The role

The professional development and progression of our team and ambitious future business growth plans mean that AXON is looking to hire for a number of junior-level positions (x2 Associate Medical Writers, Account Executive – PR, Account Executive – Med Comms).

Working alongside some of the strongest medical communications and healthcare PR professionals in the industry, this is an opportunity to learn and grow within a supportive and collaborative environment.

As an Associate Medical Writer you will:

  • Work independently and with more senior writers to research, write and quality control scientific documents for a range of purposes and platforms (e.g., slide kits, publications, newsletters, conference materials)
  • Develop and maintain professional relations with opinion leaders
  • Assist new business development by doing research, collecting information, creating competitor profiles, preparing slide presentations and other pitch materials

In addition to your responsibilities of creating documents, reviewing projects and forming client relationships at AXON we actively encourage the team to be involved in activities outside of their day-to-day work. Whether that’s being involved in our social, marketing or corporate social responsibilities (CSR) Electives, or running training sessions on topics they have a personal interest in (some recent examples include mindfulness and nutrition). We have a keen focus on training and development and as a rough guide, suggest employees aim to complete 37.5 hours of learning a year. Whether that be through online learning, classroom training, or attending external events, that’s one week a year dedicated to your development.

The ideal candidate

Ideal candidates will have:

  • A Life Science degree
  • Intermediate writing skills with demonstrated potential for more advanced work
  • A passion for communications and science
  • Good attention to detail
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • A proactive solutions-focussed attitude
  • Strong IT skills, being comfortable with Microsoft packages such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Previous experience in healthcare or medical communications is not required, but would be advantageous

Please note that the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment.

Who we are

At AXON, we simplify complex information to improve outcomes in healthcare, bringing together the right people with the right expertise to provide our clients with integrated, multichannel communications solutions. As an agency, we are passionate about healthcare communications and combine a personal touch with professionalism.

Our expertise includes medical communications, public relations, clinical trial services and market access communications/consultancy for pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, animal health and functional food companies. AXON has an international reach, with offices in London, Brighton, New York, Toronto and Copenhagen, and a worldwide affiliate network. Established in 2002, AXON is an AVENIR GLOBAL company.

AXON is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and non-discrimination. At all times we aim to recruit, develop and promote the very best people, basing judgement solely on suitability for the job. We particularly encourage applications from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, such as disabled people, ethnic minorities and neurodiverse people.

Our benefits

As well as the basic salary, great social events and a culture of continual learning, our competitive benefits package* includes:

  • 25 days’ holiday (with the ability for it to rise to a maximum of 30 days alongside length of service)
  • 5% employer pension contribution
  • Private Medical insurance (for you and your family)
  • Income Protection insurance
  • Life Assurance service insurance at 4x your salary
  • Travel insurance (for you and your family)
  • An annual ‘wellness’ benefit of £150 after one year’s service.
  • Paid sabbaticals after 5 years’ service.

*Benefits are contingent on successful completion of probation period. Benefits may vary based on location (country).

COVID-19 and Work Location

Whilst our employees are currently predominantly working from home, we will move to a hybrid model of working in the future across our office locations of London, Brighton and Copenhagen.

We anticipate that some of our team will start returning to the office in the coming months. We will ensure that our office remains COVID-secure and in line with government guidance are conducting risk assessments and putting precautions in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff.

This said, we want to create an inclusive environment for a diverse workforce, and we know that everyone has different needs. We therefore offer flexible working and are open to having a conversation around what flexibility means for you (considering work location and working patterns).

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a copy of your CV to hr-ldn@axon-com.com