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Senior Medical Writer

£depending on experience | London |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:888587

The Role

Senior Medical Writer - Medical Education Storytelling Agency - Central London - £depending on experience 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 growing, full-service communications agency with sites in the UK and Switzerland as they expand their Editorial team with a Senior Medical Writer.
  • Transitioned from a branding consultancy to a full-service agency in 2015, growing from 4 to 35 employees in just four years
  • Offer clients high level, technical communications working with both marketing teams and KOLs, focusing on producing high quality work rather than high quantity
  • Specialists in three key areas: rare diseases, oncology and haematology
  • Benefits package includes a discretionary bonus scheme, pension scheme, 24 days annual leave, Bupa healthcare and ad hoc homeworking
  • Cover a wide range of interesting deliverables, 70% 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.

The Role

As a Senior Medical Writer, you will be responsible for:
  • Creating scientific content for a range of communication activities, both promotional and educational
  • Acting as Lead Writer on one or more major accounts
  • Being the main point of contact for clients and thought leaders on scientific matters
  • Leadership of the writing team, reviewing and editing work, coaching and mentoring


To be considered for this Senior Medical Writer vacancy you will be able to demonstrate:
  • Experience as a Senior Medical Writer within an agency setting
  • Client facing / relationship building skills
  • Life sciences degree as a minimum

What should you do next?

Please click apply for an initial, informal call to discuss the company and this Senior Medical Writer opportunity in more detail to see if it is a good match for you. Your details won't be shared with our client without your consent. This Senior Medical Writer job is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to work in a quantity driven environment where you have time to fully see through each project rather than facing the pressures of churning out content as quickly as possible. 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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