Medical Writer - Manchester / Macclesfield

Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + dependant on experience
Sector: Medical Communications Specialism:
Type: Temporary Contact: Daniel Paine

Medical Writer - Manchester / Macclesfield

We are delighted to team up with our client in Manchester / Macclesfield to bring you this long-term contract with the possibility of going perm as a Medical Writer for an amazing opportunity to work with a great team on different projects and business processes.

As a Medical Writer you will be responsible for creating high-quality written materials across a range of media, including slides, manuscripts, posters, meeting reports and websites in collaboration with our clinical advisors and PR team.

Here's an idea of what you will be doing:

The Medical Writer will contribute to the development of high-quality, medically accurate documents, in the field of oncology, addressing different target audiences.

Depending on the scope and nature of each project, this responsibility will include: content development (writing), editing, conducting background research, data checking, reference annotation and taking minutes at meetings.

Other responsibilities will include assistance with strategic publication planning and meetings' support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Content development of written materials (e.g. abstracts, posters, slides, manuscripts, and a wide range of other medical communication activities)
  • Builds an increasing knowledge of the science/medicine of thrombosis to the degree required for effective communication with internal team members, clients, authors and target audiences
  • Conducts searches of the published medical literature and other sources of medical, marketing and drug development information as directed by the team members
  • Maintains and organizes electronic reference libraries using EndNote
  • Uploads files and complete submission for abstracts and manuscripts
  • Maintains the publication plans for various studies
  • Works with multidisciplinary project teams and external advisors to ensure projects are delivered within-budget, on-time and on-message

You should recognise yourself here:

  • A sound scientific understanding and strong writing ability
  • An aptitude for interpreting data and distilling complex scientific information into engaging and effective content, with a keen attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to find and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar and check text for consistency, clarity and accuracy
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A high level of personal motivation and initiative
  • The ability to work independently and effectively in a team across multiple projects
  • A flexible and proactive attitude, with the ability to prioritize and work to tight deadlines without compromising quality


  • A PhD or MSc in life sciences
  • Proven previous experience as a Medical Writer within Oncology
  • Some project management experience
  • Experience in working with collaborative, cross-functional teams
  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and processes

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK in order to be considered for this role.

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