Career Opportunities

Principal Medical Writer, Healthcare

Salary: £60,000 - £75,000 p.a.

Location: London

In our dedicated Healthcare Practice, we help our healthcare clients bring products, services and propositions to life, turning complex concepts into simple and compelling messages.

As you’d expect, we’re strong on the science. But we also provide creative flare and strategic know-how, delivering programmes built on unique ideas and insights. It’s a combination that leads to measurable and meaningful outcomes.

What sets us apart is our enthusiasm, our authenticity and our professional and personal approach. We’re a team that you will enjoy working with. We communicate science with passion.

The role

We are looking for an experienced and accomplished Principal Medical Writer to join Madano’s Healthcare team. You will lead on scientific and strategic planning, content development and review, quality control and key medical client relationships, as well as being involved in business development and in developing and growing the editorial team. A rewarding part of this role is the guidance and support you can provide to the Healthcare team as a whole.

While this role would ideally need to be part-based in our London office, Madano offers flexible start/end time around our core working hours and working from home is certainly an opportunity.

Your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Driving and developing scientific and strategic medical/publications/integrated comms plans for global and UK medical clients
  • Working independently and with writers/content developers to develop and review scientific documents and content for a range of purposes (e.g., scientific platforms and messaging slide kits, Q&As and lexicons, newsletters, conference materials)
  • Developing and maintaining professional relations with opinion leaders and healthcare professionals
  • Driving and supporting new business development
  • Successfully managing client relationships
  • Mentoring and coaching fellow writers

The ideal candidate

  • Relevant writing experience spent in a medical/integrated communications/ pharmaceutical environment – at least 7 years
  • Broad knowledge of therapy areas (preferably in oncology, neuroscience and rare diseases)
  • Excellent attention to detail and quality-control skills
  • Strong scientific background, educated to a minimum degree level in life sciences (MSc/PhD advantageous)
  • A passion for communications and science, and to wanting to make a difference in healthcare
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • A proactive solutions-focused attitude
  • Strong IT skills, being comfortable with Microsoft packages such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Please note that the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment.

How to apply

If you'd like to apply to this role, please email with your latest CV to [email protected].

About Madano

Madano is committed to building a better world through intelligent and digital communications. We work with clients who are solving the major challenges of our time through science and technology – helping them tell their story, make the right connections, change attitudes and influence behaviours.

Our people are highly motivated and engaged, always encouraged to make their voices heard and given the opportunity to progress. And while we deal with serious issues, we make sure we don’t take ourselves too seriously along the way. Questioning accepted wisdom, always looking for alternative solutions, ours is a purpose-driven culture where everyone pulls together to make a lasting difference.

We have resolved to work only with organisations whose values align with our own. And we employ people who demonstrate a genuine commitment to delivering positive change. 

Our Benefits

As well as the basic salary, great social events and a culture of continual learning, our competitive benefits package includes:

  • 25 days’ holiday plus Bank Holidays (rising to a maximum of 30 days alongside length of service)
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Private Medical insurance (for you and your family)
  • Income Protection insurance
  • Life Assurance at 4x your salary
  • Financial support and advice
  • Travel insurance (for you and your family)
  • An annual wellness benefit of £150
  • Four-week sabbatical after every 5 years’ service.

Madano offers a range of first rate, dedicated training that enables employees to take control of their careers to become experts in their field and trusted advisors to clients.

*Some benefits are contingent on successful completion of probation period.

Equal Opportunities

Madano is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and non-discrimination. At all times we aim to recruit, develop and promote the very best people, basing judgement solely on suitability for the job.

We particularly encourage applications from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, such as disabled people, ethnic minorities and neurodiverse people.