Principal Medical Writer (inScience Communications)

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Date: Mar 20, 2023

Location: Chester, GB London, GB GB

Company: Springer Nature Group

Springer Healthcare is a leading global medical communications and education provider. Working in partnership with pharmaceutical companies and key opinion leaders, Springer Healthcare develop bespoke content delivered via multichannel solutions, providing the essential tools to support healthcare professionals in achieving the best possible outcomes for patients.

Principal Medical Writer
Locations: London, Chester or Manchester
Hybrid working (combining office [minimum of 2 days] and home working)

Closing date: 31st March 2023


inScience Communications is Springer Healthcare’s internal medical communications agency. We provide strategic and tactical global medical communications services to the pharmaceutical industry. Our primary offices are based in London, Chester and Manchester in the UK and in Philadelphia in the USA. 


We’re looking for a talented Principal Medical Writer to lead and manage the delivery of the scientific content across a broad range of medical communications.  


This is a fantastic role offering you the opportunity to be part of a collaborative, supportive and approachable team and also part of the larger Springer Nature organisation.


You’ll enjoy a diverse and varied role that includes mentoring, applying your therapeutic knowledge and providing editorial advice to a variety of stakeholders and publication plans and/or communication programmes. This role provides an opportunity to contribute, be challenged and feel valued for your contributions, also further develop and progress in a career with us.


You will lead and manage delivery of high quality scientific content of medical communications within accounts. In addition, you will provide advanced levels of strategic and tactical advice to clients; therapeutic area advice to relevant account teams; editorial advice to the wider scientific services team, the client services team and management team; and input into business development initiatives. 


A competitive salary, bonus and excellent benefits package are on offer. The role can be based from our London, Chester or Manchester offices.


Main Duties

  • To be part of a multi-functional, client-facing team
  • Create copy across a range of medical communications activities, from scientific publications and presentations to marketing-based pieces: all to meet client briefs and within current industry guidelines
  • Interact with medical experts in a given therapeutic area
  • Keep abreast of advances and developments in a given therapeutic area and input knowledge into strategic plans and tactical outputs





  • Proven writing experience in a medical communications agency or the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry
  • Proven experience and confident in interacting with clients and medical experts, flexible and able to work as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to demonstrate a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Proven organisation/time management skills and the ability to be proactive and use your initiative to get results
  • Degree in life science or equivalent experience
  • Highly computer literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel



  • Degree in pharmacy or medicine
  • Higher degree (MSc, Phd)
  • CMPP qualification


To apply: Please submit a CV and covering letter stating your salary expectations. Candidates will be considered as they apply.

Springer Healthcare is a Disability Confident Committed Employer and we encourage applications from candidates with disabilities. If you consider yourself to have a disability or learning difficulty and wish to submit your application in an alternative format or would like to discuss reasonable adjustments during the application and interview process, please get in touch either by phone on +44 (0)207 014 4020 or by email so we can make any necessary arrangements.


At Springer Healthcare we value and celebrate the diversity of our people. We recognise the many benefits of a diverse workforce and strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles.