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Senior Medical Writer

Employment Type:
Type of Job:
Medical Communications Jobs, Medical Education Jobs, Medical Writing Jobs
South East England
Salary Description:
Competitive salary plus benefits
UK Pound
Porterhouse Medical Limited
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The Porterhouse Medical Group
The Porterhouse Medical Group is a scientific and medical communications network with a reputation for excellence. We work with some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world, helping them to connect with a global audience of healthcare professionals and patients. We have seen continued growth over the past 17 years and recently secured new business wins on both a global and a national level. In 2016, Porterhouse Medical was recognised with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (the UK’s highest accolade for outstanding achievement in business), and in 2019 we were delighted to have achieved the Investors in People accreditation at the Gold level, which is a world-recognised standard that reflects the very best in people management excellence.

Senior Medical Writer – UK Office
Job Description
As a senior medical writer, your key responsibilities will include:
• Writing clear, grammatically correct, technical and creative medical/scientific text for a variety of audiences (e.g. healthcare professionals, pharmaceutical sales teams and patients)
• Ensuring the accuracy of all information, data and referencing for the publications/documents produced
• Ensuring projects remain within specification and liaising with clients to negotiate changes where necessary
• Being proactive in tracking projects and chasing comments from clients and authors as well as determining timelines
• Working on a variety of projects at the same time
• Learning and understanding new therapy areas quickly and comprehensively, inspiring confidence with the client
• Working closely with clients (often acting as the sole point of contact within the company), physicians and investigators
• Contributing ideas for business proposals and new projects
• Helping and advising junior members of staff

Desired Background and Skills
We are looking for the very best life sciences graduates in order to maintain our reputation as a first-class medical communications agency delivering scientific programmes of the highest quality. Specifically, we are looking for individuals with the following skills and qualifications:
• A bachelor’s degree (2:1 or higher) in a life science (biological sciences, biomedical sciences or biochemistry, or a closely related subject) and a strong academic record; appropriate postgraduate qualifications will add to the strength of the application
• At least 3 years’ experience as a medical writer in an agency environment
• Experience of managing and developing a team of medical writers, and proven leadership and influencing skills in a multidisciplinary environment
• A strong work ethic and a solution-focused ‘can do’ attitude combined with intellectual curiosity and creativity
• A passion for medical communications and education
• The ability to work effectively in teams in a fast-paced, dynamic and creative environment

Applications To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to for the attention of Jan Coetzee (Talent Manager). We do not accept unsolicited CVs from recruiters or employment agencies.

Porterhouse Medical

Part of the Porterhouse Medical Group


Contact Details:
Porterhouse Medical Limited
Tel: 01189139100
Contact: Jan Coetzee

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