Cpl Life Sciences (previously MedComms Professionals) is part of Cpl UK
Medical Communications and PR
Our Medical Communications team pride ourselves on understanding the niche markets in our sector and always have our finger on the pulse of any changes as well as the dynamic candidate base. We therefore constantly build exceptional market knowledge and are the most knowledgeable recruiters in this field, across our areas of specialisation.
We specialise in sourcing professional jobs across a variety of disciplines within the Medical Communications job market, such as medical writers, editors, publishers, account executives from junior to Director/VP level, creatives and digital experts, and more…..
For more information on jobs available in the medical communication sector please contact our team on: +44 (0) 118 9522 792
Medical Writer, Senior Medical Writer, Principal Medical Writer, Medical Writing Managers and Directors
Copywriters – Junior to mid-weight and senior level
Editorial Specialists up to Director level
Account Executives, Seniors, Managers and Directors
Client Services Managers/Directors
Graphic Designers, Artworkers, Creatives and Advertising Specialists
Line Managers and training experts
Executive level appointments
Professional interims and freelancers
We truly believe in looking at long-term solutions and investment to encourage growth and innovation in the markets we cover; with successful schemes already in place for CTA Academy and Physician to Pharma – market leading tools that have helped both our candidates and clients develop a strong and talented junior workforce for the future.
Having identified a talent shortage particularly at the 1-3 year level in the medcomms industry, and a lack of companies taking on and training junior staff, we are offering a solution by training and testing the very best life science graduates in the market to accelerate them through a successful career in medcomms – either in writing or account handling.
We then propose to offer them to our clients as a cost-effective solution to their workload and growth plans, saving time and money, and giving them a great start to their careers.
Having done extensive research on roles within the medcomms industry we discovered 3 critical things that cost our clients:
Time to screen and select candidates, particularly at junior level, would take on average 12 to 23 days. Many clients complained at the huge response to junior roles often 30 to 40 CVs of which they would need to screen for quality, conduct telephone assessment calls and / or send writing tests out and mark – all alongside their standard and busy working day!
Time to fill a vacancy, due to lack of talent with 1-3 years experience (there are currently 35% more jobs than candidates when we compared figures from our database and on top of this we all know you need technical and personality fit), ranged from 5 weeks for junior roles on average, to some more senior roles taking around 12 months to fill.
Hiring freelancers to cover open roles is a more costly solution which we can offer, but is not ideal for client relationships on the pharma side and can often cause more disruption.
We wanted to come up with something innovative that would support agency’s growth whilst still being cost-effective. So based on other successful and similar schemes within Cpl Life Sciences, the MedComms Junior Assessment Centre was born.
We want our clients to be involved, and even participate if they wish, as the end result is we place more excellent talent into the med comms sector that over the next 2 – 5 years will hopefully allay the shortage of skill set at the mid-tier level and further accelerate growth in the industry.
If you are interested in gaining a competitive edge over other agencies by hiring the best talent first and being part of this innovative solution that could revolutionise your future recruitment, then come along to see them in action and you can hire them in a very cost-effective way.