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Medical Writer

  • Application Deadline
    31 December 2022
    (application date has expired)
  • Job Salary
    £Competitive (dependent on experience) + excellent benefits
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  • Contact Name
    Laura Hoy

Medical Writer / Senior Medical Writer - Medical Communications

Salary: £Competitive (dependent on experience) + excellent benefits (pension, healthcare, life insurance, bonus etc.)

Location: London, Oxford, Knutsford, Brighton or Manchester. We will also consider remote based writers across the UK (depending on experience).

Reports to: Editorial Manager

About the role

A Fishawack Medical Writer researches, writes, edits and prepares high-quality material for a variety of customised medical communications initiatives. A keen interest in medical science and writing, coupled with an ability to work to strict deadlines and specifications is essential.

Who are Fishawack Health?

Fishawack Health is the leading global commercialisation partner for the life science industry. Established in 2001 and headquartered in the UK, Fishawack Health is now an 800+ strong global organisation, bringing together best-in-class agencies and experts across Medical Communications, Consulting, and Commercial.

We help develop, launch, and grow brands for clients across the life sciences industry, including global pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and emerging biotech and healthcare companies. Our internationally registered, award-winning teams collaborate across operations in the UK (Knutsford, Manchester, Brighton and Oxford) and USA (Evansville, New York, Philadelphia, Scottsdale, St. Louis and San Diego).

Main responsibilities

As a Medical Writer you will be responsible for developing and delivering original, accurate, high-quality content (manuscripts, slides, and other editorial assignments) within the project specifications, timeline, and budget. This will involve:

Liaising with clients, authors and colleagues to progress projects effectively,
Attending congresses, symposia and advisory board meetings as required and liaising with speakers and clients
Providing input on project specifications, costings and schedules, working with the internal account team to ensure projects are delivered to time and budget
Providing good briefings to colleagues and freelancers
Actively participating in account development meetings to grow repeat business
Mentoring new writers (depending on individual, level of experience and opportunity)

About you

Bachelor’s degree in the life sciences required; post-graduate qualification e.g. MSc, MPhil or PhD an advantage
Previous experience in medical writing/publishing role and/or medical communications agency environment advantageous
Proficiency in the use of MS Office, specifically Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Proficiency in Internet and PubMed searches
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and as part of a team


We offer a creative, supportive environment with a uniquely diverse career structure where you will be able to continuously develop. Our STEPS training programme – Supporting Training, Enhancing Professional Development – provides a broad range of training delivered in-house and on-line, and supplements on-the-job training/project team-led training initiatives. We also offer a generous company pension, private medical insurance plus many other excellent employee benefits.

Reasonable adjustments: We'll consider any reasonable adjustments you'd like us to put in place in the interests of fairness and equal opportunities.

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