Principal Medical Writer

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We are looking for a Principal Medical Writer to join our talented editorial team. An utterly brilliant opportunity for someone keen to step up and deputise for our Director of Scientific Services!


About the Role



At Ketchum London we help brands and businesses understand what people really think. We bring the resources, structure specialisms and delivery of a big agency, with the passion, agility and contacts of the boutiques. Because we’re multi-disciplinary by nature, our clients have the ability to flex their Ketchum team depending on the challenge at hand. We work with big, high profile clients in the UK and globally and with high achieving, best-in-class colleagues.


Inspired Science is a full-service communications company staffed by over 20 passionate, science-trained professionals founded in 2008 on the dual pillars of strategic insight and innovation. At Inspired Science our mission is to provide our clients with innovative, informed and effective solutions to address a diverse range of healthcare communication opportunities and challenges. Our team has a wealth of experience in working on global, European and national programmes on animal health, anti-infectives, cardiovascular, endocrinology, food and nutrition, gastroenterology, haematology, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, influenza, mental health, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, pain, psychiatry, respiratory, rheumatology, sexual health, smoking cessation, transplantation, urology and women’s health. We provide our clients with innovative, informed and effective solutions for complex communications challenges.


It doesn’t end there though. We win awards for our diversity, inclusivity and belonging practices. We’re regularly voted amongst the top agencies to work in the UK. We have a fantastic culture, great benefits and incredible opportunities to progress with quarterly promotion reviews, spot bonuses and regular recognition. When you work for us, you’ll get to become a part of our family and we’ll support you in every way we can, including world-class training, to ensure you’re the best you can be.




We are looking for a Principal Medical Writer to join our talented editorial team.


Our new Principal Medical Writer will:

  • Be interested in a range of therapy areas that could include oncology (immuno-oncology and supportive care), immunology, ophthalmology, nutrition and mental health
  • Be comfortable creating content for standalone meetings, symposiums, advisory boards, online webinar programmes, training materials, publications and patient communication materials
  • Have strong business acumen, with a passion for leading big accounts, growing accounts and the ability to think strategically
  • Coach, mentor and line manage junior writers and deputise for Director of Scientific Services
  • Have a MedComms background, a related academic background would be desirable but not essential
  • Be an experienced medical writer with experience of leading medical writing programmes and delivering medical education projects

Could this be you?


Ketchum London is committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to our business and how we service our clients. If at any stage of the recruitment and onboarding process you require any adjustments, please do let us know.  


We offer flexible working and are always open to considering part time and flexi-time applicants. 


If you think this role or Ketchum sound interesting but still not sure if you should apply then please contact Stephanie Hall for more information on We are always keen to chat so to find out more please do get in touch.



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