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Senior Medical Writer II - Medical Strategy and Education - London/home working - Langland

Business Type: Medical Communications Agency
Job Type: Medical Writing and Editorial
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Position: Full Time
Location: United Kingdom
Reference: sen-med-wri-ii
Job Details:
Langland, a Publicis Health company, is the only health communications agency that thinks further across Clinical Trial Experience, Medical Strategy & Education, Public Relations & Policy, and Advertising, to create unique value with visionary clients.

What we believe

Health brings us together. In the diseases we suffer, the medicines we create, and the causes we champion, health shows us our collective humanity. When we break the barriers that divide us, when we think further, we can create healthier futures, together.

A passion for craft

Having expert thinking is only part of our story. To ensure excellence in everything we make, we have centred our disciplines around three essential crafts: science, strategy and creativity.

Job Description

Owing to a demand for more editorial work from our clients and a flourishing editorial team, we are now looking to hire a new Senior Medical Writer II. At this senior level position, you will be the content lead on several key accounts, responsible for both ideating and creating scientifically sound, strategic and impactful content for a range of initiatives (including congress activities, training materials, and medical and marketing programmes), and for guiding more junior writers on all aspects of their development.

The main therapy areas we are working across currently are oncology, dermatology, HIV, rare diseases, respiratory medicine and CNS disorders, but regular new business wins will almost certainly provide an opportunity to work in other areas.

Job responsibilities:
  • Takes responsibility for the day-to-day delivery of scientific content, ensuring quality, accuracy and integrity of individual work and that of more junior team members; delegates as needed to ensure timely execution to a high standard
  • Ensures that the scientific strategy is defined and cohesively applied across all deliverables for assigned accounts
  • Seen as the go-to content expert for assigned therapeutic areas, and leads the accurate and impactful implementation of the client’s strategic imperatives and communication goals
  • Leads content discussions internally and externally, confidently handling content challenges and guiding more junior team members
  • Line manages more junior writers, taking responsibility for their training, performance and development (with guidance from more senior team members as needed)
  • Provides research and content support for pitch development and other new business initiatives; identifies the strategic implications of product data and the therapeutic landscape and can confidently present their research in pitches
If you are ready to join our close-knit, ambitious team and play a role in the development and delivery of high-quality medical education programmes, whilst experiencing a myriad of personal and professional development opportunities and collaborating across our four health disciplines, we’d love to hear from you.

Furthermore, we operate a flexible working policy to help ensure your work-life balance is maintained, so whether you want to work from home or from our offices, we can accommodate.

*This role can be based out of our London or Windsor offices, or from home.


Your approach
  • Creative: willing to sensitively challenge the status quo
  • Strategic: able to understand the big picture as well as the fine details
  • Proactive: able to organise and drive your own work
  • Communicative: eager to work with others in an integrated team
Your skills and experience
  • A talent for writing
  • Good at understanding and communicating complex science (you should hold a bachelor’s degree in the life sciences [2:1 or above] and ideally a master’s degree or PhD)
  • Able to develop strong relationships –based on exceptional verbal, as well as written, communication abilities –and comfortable providing advice and guidance to others
  • Extensive medical writing experience within a medical communications agency or an in-house pharma med comms team, demonstrating:
  • The ability to craft standard and complex communications to high editorial and scientific standards with minimal supervision
  • An ability to elevate content standards through direct review of work and mentorship of junior writers
  • Development of junior writing talent through direct line management and training
  • Content and scientific leadership in client and expert communications
Additional Information

We offer an inclusive workplace

The more diverse our team, the more imaginative, intelligent and inspirational our culture and our work will become. Here are some of the ways we help promote diversity at Publicis Health.

  • Diversity & Inclusion management
  • Anonymised CV submissions
  • Mandatory unconscious bias training
  • Career and school programmes to build industry access for people from mixed socio-economic backgrounds
  • Support communities for women, LGBTQ+, BAME employees and their allies.
  • A mental health programme which includes free HeadSpace membership.
  • Publicis Groupe has committed €45 million to diversity, inclusion and social injustice within the network

Posted: 26/10/2021 | NPJ Ref: 287202 | NPJ Original URL
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