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Principal Medical Writer

Up to £60K DOE | London, South East, Buckinghamshire |  Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:884166



Phillip Hall

Which team do you work in?
Healthcare Communications.

Which area do you specialise in?
Medical Communications and Medical Education 

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?
Communicating with candidates on a regular basis, over the phone, email and through LinkedIn. Also meeting candidates over a coffee is a great way to learn more. I try to get to as many networking events as possible; meeting with clients on a regular basis to find out what they're doing really helps too. 

What's your favourite film and why?
My favourite film would have to be...'Once Upon a Time in the West'. A classic Western film that offers everything.

If you could invent one thing what would it be?
I'd invent a time-machine, or maybe something easier to use like 'Bernard's Watch'. It would be ideal to be able to stop time every now and again to catch up on some sleep or spend some extra time finding that perfect candidate!

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent? 
I'd like to think that I really get to understand what people are looking for in their next role and deliver to that. This, coupled with keeping regular contact with clients to see what their situation is, allows me to match the right candidate to the right company, as each Medical Communications Agency offers something slightly different. This may sound like ordinary recruitment to some, but you have to act differently and go the extra mile in this sector to make it work for everybody involved!


The Role

Principal Medical Writer - Medical Communications Agency - Buckinghamshire Or London - Up to £60K Depending on experience


The Company

The agency we're working with have grown significantly since we started working with them a number of years ago. This growth isn't just in size and they've increased their offering to their client base, increased the number of clients they have and branched out in to less traditional healthcare communications.

  • The agency have also won awards year on year at Communiqué and are now looking to grow one of their business units by appointing a Principal Medical Writer.

  • This position will be focusing on a UK based account with an emphasis on Cardio-Vascular and Dermatology. Perfect if you're not looking to travel too far! An agency that have gone from strength to strength over recent years

  • Company split in to several business units - all with own P&L creating a tight team with strong backing

  • Very sociable and friendly company - everyone is approachable and easy to work with

  • Patient-Centric agency - focused on changing behaviours and increasing the quality of care


The Role

  • Work closely with the Business Unit Director to develop and drive large UK accounts

  • Mentoring and coaching more junior members of the team

  • Develop outstanding knowledge of client data, therapy area and strategic objectives

  • Delivering compelling programmes that bring together commercial objective and scientific information

  • Ensuring excellence is delivered consistently on accounts, within budget and on time



  • Able to build excellent relationships with direct and broader team

  • Vast experience communicating scientific material to a variety of audiences

  • Comfortable being an ambassador for the agency

  • Excellent financial acumen - working closely with the BUD on the P&L

  • Able to develop new proposals and assist with pitch delivery


What should you do next?

Since working with this agency we've been super impressed. It's likely they won't be recruiting for long and we have a ton of information to talk through. We were lucky enough to speak with the BUD to gain information on their team and future plans. If you are unsure and need some advice, give me a ring, otherwise just click apply, upload your CV and send, it's really that easy!

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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