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Principal/Senior Medical Writer

£competitive | West London, East Sussex, West Sussex |  Medical Communications & Medical Education, Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:883663



Phillip Hall

Which team do you work in?
Healthcare Communications.

Which area do you specialise in?
Medical Communications and Medical Education 

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?
Communicating with candidates on a regular basis, over the phone, email and through LinkedIn. Also meeting candidates over a coffee is a great way to learn more. I try to get to as many networking events as possible; meeting with clients on a regular basis to find out what they're doing really helps too. 

What's your favourite film and why?
My favourite film would have to be...'Once Upon a Time in the West'. A classic Western film that offers everything.

If you could invent one thing what would it be?
I'd invent a time-machine, or maybe something easier to use like 'Bernard's Watch'. It would be ideal to be able to stop time every now and again to catch up on some sleep or spend some extra time finding that perfect candidate!

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent? 
I'd like to think that I really get to understand what people are looking for in their next role and deliver to that. This, coupled with keeping regular contact with clients to see what their situation is, allows me to match the right candidate to the right company, as each Medical Communications Agency offers something slightly different. This may sound like ordinary recruitment to some, but you have to act differently and go the extra mile in this sector to make it work for everybody involved!


The Role

Principal/Senior Medical Writer – Large global Medical Communications agency that are able to offer more than some of the smaller, independent agencies. They have a fantastic staff welfare programme with an unrivalled benefits package. Excellent resources available on site for all employees too!

Medical Communications - West London, West Sussex or potential for Home Based


The Company

We’re working with a top Medical Communications agency that is looking to strengthen their editorial team. This is purely due to organic growth and the new appointment will have the opportunity to work across a range of deliverables and therapy areas.

  • Large, global Medical Communications agency with an excellent reputation in the market

  • Excellent resources available for all staff across digital and creative

  • Brilliant staff welfare program

  • Top benefits package and very competitive salary available

  • Opportunity to work from home if preferred


The Job

  • Prepare copy for a broad range of medical communications projects

  • Ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget

  • Liaise internally and externally confidently with all necessary parties

  • Keep up to date with client preferences regarding writing style & wording

  • Maintain or attain awareness of therapeutic areas, competitors and new products



  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Experience preparing scientific copy to a high standard

  • Able to communicate to a variety of audiences

  • Willing to communicate with clients and internal teams when required

  • Comfortable managing and motivating junior team members


What should you do next?

If you’re eager to secure a job offer before the Christmas and New Year break then this would be ideal! This position would provide a fresh start in the new year the option to work across some new and exiting deliverables. The company are looking to move quickly with this role and it won’t be around for too long!

Carrot Pharma Recruitment Ltd acts  as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency on behalf of our client in recruitment for this role.

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