Senior Medical Writer

Highly Competitive     London or Manchester

Senior Medical Writer, London or Manchester

Purpose of role:

To undertake high-quality writing and research activities in contribution to the timely delivery of project objectives.



  • Provide a medical writing resource to the medical communications department, acting as lead writer, responsible for overall QC and copy development
  • Undertake be-spoke research and data collection as required
  • Communicate with line manager and appropriate project lead in a transparent and reliable manner (e.g. courtesy copy (cc) on all client correspondence)
  • Work with in-house technical teams (e.g. health economists, designers), as well as external associates, to achieve project objectives
  • Telephone, email and in-person liaison with co-authors, colleagues and clients
  • Conform to house styles and processes (including CMAP, timekeeping)
  • Attend work in a timely and dependable manner


Project delivery

  • Meet project deadlines in a timely manner
  • Contribute to the intellectual design, planning and organisation of projects
  • Primary point-of-contact for clients
  • Undertake or contribute to project management duties such as
    • o Invoice generation
    • o Project planning


  • Timely delivery of project objectives, including document drafts
  • Quality of research and written deliverables
  • Contribution to efficient organisation and planning of projects
  • Satisfaction of clients, relevant project lead and line manager
  • Reduced level of supervision required
  • Ability to effectively balance multiple projects

Training & development

  • Supervise in-house training of medical writers (primarily through editing of written material)

Line management (where opportunities exist)[1]

  • Identifying and addressing any personal or professional issues people may have, referring these to senior management where appropriate
  • Responsibility for conducting annual staff appraisals and reporting outcomes to senior management; planning, implementation and monitoring career progression plans as required
  • Management of work absences and holiday approvals of line reports


  • PhD


  • At least 2 years’ experience as a Medical Writer


  • Confidence in the design, management and delivery of complex writing projects to clients in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry
  • Proof-reading and editing of written material (own and others)
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Highly skilled with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and EndNote and competent user of Excel
  • Skilled at basic research and literature reviews
  • Proven experience in the preparation of value dossiers and HTAs is preferable
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills and attention to detail



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