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Principal Medical Writer

Business Type: Medical Communications Agency
Job Type: Medical Writing and Editorial
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Position: Full Time
Salary: Great salary and amazing benefits
Location: London
Reference: PID 3891
Job Details:

An independent medical communications agency with offices in London and Kent are seeking a Principal Medical Writer to join their growing team.

As Principal Medical Writer you will be involved with reviewing and mentoring junior members of the team and coaching them on delivering a range of materials for client projects. The role will include the opportunity to manage the editorial materials on allocated client accounts and to provide input to account budgets and timelines.

The agency offers an engaging and welcoming team environment with a focus on personal and professional development. In addition to a competitive salary, they offer some flexible working and great benefits package including non-contributory pension, healthcare and 25 days holiday.


  • Create a broad range of materials from beginning to end with limited supervision, ensuring that materials meet client specifications and are within set budgets
  • Review and coach junior team members’ work to ensure all materials are to a high quality of standard
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of client products and therapy areas, providing insight to assist in the organic growth of the account
  • Adhere to agency and client review processes to ensure compliance and QC is met at all times
  • Work within the team alongside senior editorial team members to manage editorial workload and flag any discrepancies which may arise in order to resolve issues proactively

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good life science degree, preferably higher degree
  • Significant previous medical writing experience gained within an agency environment
  • Experience of writing a wide range of medical communications materials
  • Previous experience of coaching or line management of more junior members of the team

This is a great opportunity to work for a boutique agency that offers a more personalized, service-oriented and ethical approach to developing bespoke solutions for their pharmaceutical clients.

ID Search & Selection has been successfully placing candidates in healthcare communications jobs for over 15 years. Along the way we’ve built many long term relationships with candidates and clients. We’re now trusted recruitment partners to many leading companies, big, small, network and independent.

Our consultants are knowledgeable and professional and will be happy to offer information and advice. We are with you every step of the way, providing a supportive and communicative service that we will tailor to your unique needs.

Faiza Ahmed would love to hear from you on 01932 797992.

Posted: 23/08/2019 | NPJ Ref: 240714 | NPJ Original URL
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