senior medical writer


We are currently seeking a Senior Medical Writer to join our growing, energetic team of professionals located in Milton Keynes. Note: the role will be homebased for the short-term and will incorporate flexible working options once the global pandemic is over.

As this is a Senior Medical Writer role, to be considered you will need to have worked (at least 3 years) in either a medical communications agency as a medical writer OR have worked within the pharmaceutical sector in medical affairs, diagnostics, or commercial roles.

This role will suit a person that:

  • can understand complex scientific and medical concepts,
  • understands the oncology landscape in both solid and liquid tumours,
  • can think creatively,
  • is proficient in PowerPoint,
  • and can plan / lead projects from start to finish.


From a company point of view, Indigo Medical is built on the values of Togetherness, Integrity and Authenticity and being able to live these values will be a key component of the interview process as well as the probation period.

Job Purpose:

The successful applicant will be responsible for developing scientific content to support our clients’ internal education and training programmes and their external medical communications initiatives. As a senior member of the team, you will also contribute to leading new initiatives, driving business and mentoring members of the team.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning and writing materials across various formats and in a variety of therapy areas, ensuring in every case that communications objectives are met, and a high level of technical accuracy is maintained.
  • Liaison with clients regarding project briefing, planning and delivery.
  • Liaison with external experts who are speaking or developing content on behalf of our clients.
  • Communicating with clients and external experts regarding scientific content.
  • Attending and reporting on scientific advisory boards.
  • Attending internal and external meetings.
  • Reviewing and editing manuscripts.
  • Briefing designers and/or digital developers to ensure scientific content is accurately and effectively portrayed.
  • Quality control of final documents.
  • Reviewing clinical papers and abstracts in order to incorporate data effectively into communications materials.
  • Developing core claims documents based on the literature.
  • Integrating, interpreting, and summarising scientific data from a variety of sources (for example, e-learning training courses, slide sets, web content, meeting materials, speaker briefing documents etc.) and adapting this information according to the client brief.
  • Submitting materials for compliance review and incorporating any necessary changes to obtain approval for use.
  • Proficient use of PowerPoint to create and edit slides with a range of complexity, such as formatting text, figures, graphs, and animations. Suggesting creative solutions to enhance or visualize the content narrative when appropriate.
  • Communicating clearly with all departments and senior management, contributing to team meetings, and offering ideas to improve efficiency or quality to achieve team goals.
  • Providing input to new business proposals and attending pitches if required to do so by senior team members.


  • A science degree (BSc) is essential (PhD is desirable)
  • Either experience of working in pharmaceutical brand / commercial / diagnostic / medical teams OR a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in medical communications.
  • Experience of a wide range of writing projects (outlines, manuscripts, slide decks, e-learning programmes)
  • Experience in the field of oncology is desirable.
  • Ability to interpret clinical data and rapidly assimilate new therapy areas.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to self-manage with excellent time management.
  • Exceptional team player with a good sense of humour.
  • IT literate with working knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

How to Apply:

Send a covering letter and cv to