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Medical Writer

£Competitive DoE | North West, Cheshire |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:889663

The Role

Medical Writer - Independent Medical Communications Agency - Cheshire - £Competitive DoE

This independent Cheshire based agency is in need of experienced Medical Writers to join their close knit highly scientific team. Whilst this is a smaller company, they definitely don't have a small business mentality, they have solid infrastructure, policies and processes in place.

This agency prides themselves on content, scientific accuracy and very high editorial standard. If you have over a year's med comms agency experience this could be just the role for you.


The Company

This independent Cheshire based agency is in need of Writers to join their vibrant team. This agency welcomes candidates who want more variety in their work as they cover a wide range of therapy areas and deliverables, and truly do try to tailor roles to candidate preferences.

  • This agency has amazing opportunities for juniors, as they get exposure to working with very senior and experienced people to accelerate their learning and confidence.
  • Examples of the projects this agency works on are, publications, slide kits, training materials, monographs, manuscripts, ad boards and patient leaflets.
  • This agency works across a wide range of deliverables, including rare diseases, ophthalmology, gastrointestinal and hepatology.
  • This agency really focuses on work life balance and ensuing none of their team members are over worked.
  • This agency promotes on merit, recognises achievements and has very competitive benefits.


The Role

This Medical Writer role involves, writing and managing the production of high-quality scientific and educational materials for the pharmaceutical industry, which will enhance understanding of product and disease areas, and help our clients fulfil their communication, marketing and strategic objectives. The role will involve the following key responsibilities:

  • Scientific responsibilities: Research, write (at all stages), or edit and proof a broad range of materials for medical and marketing pharmaceutical clients.
  • Briefing, reviewing and mentoring: With support from senior editorial colleagues, provide full and accurate editorial briefs for team members and other writers (including freelancers).
  • Project management responsibilities: Take responsibility for managing a portfolio of jobs across a range of clients and therapy areas, driving the day-to-day management of all assigned projects.



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

  • PhD in the life sciences.
  • Editorial Medical Communications agency experience (at least a years' experience).
  • Excellent project/time-management and organisational skills.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and therapy areas efficiently and competently.
  • Excellent attention to detail - style/consistency, grammar, syntax, scientific accuracy, layout, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills, including client/opinion-leader contact skills.


What should you do next?

Medical Writer roles with this much sought-after agency don't come up very often... 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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