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Top Five Reasons to Join PPD’s Medical Writing Team

OUR GLOBAL MEDICAL WRITING TEAM TAKES INCREDIBLE PRIDE IN THE QUALITY OF THEIR WORK AND IS DRIVEN BY PPD’S PURPOSE—TO IMPROVE HEALTH. READ MORE ABOUT OUR TEAM AND THEIR TOP FIVE REASONS TO JOIN PPD’S GLOBAL MEDICAL WRITING GROUP.

“Medical writing offers a bird’s eye view of the [clinical research] process. It’s the love of science, the scientific training, and the interest in medicine that brings one down the path of developing a career in medical writing,” says Dayle Cohen, executive director, global medical writing.

TOP FIVE REASONS TO JOIN OUR GLOBAL MEDICAL WRITING GROUP

1. PPD provides everything you need to do your job effectively

PPD is committed to providing all necessary resources and training for its employees to deliver high quality results.

“In addition to ready access to IT support, my colleagues and managers at PPD have provided excellent resources for onboarding, training, and continuous mentorship to help me be effective in my role,” says Michele Franklin, medical writer.

“Training is built into every aspect of the work. When writers come to us at entry level, they participate in several training modules as they learn about the industry and our writing process. We work with subject matter experts throughout the organization to keep our training up to date on key aspects of the industry, such as decentralized trials,” explains Dayle.

2. PPD puts the right people in management

Managers play a vital role in employees’ growth and development and overall job satisfaction.  “The managers I’ve had at PPD have been true champions for their team members and constantly seek out growth and development opportunities to ensure that every employee is on the right track to blossom in their career,” says Leandi Kruger, medical writer. “PPD recognizes that employees who enjoy their role are great team players – and absolutely invest their time and training into bringing people along into a career path they will enjoy!”

3. PPD values focus on career development

“I can honestly say that as a company, not only does PPD want their employees to grow, they want their employees to pursue career paths that leverage their strengths with a career path they are interested in,” adds Leandi.

“Every manager I have had has truly listened to my goals and helped me to formulate a plan for how those goals can be achieved. Managers provide insight and guidance to help people grow in the right direction (whether that be upward or laterally, in the current department or other departments in the company). Through regular and continuing conversations, my manager learns about what I want to do, where my strengths lie, and how to best utilize those skills to achieve my career goals and support my department and the overall company,” explains Claudia Carlton, senior medical writer.

4. PPD applies a balanced approach to resourcing

“Work-life balance is built into our processes; from the time that we assign a writer to a project, we assign them with the assumption that they will have enough time and the right environment to be successful, not just to meet the deadline of the project,” says Dayle.

Scott Trueheart, principal medical writer, acknowledges that since joining PPD, his work-life balance has improved significantly. “Not only do my managers check in on how busy I am with my projects, but my coworkers are always willing to step in and help out if necessary. While projects may get super busy, I’m confident in the support around me and that the work will be executed to the client’s satisfaction,” says Scott.

5. PPD takes care of its employees

PPD recognizes that our employees are at the forefront of our success and have always been a priority.

“When the pandemic began and everyone was trying to figure out lifestyle changes in unprecedented times, PPD provided solutions by prioritizing employees and their families over business. The company invested in ensuring employee wellness in ways that were reflected in managerial interactions and mental wellness programs offered in the convenience of one’s own home,” says Santha Yathavakilla, senior medical writer.

To learn more about PPD’s global employment opportunities across medical writing, visit our career opportunities page.