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Principal Medical Writer, Healthcare


 Help us shape the future 

Madano is committed to building a better world through intelligent and creative communications. We work with clients who are taking on major challenges of our time through innovation and creative thinking – 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 challenging 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. 

Madano’s Healthcare Practice 

In our dedicated Healthcare Practice, our team share a common passion for science and innovation. We work with great clients who are shaping the future of healthcare – providing them with disruptive thinking and creative solutions. We specialise in communications for brands that want to make a difference and who challenge the status quo.

We approach our clients’ challenges and situations from every angle, delivering meaningful outcomes that improve the lives of patients and society as a whole. Our integrated, strategic communications approach is driven by insight and creativity, coupled with an in-depth knowledge of the science and healthcare environment. 

What makes us different? Our enthusiasm, our authenticity, our professional and personal approach and, importantly, a team that you will enjoy working with!

The role – Senior Medical Writer

We are looking for an experienced and accomplished Principal Medical Writer to join Madano’s integrated communication and education Healthcare team. You will lead on research, quality control, client relationships and editorial pieces for a range of purposes, as well as having the chance to provide strategic input and be involved in business development. A rewarding part of this role is the guidance and support you can provide to the full integrated 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):

  • Working independently and with writers/content developers to research, write and quality control scientific documents 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 
  • Assisting, supporting or driving new business development  
  • Successfully managing client relationships  
  • Mentoring and coaching fellow writers

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Relevant writing experience spent in a medical/integrated communications/pharmaceutical environment 
  • 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-focussed 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.

    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 service insurance 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

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

      How to Apply 

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

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

      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.

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