Senior Medical Writer / Principal Medical Writer

Senior Medical Writer / Principal Medical Writer Job Description Template

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


  • Developing outlines of drafts and materials, ensuring projects are delivered to specification and timescales;
  • Conducting reviews and quality checks for other writers, providing feedback;
  • Assisting in the development of project costings, specifications and forecasting;
  • Working across and leading on a mix of accounts across various therapy areas;
  • Dealing with clients, including taking briefs and leading onsite meetings.


  • Ability to adapt writing style to different materials and target audiences;
  • Exceptional attention to detail in relation to both scientific content and editorial standards;
  • Adept at communicating clearly and collaborating with colleagues;
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (particularly Word and PowerPoint);
  • A life science graduate (preferably a PhD);
  • Initiative and a high level of independent;
  • Ability to rapidly learn and apply knowledge in previously unfamiliar therapy areas;
  • Experience of client and HCP liaison;
  • Experience of referencing software and database searching preferable;
  • Highly organised and methodical;
  • Outstanding writing, editing and communication skills and excellent command of the English language.

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