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Vacancy Title: Senior Medical Writer or Principal Medical Writer - digital and e-learning experience highly desirable

Location: Mix of home and office working (West Kent - commutable from London)

Salary: Highly competitive base salary plus benefits

The key purpose of this position is to develop and deliver scientifically accurate, high quality and engaging educational content across a range of therapy areas and a variety of mediums with scientific and strategic insight.

You will be working with many of the leading global companies from established big pharma to innovative biotechnology clients. In a close and positive team culture, you will be supported by an experienced and engaging head of client services and work with a range of medical writer colleagues to deliver high-quality projects on-time.

Experienced medical writers with experience in or a passion for digital content are of particular interest.

Some key responsibilities will include:

Content development

  • Develop and maintain a detailed knowledge and understanding of the therapy areas that the company work in, including upcoming updates to guidelines, therapy launches and key congresses
  • Creation and delivery of high-quality content that is scientifically and grammatically accurate, aligned with client objectives and suitable for the target audience while also meeting time and budgetary constraints
  • To liaise with the client and act as the point of contact for key opinion leaders (KOLs) to support and drive the delivery of live scientific events
  • To provide scientific and strategic support in the preparation of, and participate in, client meetings to discuss scientific and editorial aspects of ongoing or new business projects
  • Provide creative and innovative solutions that address the clients’ challenge
  • Attend congresses, workshops and client meetings to provide medical writing support
  • Accurate and tracked incorporation of reviewer feedback and comments in projects you are responsible for
  • Review and proof-read materials produced by other members of the editorial team or externally produced materials such as slide decks by KOLs
  • Work with the wider team to develop content for proposals and pitches

Project management

  • Proactively discuss workload and any challenges with your line manager to ensure projects run smoothly and to schedule
  • Brief freelancers when additional support is required for program delivery
  • Ensure familiarity with industry compliance guidelines/regulations
  • Accurate recording of time spent on individual projects

Team management

  • Coaching and mentoring of more junior writers in both writing and scientific/strategic project aspects, being able to develop positive critique and have a keen eye for accuracy and detail of other’s work

Required experience includes:

  • Degree level or higher in biomedical science (Ph.D. highly desirable)
  • Several years of agency (medical communications), publishing, or other relevant medical writing experience
  • Experience in writing for digital an advantage
  • Oncology and/or dermatology experience - highly desirable
  • A talent for medical writing, strong attention to detail with solid grammar skills and a passion for science/medicine
  • Solid understanding of the drug development process and the relevant regulations that influence communication with healthcare professionals and the public
  • Well-developed scientific writing skills with the ability to edit and adapt content utilising a variety of styles and outputs to target different audiences
  • Ability to action received feedback and ensure high standards are consistently maintained through the content development process
  • A desire to provide creative solutions to our clients’ challenges
  • Strong project and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work as part of a team in a high-pressure environment

Please apply now or contact Tom Midmore at Blue Pelican on 01892507139, 07525798590,, or via LinkedIn.

To learn more about this role, please apply or contact Tom directly on

How to apply

If this position is of interest please send us your CV here, or you can call Tom Midmore direct on to discuss this and other vacancies that may suit.

Tom Midmore