Senior Medical Writer

London (Central)
27 days annual leave + parking + pension + private health
18 Jun 2021
24 Jun 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

You have a strong passion and talent for medical writing and want to produce medical content for educational, promotional or informative purposes? 


Would you like to work from home and/or their Southeast offices to suit your lifestyle? 


One of our clients, an independent medical agency who deals with helping pharmaceutical companies to achieve essential engagement, is currently looking for a Senior Medical Writer.  


About this role 


Working as a Senior Medical Writer, you will take responsibility for several key med comms projects across many of the world's leading biotech and pharma companies.  


Some key requirements about this role are: 


Remote working and/or office based in the South East 


Degree level or higher in a biomedical science 


3+ years of experience in medical communication, publishing and other relevant medical writing 


Excellent skills in medical and scientific writing with the ability to edit and adapt content 


Ability to accept feedback and to apply it 


Solid Understanding of the drug development process and the relevant regulations that influence communicating with healthcare professionals and the public 


Strong interpersonal and communication skills 


Ability to work as part of a team  


The opportunity can be broken-down into the following headings: 


Content development 


Develop and maintain a detailed knowledge and understanding of the therapy areas the company works in, including upcoming updates to guidelines, therapy launches and key congresses  


Creation and delivery of high-quality content that is scientifically and grammatically accurate, aligned with educational objectives and suitable for the target audience while also meeting time and budgetary constraints   


To liaise with the client and act as the point of contact for key opinion leaders (KOLs) to support and drive the delivery of live scientific events  


To provide scientific and strategic support in the preparation of, and participate in, client meetings to discuss scientific and editorial aspects of ongoing or new business projects  


Provide creative and innovative solutions that address the clients’ challenge  


Attend congresses, workshops and client meetings to provide medical writing support  


Accurate and tracked incorporation of reviewer feedback and comments in projects you are responsible for  


Creation of marked-up reference packs, including uploading to client review platforms when necessary  


Review and proof-read materials produced by other members of the editorial team or externally produced materials such as slide decks by KOLs  


Work with the wider company’s Health team to develop content for proposals and pitches as required  


Project management 


Proactively discuss workload and any challenges with your line manager to ensure projects run smoothly and to schedule  


Brief freelancers when additional support is required for programme delivery  


Ensure familiarity with the company websites guide, the company’s project delivery processes, as well as industry compliance guidelines/regulations  


Accurate recording of time spent on individual projects  


Team management 


Coaching and mentoring of more junior writers in both writing and scientific/strategic project aspects, being able to develop positive critique and have a keen eye for accuracy and detail of others work  


If you think you are the right person for this Senior Medical Writing job and you would like to prove your excellent medical writing skills as a Senior Medical Writer, please apply now with your CV.  


For other writing jobs within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life-sciences industry more broadly please contact Wentworth Life Sciences Ltd. 



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