Medical Information Associate - Portuguese Speaking

Medical Information Associate - Portuguese Speaking

Job Title: Medical Information Associate - Portuguese Speaking
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Tadworth
Salary: Up to £36,000 salary equivalent
Start Date: 2019-06-02
Reference: J16253
Contact Name: Steve Twinley
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 03, 2019 14:26

Job Description

Are you bilingual in Portuguese and English and do you have a strong background related to life sciences, medicine, nursing or pharmacy? If so, this will be an excellent career opportunity with a global Pharmaceutical company. Read on!
  • Portuguese speaking opportunity as Medical Information Associate
  • Major Pharmaceutical company in Redhill area, Surrey
  • Mother tongue fluency in Portuguese ESSENTIAL, including medical terminology
  • Ability to speak Spanish also an advantage (but not essential)
  • Supporting licensed pharmaceutical products in Portugal
  • Strong scientific or medical background ESSENTIAL
  • Customer service and/or office based / administration experience
  • Contract role for at least 12 months
  • Salary equivalent of up to £36,000
  • Full product training will be provided
  • Gain Medical Information experience that is in demand across the industry
A new opportunity has arisen within the Medical Information team of a leading global Pharmaceutical organisation, for a Medical Information Associate. You will communicate with Portuguese healthcare professionals, responding to a variety of enquiries about the company’s drug products. This is a rare opportunity which will be an excellent step forward in your career. The ideal candidate will be a Portuguese national living in the UK. This role offers the opportunity to gain experience in a large pharmaceutical company environment in a discipline that is in demand throughout the pharmaceutical industry. 
The Role
Based in a busy office which supports the European marketplace, you will join the Medical Information team, where calls and e-mails come through from healthcare professionals and members of the public regarding a range of drug products. Using various internal resources and your own knowledge (following training), you will respond to the medically-oriented queries and will get the chance to specialise in certain therapeutic areas to provide the best possible customer service. The service is backed by medical experts and may involve determining and reporting adverse reactions.
This role will be supporting calls from customers in who are primarily in Portugal (and potentially Spain). You will also write a range of documentation to support the provision of information to the Portuguese market. Typically calls are from the medical profession regarding aspects such as dosages, drug interactions, unexpected adverse reactions, drug storage etc following the contact provided on the leaflet that accompanies the drug. Providing such a service in support of drug products is legal a requirement so skills in this area are in demand across the industry. Typically, you will handle around 5 to 6 enquiries per day and will be responsible for documenting responses.  
This will be a fun, enjoyable and challenging role requiring the highest possible standards of customer service and professionalism. Gaining experience in Medical Information will also set you on a varied and profitable career path. This role is offered on a long-term contract basis with an initial 12-month contract with a strong chance of extension.
You must have a strong Life Science, Nursing, Drug Safety or Pharmacy (or similar medically oriented) background (degree preferred) with a good grasp of medical terminology. You will also need to have experience gained in a communication-focused, client services or office-based role. You must have an excellent telephone manner and written communication skills and the ability to handle a variety of enquiries. You MUST be able to speak and write Portuguese fluently (to mother to tongue level) and have a strong command of written and spoken English. Fluency in Spanish would also be a strong advantage but is not essential.