Specialists in Pharma, Clinical & IT Recruitment

Senior Medical Writer

Job Type(s):
Medical Affairs
Salary negotiable
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Date Posted:
23/01/2014 17:16:00
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My Client a Global Medical Communications Agency has opened a new vacancy within their scientific team. They are looking to recruit a Senior Medical Writer to their team on a part home based permanent basis.

Key Responsibilities:

·         Protocols, study reports and other study related documents for clinical studies, non-interventional and (pharmaco) epidemiological studies.

  • Modules of the Common Technical Document.
  • Heath Technology Appraisal documents.
  • Periodic safety reports, case narratives and risk management plans.
  • Manuscripts for publication.
  • Slide decks.
  • Clinical expert statements, briefing documents, and business cases.



Skills/Experience Required:


  • University degree in a life science (human or animal).  Candidates educated to higher degree level are preferred.
  • A proven track record in medical writing of at least 3 years to be considered for the writer role or 5 years to be considered for the senior writer role.  Candidates who have worked in other areas in the pharmaceutical or medical device industry will be considered where they can demonstrate a strong track record in data interpretation and report writing.
  • Strong writing, analytical and problem solving skills.  Excellent command of English language and demonstrable organisational, communication, numeracy, and data interpretation skills are essential.
  • Team ethic and customer-focussed approach – ability to work collaboratively to solve problems, instil confidence and gain trust.
  • Understanding of the principles of medicinal product and/or medical device development and applicable regulatory guidelines.  To be considered for the senior role, candidates must be able to demonstrate significant knowledge of the applicable regulations across a wide range of regulatory documentation, and an ability to train and mentor junior colleagues.
  • Self-starter with the ability to manage and prioritise multiple tasks often to tight deadlines.
  • Awareness of best current practice in medical writing, medical information techniques, including literature searching, and technology relating to preparation of regulatory documentation.
  • Significant experience in using MS Office-based tools, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • The idea candidate will want to be office-based and work a 5-day week.  Flexible working arrangements may be considered for strong candidates.


For more information regarding this vacancy or a confidential job discussion, please get in touch with Neal Panting. Neal@arc-7.com or +441483 397070