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PAREXEL International is a growing, fast-paced, global Clinical Research Organization (CRO) that has helped bring to market 49 of the top 50 selling pharmaceuticals. In fact, we have worked with all 10 of the world's top 10 pharmaceutical companies.
Given our breadth of expertise and the trust placed in us by major pharmaceutical companies worldwide, PAREXEL can provide you with a number of career options in Clinical Research that can rarely be found within just one company. In fact, over 25% of the positions opened at PAREXEL are filled by current employees working to advance their skills and careers.

Post: Scientific Writer

Job Description:
- Good working knowledge of the organization's service offerings and processes
- Develop high-quality scientific content by means of all necessary research, scientific writing, editing, and fact checking, to meet deadlines and work within project scope and objectives. Applies to all formats of MedCom's communication outputs
- Acquire and maintain effective understanding of relevant therapy areas, client products, and objectives
- Take ownership of assigned projects and resolve basic technical issues to ensure excellent project delivery. Liaise effectively with client and external authors/opinion leaders during the lifecycle of assigned projects

Specialized Knowledge
- Demonstrate sufficient understanding of department's service offerings in order to ensure that discussions with client are informed,appropriate, and consistent with MedCom's service offerings & contribute to client solutions
- Be familiar and comply with all departmental procedures related to project delivery and tracking
- Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of client products and therapy areas on assigned accounts
- Be familiar with relevant industry guidelines (eg, Good Publications Practice), and apply these to assigned projects
- Identify technical or process issues that are relevant to project delivery and work with other team members to initiate appropriate actions

Project Execution and Success
- Undertake writing and editing to develop high-quality scientific content
- Prioritize own work and manage project schedule to meet delivery deadlines
- Be familiar with and work within project scope (specification and budget hours) and objectives. Monitor project progress, scope changes, and own hours sufficient to flag variances to project manager and act accordingly
- Interpret scientific data accurately and appropriately
- Maintain familiarity with client objectives and messages and produce output consistent with these
- Undertake necessary research on topics relevant to assigned projects and maintain familiarity with available information sources
- Liaise with all opinion leaders/authors or other external parties in such a way as to foster strong and positive relationships and to ensure project success
- Identify issues that may affect project delivery and liaise effectively with Manager and other team members, as appropriate, to resolve project issues
- Follow up on all assigned actions and proactively communicate status
- Maintain familiarity with and adhere to departmental SOPs (those related to quality control and all others)
- Seek opportunities to maximize project efficiency and make recommendations or take actions as appropriate
- Provide input to team on technical or process issues as necessary
- Communicate effectively and sensitively with team members across all functions
- Participate in team discussions and meetings and contribute actively
- Proactively use knowledge and experience for the benefit of project delivery and business success
- Effectively and comprehensively brief other team members or freelance contributors, as directed
- Participate effectively, as directed, in peer review of others' work (in-house team members or freelance contributors)

Client Management
- Proactively assess project needs and work to identify how these can be best met, to the benefit of client satisfaction and project profitability
- Identify technical and process issues and work with internal cross-functional teams, client, and/or external bodies to resolve them
- Be alert to opportunities to develop follow-on business
- Actively communicate and manage changes in project scope
- Basic computer and Internet skills including knowledge of MS applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint
- Effective oral and written communication skills
- Effective problem-solving skills
- Effective project management skillsEffective interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team environmentStrong customer focusAbility to interact professionally within a client organizationAbility to prioritize work and define steps needed to achieve specified project outcomesAbility to successfully manage assignments on time with high quality
- Willingness to undertake continuous professional learning and development
- Willingness to work in a matrix environment and to value the importance of teamwork

Candidate Profile:
- Degree and a higher degree in Life Sciences, Pharmacy, or Medicine (BSc, BA, PharmD, PhD, MD)
Language Skills - Proficient use of English language
Work Experience
- Work experience not essential
- Maintain high level of client satisfaction with all interactions and deliverables

- Ability to acquire and apply specialized therapy area knowledge
- Ability to interpret and organize scientific data
- Ability to understand and implement marketing messages
- Scientific writing competency
- Proofreading and copyediting skills
- Ability to quality control own output

Additional Information:
Experience: 0-1 yr
Location: Hyderabad
Education: B.Pharm,
B.Sc, Pharm.D, Ph.D, MD
Industry Type: Pharma/ Biotech/Clinical Research
Functional Area: CR
End Date: 20th May, 2012

JOB ID: 2615162

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