Principal Medical Writer

London Permanent
  • Join a growing team, continuing to build a career in Writing
  • Kickstart the Medical Writing department within the business

About Our Client

My client's aim is to better the world through intelligent and accurate communication. They also work with clients who are seeking to find solutions for major world issues in a number of areas, including Healthcare and Technology.

Job Description

Principal Medical Writer responsibilities:

  • Working independently and with writers/content developers to research, write and quality control scientific documents for a range of purposes (e.g., scientific platforms and messaging slide kits, Q&As and lexicons, newsletters, conference materials)
  • Developing and maintaining professional relations with opinion leaders and healthcare professionals
  • Assisting, supporting or driving new business development
  • Successfully managing client relationships
  • Mentoring and coaching fellow writers

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate:

  • Relevant writing experience spent in a medical/integrated communications/pharmaceutical environment
  • Broad knowledge of therapy areas (preferably in oncology, neuroscience and rare diseases
  • Excellent attention to detail and quality control skills
  • Strong scientific background, educated to a minimum degree level in life sciences (MSc/PhD advantageous)
  • A passion for communications and science, and to wanting to make a difference in healthcare
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • A proactive solutions-focused attitude
  • Strong IT skills, being comfortable with Microsoft packages such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel

What's on Offer

As well as the basic salary, great social events and a culture of continual learning, their competitive benefits package* includes:

  • 25 days' holiday plus bank holidays (rising to a maximum of 30 days alongside length of service)
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Private Medical insurance (for you and your family)
  • Income Protection insurance
  • Life Assurance service insurance at 4x your salary
  • Financial support and advice
  • Travel insurance (for you and your family)
  • An annual 'wellness' benefit of £150
  • Four-week sabbatical after every 5 years' service
Zak Turner
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Phone number
+44 172 773 0106

Job summary

Life Sciences
Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
Contract type
Consultant name
Zak Turner
Consultant phone
+44 172 773 0106
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