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Principal Medical Writer

Employment Type:
Type of Job:
Medical Communications Jobs, Medical Education Jobs, Medical Writing Jobs
Salary Description:
Great salary and benefits
UK Pound
ID Search & Selection
Job Ref:
PID 3597

My client is a global medical communications agency delivering high quality educational programmes with a focus on outstanding service to their clients. Due to continued growth, they are seeking a Principal Medical Writer to join their London office.

The overall responsibility of the Principal Medical Writer is to act as the scientific, content and creative lead on a large-size global and European account. You will provide writing services in accordance with the highest standards, act as the primary editorial contact for both in house staff and client, and assure the completion of projects on time and within budget.

In return, you can expect an excellent salary and benefits package including pension, private medical insurance, travel season ticket loan, childcare vouchers and much more, as well as a friendly and supportive working environment.


  • Develop and deliver high-quality educational materials (e.g. manuscripts, slide decks, websites, training programmes, advisory boards, standalone meetings and symposia)
  • Oversee editorial delivery for self and other project team members; monitor the quality, style and accuracy of editorial work across a range of activities and provide timely, consistent and constructive feedback
  • Be the main point of contact on matters of scientific content; form close working relationships with the client and key opinion leaders (KOLs)
  • Be responsible for line management, coaching and mentoring of more senior members of the team
  • Be actively involved in constructing personal development plans for editorial team members, including setting short- and long-term objectives and conducting reviews and appraisals
  • Provide editorial training in relevant therapy areas, editorial processes and relevant topics of interest
  • Use strategic insight to provide practical input to communications programmes
  • Lead discussions relating to assigned projects, at both a tactical and strategic level, with clients, thought leaders and internal colleagues

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Life science degree; higher degree preferred
  • Extensive medical writing experience in a wide range of deliverables gained within a medical communications agency environment
  • Excellent writing skills; ability to translate technical and scientific data into accessible language for a variety of audiences, including internal team members
  • Be capable of inputting into the planning of communication programmes, and being involved in their subsequent implementation
  • Significant experience of dealing with clients; easily adapts to different client situations and able to identify and provide solutions to problems
  • Previous experience of coaching or line management of more junior members of the team
  • Financial acumen
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent team worker

For more information, please contact Jon Gawley on 01932 797996.

Contact Details:
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Tel: + 44 (0) 1932 797996
Contact: Jon Gawley

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