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Medical Writer (Senior or Principal)

£35k-£55k, negotiable | North West, Cheshire |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:887689

The Role

Senior Medical Writer / Principal Medical Writer - Medical Communications Agency - Cheshire - £35k-£55k, negotiable

Leading the way, this medical communications agency was created to focus on supporting employees in providing world class services to the pharmaceutical industry .The great culture is proven by their exceptional employee retention rate, who else can say they have grown by 74 people in 4 years whilst only losing five team members?


The Company

After incredible year on year success, this agency has opportunities across their teams, and offer:

  • A thorough 8 stage induction process tailored to the individual, so everyone feels fully supported from day one
  • A substantial benefits package including annual bonus (has paid out 18-21%), pension scheme, healthcare, 25 days annual leave raising to 30 days after 5 years' service
  • A friendly, social environment with regular social events and onsite activities
  • The opportunity to work closely with the Directors and senior leadership team in a hybrid role, meaning you achieve well rounded experience and quicker progression
  • Great facilities onsite including coffee shops, restaurant, breakout areas and a gym.


The Role

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

  • Working across various therapy areas and accounts
  • Developing outlines of drafts and materials ensuring projects are delivered to specification and timescales
  • Conducting reviews and quality checks for other writers, providing feedback
  • Dealing with clients, including taking briefs and leading onsite meetings
  • Assisting in the development of project costings, specifications and forecasting



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

  • Science related qualification, ideally PhD or MSc
  • Experience working as a Medical Writer / Senior Medical Writer or Principal Medical Writer
  • Medical communications agency experience
  • Experience reviewing or checking peers work


What should you do next?

This Senior Medical Writer / Principal Medical Writer role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to thrive within a fantastic working environment alongside hugely successful medical communications professionals. To discuss further, please submit your current CV.

Please apply for an initial, informal call to discuss the company and this Senior Medical Writer / Principal Medical Writer opportunity in more detail to see if it is a good match for you. Your details won't be shared with the company 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.



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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