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Principal Medical Writer – Full-Service Medical Communications Agency – UK and Global Client Base – Surrey, UK or Remote, UK – £DOE + benefits

Robust agency, boasting exciting work in patient engagement and advocacy, scientific narrative and online platforms, suiting all medical writers whether you prefer high scientific work such as publications or more creative writers who enjoy digital and patient focused work.

The Role

Your experience and interests will determine which team and accounts you join, however as a Principal Medial Writer for this agency you will typically be responsible for:

  • Creating, reviewing and overseeing accurate scientific content across meetings, abstracts, satellite symposiums, standalones, scientific narratives, slide decks, online platforms, patient engagement and advocacy, publications and/or other digital services such as podcasts and apps
  • Working within a strong, dedicated accounts team where editorial, client services and studio work collaboratively taking dual responsibility for each project
  • Line management of medical writers
  • Client liaison from an editorial perspective
  • Strategic input for your team, your clients and company wide initiatives


You will share the companies passion to increase innovation of medicine, the speed to patients and the quality of solutions, and be able to demonstrate:

  • A minimum of 4 years as working in a Medical Writing capacity within a medical communications agency is essential
  • Excellent attention to detail with the desire to develop yourself and others
  • Team ethic, used to working collaboratively with colleagues
  • The ability to communicate effectively with clients

The Company

After a remarkable 2020, with new business wins, growth of existing accounts, bonuses paid and a significant financial investment, this supportive, robust company have so much to offer anyone joining the team.

  • A big focus on Rare Disease with projects across Covid-19, MS, Rheumatology, Psychiatry, Gastro, Dermatology, Infectious Diseases, Transplantation and Oral Care
  • Many long service employees, who say the people and culture are the reason they love working here
  • Formal training programme for employees at all levels, including specific dedicated training for writers
  • Flexible working around core hours of 10am-4pm, and the option for homeworking
  • Large focus on employee wellbeing
  • Opportunity to work across different accounts, and move within the company or take on secondments

What should you do next?

This Principal Medical Writer role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to work on the projects you find most exciting, with the support and guidance of a hugely successful and future proof company.

To discuss this Principal Medical Writer role further or to find out about other Medical Communications 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

Katie Goulbourn

Medical Communications and Medical Education


01625 541048


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