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Senior Medical Writer

Medical Writing/Scientific Dir
Medical Writing Jobs
Remote / Manchester / London
Up to £48,000 pa

Role Overview

Ogilvy 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

This role can be based out of London, Oxford, Manchester, or fully remote.

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

Company Information

Ogilvy Health Medical Education

Ogilvy Health – one of the largest global networks in healthcare communications – provides strategic, integrated communication solutions for their clients, including many of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical device industries. In the UK, Ogilvy 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, their approach is founded on expertise that combine biomedical science, learning theory and behaviour change to create impactful medical and professional education. Ogilvy are ‘Scientifically Grounded, Creatively Driven’.

Person Specifications

Key things we are looking to see in an application:

Extensive experience as a Medical Writer in a healthcare, medcomms or meded agency

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


Up to £48.000 base salary


Private Medical Cover/Leisure Allowance/Dental Cover
Life Assurance
Income Protection Insurance
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP, provided by LifeWorks)
Pension Scheme
Free Eye Tests and Contribution to Corrective Devices
Enhanced Maternity/Adoption Pay (EMP or EADP)
Enhanced Paternity Pay (EPP)
Government Provided Tax-Free Childcare
Recruitment Bounty for Permanent UK Hires
WPP Worldwide Ownership Plan
Season Ticket Loans
Dexters Property Rental Assistance
WPP Group Discounts
Enhanced Sick Leave
Cycle-To-Work Scheme

Performance Development
L&D Academy
Professional Coaching
Wellness Lab

25 Days Holiday Entitlement
Flexible Working Hours
Birthday Day
Sabbatical Policy
Additional Leave (unpaid)
Additional Discretionary Leave in December
Bank Holidays
Time Off in Lieu Policy
Volunteer Day

LifeWorks Perks
Social Committee Calendar
Free Weekly Bar Night (London)
Free Weekly Breakfast (Oxford)

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Date Updated
16 Oct 2023
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