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Senior Medical Writer (Publications)

£45k - £55k | London |  Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:887608



Ryan Dalton

Which team do you work in?

I am part of the Healthcare Communications team

Which area do you specialise in? 

Medical Communications and Medical Education 

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector? 

By keeping lively on LinkedIn, reading articles and posts from thought leaders in the sector, as well as keeping on top of articles from BBC Health, PMLive and similar sites. That, and making sure I am talking to candidates and clients all the time and listening to what they say! The best teachers are those who live their industry on a daily basis. 

What's your favourite film and why?

I'd probably have to go with Shawshank, there's no feelgood ending quite like it and I think we all wish Morgan Freeman was around narrating our lives. Either that or the Truman Show, because that's just a great story. Tough to choose! 

If you could invent one thing what would it be?

I'd have to go with some kind of device that makes all my favourite junk foods good for you without affecting the taste! If it wasn't for the fear of losing my teeth I'd eat a terrifying amount of chocolate!

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?

I'm a big history nerd and could talk for hours about a bunch of different subjects - be careful not to get me started! 


The Role

Senior Medical Writer - Publications - Medical Communications Agency - London - £45k - £55k

One of the best reputations in the business and an almost unlimited scope for career growth, this could be the last company move you ever have to make…


The Company

This long-established company enjoys substantial year on year growth and has an enviable reputation in the medical education industry.

  • 10 client companies including international pharma and biotech

  • Diverse and interesting therapy areas including Rare Diseases, immunology, Oncology and Respiratory

  • Offices worldwide employing approx. 800 staff.

  • A committed and loyal team, many of whom have been with the agency 10 years

  • A flexible approach to work with a creative edge


The Role

  • Working with a dedicated, international team, this role is supporting publications and projects for an immuno-oncology product

  • Working with a key client for the agency, you will provide editorial, scientific and strategic expertise in order to shape the output of the team on a fast-paced schedule

  • You will be interacting regularly with experts, thought leaders and senior members of the community

  • You will be given the autonomy to lead your own projects, including the review of junior writers and close interaction with the client

  • Work closely with both senior and junior members of the team, mentor and coach junior writers



  • You will be an experienced medical writer with at least 2 years working in publications

  • Although working on an oncology account in this role, experience in oncology is not necessarily required, although it will be advantageous

  • Applicants will have a degree in life sciences, ideally a PhD or MSc

  • An inquisitive nature with an enthusiasm for acquiring scientific knowledge is essential

  • A successful applicant will be able to effectively prioritise workload as well as mentor and develop more junior team members.


What should you do next?

If you are interested or would like to learn more, please apply to the role using the link below with an up to date CV, for more information, please get in touch!

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.

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