Senior Medical Writer

Optimus Life Sciences
London (Greater)
£30k - £40k pa
02 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Medical Writer

inScience Communications (part of Springer Healthcare)

London or Chester


Excellent salary and Benefits package

inScience Communications is a medical communications agency with over 30 years of experience in the industry. We offer excellent opportunities for career progression with a focus on employee satisfaction and retention.

We're looking for a talented Senior Medical Writer, keen to take on this diverse role as part of our expanding operation in the UK, working with some of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical industry.

This is a fantastic opportunity offering real variety on a day-to-day basis. Interaction with medical experts at the top of their field is a key part of this role and the successful candidate will take on the rewarding challenge of maintaining such external relationships. You will work with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation and will be joining a supportive team who actively share ideas and work in partnership with our clients.

With continuing growth and plans for expansion, now is an excellent time to join the team and make a difference.

Further details on the role are shown below - please contact our recruitment team to find out more or to talk through your current situation and where you might fit in.


* Provide strategic direction and manage tactical delivery of scientific content for a range of medical communications that meet client needs, internal quality standards and timelines
* To review scientific content for a range of medical communications according to client needs, internal quality standards and agreed specifications, budgets and timeframes
* To apply knowledge of the therapeutic use and strategic marketing of pharmaceuticals to account plans, strategic publication plans, strategic communication programmes, proposals and pitches
* Contribute to revenue targets by ensuring that projects are progressed as soon as possible after confirmation
* In conjunction with the Associate and Senior Scientific Services Directors, help develop junior writers within an account team to achieve their full potential

Qualifications, Skills, Experience


* Degree in life science or equivalent experience
* Proven to have extensive writing experience in a medical communications agency or the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to demonstrate a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
* Proven experience and confident in interacting with clients and medical experts, flexible and able to work as part of a team
* Proven organisation/time management skills and the ability to be proactive and use your initiative to get results


* Management or supervisory experience of junior writers
* Life science degree or equivalent in pharmacy or medicine
* A Masters or PhD