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Senior Medical Writer

£35k-£60k | Oxfordshire |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:889201a

The Role

Senior Medical Writer, International Medical Communications Agency, Oxford, £35-60k DoE

This international, industry leading medical communications agency is on the look out for medical writers to join their growing team. This role will involve developing written materials in line with client requirements, timelines, editorial policies and ABPI code of practise. This agency offers a fantastic working environment, and industry leading benefits.


The Company

This international agency is renowned for working with 90% of the world's 40 top pharmaceutical companies. They work across a broad range of therapy areas including oncology, rare diseases and specialist medicines. What sets this agency apart from its competitors?

  • This agency prides itself on its friendly and collaborative environment, while providing fascinating professional challenges and amazing opportunities.
  • This agency offers highly competitive benefits including 29 days annual leave, 4pm Friday finishes, private medical cover and enhanced parental leave.
  • This agency truly values its staff and this focus is reflected in their impressive retention rates.


The Role

This role will involve developing written materials in line with client requirements, timelines, editorial policies and ABPI code of practise. The deliverables will include medical affairs consultancy and content, publication planning and execution, multichannel medical education and internal training. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Attend conferences and advisory board meetings and develop the first draft of the report for review
  • Coordinate effectively and efficiently with appropriate members of the wider team
  • Ensure line manager and accounts team, where appropriate, are continually updated on project progress
  • Develop an understanding of the various client brand and disease areas
  • Liaise with authors/advisors (including attending face-to-face meetings)



To apply for this Senior Medical Writer vacancy, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Ideally a PhD, or MSc in the life sciences.
  • Over 3 years' experience working in a Medical Writing capacity within a medical communications agency setting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interpret and fulfil client briefs in a creative and technically accurate manner
  • Good project management skills
  • Plan, organise and complete multiple tasks and deal with changes in project timings and specifications


What should you do next?

This Senior Medical Writer role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to work in a well-respected international agency, working at the forefront of scientific developments. 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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