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Scientific and Editorial Lead, 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 – Scientific and Editorial Lead

We are looking for an experienced and accomplished Senior Scientific and Editorial Lead/writer to join our Healthcare’s integrated communication and education team. You will take on the responsibility of scientific and editorial lead on several projects, as well as having the chance to provide strategic input and lead on/be involved in business development. A rewarding part of this role is the guidance and support you can provide to the full Healthcare team, and wider Madano business, 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):

  • Scientific, editorial and ethical review of a wide range of medical/communications documents
  • Development of complex documents and materials requiring strategic and scientific insight.
  • Ensuring that the highest level of scientific and editorial excellence is applied to each and every project
  • Proactively identifying and developing processes/tools required by the client and/or team to help ensure editorial excellence
  • Proactively keeping abreast of editorial and scientific advances and sharing this knowledge with teams
  • Line management of internal team members
  • Mentoring and coaching other team members and monitoring long-term career development
  • Successfully managing client relationships
  • Providing effective counsel to clients
  • Identifying and capitalizing on business opportunities
  • Building account teams using a ‘best team’ approach
  • Leading formal client meetings

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Proven ability in providing senior scientific and editorial counsel to clients and consultancy teams
  • At least 8 years’ experience in medical/integrated communications consultancies
  • Flawless attention to detail and excellent quality control skills
  • Extensive relevant writing experience, gained within a medical communications setting
  • Excellent writing, presentation and creative skills
  • Experience of reviewing at a senior level
  • Proven ability to form client relationships
  • Ability to be a role model for aspiring writers/content developers
  • Strong scientific background, educated to a minimum degree level in life sciences (MSc/PhD advantageous)

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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