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Medical Writer

£Competitive DoE | North West, Greater Manchester |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:889565

The Role

Medical Writer - Passionate and highly scientific medical communications agency - Central Manchester - £Competitive DoE

*This company is looking to interview asap, with interviews and the onboarding process conducted remotely*

 

The Company

This independent, collaborative agency is based in modern central Manchester offices. This company has around 40 permanent team members split across two offices, and work across a wide range of innovative projects.

  • This agency works across the full range of medical communications deliverables, including meeting, events, digital, interactive databases, apps, websites and some manuscripts.

  • The therapy areas this agency works across include haematology, gene therapy, immunology, neurology and cardiology. This agency is known for being highly scientific.

  • This agency is close-knit and has a great social side, they have monthly drinks in Manchester, pub lunches, potluck themed lunches and annual offsite while company meetings and activities.

  • This agency is recognised for its fantastic client retention rates, they still work with many of the same clients as when they opened 15 years ago.

  • This agency has industry leading benefits, encourages a healthy work life balance, and is happy for team members to do some homeworking.

 

The Role

This agency is in need of experienced writers, they are recruiting at either Medical Writer or Senior Medical Writer level depending on experience. This role will involve the following key responsibilities:

  • Produce a range of written communications items in accordance with the needs of the client, target audience, target publication medium, and level of design/creativity

  • Understand the project brief and work within the project specifications, budgeted hours and agreed deadlines.

  • Produce clear, accurate, grammatically correct and creative written work on a variety of therapeutic areas and ensure a marked-up reference pack is prepared for each project.

  • Record project milestones and any deviations from the project specifications in the project log.

  • Build and maintain relationships with clients, KOLs and colleagues through effective communication.

 

You

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

  • At least 1 years' experience working in a medical communications agency (ideally around 3 years' experience for Senior).

  • A degree in the life sciences, ideally a higher degree.

  • An understanding of a wide range of therapy areas and experience producing a range of deliverables.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

  • Strong teamwork abilities and to enjoy working in an innovative and collaborative environment.

 

What should you do next?

This (Senior) Medical Wrier role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to work as part of a close-knit team, creating a range of impactful communication projects to aid pharmaceutical clients to engage with healthcare professionals. 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.

Consultant

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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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