Senior Medical Writer - HOME BASED

44000.00 - 50000.00 GBP Annual + GBP44000 - GBP50000/annum Pension, 25 days holiday
17 Apr 2017
02 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A growing medcomms agency is looking for their next home-based senior medical writer to join their growing team. My client prides themselves on a direct and straight forward approach to their management style - candidates can look forward to an engaging home based role with a focus on providing high quality scientific output with reasonable deadlines and periodic on-site visits with clients.

All candidates must be resident in the United Kingdom for tax purposes.


For all allocated projects/account:

* Understand the client's strategic objectives relating to the product(s), plus the objectives for all account-related projects
* Ensure understanding of brief from client and what's required to achieve the desired outcomes
* Develop/further develop scientific expertise and knowledge in relevant therapy areas, including, but not limited to:

* Landscape/market
* Product and competitors':

* Data/data sets
* Messages

* Utilise expertise and knowledge to deliver projects' desired outcomes
* Generate science-based content for review by the relevant AD/Director. Examples include, but are not limited to:

* Agendas
* Manuscripts, posters, abstracts, slide sets, review papers
* Publication plans
* Strategic communication plans
* Product and/or disease messages
* Science-based content for meeting related materials
* Science-based content for digital outputs

* Develop effective working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and provide scientific support to them in order to successfully deliver projects
* Ensure the quality of all science-based materials matches h:c's standards
* Ensure all work is edited and proof-read for accuracy, consistency and style before it is sent to the client
* Sense-check materials generated by freelancers and, on request, ADs/Directors
* Take responsibility for the quality of science-based content of final deliverables provided to client
* Further develop expertise in scientific and medical writing, e.g. keeping abreast of developments in good publication practice
* Recognise potential barriers to successful delivery of science-based materials, proactively identify possible solutions and flag to AD/Director


* 3-5 years experience as a medical writer (in either the regulatory or med comms space)
* A confident self-starter, comfortable working both independently and as part of a team
* Wide range of experience across medical education and marketing focussed medical communications
* Preferred, but not essential: experience or interest in


* Elearning
* Training materials

* Happy to work across multiple accounts
* Willing to travel occasionally to meetings and conferences
* Strong skills in Word and PowerPoint

Therapy areas: (not essential, but may be useful)

* Women's health
* Anti-infectives
* Cardiology
* Gastrointestinal
* Orphan drugs


JCW's Life Science division is a preferred supplier to a number of FTSE 100 businesses across the Life Sciences and Biotechnology spectrum as well as assisting many smaller SME's achieve their headcount growth targets.

Due to the specialist nature of the Risk and Governance market, our focus is on proactively generating candidates through direct approaches which ensures that we're able to access the best talent in response to our client's hiring needs, regardless of whether they're actively looking for new opportunities.

Each JCW Consultant operates as a specialist within their particular market 'vertical' meaning that they develop a specific network of relevant industry professionals as well as keeping abreast of industry developments and being able to relate these to recruitment pressures in the sector.

Key Words: Medical writer/ medical information/ entry information scientist/ medical information scientist/MI/ PIPA/ / SOPs/ SOP/Enquires