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Principal Medical Writer, Patient Engagement

£negotiable depending on experience | Oxfordshire |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:890170

The Role

Principal Medical Writer, Patient Engagement - Medical Communications Agency - Oxford with home working flexibility - £negotiable depending on experience

A rare opportunity to work on the Patient Engagement team of an incredibly successful medical communications agency


The Company

Multiple award-winning medical communications agency:

  • Over 300 employees across the UK, split into specialist teams
  • As a company they cover all aspects of medical communications
  • Offer a fun working environment, not at all corporate
  • Excellent career progression with clear plan and continuous training/support


The Role

As a Principal Medical Writer your role will be highly varied:

  • Delivering accurate scientific copy
  • Working on various projects, with a focus on patient engagement
  • Diverse therapy area exposure
  • Mentoring junior team members
  • Opportunity to manage



To be considered for this Principal Medical Writer job you must:

  • Be currently working at Principal Medical Writer level, or 3 years at Senior level ready to step up
  • Have experience working in a medical communications agency setting
  • Be educated to MSc or PhD ideally


What should you do next?

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


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