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Medical Communications

account executive

Key responsibilities: The role of an Account Executive is a junior position within a client services team. Usually the candidate will be a life science graduate (BSc minimum) or have experience with a project management role. The core focus is to assist a more senior member of the client services team across several accounts. Depending on the agency, this may be logistical support for a symposium, referencing for a publication, internal coordination and management of materials, financial management or general administration. 

During the first 6 months of a role, the account executive will build upon their existing knowledge of various therapy areas. It is also essential to become familiar with the various ABPI regulations. Once familiar with the role and the client brief, individuals may start interacting more with clients on a regular basis. Individuals will also start to interact with various KOL’s within the respected therapy areas.

Typically, an individual would look to progress towards senior account executive level after one year within the industry. 

Previous roles/experience would include: Junior Account Executive, Life Science Graduate

Usually reports into: Senior Account Manager or Account Director 

Sits within this team: Client Services

Qualifications: BSc, MSc

Salary band: £20,000 – £25,000 Basic salary, Pension, Annual Leave, Gym membership, Cycle to work scheme, 

Related topics: Account Executive, Junior Account Executive, BSc, MSc, Life Science Graduate, Medical Education, Advertising, Digital, Public Relations, Pharmaceuticals, ABPI, Medical Communications, MedComms, Healthcare Communications

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Capital of the UK, home to the Big Ben, the British Museum and Buckingham Palace, London is one of the most famous cities in the world. With more than 2000 years of history behind it, London is filled bursting with iconic buildings, bridges and people.  

With more than 170 museums, and over 300 languages spoken by its residents, London is known for being one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. The British Museum alone contains more than 13million artefacts from the ancient world. If that’s not enough, there is also the National Gallery, the Tate Modern, the Natural History Museum and the Southbank Centre to explore – many of which are free entry, with reasonable admin charges for special exhibitions and events.

London may not be the largest city in the world, but it makes the most of the space it does have - Hyde Park alone offers everything from free yoga to fully fledged music festivals. Whether you want to wander through Camden Market, see Shakespeare’s Globe or catch a Clipper across the Thames… you’ll be hard pressed to run out of things to do - from street food to fine dining, the West End to the IMAX, London has a plethora of *activities to suit any budget. 

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London job market is booming. In addition to being one of the world’s most significant financial and cultural capitals, London has one of the largest concentrations of universities and higher education institutions in the world – nurturing our future workforce.