Medical Writer


AO/SAE 294675


General & Other, Other


£30,000 to £35,000 Per Annum





Contract Type:


We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the scientific sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Medical Writer to undertake the writing/editorial development of a broad range of projects as directed by more senior members of the Editorial or Client Services teams, facilitating the completion of these projects from first draft through to final deliverable, and liaising with other teams both internally and externally as required

Medical Writer’s Main Duties:

  • With guidance from more senior members of the team, to undertake the writing/editorial development of projects, showing ability to structure, write, edit, proofread, ensure accuracy and ensure appropriate referencing of materials. Tasks may include the provision of scientific support at congresses/meetings (eg slide previews) and other external meetings, undertaking associated travel as required
  • To develop a solid understanding of client product(s) and therapy areas, showing ability to assimilate scientific and commercial information for these areas, and understand commercial strategy
  • To adhere to Elements review and QC processes (and client review processes as required) to ensure quality, accuracy and compliance of written deliverables
  • To strive to complete the written aspects of projects on time, to the clients brief and within budget, alerting your line manager at the earliest opportunity to potential problems with this
  • With guidance from your line manager, to demonstrate ownership of projects and manage workload effectively, alerting your line manager to potential resourcing concerns
  • To develop a clear understanding of client service, and liaise with the client as required by your line manager, to become an established and valued member of the team

Medical Writer’s Education/Qualifications/ Experience:

  • Proven experience of written communications (eg PhD thesis, research papers or from previous experience in pharmaceutical/clinical research)
  • Demonstrated interest in medical writing, shows an aptitude for writing and a sound scientific understanding
  • BSc / MSc / PhD or equivalent