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Scientific Analyst


Company Summary - Succinct Medical Communications

Succinct attracts highly-qualified, passionate and creative professionals. The team enjoys challenging convention, pushing the boundaries and delivering bespoke solutions in complex therapy areas.

Succinct has offices in London, Chicago, Dubai, Marlow, and Newcastle. While there is flat structure, there is the opportunity to work on interesting projects in a variety of therapy areas. Sometimes there projects span across the OPEN Health family.

Currently we are a business of 120 people and growing.

You will love this role if you

  • Have strong analytical skills that you would like to apply to new business development
  • Want to learn about new therapy areas, products and client challenges
  • Thrive working with teams across the Succinct Group and are keen to support new business opportunities

You will be a success if you

  • Enjoy using your strong analytical expertise
  • Enjoy researching, distilling and communicating information from many sources
  • Have a strong understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and drive to learn more about a variety of therapy areas
  • Are able to work effectively with and provide valued support for Succinct and OPEN Health Group colleagues

Key responsibilities

To work with the Client Partnerships Lead to:

Support new opportunities for the group

  • Support pitches by completing therapy area/product/competitor research briefed by pitch scientific lead/Editorial Lead(s)
  • Write up and present research back to pitch team, in person, to ensure they have appropriate background knowledge and insights
  • Identify synergies between the teams and implement processes to support research process and insight generation

Support new business function through targeted research

  • Keep abreast of latest news in pharmaceutical and medical field
  • Complete research to support new business strategy and company/therapy area/drug class targeting
  • Share news and updates with relevant teams and identify potential new business or promotional opportunities from these
  • Develop content for our promotional activities; website, blog, external newsletter, Linked In page, Twitter account, etc,
  • Attend relevant medical congresses and provide updates and training to teams to upskill in the therapy area

Provide ad-hoc project medical writing support to Succinct Group teams (max. 2 days per week)

  • Medical writing support on a project basis as and when required
  • Non-client facing support

Key attributes / skills / competencies

  • Previous experience within a science/medical writing role or proven ability within a related role
  • Interest and detailed understanding of pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Able to quickly learn about new therapy areas, assimilating clinical and commercial information
  • Good understanding of clinical trial methodology and statistics and able to interpret results in a meaningful way, drawing insights from the available data
  • Ability to present and discuss research with a small team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Competent in using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Good understanding of the ABPI code of practice
  • Work within the Succinct core values at all times


Holborn is a buzzing, intellectual pocket of Central London forming part of the London Borough of Camden and the City of Westminster. Right at the centre of the capital, it is a key commercial area situated only a short walk away from the West End and Covent Garden, which provides everything from blockbuster musicals to beautifully staged ballets. Many restaurants populate the area, aided by the surrounding luxury hotels, and the green spaces offered by the likes of Lincoln’s Inn fields also makes up for the distance from London’s major parks.

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About Succinct

We work in conjunction with the life sciences industries to develop and deliver value strategies for medicines, devices and diagnostics throughout the product lifecycle.

Our high calibre team works at a UK and international level to ensure that all stakeholders are properly involved in decisions, and that ultimately product uptake is optimised.


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