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Senior Medical Writer posted by ID Search & Selection

Applications close today
£40,000 - £50,000 / year
NHS Band 8A

Job Description

Our client is a market leading medical communications agency which is are seeking a Senior Medical Writer to work on global accounts over a range of media and platforms to join their team and be based in their Oxfordshire offices although some home working will also be considered.

The role will involve using your extensive depth and breadth of medical communications experience and wide therapy area expertise to develop and deliver the highest quality communication and education initiatives by forming close working relationships with clients, thought leaders and internal agency teams. You will be working across fast paced oncology, diabetes and devices publications and medical affairs accounts with client facing and line management opportunities.

In return you can expect a great salary and benefits including private healthcare, pension and 25 days holiday as well as excellent continuing professional development and opportunity for career progression.


Use strategic insight and prior healthcare communications experience to provide practical input into specific marketing/communication/educational challenges being faced by clients and internal teams
Lead discussions relating to assigned accounts/projects, at a strategic and tactical level, with clients, thought leaders and internal colleagues
Ensure client briefs are fully understood and confirmed for all projects
Accurate and precise implementation of client/author amends and comments
Provide on-site support to meet the client’s needs, e.g., on-site writing/editing, e-products, faculty support, competitor intelligence gathering, and moderating meetings
Line manage / mentor more junior writers
Quality Control checking of copy for other Medical Writers across the department
Contribute ideas for development of new products/servicesKnowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Educated to degree level or higher in a biomedical science
Several years’ experience medical writing experience gained in an agency environment
Highly experienced with the versatility to work across the whole range of products and services
Able to provide senior editorial advice and support to all members of the account team
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Good IT skills and experience with full range of mediaOur client excels in providing training and development opportunities and the structure of their business allows for client and therapy area diversity.

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 (phone number removed)

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