Senior Medical Writer

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Date: Jun 15, 2024

Location: London, GB GB Chester, GB

Company: Springer Nature Group


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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. Visit and follow @SpringerHealthcareLtd


Job Title: Senior Medical Writer (Medical Education)

Reports to:  Scientific Team Leader (Medical Education)

Department/Division: Springer Healthcare UK

Location: Chester/London/Manchester



Springer Healthcare is the pharmaceutical industry-focused subsidiary of Springer Nature, a leading publisher of medical educational products for the healthcare community. 


We’re looking for a Senior Medical Writer to join a dynamic group delivering high-quality medical education for global clients. You will lead, develop and creat innovative and evidence-based solutions to educate healthcare professionals.



Key responsibilities


Project delivery


  • To write and edit scientific content for a range of medical communications for various audiences, according to client needs, deadline, budget, internal and external (GPP, ABPI, etc) quality standards, as directed by the senior team
  • Take clear and agreed briefs from clients or Scientific Team Leader including content, formats, timelines, proposed authors/key medical experts and stakeholders
  • Research and generate content in varied formats as determined by the project (including but not limited to: publications (manuscripts/abstract/posters), PowerPoint slides; eLearning modules; animations; infographics; podcasts, vodcasts, live/virtual/hybrid meetings; on-site attendance; web sites)
  • Be a point of contact on matters of scientific content for clients, experts and internal staff
  • Accurately record actual time spent on a project against budgeted time, and complete timesheets in a timely manner
  • Review content from medical writers or freelancers to ensure the works meets the brief, client needs, deadline, budget and internal quality standards providing timely and relevant feedback


Project management


  • Record and monitor actual time spent on a project against budgeted time, and complete timesheets in a timely manner
  • Monitor utilisation rate so that it is 75% on average
  • Where applicable ensure robust development plans are in place for line reports and monitor progress against these plans


Business development


  • Maintain awareness of indicated therapeutic areas
  • Provide editorial input into project costings and proposals in terms of editorial hours, level of support required and timelines
  • Apply therapeutic area knowledge and writing flair to creatively contribute to business development opportunities including proposals and pitches
  • Contribute in internal/external meetings as a scientific representative of Springer Healthcare



Line management


  • Potential for 1-2 line reports



Travel requirements


  • International and national travel as requested







  • A biomedical degree (or equivalent experience
  • Extensive (>3 years) medical writing experience in a communications or medical education agency, pharmaceutical industry or related healthcare industry
  • Excellent attention to detail, oral and written communication and time management skills
  • High level of competency using standard software packages including but not limited to Word, PowerPoint and Excel





  • A higher degree in a biomedical discipline, ideally MSc or PhD



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