Candidates should be educated to degree level usually in one of the life sciences You should be able to provide a strong track record of effective clinical training with additional professional qualifications being extremely advantageous Successful Clinical Training Managers have fantastic interpersonal skills and are able to communicate complex information to a variety of healthcare professionals Clinical Trial Administrator Clinical Trial Administrators are primarily responsible for managing administrative aspects of clinical trial procedures In this role you will help ensure the effective running of clinical operations and will facilitate strong communication between other team members Working within established study procedures you will create and distribute all clinical trial documents as well as tracking their proper application and ensuring that they are properly filed or archived upon return to your department You must ensure that all documentation is properly completed and that relevant guidelines and standard operating procedures have been kept to This role will also require you to manage resources and ensure that ingoing and outgoing shipments and payments are properly managed Clinical Trial Administrators must order and reorder trial supplies to make certain they are available for distribution by clinical trial managers and should regularly review inventories and track payments or shipments Clinical trial resources must often be used within a certain timeframe so you should make sure they are ordered in sufficient amounts for current needs without ordering too much You will also assist in team communication creating and sending out study newsletters and arranging meetings Some positions will require you to sit in on such meetings and take minutes You will also manage external and internal contact lists and deal with serious adverse reaction SUSAR notifications though your level of involvement will vary depending upon the company employing you Candidates must have five GCSEs grade A C with science A Levels proving advantageous Administrative qualifications or university degrees will certainly help secure positions and the latter will often be necessary in order to gain promotions Successful Clinical Trial Administrators must have good organisational skills an attention to detail and the ability to work as part of a team Computer literacy is essential since most of your work will involve the use of spreadsheets word processing software and relevant databases Positions are usually office based but Clinical Trial Administrators are increasingly working from home so you may need to be able to motivate yourself within that environment Contracts Analyst As a Contracts Analyst you will be responsible for formulating negotiating and sustaining budgets and external contracts relevant to clinical trial activities You will also help negotiate clinical trial agreements with research organisations NHS facilities and any external sponsors In this role you will collaborate with other internal team members as well as representing the company with healthcare professionals governmental and regulatory agencies higher education researchers and suppliers In so doing you will develop or coordinate contracts for both new and existing projects while maintaining the best company profits possible Contracts Analysts are accountable for ensuring that every part of the contracting process runs smoothly reviewing all budgeting related documents prior to their submission You will check terms and conditions to ensure that they are appropriate and evaluate billing systems and cost estimates against proposed clinical trial protocols and internal budgets Contracts Analysts are also responsible for reviewing trial specific documents such as patient consent forms During contract creation proceedings this role will require you to negotiate satisfactory budgets with sponsors and request discounts for trial expenses You will also provide appropriate information to other team members involved in negotiation Once a contract is completed you must ensure that it is properly integrating within existing clinical budget folders Depending upon the variety of information which needs to be stored you may need to build new contract databases Candidates are expected to hold a bachelor s degree in accounting law financing or possibly one of the life sciences though a high level of relevant experience is sometimes acceptable Prior budgetary experience is required as is a good knowledge of clinical research practices and regulations Successful Contracts Analysts have exceptional communication skills and are capable of conducting negotiations and keeping strictly within established deadlines You should also be IT literate and capable of performing well within a team CRA Manager As a CRA Manager you will be responsible for the recruitment training and supervision of suitable clinical research associates CRAs as well as other staff needed to support the smooth and effective operation of clinical research trials CRAs are responsible for running trials and are typically involved in all stages of a study from planning to monitoring to the closing of the site You will ensure that appropriate CRAs are employed for the relevant trial procedure usually recruiting internally ensuring that each one is properly aware of the research goals and of specific standards and guidelines This will involve initial training exercises and will also incorporate monitoring sessions and general supervision throughout the duration of the trial Depending on the position you may collaborate with senior CRAs in order to accomplish this or work with all CRAs directly Other duties include aiding assistant clinical trial managers with the completion of trial requirements and goals and determining the feasibility of new projects This will require you to work with team members from across several diverse departments Additionally you will act as the main contact for clinical trial operations CRA Managers may additionally be responsible for analysing clinical research data and ensuring reports are delivered on time However this responsibility is not consistent across all CRA Manager positions Candidates will usually be expected to hold a master s degree in one of the life sciences medical sciences or a strongly related discipline Candidates who have also achieved a PhD will be at a considerable advantage You must be able to demonstrate a substantial level of experience as a senior CRA and will ideally have filled a leadership role in that capacity Successful