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Senior / Lead Medical Writer

£NEG | North West, Cheshire, Greater Manchester |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:889289

The Role

Senior Medical Writer or Lead Medical Writer (4 x Options) - Medical Communications Agency - Central Manchester - £NEG

Move away from the traditional, quiet med comms agency into a creative, fun and lively environment in the heart of Manchester, with the biggest benefits package in the industry.


The Company

350-person medical communications agency are adding to four of their teams with additional Senior or Lead Medical Writers as the business continues to grow. You will be part of a company who:

  • Reward your hard work with a huge list of amazing perks such as: all expenses paid holidays, free breakfast, annual parties and award ceremonies, Friday drinks, many social events and lots more!
  • Are within a short walk of Manchester Piccadilly and Oxford Road train stations
  • Have a great reputation with well-established relationships with major pharma companies, running significant sized accounts
  • Have a relaxed culture, with casual dress code and dogs in the office
  • Offer fantastic progression opportunities either upwards or across into a different team if you fancy a change. There are also annual salary reviews
  • Substantial benefits including: bonus scheme, season ticket loans, enhanced maternity/paternity, healthcare, sabbatical opportunities, pension scheme, increasing holiday allowance and the opportunity to buy 10 additional days.
  • Softer benefits include: Monday breakfast club, weekly fruit, coffee machines, free eye tests, yoga sessions weekly, meditation sessions, running club, football club, early finish Fridays during summer months and late start Mondays during the winter, manager awards such as spa days, hotel stay, meals out, football tickets etc.


The Role

As a Senior Medical Writer or Lead Medical Writer, you will be responsible for:

  • Producing innovative, world class content for revolutionary, first in class pharmaceutical products
  • Working collaboratively with internal teams including Account Management and Creative
  • Mentoring / line managing Medical Writers and Associate Medical Writers
  • Assisting department lead with workload forecasting and resourcing



To be successful in joining this amazing, forward thinking agency as a Senior Medical Writer or Lead Medical Writer, you will need to demonstrate:

  • Ambition and drive, eager to motivate and lead your team and provide high quality copy
  • Medical Writing experience in a med comms agency
  • Ability to quickly learn new therapy areas


What should you do next?

These two unique and exciting Senior Medical Writer or Lead Medical Writer opportunities won't be around for long, so please apply ASAP with your CV and I will give you a call to discuss the client and vacancies in more detail to see which option is the best fit for you.

These Senior Medical Writer or Lead Medical Writer roles are not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to work for one of the most well-known agencies in the industry who offer the best combination of work and fun… 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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