Medical Copywriter

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Updated: May 24, 2022
Location: London, ENG, United Kingdom
Job ID: 142858


All medical writers, irrespective of experience, must continuously work to rigourous standards on behalf of Syneos clients.

There is an opportunity to gain deep understanding of each brand's scientific story and provide valued writing and opinions to the broader agency team.

Expectation is that a writer will take ownership of their work and, over time become the med writingpoint person for specific pieces of client work.

Junior Medical Writer will report directly to Head of Copy but can also reasonably expect to have regularly input from Senior Medical Writers.


Write accurate and engaging scientific copy in support of Syneos clients’ projects

Produce continuously high-level work to brief, on-time 

Work closely with account teams and creative dept colleagues to deliver compelling and scientifically robust stories

Provide complete reference packs for all work and, where applicable, use VEEVA style platforms

Openly discuss ideas and progress with colleagues, including art directors & designers

Present work to both internal account teams and clients

Quickly acclimatise to new and diverse therapy areas, sometimes at short notice

Understand brands and product types across a broad range of therapeutic areas

Communicate issues to relevant colleagues in a timely and accurate fashion

Job Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree or higher within life sciences
  • Medical writing experience in a comms agency and comfortable working in a fast-paced agency setting
  • Confident in presenting work, clearly and effectively
  • Understand the different components of pharma brand building and actively collaborate across medical and creative output
  • Know your role/responsibility within wider team and able to respond to team decisions
  • VEEVA competency a must
  • ABPI and other code understanding is essential

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