CRA Managers are strong leaders with excellent administrative and communication skills They should also possess the ability to organise and supervise several diverse tasks at once and must have a fine eye for detail Database Developer As a Database Developer working within clinical research you will be responsible for designing developing and reviewing clinical study data systems You will ensure that databases are completed in a timely manner and that they effectively accommodate the needs of research staff This role will require you to design and programme database systems for the collection and subsequent analysis of trial data Database Developers largely work upon case report forms CRFs and electronic data capture EDC systems They will also need to review the efficacy of existing databases and where necessary develop replacements or assist in upgrades You will be accountable for the timely completion of development and for its compliance with standard operating procedures In addition to programming duties Data Developers are responsible for maintaining relevant documentation for programs including database creation reports and review reports Notes should be provided where necessary to assist with future upgrades and streamline data entry procedures During planning and development stages you will work closely with members of data management teams in order to make sure that the database in use or under construction is perfectly tailored to their requirements Once databases have been completed you must assist with the training of data entry staff and review documents to ensure that the system is functioning effectively Database Developers should also be available to resolve any errors that may occur Candidates should be educated to degree level in either computer science or a strongly related discipline They must also be able to demonstrate a high level of experience in clinical database programming and should be familiar with the relevant software Successful Database Developers have strong organisation skills and a good general knowledge of clinical operations They must be able to communicate effectively and work as both a team member and as an educator Attention to detail is a key quality as is the ability to spot and solve problems quickly and reliably Data Entry Specialists Data Entry Specialists are usually responsible for inputting data from medical histories or clinical trials into spreadsheet programs such as SPSS and possibly helping to analyse the results Data Entry Specialists will usually be expected to help with data cleaning activities and recognise any potential problems with the validity of data to be entered Effective Data Entry Specialists make themselves part of the research team providing valuable feedback streamlining data processing and assisting other team members whenever possible Candidates need to have a highly dependable work ethic The data they are given must be properly entered to ensure the validity of research which is often both extremely important and expensive the ability to eliminate or spot errors is of paramount importance A Data Entry Specialist must also work extremely quickly many potential employers will ask candidates to take a typing test Clients may sometimes require a Data Entry Specialist to transcribe data No specific degree or experience is required though potential candidates will benefit from having good technical skills and a familiarity with spreadsheet programs Clinical Data Entry Specialists will also be at a considerable advantage if they can demonstrate some kind of relevant knowledge or experience but this is not necessary in order to be selected Clients are likely to use a number of software tools so you will need to learn some new skills in order to succeed IT knowledge should be more in depth for more senior roles since Data Entry Specialists will sometimes be forced to troubleshoot technical problems As you will be working with clinical research you may have access to sensitive information so discretion is a must Many Data Entry Specialists work from home which makes it a versatile and accessible job choice for many candidates although you will need to be able to keep yourself motivated and efficient outside of an office environment Post holders are also highly organised with a strong eye for detail and the ability to learn and work quickly and efficiently Drug Safety Associate As a Drug Safety Associate you will help ensure that future clinical trials are conducted safely by collecting processing and examining reports of serious adverse events SAEs which are reported to the company In this role you will need to review a company s clinical trial procedures ensuring that correct and up to date safety procedures have been implemented and that all protocols are fully compliant with appropriate standards and guidelines You will also maintain responsibility for writing safety reports and reviewing data capturing methods This role will require you to create detailed reports on adverse drug reactions to be uploaded to a company database and will liaise with investigators and regulatory authorities to prepare safety reports You will also need to update the safety database should any accidents occur and work with senior clinical research staff to make sure all the correct procedures have been properly followed To ensure that future problems do not occur you will make certain that EU and UK government safety directives are met in all trial conditions and products This will involve researching clinical information to support colleagues and analysing relevant scientific literature such as peer reviewed journals individual case reports and conference papers in order to be able to provide additional information if needed Candidates should have a background in clinical research and are required to hold a life sciences degree A master s degree or PhD is not essential for most positions but is certainly beneficial Drug safety and or pharmacovigilence experience is also highly advantageous Successful Drug Safety Associates are highly organised with exceptional communication skills and the ability to maintain an up to date informational system for other company employees They must have a strong eye for detail and are required to stay abreast of all relevant regulatory changes which could affect clinical research proceedings Medic As a Clinical Medic often referred to as a Clinical Medical Assistant you will work under the supervision of a physician within a clinical setting facilitating their performance by assisting them in any