Principal Medical Writer

Principal Medical Writer Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Principal Medical Writer to join our team.


  • Coach, mentor and lead Medical Writers under your stewardship;
  • Contribute to optimising document templates, processes, and participate in cross-functional initiatives as appropriate;
  • You’ll personally author core medical writing for regulatory submissions;
  • Facilitate interactions with regulatory authorities;
  • Developing an efficient and effective grant writing process, building relationships and liaise effectively with internal and external experts;
  • Support the development of regulatory submission documentation;
  • Write manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals;
  • Developing and securing funding for highly technical business ideas through finding and selecting relevant grants;
  • Collating and assimilating complex data and information to write high impact, winning grant applications;
  • Lead development of conference deliverables.


  • Prompt time-keeping;
  • Initiative, common sense and a high level of independence;
  • Clear communication to team, across departments and to senior management;
  • Proactive management of client business;
  • Establishing and maintaining professional and productive client relationships;
  • Advanced experience in writing across a range of medical communications media without direct supervision;
  • Degree (2:1 or better) in a biological or medically related subject, preference for higher degree;
  • Usually at least 6 years writing experience in a medical communications agency or similar environment;
  • A high degree of financial understanding and management;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including when working under pressure;
  • Effective delegation to Senior Medical Writers (SMW), Medical Writers (MW) and Associate Medical Writers (AMW) in the team.