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Senior / Principal Medical Writer

£NEG depending on experience + fantastic benefits package | Home based, UK, London |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:886997

The Role

Senior Medical Writer and Principal Medical Writer - Independent Medical Education (IME) and Continuing Medical Education (CME) - Central London or remote - £NEG depending on experience + fantastic benefits package

Work on highly impactful educational programmes, influencing the way physicians treat patients

* This company is very robust and are continuing to grow and recruit throughout COVID-19. They are conducting video interviews and successfully onboarding and supporting new starters *


The Company

This independently owned and very well-established agency are expanding their stable and loyal workforce after an incredibly positive and successful start to 2020.

  • Innovative culture, they champion originality and creativity and have a focus on developing and promoting from within
  • Clients: 24 of the top 25 global pharma companies
  • Specialist L&D division with a huge variety of courses, lunch and learns, training workshops and more to ensure your continued professional and personal development throughout the pandemic.
  • A company commitment to pro bono and Not For Profit work, including supporting researchers working in the field of Covid-19.
  • Large internal digital and design team
  • Diverse therapy areas including Obesity, Diabetes, Neurology, Dermatology, Rheumatology and Oncology.
  • Benefits: bonus (up to 10%), season ticket loans, Health Shield Cash Plan, income protection (75%), enhanced sick pay, retail & restaurant discount scheme, 25 days annual leave rising to 28 days after 3 years.


The Role

You will be part of the specialist Independent Medical Education (IME) and Continuing Medical Education (CME) team, and be responsible for:

  • Full project management from grant approval through to completion
  • Identifying and engaging with your own network of KOLs
  • Deciding on deliverables, defining strategies, designing content, drafting content, review and gaining sign off by faculty.
  • Achieving accreditation from appropriate bodies (US and Europe) for CME projects
  • Project autonomy with freedom and flexibility to shape the content with minimal involvement from client.
  • Coaching, mentoring and reviewing work of more junior writers
  • Ongoing new business development, writing proposals and attending pitches.



To be considered for this Senior Medical Writer / Principal Medical Writer vacancy, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience working as a Senior or Principal Medical Writer
  • Either experience or a genuine interest in working in the field of Independent Medical Education (IME) and Continuing Medical Education (CME).
  • Scientific qualification, PhD or MSc preferred


What should you do next?

Please click apply for an initial, informal call to discuss the company and this Senior Medical Writer / Principal Medical Writer opportunity in more detail. Your details won't be shared with our client without your consent.

Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the European Union, you must ensure that you are already authorised to work there.

Carrot Pharma Recruitment Ltd acts as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency on behalf of our client in recruitment for this role.



Louise Lavelle

Which team and area do you work/specialise in?

Healthcare Communications covering Medical Communications, Medical Education, Healthcare Advertising and PR.

What are some of the typical roles you cover?

Client Services: Senior Account Director, Group Account Director, Client Services Director, Director of Client Services, Business Unit Director, Managing Director, Business Development Director, Strategic Solutions Director, Client Partnership Director, Agency Lead

Editorial: Scientific Team Lead, Editorial Lead, Scientific Director, Editorial Director, Senior Scientific Specialist, Executive Scientific Director, Senior Scientific Director, Director of Scientific Services, Business Unit Director, Managing Director, Agency Lead


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