way you can Your role will play an integral part in the streamlining of clinical trials Physicians working within trials are often few so their time and resources are stretched thin despite the valuable contributions they bring to the research One of the primary responsibilities of this role will include assisting with examinations This will require you to take notes for the examining physician and provide data as it is needed You will also transcribe patients medical histories You will then transfer that information onto proper clinical databases Clinical Medics are also permitted to perform certain medical tests and will often help take vital signs or conduct quick interviews with clinical trial participants Where necessary you will assist in the preparation of equipment and will ensure that all materials are properly stored once a procedure has been completed Depending on the position you will also be required to assist with administrative tasks and will sometimes communicate with other clinical personnel on behalf of a clinical physician Candidates will need to go through on the job training to acquire all the necessary skills to succeed in this role However they should be in possession a strong set of GCSEs or A levels as a minimum and may have been required to achieve certain certifications diplomas or 2 year degrees Experience as a healthcare assistant will be extremely advantageous as the roles are quite similar albeit with a different focus Successful Clinical Medics are well organised and are able to quickly learn new abilities They must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and should be able to easily build trusting relationships with patients Medical Advisor As a Medical Advisor you will use your specialised knowledge to provide relevant team members with medical and scientific input in order to improve promotional strategies You will also assist in the training of sales teams and ensure that all information the company provides is medically accurate and standards compliant Medical Advisors review supervise and approve trials to ensure they are of optimal commercial and medical value Before a study begins you will be required to assist with proposal development in order to ensure the maximum medical benefit is achieved Once a product has been developed you will help ensure that it is effectively positioned within the marketplace that internal team members are fully aware of its medical applications and that external contacts are aware of its benefits This will involve establishing the core benefits of each product reviewing competing projects and using that information to inform the marketing process You will then advise marketing teams on the development of promotional materials as well as ensuring the veracity of non promotional information provided by regulatory affairs teams Medical Advisors are expected to raise the profile of their company by liaising with key external figures and by representing it at relevant meetings events and conferences In addition to educating high level external clients you will need to provide medical training for sales and marketing staff to ensure that they develop and maintain a comprehensive knowledge of the benefits side effects and proper application of products This role may require you to be partially involved in strategy development using specific medical knowledge in order to identity potential business opportunities Candidates should hold either an M D a comparable pharmaceutical degree or a PhD in one of the relevant life sciences You should be able to demonstrate experience of working in medical affairs with additional experience in quality assurance regulatory affairs or medical marketing providing a strong advantage Successful Medical Advisors are able to use their medical knowledge for commercial purposes and should be confident communicators and leaders Medical Affairs Manager As a Medical Affairs Manager you will use your detailed medical knowledge to support marketing legal and regulatory teams to ensure that finished products are fully prepared for market You will also be involved in early planning stages for clinical trials Medical Affairs Managers provide support for a diverse range of company teams to ensure all medical concerns are covered You will work alongside marketing to supply technical support for internal team members and external clients You are also required to liaise with members of the wider medical community such as healthcare providers and patient support groups Your expertise will be utilised to educate department members answer high level client queries and give informational support to the healthcare professionals who will be using the company s products or services Collaborating with team members from marketing regulatory affairs and legal departments you will ensure that all promotional and non promotional information provided by your company is completely accurate and in line with relevant standards This role will also require you to formulate publication plans in order to disseminate trials results to the medical community by way of peer reviewed journal articles and conference papers You will be accountable for the medical accuracy of all promotional materials and some positions may require you to present medical information at marketing functions Medical Affairs Managers usually supply scientific support at later stages of product development and marketing support once development is over However this role will also require you to provide expert opinion on study protocols to ensure they are medically sound and meet company objectives Candidates should hold an M D or be a registered pharmacist You must possess a comprehensive understanding of regulatory practices and the NHS and should be able to demonstrate experience of providing medical information for clinical research An understanding of medical marketing is advantageous though not strictly necessary Successful Medical Affairs Managers have exceptional communication skills and are able to build strong relationships with diverse groups of clinical and healthcare professionals They must also have a strong eye for detail Medical Director As a Medical Director you will use your specialised expertise to assist in the planning execution and analysis of clinical trials You will also be responsible for communicating medical information to key internal team members and using your knowledge of the industry to help guide the company s research The role will require you to provide medical input during the planning and execution of