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Principal Medical Writer

£Competitive Salary DoE | UK, London, Greater Manchester |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:890079

The Role

Principal Medical Writer - Industry Leading, Independent Med Comms Agency - Manchester, London or Remote - Competitive DoE

This well known, highly respected, independent, medical communications agency is in need of a Principal Medical Writer to join their team due to continued growth and a strong pipeline of work. This agency is well known for being highly scientific, whilst still having a vibrant atmosphere and a fantastic sociable company culture.

*virtual interview process*


The Company

This company is industry leading in so many areas, they work on a huge range of innovative projects, have an incredible company culture, industry leading benefits and incredible progression opportunities. This agency offers:

  • Online performance management system offering clear progression route and opportunities.
  • Digital learning and development calendar where you can book onto training sessions with a designated Learning and Development division.
  • Incredibly supportive and friendly agency with a family feel.
  • Wellness week with various workshops, free breakfast, Friday drinks, pizza days, agency get-togethers, and many other social activities.
  • Large agency made up of several smaller agencies who specialise in varying areas. All agencies still work together very collaboratively.


The Role

This role would involve working for one of the companies smaller, close knit internal sub-agencies, working on a large global oncology account. As a Principal Medical Writer, you will be responsible for:

  • Delivering on a variety of projects, primarily on the commercial side, including med affairs, digital, live and virtual events, strategic planning and gap analysis.
  • Maximise every opportunity to expand this large oncology account.
  • Comfortable being the main scientific contact within the agency
  • Communication clearly and effectively with your team
  • Line manage and support more junior team members



To be considered for this Principal Medical Writer vacancy you must be able to demonstrate:

  • Extensive medical communications agency experience, either already working at Principal level, or a Senior Medical Writer ready to take the next step.
  • Experience working on oncology accounts
  • Experience reviewing/ quality checking work
  • Confident overseeing and managing more junior team members
  • Life sciences degree as a minimum


What should you do next?

This Principal Medical Writer role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to grown and progress with a successful, expanding agency, whilst working with major global brands. 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.



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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