Senior Medical Writer at Real Chemistry

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It's not every day we have a chance to make the world a healthier place—but here, it’s our way of life. Idealistic? Maybe. Deeply pragmatic? Always. Real Chemistry is a global health innovation company that has carved out its space at the intersection between healthcare, marketing and communications, tech, and the people at the heart of it all. It’s with a great sense of purpose that we work together with brave health and wellness companies to create and inspire healthier, happier, and longer lives. It’s our passion. And if you’re still reading, we’re guessing it might be yours too. We are looking to add to our alchemic mix of more than 2,000 talented professionals. At Real Chemistry, we don’t just wish the world was healthier. We leverage tech, data and creativity to make it so. You in?

Job Summary

As a Senior/Principal Medical Writer at Real Chemistry you will be working across several therapy areas to create a range of material, ensuring the language and content is appropriate for the target audience. Naturally your work will be of the highest quality, scientifically accurate and aligned to the relevant brand.


  • Able to step confidently into therapeutic areas outside those already assigned

  • Confident in leading discussions on therapy area, drivers influencing treatment decision-making and patient pathways with clients and external experts

  • Undertakes content delivery for more complex projects with minimal supervision from senior team and delegating to AMW/MWs as needed to ensure timely execution to a high standard

  • Clear, persuasive writing style, able to develop a compelling narrative from complex information. Able to:

    • Structure and write novel projects that may not have been executed previously

    • Take responsibility for overall quality of deliverables with minimal oversight

    • Apply critical thinking skills towards applying a project brief to achieve deliverables in a timely and efficient manner, challenging and evolving client briefs as appropriate to ensure a high-quality result aligned with a client’s goals

    • Understands how to balance telling a coherent and compelling story within the regulatory framework

  • Able to review junior writers’ work for adherence to brief, client objectives and quality of writing, providing constructive feedback to support professional development

  • Able to challenge client / account teams on the most effective approach in addressing client / brand needs

  • Has a point of view on client strategy and ensures messaging is meeting the strategic intent

  • Leads scientific discussion with clients and external experts as appropriate to capture briefs, resolve queries, and progress scientific content development in timely and efficient manner

  • Can ‘sell’ (i.e., present) work to clients and has the ability to articulate the story

  • Provides input and recommendations to enhance service offering and support organic growth of designated accounts

  • Can articulate the scientific story to non-scientific colleagues in a clear and concise manner

  • Able to flex to changing pressures from client timelines and needs while protecting QC steps to maintain output even if this means ‘pushing back’

  • Proactively identifies new business opportunities with new and existing clients

  • Supports the development of scientific strategy for other therapeutic areas for new business and can present this as part of a pitch presentation

Required Skills & Experience

  • Experience in a Medical Writing role within an agency environment

  • Educated to at least Master’s degree level in life sciences, medicine, pharmacy or a related discipline. A PhD would be an advantage, but is not essential

  • Proven ability to work under pressure as business needs arise

  • Excellent written English (vocabulary and grammar), with good attention to detail

  • Good interpersonal and awareness skills

  • Excellent IT skills, particularly using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Understands and has experience of Veeva (this wouldn’t be a daily task!)

Real Chemistry offers a comprehensive benefit program and perks, including a primary office location outside Spitalfields Market, 25 days holiday, private medical insurance, dental insurance, pension contributions and a five-week sabbatical program. Other perks include health and wellness reimbursements, a subsidised Real Chemistry amazon shop, Friday afternoon happy hours, and free healthy snacks to keep you running all day long. Learn more about our great benefits and perks at:

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