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Senior Medical Writer/Editorial Team Leader

Job Field:
Medical Writing Jobs
Medical Writer Jobs
United Kingdom
All England
Contract Type:
45,000 to 55,000 per annum
Clinical Professionals
Job Ref:

Senior Medical Writer/Editorial Team Leader (Medical Communications)

Summary / Heading
A growing independent Medical Communications agency is looking for a Senior Medical Writer or Editorial Team Leader to join a busy account working across mainly publications but also advisory boards and a range of other medical education materials.

The SMW will proactively manage their own workload to consistently deliver high-quality content within given timelines whilst also provide guidance, coaching and support to less experienced writers.

The ETL takes on the responsibilities of the SMW, but is also responsible for the review of written materials (both by themselves and less experienced writers), line management of junior writers and being the scientific point of contact for internal teams and clients.

This is a brilliant opportunity for the successful candidate to be part of a supportive team in a flourishing MedComms agency, taking control of the management of a varied and exciting account.


Salary (If applicable)
SMW Up to 45k
ETL 45-55k (negotiable dependent on experience)

Client Company Statement / USP and Link
Company/Role Overview:
This fast-growing and forward-thinking MedComms company is seeking talented individuals to join their writing teams either as a Senior Medical Writer or Editorial Team Leader. This diverse role will offer someone the chance to work on a variety of publications and other materials.
You will be working in a close knit team to deliver a range of unique scientific materials and support junior writers and clients, and have the support provided from this growing agency.

25 days holiday
Up to 5% pension matched.
Private Medical Insurance
Clear defined career planning for progression.
Excellent location.
Friendly office environment.

Role / Description
Main Job Responsibilities:
Deliver high-quality written materials (mostly publications)
Proactively manage workload to ensure timelines are met.
Support and mentor less experienced writers.
Take responsibility for knowledge of therapy areas and industry regulations.
As above.
Review written materials and provide feedback to less experienced writers.
Develop strong relationships to provide scientific guidance to internal teams and client.
Provide line management support to junior writers.
Identify resourcing issues including sourcing freelance support.
Assisting with account timelines and budgets in regards to the writing team.

Candidate Requirements:
Life Sciences degree (PhD preferred).
Three years plus medical writing experience, five years plus for ETL.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
An understanding of the industry local and international regulations.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Excellent presentation skills.
Effective communication skills with both internal and external stakeholders.
Proven business development skills.
Strong attention to detail and high organizational skills.

Role USP
Key Benefits To You:
Opportunity to work on a variety of materials.
Opportunity to work with highly talented team members.
Excellent opportunities to increase knowledge and refine writing skills.

Agency Statement / USP / Link / Contact Details
Clinical Professionals are the leading pharmaceutical staffing consultancy in Europe. We are the agency of choice for medical communications professionals as we are the most knowledgeable recruiters within our specialist sectors and receive the highest number of jobs across the UK of all agencies therefore you can leave your job search and career guidance safely in our hands alone! Our expert consultants and resourcers have been working in the medical communications market for a number of years and understand the nuances of this sector, so can give tailored advice for YOU and outstanding levels of service throughout your career. We also have great relationships with our clients so pride ourselves on being able to identify clients that may be the perfect fit for you and bring you to their attention. By working proactively with candidates we find you the RIGHT job at the RIGHT time.

Application Details / Email link plus contact details
To apply for this role please send your CV through to or call me on 01189 522792.

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