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Principal Medical Writer – Storytelling Medical Education Agency – Central London – £DOE + bonus + benefits

Exciting opportunity combining medical education and promotional / commercial work, giving their writers the broad variety of highly scientific and technical work alongside more promotional marketing materials.

The Company

Join a growing, full-service communications agency with sites in the UK and Switzerland as they expand their Editorial team with a Principal Medical Writer.

  • Transitioned from a branding consultancy to a full-service agency in 2015, growing from 4 to 35 employees in just four years’
  • Offer clients high level, technical communications working with both marketing teams and KOLs, focusing on producing high quality work rather than high quantity
  • Specialists in three key areas: rare diseases, oncology and haematology
  • Benefits package includes a discretionary bonus scheme, pension scheme, 24 days annual leave, Bupa healthcare and ad hoc homeworking
  • Cover a wide range of interesting deliverables, 70% of which is promotional, including iPad apps, slides for congresses, technical training modules, onboarding training for specific disease areas, websites, branded websites, complex slide decks.

The Role

As a Principal Medical Writer, you will be responsible for:

  • Creating scientific content for a range of communication activities, both promotional and educational
  • Leading on one or more major accounts
  • Being the main point of contact for clients and thought leaders on scientific matters
  • Leadership of the writing team, reviewing and editing work, coaching and mentoring


To be considered for this Principal Medical Writer vacancy you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience as either a Senior Medical Writer for 18+ months or as a Principal Medical writer
  • Experience working within a med comms agency setting is essential
  • Client facing / relationship building skills
  • Life sciences degree as a minimum

What should you do next?

This Principal Medical Writer job is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to work in a quantity driven environment where you have time to fully see through each project.

Please click apply for an initial, informal call to discuss the company and this Senior Medical Writer opportunity in more detail to see if it is a good match for you. Your details won’t be shared with our client without your consent.

Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the 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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