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Medical Writer

Up to £35k | South East, Buckinghamshire, London |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:889139

The Role

Experienced Writer, International Medical Communications Agency, Choice of locations: Central London/ Buckinghamshire/ Oxfordshire, Up to £35k DoE

This international, industry leading medical communications agency is on the look out for medical writer to join their growing team. This role will involve developing written materials in line with client requirements, timelines, editorial policies and ABPI code of practise. This agency offers a fantastic working environment, and industry leading benefits.


The Company

This international agency is renowned for working with 90% of the world's 40 top pharmaceutical companies. They work across a broad range of therapy areas including oncology, rare diseases and specialist medicines. What sets this agency apart from its competitors?

  • This agency prides itself on its friendly and collaborative environment, while providing fascinating professional challenges and amazing opportunities.
  • This agency offers highly competitive benefits including 29 days annual holidays, 4pm Friday finishes, private medical cover and enhanced parental leave.
  • This agency is agency truly values its staff and this focus is reflected in their impressive retention rates.


The Role

This role will involve developing written materials in line with client requirements, timelines, editorial policies and ABPI code of practise. The deliverables will include medical affairs consultancy and content, publication planning and execution, multichannel medical education and internal training. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Attend conferences / advisory board meetings with Lead / Senior Medical Writer and develop the first draft of the report for review.
  • Coordinate effectively and efficiently with appropriate members of the agency's communications team
  • Ensure line manager and accounts team, where appropriate, are continually updated on project progress
  • Develop an understanding of the various client brand and disease areas
  • Liaise with authors/advisors (including attending face-to-face meetings), with the support of a Lead/ Senior Medical Writer



To apply for this role as an Experienced Medical Writer, our client was hoping for candidates with the following skills and experiences:

  • Ideally a PhD, or MSc in the life sciences.
  • Over 1 years' experience working as a Medical Writer in a medical communications agency.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interpret and fulfil client briefs in a creative and technically accurate manner
  • Good project management skills
  • Plan, organise and complete multiple tasks and deal with changes in project timings and specifications


What should you do next?

This Medical Writer role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to work in a well-respected international agency, working at the forefront of scientific developments. 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.



Nicola Simpson

Which team do you work in?

I work on the Healthcare Communications team.

Which area do you specialise in?

I specialise in attracting and resourcing high calibre candidates for junior level Medical Communications and Medical Education teams.

On the Client Services side I work across: Account Executive jobs, Project Executive jobs, Senior Account Executive jobs and Account Manager positions. 

And on the Editorial side I work on: Editorial Assistant jobs, Medical Editor jobs, Associate Medical Writer jobs, and Medical Writer jobs.

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

I keep up-to-date using groups on LinkedIn and by keeping in regular contact with people currently working in the industry. 

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?

I like to treat everyone as an individual and feel my psychology degree has helped me gain an insight into different people's perspective and motivations. 


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