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Darwin - Principal Medical Writer - Oxford OR London

WPP Health Practice
Closing date
27 Jul 2021

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Marketing & PR
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About Darwin Healthcare CommunicationsDarwin is a medium-sized agency in a big network. Our specialism is medical strategy and education; and as part of Ogilvy Health UK, we work collaboratively with creative, digital, market access and other teams to combine scientific rigour and tactical ingenuity for our clients.

Our teams are assembled bespoke for each client, and include medical writers and account managers as standard, and other roles as required - while taking into consideration the development needs of our staff, including regular opportunities in new therapy areas and on new project types.

In the last year, Darwin teams have delivered national and international medical education programmes for nurses, pharmacists and physicians; expert meetings in virology, haematology, immuno-oncology, and chronic migraine; strategic support, including attendance at congresses, for clients working in rheumatology, fibrotic diseases, and haemophilia; and publications in haemophilia, women's health, respiratory medicine.

About The RolePrincipal Medical Writers provide scientific leadership for one or more accounts. Working with senior account leads, they shape, develop, and deliver strategically effective content and programmes that meet client objectives, budgets, and timelines. In addition, they contribute to company development, helping with proposals and pitching, as well as mentoring and line managing junior writers.

RequirementsPrincipal Medical Writers should have extensive medical communications experience (or equivalent), as well as
  • Experience within a healthcare, medcomms or meded agency
  • Demonstrated aptitude for learning, interpreting, and communicating medical data in visual and written outputs, adapted for a range of different audiences
  • Strong evidence of leadership and role model behaviours
  • In-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, and demonstrated ability to relate scientific understanding to a client's strategic needs
  • Proven ability to work well in a busy, deadline-driven environment

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us via

  • Private Medical Cover/Leisure Allowance/Dental Cover
  • Life Assurance
  • Income Protection Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP, provided by LifeWorks)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free Eye Tests and Contribution to Corrective Devices
  • Enhanced Maternity/Adoption Pay (EMP or EADP)
  • Enhanced Paternity Pay (EPP)
  • Government Provided Tax-Free Childcare
  • Recruitment Bounty for Permanent UK Hires
  • WPP Worldwide Ownership Plan
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Dexters Property Rental Assistance
  • WPP Group Discounts
  • Enhanced Sick Leave
  • Cycle-To-Work Scheme

  • Performance Development
  • L&D Academy
  • Professional Coaching
  • Wellness Lab

  • 25 Days Holiday Entitlement
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Birthday Day
  • Sabbatical Policy
  • Additional Leave (unpaid)
  • Additional Discretionary Leave in December
  • Bank Holidays
  • Time Off in Lieu Policy
  • Volunteer Day

  • LifeWorks Perks
  • Parties
  • Social Committee Calendar
  • Free Weekly Bar Night (London)
  • Free Weekly Breakfast (Oxford)
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