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Are you passionate about scientific writing and want a role that will allow you to focus on content creation and therapy area expertise? If so, then we want to hear from you\'85

Our client works to improve lives. They develop award winning healthcare communication programs that educate Healthcare Professionals and improve the management and lives of patients. Our client also live by their values and that means being passionate about the talented people they work with, helping people build long and rewarding careers. People are the key to their success and identifying new talent to join their team is fundamental to their future.

Role Overview

As a Principal Medical Writer, you will be responsible for producing expert quality medical and scientific materials based on cutting edge science. You will establish and maintain relationships with thought leaders, clients and internal teams, provide on-site support, writing and editing, competitor intelligence gathering, and review writing of junior team members. You will be looked on to provide scientific expertise across multiple therapeutic areas (internally and externally) and quickly develop expertise in new therapeutic areas.

Our client's full-service healthcare communications offering and omnichannel approach means that there is plenty of opportunity to work on a variety of projects. However, whatever it is you are working on, you can rest assured you will be part of a fantastic team who share your passion and values and want to be the best they can be!

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Writing grammatically and scientifically accurate documents, such as abstracts, posters, manuscripts, slides and monographs.

Reviewing colleagues' work for both language and scientific content.

Managing and delivering projects, from publications and educational materials to advisory boards and symposia, on time and on budget.

Liaising directly with clients and opinion leaders.

Contributing to proposals, pitches and other business development activities.

Person Specification

A bachelor's degree (BSc or equivalent) in a biological or life science including, but not limited to biochemistry, genetics, human biology, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology or physiology.

Ideally 1+ years' medical writing experience as a Senior Medical Writer within a medical communications agency.

Curiosity about the application of science to healthcare and a demonstrable aptitude for and interest in written English, particularly science writing.

Excellent communication, time management and organisational skills.


25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (additional holiday accrued with length of service)
Company pension scheme
Income protection insurance
Life assurance
Sabbatical programme
Vodafone discount
Rocognition awards and bonuses
Annual flu voucher
Access to virtual GP
Cycle to work scheme
Free eye tests
Long service awards and bonuses
Free health checks
Holiday purchase scheme
£250 personal development fund

01 Feb 2023

Sebastian Hall

Heathcare Comms Recruiter 01494818024

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