clinical trials in order to ensure that protocols are well constructed and that the research is medically thorough You will also collaborate with regulatory agents to make certain all trial procedures are fully standards compliant Once a trial has begun you will take part in safety assessments and author clinical study reports After the trial has taken place you will assist with the interpretation of collected data before reviewing final reports and providing medical approval It is the responsibility of a Medical Director to ensure that all work is completed in a cost effective manner and within approved timelines This role will also require you to improve relationships with the wider medical community This will involve developing relationships with key opinion leaders and ensuring members of your team maintain contact with relevant healthcare professions regulatory bodies and scientific resources As a senior medical ambassador for the company you will be expected to represent it at medical conferences and meetings You must act as a communicative link between those medical authorities the board of directors and research staff Your reports will help identify new research opportunities and your expertise will be used by the marketing team to support new product launches as well as to ensure all relevant medical information is contained in the promotional and non promotional information which is to be distributed Candidates must hold an M D and should be able to demonstrate a respectable level of clinical research experience You will also need to possess a deep understanding of your chosen field and of the medical environment which surrounds it Successful Medical Directors have exceptional communication and organisational skills and are able to confidently represent their company They must be effective leaders while still maintaining the ability to build external networks and report back to more senior position holders Medical Information Manager As a Medical Information Manager you will be responsible for creating and maintaining an informational system which allows company employees to remain adequately informed of relevant scientific data This information will be relayed to clients so your system will directly affect the growth of the business and help further sales Utilising journal articles reference papers and other sources of information you will create and maintain a comprehensive medical information database which is accessible to all clients who require the information This will involve close collaboration with marketing team members and medical directors in order to be certain that all information provided follows proper guidelines You will also need to ensure that information is current Since data will often be used during the planning stage of a clinical trial the system will need to be particularly up to date when it comes to recruitment information trial progress reports relevant papers and competitor activities Medical Information Managers should also work to ascertain which clients are taking advantage of this service and whether it is meeting their needs performing modifications and enhancements where necessary Similarly you will perform training sessions for internal users of the system to make sure they are receiving its optimal benefits Staff members will need to be instructed how to quickly but accurately locate and deliver the relevant information Candidates are expected to hold a bachelor s degree in the life sciences though a master s degree or PhD is becoming increasingly advantageous You should also be able to demonstrate previous clinical research experience and expertise in drug information communication and management An understanding of how to apply and regulate appropriate EU UK and international practices which can influence medical information content and compliance requirements may also be beneficial Successful Medical Information Managers have exceptional organisational and communication skills and are able to adequately translate advanced technical information into easily understandable language Medical Information Officer As a Medical Information Officer you will supply professional up to date medical and scientific information to internal employees and external clients in order to facilitate your company s goals At the same time you will provide objective authoritative product information to pharmaceutical and healthcare professionals This role will require the continuous expansion of your scientific and medical knowledge You will attend conferences and other professional meetings engage in development courses and take part in out of offices meetings with key medical and research personnel travelling overseas if necessary Emerging medical and scientific literature will also need to be regularly reviewed You will provide reports to relevant internal managers and developers to ensure that they are kept up to date with cutting edge developments and make certain that all data collected is stored efficiently for future reference In addition to providing information for the company Medical Information Officers will educate healthcare professionals and clients on the use of company products with reference to their own in depth knowledge of the area and review all information produced for public consumption to ensure it complies with relevant laws guidelines practices and standards You may be required to respond directly to outside enquiries though this is not always the case Candidates must hold a life sciences degree with a postgraduate qualification putting you at a distinct advantage and be able to demonstrate previous experience in a role related to the distribution or collection of medical information You must possess a comprehensive understanding of the relevant medical area Successful Medical Information Officers will have exceptional communication skills both written and verbal and the ability to reinterpret technical data into easily understandable language A driving license is advantageous as is a willingness to travel extensively You must also be capable of handling information in a confident manner Medical Manager As a Medical Manager you will be responsible for ensuring that all areas of clinical research run smoothly and will help develop strategies for future research and development This is a role which holds you at once accountable for ensuring specific trials are working effectively and requires you to appreciate a larger field of clinical research Medical Managers are responsible for designing or approving every aspect of a