Principal Medical Writer – Healthcare Advertising

  • Permanent
  • London
  • £65000 - £75000 per annum GBP / Year

Principal Medical Writer – Healthcare Advertising

Pharma Partners are working with a key Healthcare Communications client who are currently looking to add to their branding/advertising team with a Principal Medical Writer hire available.

Their success starts by strategically aligning promotion and PR across the product lifecycle, using creativity and innovation to craft persuasive stories. Their experts in strategic consultancy, cause and corporate campaigning, work side-by-side with our clients. Their goal is to put their story at the forefront of tomorrow’s healthcare agenda and help people around the world be at the centre of their own healthcare conversations.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Principal Medical Writer to join a dynamic team with a strong track record of building long-term strategic partnerships and delivering best-in-class medical education for a client priding on a blockbuster agent portfolio, competitive pipeline, and innovative therapy types. A Principal Medical Writer is a key member of the medical team and are responsible for delivering strategic and scientific value that aligns with the clients’ plan.

You will be responsible for:

  • Playing an active role in building strategy with our clients based on their excellent knowledge of therapy area and highest standards of writing
  • Being an invaluable scientific and strategic partner for clients
  • Collaborating with the account management team to build and advance client partnerships
  • Responsible for delivering best-in-class medical communications for our clients by playing an active role in supporting the Executive Scientific Director/Scientific Director to build our scientific strategy based on your excellent knowledge of therapy areas and the client’s commercial objectives
  • Ensuring the integration of core editorial processes and best-practice writing principles within project teams
  • Working autonomously to develop content against an agreed brief to the above principles, when required
  • Being the key figure for scientific review for the highest level of factual accuracy, alignment to scientific strategy and adherence to regulatory requirements/code, to deliver best-in-class programmes
  • Working efficiently across company divisions and teams to ensure excellence is always delivered for all projects, on time and on budget
  • Training, mentoring others and co-creating and implementing processes that improve efficiency
  • Championing excellent standards in everything you are involved in and around you

What we’re looking for – Essential skills:

  • A degree in a scientific, medical or life sciences field
  • Good attention to detail
  • Experience managing their own time in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Experience working collaboratively and efficiently in a cross-capability team
  • Experience writing for a variety of medical/scientific audiences
  • Proven ability to create high-quality medical/scientific content
  • Experience delivering a wide variety of medical writing outputs
  • Experience working in a healthcare communications agency environment
  • Competent and confident being a therapy area expert
  • Competent and confident contributing to medical/scientific discussions
  • Proven ability to build professional external partnerships through their work
  • Experience in reviewing colleagues’ medical writing
  • Experience in coaching or mentoring others

Desirable skills:

  • Experience creating content for digital/online and omnichannel outputs
  • Competent and confident giving strategic counsel
  • Experience in leading a high-performing team
  • Experience in managing projects, including resourcing and budgeting
  • Experience in line-management and development of other medical writers
  • Proven ability to delegate appropriately
  • Proven ability to build therapy area expertise in narrow timeframes

Sound Interesting? Contact Jason Salt at Pharma Partners for more details.

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