Medical Writer

We’re growing rapidly and looking for an experienced Medical Writer to work within our pharmaceutical / healthcare team.

We’re not your traditional MedComms agency. At Torpedo we work across many sectors, but our focus is on technology and healthcare. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly talented, creative and vibrant team working within a converted barn on a varied range of exciting marketing campaigns, creative and digital projects.

We already work with some big healthcare brands and have done so for over 14 years. We are looking for a capable Medical Writer interested in a more varied and demanding role. This is a great opportunity for a driven individual who is interested in evolving our service offer and developing new business opportunities, as well as medical writing.


Role & Responsibilities

  • Analysing the new product markets and disease areas, distilling the salient points into reports that enable the wider team to deliver accurate and informed work
  • Helping to define the scientific direction for healthcare and pharmaceutical accounts and individual projects in collaboration with Account Leads, as well as part of new business pitches and proposals
  • Taking a lead role in scientific discussions with existing and new clients
  • Supporting the development of the business through researching, establishing and demonstrating a thorough understanding of:
  • Relevant models, principles and strategies relative to healthcare communications and relevant audiences
  • The UK healthcare environment and the role of the relevant regulatory bodies involved in bringing healthcare products to market
  • Relevant regulations and industry guidelines to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical device industries
  • Attending industry events and support in the development of the company’s thought-leadership position
  • Distilling the salient points from all in-house research and external event attendance to the wider team
  • Researching, understanding and interpreting published information in relation to a given requirement or brief
  • Developing credible and accurate content for medical education, promotional and non-promotional materials, presented in a clear and appropriate way for both scientific and consumer audiences
  • Undertaking editorial reviews, QC and copy-editing to ensure the continual delivery of high-quality materials
  • Owning and enforcing the house style for scientific writing


Technical Skills & Experience

  • A relevant life science degree (PhD or Masters preferable).
  • Excellent English language written, verbal and grammatical skills.
  • Previous experience in a MedComms, healthcare, or medical writing agency.
  • An organised approach with excellent attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to write medical, promotional and non-promotional content for various audiences, adapting editorial style, tone-of-voice and language accordingly
  • Competent in understanding, interpreting and citing scientific papers.
  • A creative thinker, able to interpret data and develop an engaging story.
  • An excellent understanding of ABPI and EFPIA Codes.
  • Proven experience of working on multiple projects within tight timescales.
  • Personable and confident in front of clients.
  • Experience with Zinc, Veeva Vaults or other similar approval system.
  • A positive, can-do attitude.


Company Description

Apart from us being a really fun and friendly bunch, here’s some other nice things we do for our team:

  • Modern agency environment with high-spec Macs, dual-screens and the latest tech.
  • Excellent location with free parking.
  • 25 days holiday (Increasing to 28 days after 5 years).
  • Private healthcare.
  • Dental insurance.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Conferences and training.
  • Regular social events.
  • Free fruit in the office every week.
  • Copious amounts of tea and coffee.
  • Tasty snacks and pick ’n’ mix sweets.
  • Cakes on your birthday.
  • Breakout area with large TV and games.
  • Sonos sound system with shared playlist.
  • Use of on-site swimming pool and tennis court.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Cycle to work bike scheme.
  • Free annual flu vaccination.


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