research trial making sure it will result in effective and valuable data both in terms of scientific or medical worth and in terms of specific company goals You will need to make sure that all documentation is properly filed and that the study remains compliant with relevant regulations Trial procedures will need to be developed and created and data collection techniques will have to be finalised Medical Managers must set up teams ensure relevant members coordinate with each other and that communication problems do not occur You will be the primary contact point for clinical professionals both during and after the trial and will oversee the day to day functioning of all teams liaising with department heads and other key employees to maintain a constant awareness of how things are proceeding This information must be reported back to senior company employees and any problems which have occurred must be swiftly and effectively dealt with Medical Managers are also responsible for engaging in discussions concerning future research using their knowledge and expertise to identify relevant areas to pursue Candidates should hold a bachelor s degree in one of the life sciences and be able to demonstrate previous experience in clinical management roles This role usually involves travelling to and from various different locations so a driving license is often needed Successful Medical Managers have excellent communication organisational and administrative abilities They must be able to maintain a detailed awareness of many simultaneous research trials and should to be excellent leaders Medical Scientific Advisor As a Medical Scientific Advisor you will liaise with members of the wider medical community on behalf of a clinical research company Essentially your role is to act as a link between your company and the healthcare industry acting as a spokesman or educator and relaying relevant information back to internal teams to facilitate further research goals or suitably modify a product Though communicating on behalf of the company this is a non promotional role Medical Scientific Advisors are not required to sell or help sell products or services but rather to build relationships with important opinion leaders and care providers This will allow you to develop a clear view of both the market and the competition You will use your specialist expertise to create a scientific exchange and help improve patient care solutions by providing strong scientific and pharmaceutical research evidence You will be called upon to educate healthcare personnel in the most effective uses of your company s products or services and present them with relevant information At the same time this role will require you to feed relevant information back to appropriate teams within your company helping to guide their research and product development goals Due to their specialised knowledge Medical Science Liaisons are also becoming increasingly involved in clinical trial activities Candidates must be highly educated holding either an M D or a Health Sciences PhD A master s degree in Health Sciences will sometimes be accepted but only when significant experience can be demonstrated Previous employment as a Medical Scientific Advisor is highly advantageous but not essential However you will need experience working within medical affairs for clinical research companies Successful Medical Scientific Advisors must be able to organise their time effectively and should have excellent communication skills with a proven ability to develop strong relationships You must be able to provide up to date knowledge concerning multiple areas of research and on several projects at various stages of development Medical Writer As a Medical Writer you will collaborate with other clinical research personnel to produce documents which clearly and concisely describe product guidelines trial results and other relevant medical or scientific information You will ensure that these documents adhere to regulatory and journal submission guidelines in terms of form content and structure and that they are easy to understand Due to the increasingly complex processes involved in clinical trials the wealth of scientific research available and the number of regulatory procedures in place the demand for Medical Writers who are capable of presenting that information concisely has experienced remarkable growth Your role will involve cleanly articulating information from and for a variety of sources and making sure all documents produced are compliant with relevant standards In addition to clinical study reports Medical Writers working in clinical research will write synopses and protocols of clinical trials training materials and information brochures and informed consent forms for patient use You will also assist in the creation of scientific papers and their associated abstracts to be submitted for publication in peer reviewed journals and increasingly support the creation of posters and PowerPoint presentations for use at conferences All work produced should present information in a manner which can be simply and quickly understood by medical and science professionals Medical Writing Manager As a Medical Writing Manager you will be responsible for supervising a team of medical writers and ensuring that the work they produce is of the highest level in terms of accuracy value comprehensiveness relevancy and clarity Medical writers are tasked with producing documents which describe product guidelines research findings and other relevant information in a manner which is clear precise and in line with a number of guidelines and standards In addition to preparing these documents you will be in charge of reviewing and editing key pieces of work before they leave the company Medical Writing Managers must monitor the performance of all individuals working for them providing strategic planning delegating responsibilities and mentoring new team members You will supervise a team of more junior medical writers providing technical leadership to make certain that all employees develop a full understanding concerning the requirements of each project You are ultimately accountable for checking data and referencing to ensure the document is both accurate and properly formatted This role will also require you to make sure all time and budget constraints are met by your department and you will need to keep clients and other internal teams fully informed about the work s status Medical Writing Managers must maintain and organise digital reference libraries making sure all work