Senior Medical Writer – Independent Agency

London (South), London (Greater)
to £55k + great benefits
13 Oct 2020
13 Nov 2020
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Senior Medical Writer – Independent Agency – SW London Border – to £55k + bonus

Independent, award-winning agency seeks an ambitious Senior Medical Writer.

Are you longing to move away from large-agency culture and join an agile, responsive team where you can really make a difference? This new role, created due to a growing need for science-based content, could be perfect if you are looking for a new challenge.

A flexible, remote working option is also available.

The agency

This fast-growing 25-person agency delivers highly effective, insight-driven medical communication and education programmes predominantly for global clients.

The agency’s point of difference comes from its focus on the creative side of med comms. Their ideal candidate is creative as well as scientific but this isn't essential.

As part of this growth, it is seeking a creative Senior Medical Writer to strengthen its Scientific Services team.

The Senior Medical Writer role

You need to demonstrate both skill and desire to create a range of written content, from academically focussed publications, through to patient awareness and support materials.

Your work will cover a variety of disease areas and specific therapy experience is not required.

Role overview

The successful candidate will report into the Head of Scientific Services and demonstrate:

  • A passionate, creative approach to the written word with the ability to translate science into engaging content in a variety of media
  • The ability to engage with and excite any audience – internal or external – about science and medicine

Core responsibilities

  • Research and write to the highest standards for a wide range of medical education and communications materials, including oral congress presentations, client internal communications, patient support materials, training manuals, websites, scripts, abstracts, posters, print items, multimedia and social media
  • Deliver high-quality content for creative medical education and communication projects
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of therapy area(s), markets, audiences, client strategy and key messages
  • Maintain awareness of new developments in pharma
  • Ensure accurate interpretation and incorporation of amendments from clients, KOLs and other project stakeholders and be responsible for proofing materials for print / production
  • Input into the agency’s new business activities, including identifying potential new business opportunities

Experience and skills required

  • Degree level or higher in a biomedical science
  • Minimum three years’ medical education agency experience in a writing and editorial capacity
  • Strong presentation, interpersonal and communications skills
  • Highest quality scientific writing, adapting content and style to suit different audiences, from patients to health care professionals
  • Strong presentation, interpersonal and communications skills
  • Excellent attention to detail with good grammar and syntax skills
  • Strong project management and organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment 

Salary and benefits

  • Full-time position with flexible and part remote working option
  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Annual bonus based on agency and individual performance
  • Training programmes far above industry standard
  • Some international travel

If you are excited about joining a thriving boutique agency, have passion and drive, enjoy delivering beyond expectations and want to be part of a growing team, please send me your CV today.

To be considered for this role, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Whilst every effort is made to contact everyone who applies, due to a high number of applications we are unable to give individual feedback to those who are unsuccessful.