Job Openings Senior Medical Writer

About the job Senior Medical Writer

Ogilvy Health – one of the largest global networks in healthcare communications – provides strategic, integrated communication solutions for our clients, including many of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical device industries. In the UK, we operate under the name Ogilvy Health UK and comprise over 170 healthcare communication specialists across medical education, medical communications, advertising, digital, public relations, and market access.

In medical education, our approach is founded on expertise that combines biomedical science, learning theory and behaviour change to create impactful medical and professional education. We’re ‘Scientifically Grounded, Creatively Driven’.


What we can offer:

• An exciting and supportive working environment, highly creative and committed colleagues, and a culture that openly encourages new and creative thinking from employees at all levels

• The opportunity to work across multiple disciplines in addition to medical education, including promotional, digital, and market access

• Unrivalled opportunities for training and personal and professional development due to the depth and variety of expertise within Ogilvy Health and the wider WPP network


The core role:

Our Senior Medical Writers are responsible for:

• Contributing to the full range of medical education/communication programmes

• Ensuring delivery of high-quality scientific content, reviewing work by junior colleagues, and providing internal leadership of small editorial teams

• Leading scientific discussions with clients and external experts, face to face and on calls

• Contributing to scientific strategy to inform tactical planning of accounts, both internally and with clients

• Helping to identify organic growth opportunities on accounts

• Contributing to the scientific development of proposals and pitches

• Line management, mentoring, coaching, and training


Key things we are looking to see in an application:

• 3+ years’ experience as a Medical Writer

• Details of previous agencies, clients, therapy area experience, project types and the audiences for which you have written (e.g. specialists, GPs, nurses, pharmacists and patients)

• Strong communication skills, high emotional intelligence, the ability to adapt your approach according to the needs of clients and teams, and the ability to respond rapidly to situations and manage internal/external issues

• Familiarity with organic growth and contributing to proposals and pitches

• Ability to deliver events and large educational programmes, and experience of digital projects

• Excellent understanding of pharmaceutical regulations, e.g. ABPI, GPP3, ICMJE