is filed accordingly As the senior team member it will often be their responsibility to submit completed work Candidates must be educated to degree level and are frequently required to be native speakers of English You should also be able to demonstrate a considerable amount of experience in medical writing as well as instances in which you have led a team Successful Medical Writing Managers have impeccable communication skills and a strong eye for detail They are effective leaders who are able to oversee the completion of multiple projects each at different stages of development Nurse Manager As a Nurse Manager working within clinical research you will supervise the day to day management of trial facilities You will ensure that the trial runs smoothly that it stays within regulatory regulations and that all nurses working under you usually clinical research nurses are properly managed and trained Nurse Managers help create and maintain a professional support network within a clinical trial setting You will be responsible for providing expert advice support and management to all clinical research nurses working beneath you and will use your professional and clinical expertise to prevent or solve all difficulties encountered Research activity must be undertaken at a high standard to ensure that patients are never placed at unacceptable levels of risk or discomfort This will involve reviewing care plans and procedures in order to keep them in line with relevant regulatory guidelines A Nurse Manager also needs to ensure that care providers do nothing to inadvertently effect the results collected by research professionals As a Nurse Manager you will be the primary point of contact for clinical research nurses and other healthcare personnel involved in research and will usually report back to a nursing administrator As a senior member of the onsite team this role may require you to present information for other research teams Candidates should be registered nurses usually with a degree rather than a diploma and required to be NMC registered Most Nurse Manager also have or are working towards a management qualification and hold current ICH Good Clinical Practice and Research Governance certifications Experience of working in clinical research is crucial and experience of managing teams is preferred Successful Nurse Managers are good leaders who possess excellent organisational and communication skills This role requires you to manage a number of different areas at once and you will be expected to develop your knowledge of the relevant industry Pharmacovigilance Physician As a Pharmacovigilance Physician you will work with a Pharmacovigilance manager to ensure that the company maintains high levels of clinical safety and remains compliant with all regulatory and government bodies Pharmacovigilance Physicians help maintain medical accuracy and safety by reviewing clinical procedures and documents to ensure there are adequate safety protocols in place It will be your responsibility to develop and implement risk management plans and to make certain that risk minimisation practices are thoroughly followed This will often involve working closely with quality assurance teams This role will require you to monitor the collection detection and assessment of pharmaceutical and medical products to strict EU and UK government guidelines You will be directly accountable for the safe use of products and must ensure that you stay abreast of any changes in legislation that may require research staff to modify their trials or oblige the company to modify a product

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  • How to get in to Healthcare Communications - Star Medical
    35 000 40 000 40 000 50 000 50 000 60 000 60 000 70 000 70 000 Any Area Capital equipment Consumables Dental Diagnostics Healthcare Healthcare IT Nursing Nutrition Service Providers Private Surgical Ortho and Devices Woundcare Any Area Biometrics Business Development Clinical Operations Clinical Research Drug Safety Pharmacovigilance Medical Affairs Medical Information Medical Writing Nurse Advisor Manager Quality Assurance Regulatory Affairs Any Area Advertising Digital Market Research Med Ed Med Comms Public Relations Research Healthcare Communications How to get into Healthcare Communications Healthcare communications is a burgeoning field which deals with the dissemination of health related information whether to a specific demographic or to the population as a whole Public campaigns marketing and education all play a role in healthcare communications with an aim towards positively impacting personal health by improving the knowledge of those who are targeted Roles vary greatly within the industry though main duties often relate to Marketing Helping to craft an effective message tailored to a specific audience with strategies taken into account to ensure that the information is effectively communicated Education Working directly with certain communities or demographics to help them learn about positive health choices For example working with students in order to promote safe sex knowledge and practices Research Undertaking or monitoring studies aimed at understanding how behaviour can be most effectively changed by employing certain techniques Your role may require you to focus on one of these areas though others will expect you to work across all three especially at more junior levels You will be able to specialise further as you gain experience Qualifications Since the healthcare communications industry has grown so quickly it isn t yet necessary to hold a specific degree Qualifications related to healthcare marketing or journalism are preferable with several years of experience within a

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  • How to write a great Healthcare Comms CV - Star Medical
