Senior Medical Writer / Principal Medical Writer – Home based

Home based
40,000 - 60,000
03 May 2018
13 Feb 2019
PID 3689

Our client is an international medical communications agency which is continuing to grow and enjoy sustained success.  They are seeking a senior or principal medical writer to join their team and write the full range of high-quality communication products for a publications account. This role can be 100% homebased and they would also consider a 4 day week.

In addition to previous publications writing experience, some HEOR experience would be a real advantage, as would therapy area experience in immunology, arthritis or irritable bowel disease.

Our client nurtures a positive, supportive and collaborative environment where people work together for the best outcome. Their people enjoy and are stimulated and challenged by the work they are doing, and appreciate the diversity of projects that they are involved in.

In addition to an excellent salary, you can expect a generous benefits package including healthcare, pension and bonus, gym membership, perks package as well as excellent support, training and career development


  • Act as a source of product/therapy area expertise for the client
  • Strive to achieve editorial excellence, producing clear, accurate, grammatically correct and creative written work on a variety of therapeutic areas appropriate to the project brief
  • Produce the full range of written communications items in accordance with the needs of the client, target audience, target publication medium, level of design/creativity
  • Proactively contribute creative ideas, concepts or suggestions to provide added value to projects
  • Effectively brief members of the project team, including time allocations, target audiences and client’s key messages
  • Review output for structure, scientific accuracy and creativity, and against the client’s rationale for the work, specific project objectives, key messages, target audiences and consistency with the marketing communication aims
  • Lead specific projects, providing guidance to team members on client and project issues
  • Work with and support other Writers to ensure strong teamwork and best practice across accounts
  • Liaise effectively with the client and opinion leaders, acting as a point of contact according to the requirements of the account
  • Monitor project costs against agreed budgets and notify Account Managers of any changes to specification
  • Contribute to, and participate in, new proposal development

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Educated to at least degree level in medicine, pharmacy or life sciences. A higher degree would be an advantage
  • Previous medical writing experience, including publications writing, gained in a medical communications agency or an equivalent environment
  • Experience of writing a range of materials over a range of therapy areas
  • A positive, can-do attitude
  • Well organised and able to plan work effectively
  • Proficient in standard software packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

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.

Jon Gawley would love to hear from you on 01932 797996.

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