Medical Writer

Updated: March 14, 2023
Location: London, ENG, United Kingdom
Job ID: 148106

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Can you reach people with just a few words?

You express all of your ideas effortlessly, and have the skills to distill other people's ideas into their best possible form. Your messaging is not only clear and concise, but your medical expertise allows you to convey high-level scientific knowledge in meaningful and comprehensible communications. Does this sound like you? A Medical Writer role with Litmus may be the perfect place for you.

We are looking for individuals to join our team who bring forward thinking, a solutions focused approach, innovation and energy to the forefront of everything they do.

The primary purpose of the Medical Writer role is to have developed a deep understanding of at least one therapy area. In addition to taking primary ownership of  client accounts and the management of high quality outputs from the team.

Litmus Medical Communications acts as a catalyst to accelerate uptake and embed the value of therapies across the product lifecycle, bringing business strategy to science and scientific expertise to your business. With our base in Europe, we are cognizant of the diverse healthcare systems, regulations and market dynamics of the region; however, we are not limited by geography and support our clients at a local, European and global level. Whatever the reach required, we specialize in building relationships, understanding and collaboration between the biopharmaceutical industry and medical/healthcare professionals. We develop a range of strategic solutions based on an understanding of both the objectives and issues of our clients as well as their stakeholders, focusing on facilitating peer-to-peer and scientific communications through a range of channels. As effective and compelling communication is key, whether for a marketing story, scientific data or market access support, we have a dedicated editorial excellence team providing content that can be syndicated to deliver solutions to enhance patient care.


Product/Task Leadership & Accountability

•Understand how to manage and deliver most standard deliverables/tasks independently.
•Ensure the quality control process is followed and completed for their projects, at all stages
•Responsible for accurate input of all hours worked onto timesheets on a daily basis for self and teams

Technical Skills
•Has good working knowledge of at least one product and the associated therapy area.
•Can describe the role and purpose of a medical communications agency in detail and the basics of the capabilities of the company's network
•Has a good understanding of the overall healthcare industry
•Shows confident presentation/interaction skills internally or externally in some situations

Team Orientation/ Collaboration

•Share information and ideas with others to enable them to accomplish team goals
•Is consistently a pro-active team player
•Begin to act as a role model for less experienced team members
•Manage direct reports effectively by providing constructive  and actionable feedback
•Actively contributes to the culture of the wider team
•Contribute to Company meetings

Job Requirements

  • Degree educated
  • Strong communications skills, especially in written form
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail and good proof reading skills
  • Solution focused – suggestion of ideas and recommendations where appropriate
  • Ability to write at a level appropriate to the target audience
  • Demonstrates thorough research & understanding of the therapeutic area & scientific/market environment
  • Ability to distill complex data into comprehensive messages
  • Develop and deliver scientifically high quality content
  • Ability to use Powerpoint, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel

Litmus is part of Syneos Health Communications, a purpose-built collective of agencies focused on supporting health and biopharmaceutical innovators. We work in scalable, collaborative teams that partner across disciplines and geographies to deliver integrated communications strategies that accelerate brand performance. In today’s fast-changing and complex environment, success lies in making connections: between science, emotion and technology; between data, design and human insight. We are able to make those connections because our advertising, public relations, medical communications, digital, data science, research and market access specialists work closely with each other and with healthcare experts, including physicians, pharmacists and advocates. Together, we are the connected healthcare partner tapping rich insights to drive innovation, change behavior and pioneer a new era of accountable marketing.

Syneos Health Communications is powered by Syneos Health, a global professional services organization designed to help the biopharmaceutical industry shorten the distance from lab to life.

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