    Research Drug Safety Pharmacovigilance Medical Affairs Medical Information Medical Writing Nurse Advisor Manager Quality Assurance Regulatory Affairs Any Area Advertising Digital Market Research Med Ed Med Comms Public Relations Research Healthcare Communications How to write a great Healthcare Communications CV Working in healthcare communications requires you to engage your target audience with strong messages so it s important that your CV is just as powerful Here s how to get ahead with a strong CV Or talk this through with a consultant Call 0161 914 7660 if you re based in the North 01628 581 240 if you re based in the South or 01225 336 335 if you re interested in contract opportunities Start Early As with all CVs you should allow yourself enough time to produce a quality product a rushed CV will stand out a mile away while a properly prepared CV will be thorough and mistake free Seasoned professionals continuously update their CVs to include new skills qualifications and the details of new opportunities for experience Make sure you add to your CV as your career develops to prevent you from forgetting anything or unintentionally providing false information Sell Yourself Healthcare communications is all about establishing a message so you should demonstrate this ability within your CV Try to deliver the most crucial information first within a few short sentences This information should be concise enough for employees to scan quickly for keywords related to their industry While the CV will not function in the exact same way as a sales pitch you should ensure that you present yourself as someone who can write persuasively and professionally while still displaying the appropriate information make sure that all the information you include supports your overall message and discard content that doesn t your CV should provide an

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  • Healthcare Communications Interview Advice - Star Medical
    000 30 000 30 000 35 000 35 000 40 000 40 000 50 000 50 000 60 000 60 000 70 000 70 000 Any Area Capital equipment Consumables Dental Diagnostics Healthcare Healthcare IT Nursing Nutrition Service Providers Private Surgical Ortho and Devices Woundcare Any Area Biometrics Business Development Clinical Operations Clinical Research Drug Safety Pharmacovigilance Medical Affairs Medical Information Medical Writing Nurse Advisor Manager Quality Assurance Regulatory Affairs Any Area Advertising Digital Market Research Med Ed Med Comms Public Relations Research Healthcare Communications Interview Advice Healthcare communications is a growing industry with a large variety of roles and opportunities for advancement on offer here is our interview guide to help you secure the role you re after Or talk this through with a consultant Call 0161 914 7660 if you re based in the North 01628 581 240 if you re based in the South or 01225 336 335 if you re interested in contract opportunities Research the Company Take the time to research the agency You will generally be able to use their website to familiarise yourself with their particular areas of interest as well as some of the brands and services they represent Ensure that you can talk with authority about these areas and prepare a set of questions which will demonstrate your familiarity and or experience You should also seek out information about the company s structure and the expertise of current employees Try to imagine where you would fit into that structure and which relevant but underrepresented skills you could bring to the table Prepare Thorough preparation is necessary for any interview but will be especially important for you since you will often have to act as an ambassador for the company You should ensure that you arrive on time ideally 5 10 minutes before the interview is scheduled and dress professionally agencies often favour a casual approach but be sure to keep smart and professional at all times Make sure you can provide additional information about anything listed on your CV you should also consider bringing a portfolio of previous work Break down your involvement in those projects making sure you re able to describe what you took accountability for and how you personally helped the team achieve its objectives Remain Clear and Calm Since your role will require you to convey information persuasively to a diverse range of audiences your interview will function as your opportunity to showcase your skills not just describe them Treat the interview in the same way you would treat an opportunity to pitch to a client Remain calm when talking making a conscious effort to speak slower than usual may help ease your nerves and maintain eye contact with your interviewers to help keep them engaged while you speak You may be asked to prepare a presentation If so ensure that you give your presentation prep the time and care it deserves Information should be concise and the presentation itself should be built using simple bullet points

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  • Find a Healthcare Communications Job | Star Medical
    across multiple platforms Due to the nature of the industry Art Directors must balance the creativity of design staff with the highly technical nature of client information You will need to be able to translate dense language and complex ideas into clear and compelling visual illustrations This will often involve the creation of graphs tables and other figures in visually arresting forms Candidates are usually required to hold a degree in a relevant design related discipline or sometimes in one of the life sciences Experience working within the healthcare communications industry is crucial as is a strong knowledge of current design software Successful Art Directors are able to combine creativity with technical information and must be capable of communicating their ideas to those working beneath them They must be effective leaders and should have strong interpersonal and organisational skills Art Worker As an Art Worker you will utilise a suite of creative design programs including InDesign Photoshop Illustrator and Adobe Acrobat to create designs for branding brochures promotional materials and advertisements for healthcare and pharmaceutical clients This role will require you to tackle project briefs from preliminary design conceptions through to the final delivery of artwork You will collaborate with internal and external marketing and sales teams to develop a strong understanding of the current image of the client and ascertain their requirements for new design work You may work around an existing idea or style or may need to design an entirely original piece of work You will need to think outside of the box in order to provide a creative edge for a client s material while still remaining true to their guidelines Due to the increased attention healthcare companies give to digital platforms you will probably be asked to produce material for websites apps and other online resources In addition to brand design creation and the production of artwork for marketing materials Art Workers will often need to prepare work to be integrated in client or company pitches or to be used in conference presentations This will often require you to interpret complex scientific