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Senior Medical Writer

£Competitive | Cheshire |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:887843A

The Role

Senior Medical Writer - Medical Affairs and Strategy - Medical Communications - Cheshire - £Competitive

A highly respected company are looking for an experienced Senior Medical Writer or Principal Medical Writer to help lead and support their successful Editorial Team specialising in medical affairs and medical strategy.


The Company

A well-known company with an impeccable reputation for excellence are expanding

  • Great office culture and a positive working environment

  • Just a short walk from the local train station, with a number of boutique shops, coffee shops and restaurants on your doorstep

  • Cover a wide range of therapy areas, with a focus on Oncology

  • Benefits include share options, company bonus scheme, healthcare for employee and your family, dental care, time in lieu, 25 days annual leave increasing with service to 30 days


The Role

As the Senior Medical Writer or Principal Medical Writer, you will be working across a couple of accounts and be responsible for:

  • Contributing towards scientific strategy development

  • Developing high quality scientifically accurate content, meeting client brief

  • Working across a variety of projects

  • Working alongside the accounts team, communicating with clients from an editorial perspective

  • Maintaining knowledge of your assigned therapy areas



We will consider candidates with a minimum of 18 months agency experience, however ideally we are looking for candidates with a number of years' experience, currently working as a Senior Medical Writer or Principal Medical Writer and therefore able to demonstrate: Medical communications agency experience

  • A life sciences qualification, ideally MSc or PhD

  • Excellent attention to deal and impeccable writing skills

  • The ability to effectively communicate with clients from an editorial and scientific perspective


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 grow and develop your writing skills within a highly respected company, whilst involved with strategy and leadership if desired. 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.

Who is your biggest idol / inspiration and why?

My Dad, due to his ambition and credibility in his industry.

What is your greatest fear?


You’re stranded on a desert island – what one thing could you not live without?

Hot chocolate


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