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Senior Medical Writer

£40-50k + bonus & benefits | London |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:890240B

The Role

Senior Medical Writer - Independent Medical Education / Continuing Medical Education Agency - London, Manchester, Cheshire or 100% homebased - ~£40-50k DOE + bonus & benefits

There are five options available with this agency who are committed to matching the right people within the right team. Open five doors with just one application!


The Company

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

  • Work with 24 of the top 25 global pharma companies
  • Supported by a substantial studio team
  • Specialist learning and development division (courses, lunch & learns, workshops etc.)
  • Not-for-profit campaigns
  • 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

The five options available are all Senior Medical Writer level within different teams:

  • 90-person team covering publications, medical affairs, and digital deliverables with projects in respiratory, oncology, rare diseases and immunology. Also work on not-for-profit campaigns.
  • 20-person team who operate as a full-service agency
  • 14-person team whose main work is in the area of immuno-oncology, both pubs and commercial
  • 15-person team specialising in the areas of IME and CME, therapy areas include Obesity, Diabetes, Neurology, Dermatology, Rheumatology​ across many events based and digital deliverables
  • 14-person enthusiastic team offering variety from pubs to medical devices, across Immunology, rheumatology, oncology, renal dialysis, neuroscience, CV​



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

  • Experience working as a Senior Medical Writer in a medical communications agency setting
  • Life sciences qualification, PhD or MSc preferred


What should you do next?

This Senior Medical Writer role is one not to be missed; with just one application and normal interview process you can have the choice to choose between a number of internal agencies who each offer something different.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.


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