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Senior and Principal Medical Writer

£negotiable | London |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:888587

The Role

Senior and Principal Medical Writer - Promotional / Medical Education - Central London - £negotiable

Exciting opportunity combining medical education and promotional / commercial work, giving their writers the broad variety of highly scientific and technical work alongside more promotional marketing materials.


The Company

Join a quickly growing, full-service communications agency as they expand their Editorial team with a Senior Medical Writer and a Principal Medical Writer. Starting in 2012 as a branding consultancy, they have since grown to 35 employees based in the UK and Switzerland and developed into a full service agency.

  • Offer clients high level, technical communications working with both marketing teams and KOLs

  • Cover a wide range of interesting deliverables, 70-75% of which is promotional, including iPad apps, slides for congresses, technical training modules, onboarding training for specific disease areas, websites, branded websites, complex slide decks.

  • Specialise in the key areas of rare diseases, oncology and haematology.

  • Offer a benefits package including a discretionary bonus scheme, pension scheme, 24 days annual leave and Bupa healthcare.


The Role

As a Senior Medical Writer / Principal Medical Writer you will be responsible for:

  • Creating scientific content for a range of communication activities, both promotional and educational

  • Lead writer on one or more major accounts

  • Main point of contact on matters of scientific content for the client and thought leaders.

  • Leadership of the writing team - reviewing and editing work, coaching and mentoring, recruitment.



To be considered for either the Senior Medical Writer or Principal Medical Writer you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Ability to write across a spectrum of projects, from the highly scientific to the promotional marketing

  • Can create many types of materials including slide decks, detail aids, website content, training programmes, advisory boards, and internal briefing guides

  • Understand claims, key messages and marketing objectives and the importance of the brand

  • Client facing and excellent relationship building skills

  • Deadline driven and organised


What should you do next?

This Senior Medical Writer or Principal Medical Writer role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to get involved with the commercial side, and more creative writing. 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 do you work in?
I work within the Healthcare Communications team. 

Which area do you specialise in?
I specialise in Medical Communications roles. 

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?
Speaking daily with clients and candidates keeps me on top of the latest industry trends and news, combined with regularly visiting relevant websites and reading articles.

What's your favourite film and why?
I absolutely love a good rom-com, my favourite would have to be The Holiday.

If you could invent one thing what would it be?
Trackable GPS microchips for cats and dogs - how has this not been invented yet!?


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