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Senior and Principal Medical Writer

£negotiable | London |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:888587

The Role

Senior and Principal Medical Writer - Promotional / Medical Education - Central London - £negotiable

Exciting opportunity combining medical education and promotional / commercial work, giving their writers the broad variety of highly scientific and technical work alongside more promotional marketing materials.


The Company

Join a quickly growing, full-service communications agency as they expand their Editorial team with a Senior Medical Writer and a Principal Medical Writer. Starting in 2012 as a branding consultancy, they have since grown to 35 employees based in the UK and Switzerland and developed into a full service agency.

  • Offer clients high level, technical communications working with both marketing teams and KOLs

  • Cover a wide range of interesting deliverables, 70-75% of which is promotional, including iPad apps, slides for congresses, technical training modules, onboarding training for specific disease areas, websites, branded websites, complex slide decks.

  • Specialise in the key areas of rare diseases, oncology and haematology.

  • Offer a benefits package including a discretionary bonus scheme, pension scheme, 24 days annual leave and Bupa healthcare.


The Role

As a Senior Medical Writer / Principal Medical Writer you will be responsible for:

  • Creating scientific content for a range of communication activities, both promotional and educational

  • Lead writer on one or more major accounts

  • Main point of contact on matters of scientific content for the client and thought leaders.

  • Leadership of the writing team - reviewing and editing work, coaching and mentoring, recruitment.



To be considered for either the Senior Medical Writer or Principal Medical Writer you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Ability to write across a spectrum of projects, from the highly scientific to the promotional marketing

  • Can create many types of materials including slide decks, detail aids, website content, training programmes, advisory boards, and internal briefing guides

  • Understand claims, key messages and marketing objectives and the importance of the brand

  • Client facing and excellent relationship building skills

  • Deadline driven and organised


What should you do next?

This Senior Medical Writer or Principal Medical Writer role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to get involved with the commercial side, and more creative writing. To discuss further, please submit your current CV.

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.



Katie Goulbourn

Which team and area do you work/specialise in?

I work within the medical communications and medical education team, recruiting on behalf of medical communications and pharmaceutical events agencies across the UK

What are some of the typical roles you cover?

I specialise in recruiting for mid-senior level positions in medical communications, across both client services and editorial.

Typical job roles I recruit for include:

  • Account Manager, Senior Account Manager, Account Director
  • Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Project Director
  • Medical Writer, Senior Medical Writer, Principal Medical Writer
  • Medical Editor, Senior Medical Editor
  • Events Manager, Events Director

What are the hot issues in your sector currently?

In medical communications, there are a lot of vacancies to very few candidates, which means candidates are in a really strong position when they start their job search. We are able to run through a number of suitable options with each candidate, shortlisting their top 2-3 opportunities to focus on, and then guide the candidate through the application, interview and offer processes.

Who is your biggest idol / inspiration and why?

My Dad, due to his ambition and credibility in his industry.

What is your greatest fear?


You’re stranded on a desert island – what one thing could you not live without?

Hot chocolate


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