data and present it in an interesting and clear visual form This will include making graphs and charts but you may be asked to present information in a unique manner Some positions will make you partially responsible for the physical manufacturing of material This is not always the case but you should learn about those methods in order to accommodate for them in your creative work Candidates should hold a bachelor s degree in a relevant subject You should have gained some degree of relevant experience and will usually be expected to produce a portfolio demonstrating previous work on various platforms Healthcare knowledge and experience is advantageous but not commonly a requirement Successful Art Workers are able to integrate creative compelling designs with a client s technical requirements You must be able to work on several projects at once and are required to stay up to date with emerging design programs and upgrades Editor As an Editor working within a healthcare communications company you will ensure that all work produced for a client is free of inconsistencies and technical errors and that it functions correctly across a range of print and digital media platforms Editors are chiefly responsible for the day to day running of writing projects You will be managing writers and junior editors to ensure they fulfil their responsibilities in a timely manner You will make sure that copyright approvals are gained for all work presented by the company that all work meets regulatory guidelines and that it is fully compliant with the standards of your client As well as traditional documents your team will be expected to complete related tasks such as configuring slides for conference presentations and client pitching sessions When materials have been completed Editors will assist with the process of marking up references and will transfer the information to online approval systems You may also be involved in assessing the work of freelance writers possibly employing them on part time contracts when needed In addition to making sure that all material is accurate this role will require you to work closely with digital and marketing team members in order to create visually compelling information for all projects undertaken You must provide strategic publishing information for clients where required and will often attend pitches to support new business acquisitions Due to the increasingly digital nature of communication you will also need to assist in the transfer of materials to online systems Candidates are usually educated to degree level They are expected to be able to demonstrate a high level of experience of providing healthcare information and must possess a good working knowledge of the publishing industry A detailed understanding of relevant codes and practices is highly beneficial Successful Editors are well organised with exceptional communication skills Able to supervise the completion of multiple diverse projects they will be effective leaders with a strong eye for detail and the ability to constantly learn and apply new scientific and regulatory understanding to ongoing work Editorial Director As an Editorial Director you will be responsible for managing the production of all written content provided by a medical communications agency This will involve the supervision of an editorial team of medical writers in addition to working closely with other departments to ensure that all written material is produced to an exceptionally high scientific and editorial standard Your primary task will involve the management of a large editorial department ensuring they produce scientifically correct high quality written documents in a timely manner As the senior team member you will also be responsible for the mentoring and monitoring of junior medical writers and editorial teams In addition to management duties an Editorial Director will often directly write or edit a selection of project materials themselves The extent to which you will be expected to produce your own work will vary depending on the positon You will also act as a representative of the company

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  • Jobs with Apothecom Scopemedical - Star Medical
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  • Jobs with Bedrock - Star Medical
    City of Glasgow Inverness shire Kincardineshire Kinross shire Kirkcudbrightshire Lanarkshire Midlothian Moray Nairnshire Orkney Peeblesshire Perthshire Renfrewshire Ross and Cromarty Ross shire Roxburghshire Selkirkshire Shetland Stirlingshire Sutherland West Lothian Wigtownshire Northern Ireland Antrim Armagh City of Belfast Down Fermanagh Londonderry City of Derry Tyrone Wales Blaenau Gwent Caerphilly Cardiff Carmarthenshire Ceredigion Conwy Denbighshire Flintshire Gwynedd Isle of Anglesey Merthyr Tydfil Monmouthshire Neath Port Talbot Newport Pembrokeshire Powys Rhondda Cynon Taf Swansea Torfaen Vale of Glamorgan Wrexham Any Salary 20 000 25 000 25 000 30 000 30 000 35 000 35 000 40 000 40 000 50 000 50 000 60 000 60 000 70 000 70 000 Any Area Capital equipment Consumables Dental Diagnostics Healthcare Healthcare IT Nursing Nutrition Service Providers Private Surgical Ortho and Devices Woundcare Any Area Biometrics Business Development Clinical Operations Clinical Research Drug Safety Pharmacovigilance Medical Affairs Medical Information Medical Writing Nurse Advisor Manager Quality Assurance Regulatory Affairs Any Area Advertising Digital Market Research Med Ed Med Comms Public Relations Research Bedrock Bedrock is a fresh new and rapidly growing communications agency delivering solid insight driven communications programmes to healthcare clients Our aim is clear to help our clients better understand and engage with their stakeholders thereby improving brand performance Employing an unusual blend of client and agency experience Bedrock Health expertly provides bespoke insight driven services and programmes Whether you need the provision of strategic consultancy challenge and support or the delivery of highly effective marketing communication programmes Bedrock will support you in meeting your challenges head on Bedrock is expert in uncovering and analysing deep intelligent insights creating and management strong relationships and collaborating with key parties to deliver targeted relevant and effective communication activities Qualitative research includes ethnography focus groups patient research stakeholder research and peer to peer research Quantitative research includes

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