Medical Writer

About Cambridge Medical Communication

Cambridge Medical Communication is a well-respected, expanding agency that provides imaginative communication materials to the healthcare industry for diverse target audiences. Our scientific expertise, commitment, and teamwork give our global clients confidence that we will deliver excellence. We believe that scientific integrity and astute attention to detail are vital for accurate and effective communication. These two principal factors form the basis of our company’s ethos, and are essential to the continued quality of our work.

At Cambridge Medical Communication, we combine experience in communicating science with expertise in analytical research, writing, editing, and artwork production, to provide accurate and compelling materials.

About the job

The Medical Writer role is responsible for the preparation of accurate and well-written medical and scientific communication pieces that clients require for internal and external purposes. The role is office-based, and involves a variety of tasks including, but not limited to:

  • undertaking literature research, analysing data, and providing critical appraisal
  • developing evidence-based text for various types of communication, including manuscripts, training programmes (paper-based and e-learning), and value dossiers
  • preparing slide kits and supporting texts
  • generating specialist communication pieces for the purposes of issue handling and information sharing
  • attending international Advisory Boards and other scientific meetings, before preparing strategic meeting minutes or follow-up reports
  • providing creative input to the visual development of materials
  • providing strategic and scientific input to a range of projects and proposals
  • working in close collaboration with a team of editors, project managers, and clients.
About you

You will have a strong scientific background, with a degree in a relevant life science or medical subject (2:1 or above). A postgraduate qualification or writing experience is advantageous, but not essential.

Applicants must have a passion for accurate and effective scientific communication, with a keen eye for detail, and an exceptional command of written English. You must be IT literate and have excellent organisational skills. A willingness to travel is also required. Candidates should work well within a team, and also be individually committed to excellence.

Applications for this role have now closed; the next wave of recruitment will take place in spring 2019.