Medical Writer

The Porterhouse Medical Group is a global insights and healthcare communications network with a reputation for excellence. We work with some of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, helping them to connect with a global audience of healthcare professionals and patients, with a focus on improving people’s lives.

Our growing, expert team is the perfect blend of science and creativity. We have editors, strategists, medical writers, client services managers and designers, who all work closely together on a variety of projects to ensure they are completed to the highest standard for our clients.

Our core values, which form our Porterhouse PATH (Passion, Ambition, Togetherness and Humour), are built into our daily working lives and contribute to our culture and strong relationships.

Medical Writer (UK office) – job description

As a Medical Writer, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Writing clear, grammatically correct, technical and creative medical/scientific text for a variety of audiences (e.g. healthcare professionals, pharmaceutical sales teams and patients)
  • Ensuring the accuracy of all information, data and referencing for the publications/documents produced
  • Ensuring projects remain within specification and liaising with clients to negotiate changes where necessary
  • Being proactive in tracking projects and chasing comments from clients and authors as well as determining timelines
  • Working on a variety of projects at the same time
  • Learning and understanding new therapy areas quickly and comprehensively, inspiring confidence with the client

Desired background and skills

We are looking for the very best life sciences graduates in order to maintain our reputation as a
first-class medical communications agency delivering scientific programmes of the highest quality. Specifically, we are looking for individuals with the following skills, attributes and qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree (2:1 or higher) in a life science (biological sciences, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, or a closely related subject) and a strong academic record; appropriate postgraduate qualifications will add to the strength of the application
  • 1–2 years of experience in a pharmaceutical company or medical communications agency
  • A strong work ethic and a solution-focused ‘can do’ attitude combined with intellectual curiosity and creativity
  • A passion for medical communications and education
  • The ability to work effectively in a team in a fast-paced, dynamic and creative environment


To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to for the attention of Jan Coetzee (Talent Manager).  We do not accept unsolicited CVs from recruiters or employment agencies.

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