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Senior Medical Writer

  • Apr 18, 2019
  • Bicester, Bicester


We're hiring! DRG Abacus is looking for a Senior Medical Writer, based in the Bicester office, to join the expanding value communications centre of excellence. Working within a successful medical writing team of 15 members across two locations, with an excellent reputation, the role of Senior Medical Writer will report to a Principal Medical Writer.

The Senior Medical Writer will undertake high-quality writing and research activities, contributing to the timely delivery of project objectives. They will provide a medical writing resource to the medical writing department, acting as lead writer and will be responsible for overall QC and copy development. As a senior member of the medical writing team, the Senior Medical Writer will act as a primary client contact for medical writing projects, which will include the planning and writing of market access documents and journal articles in collaboration with in-house teams of specialists to achieve project objectives.

Other duties will include: bespoke research on healthcare interventions and therapeutic areas, analysing clinical studies, proofreading and editing of written material, and telephone, email and in-person liaison with clients and colleagues.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide a medical writing resource to the medical communications department, acting as lead writer, responsible for overall QC and copy development
  • Undertake be-spoke research and data collection as required
  • Work with in-house technical teams (e.g. health economists, designers), as well as external associates, to achieve project objectives
  • Contribute to the intellectual design, planning and organisation of projects
  • Telephone, email and in-person liaison with colleagues and clients
  • Conform to house styles and processes (including project tracking, timekeeping)
  • Meet project deadlines in a timely manner
  • Produce research and written deliverables to a high standard
  • Contribution to efficient organisation and planning of projects
  • Satisfaction of clients, relevant project lead and line manager
  • Proof-reading and editing of written material (own and others)
  • Act as lead writer on projects
  • Contribute to the intellectual design, planning and organisation of projects
  • Undertake or contribute to project management duties such as project planning, client liaison, project tracking, and invoice generation
  • Contribute to generation of proposals
  • Primary point-of-contact for clients
  • Supervise in-house training of medical writers (primarily through editing of written material)


  • PhD
  • At least 3 years’ medical writing experience
  • Excellent organisation and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Solution-focused approach
  • Highly skilled in use of Word, PowerPoint and EndNote and competent user of Excel
  • Skilled at basic research and literature reviews (knowledge of PubMed functions required)
  • Proven experience in the preparation of message-driven market access materials including value dossiers
  • Proven experience in the preparation of HTA submission dossiers
  • Confidence in the design, management and delivery of complex writing projects for clients in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry


Competitive salary in line with experience and benefits package, including:

  • 25 days’ holiday (increasing with length of service)
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Pension scheme (6% employer contribution, and 3% employee contribution with the option to opt out)
  • Bonus scheme

Grade 7 / Professional 3

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