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Medical Writing Team Lead - Clinical Trial Communications: Patient recruitment materials, informed consent, and patient adherence programs – Remote in UK / Europe

The Company

This Medical Writing Team Lead role sits on the Medical and Patient Communications team of a global clinical research organisation, supporting clients from Phase II through commercialisation and beyond.

  • Truly integrated business; set up to collaborate and bring the right people together to provide solutions to client challenges.
  • Global and local knowledge across the world, providing insights into physician and patient behaviour.
  • Rapid access to insights from therapeutic and clinical experts to help shape strategy.
  • Employees include medical experts, professors, PhD’s, physicians, nurses, and MSLs who all generate insights across the product lifecycle.
  • Activities include medical affairs (scientific platforms, publications, advisory boards, educational symposia, MSL support, Medical Information), Market Access Communications (global and country-level value dossiers, value communication), Real World Evidence and Clinical Pathways communications, promotional activities (concepts, campaigns, training, and creative materials across multiple channels), behavioural- based patient support programmes and technology solutions.

The Role

As Medical Writing Team Lead with a team of 4 people in EMEA, you will provide in-depth knowledge of relevant scientific and clinical data and the perspective of the patient, and be able to interpret complex ideas, understand study protocols and key medical/scientific challenges to assimilate these concepts into simple messaging for advertising, patient materials and training for investigators.

  • Responsible for reviewing materials, quality control, mentoring, coordinating medical writing resources, contributing to coaching and development of medical writers, and ensure high-quality deliverables are developed.
  • Ensure consistent high quality, that activities are fully compliant, and they meet the needs and objectives of client, target audience, and communication medium.
  • Advise and consult with internal and external stakeholders, leading meetings, presenting scientific and clinical concepts, clinical and patient insights, and facilitating discussions as required.
  • Cultivate strong, long-term working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop project specifications and cost estimates working closely with project managers and account leads.
  • Contribute to writing for projects, especially drafting for complex or unusual items.
  • Conduct and present insights by reviewing available insights and supplementing with further research where necessary.


To be successful as Medical Writing Team Lead, you will need solid medical writing experience within a medical communications agency, health education agency, or CRO, writing a variety of materials for a range of audiences including patients and healthcare professionals.

  • Identify different audience needs and adapt writing style to the reader
  • Oversee medical project team outputs, ensuring quality, accuracy, compliance, appropriateness, and profitability (budget awareness)
  • Strong scientific background – able to demonstrate expertise in some therapy areas, and understand and interpret medical terminology
  • An understanding of clinical trials, the pharmaceutical drug development process, and knowledge of industry codes of practice
  • Experience performing senior review and QC of writing from more junior medical writers

What should you do next?

This Medical Writing Team Lead role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to join a global CRO to produce materials for patient recruitment and adherence to clinical studies. To discuss this Medical Writing Team Lead role further or to find out about other Medical Communication jobs I’m currently working on, please get in touch or hit apply to submit your current CV.

Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the UK or European Union, you must ensure that you are already authorised to work there.

Carrot Pharma Recruitment Ltd acts as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency on behalf of our client in recruitment for this role.
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Job Consultant

Louise Lavelle

Medical Communication and Medical Education

Associate Director

01625 541037

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