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'So you want to be in ... medical communications': Last chance to book

02 Feb 2012

Careers event for postgraduate researchers and research staff on 8 March 2012 (10.30am-3pm), Manchester.

The Vitae NW Hub and MedComms Networking is delighted to host this careers event in Manchester. It is free to attend for everyone, though primarily intended for postgraduate researchers and research staff from the biomedical sciences. We will explain how areas of the UK such as Oxfordshire, London and Cheshire are home to numerous leading medical communications (MedComms) agencies that serve the global pharmaceutical industry ... and they're crying out for good staff!

These agencies are looking for individuals with:

  • a genuine enthusiasm for science and its application to the world of medicine
  • the ability to work independently within a small-team environment

Why attend?

  • to meet with a number of MedComms professionals
  • to learn more about careers in the MedComms industry including medical writing and account management
  • to network with other researchers from across the North West and beyond


For more information, including details of how to book your place, visit:


10.30am   Registration and coffee

11.15am   Welcome and Introduction by Peter Llewellyn, NetworkPharma, and presentations by:

  • Darwin Healthcare Communications:
    The agency perspective; what we do, how we do it, what we look for in a new staff, and the training and career opportunities ahead.
  • Ryan Woodrow, Freelance Medical Communications Consultant:
    Been there, done it, got the T-shirt. Life in MedComms.
  • Carys Mills, Carys Mills Recruitment:
    Tricks and tips for gaining that elusive first job.

1pm   Lunch and informal discussion with senior staff from additional leading medical communications agencies. We expect at least 12 agencies to participate so there will be lots of useful people from MedComms to meet. Agencies signed up so far include: Complete Medical Group Worldwide, Darwin Healthcare Communications, Fishawack Group, inScience Communications, KnowledgePoint360 Group, Medicus International, Nucleus Holdings, PAREXEL MedCom, The Prime Medical Group and Watermeadow Medical as well as representatives from European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) and The International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP)

3pm  Close


Lunchtime careers event

13 July 2012
The Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

Full details online at:


Further resources

MedComms Networking have a growing list of helpful resources including videos and an up-to-date careers guide to download, as well as details of all past and upcoming events, all freely available at: