Principal Medical Writer

We are looking for a highly motivated team member with strong scientific and writing capabilities seeking to apply their skills to deliver best-in-class medical education programmes including digital deliverables and patient engagement. If this sounds like you, read on!


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About Lucid Group

Lucid Group is a multi-capability global healthcare consultancy. We partner with the pharma and biotech industry to deliver pioneering solutions that change behaviour, improve clinical practice and advance health outcomes.

Our pioneering spirit and people-centric approach means we create deep, durable partnerships with our ambitious clients to inspire behaviour change by exploring creative solutions and designing compelling experiences that empower the recipient to learn, understand and act.

By combining our capabilities and applying them at the right time we can better understand and fix healthcare problems with outcomes-led solutions, expertly executed to deliver life-transforming value for everyone.

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Principal Medical Writer to join a dynamic team with a strong track record of building long-term strategic partnerships and delivering best-in-class medical education for a client priding on a blockbuster agent portfolio, competitive pipeline, and innovative therapy types. A Principal Medical Writer is a key member of the Medical team, and are responsible for delivering strategic and scientific value that aligns with the clients’ plan. They are ambassadors for Lucid Group, helping build the profile and client base of the Company. You will be responsible for:

  • Playing an active role in building strategy with our clients based on their excellent knowledge of therapy area and highest standards of writing
  • Being an invaluable scientific and strategic partner for clients
  • Collaborating with the account management team to build and advance client partnerships
  • Responsible for delivering best-in-class medical communications for our clients by playing an active role in supporting the Executive Scientific Director/Scientific Director to build our scientific strategy based on your excellent knowledge of therapy areas and the client's commercial objectives
  • Ensuring the integration of core editorial processes and best-practice writing principles within project teams
  • Working autonomously to develop content against an agreed brief to the above principles, when required
  • Being the key figure for scientific review for the highest level of factual accuracy, alignment to scientific strategy and adherence to regulatory requirements/code, to deliver best-in-class programmes
  • Working efficiently across company divisions and teams to ensure excellence is always delivered for all projects, on time and on budget
  • Training, mentoring others and co-creating and implementing processes that improve efficiency
  • Championing excellent standards in everything you are involved in and around you

What we're looking for

  • A degree in a scientific, medical or life sciences field
  • Considerable experience in medical writing in an agency setting with a strong creative/digital function
  • Proven ability to provide scientific counsel externally and internally and build strong client partnership through excellent delivery
  • Proven ability to build advanced therapy area expertise in narrow timeframes
  • Commitment to delivering the highest-quality writing through effective team management and personal contribution
  • Experience working in an agile, fast-paced environment with remote management and overlapping project timelines
  • Strong team mentality, aspiration to work in a high performing team with a dynamic culture, love for mentorship and coaching, and growth mindset

What you'll be working on

Medical writing


Quality control


Building relationships

Various exciting projects

Medical reports

...Plus a load more

Benefits of working with us

Discretionary bonus

Employee discount platform with offers at 900+ retailers

Flexible Working

Private family healthcare and dental cover

25 days' holiday plus bank holidays, plus 3 Christmas closure days, and a celebration day of your choice

Flexible holiday buy and sell scheme

4x basic salary life assurance cover

Contributory pension of up to 5% of basic salary Lucid contribution

Season ticket loans

"I’m new to Lucid and I’m surrounded by talent."

Andy Tarnai, General Manager

"We can’t wait to welcome new talent to the team."

Jo Troman, General Manager

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Industry-leading capabilities

We connect our industry-leading capabilities and apply them at the right time to better understand and fix healthcare problems with outcomes-led solutions.

Lucid culture

At Lucid, you can let your whole self shine. We know that diversity drives innovation. We firmly believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our team and work will be.

Our story

We partner with the pharma and biotech industry to deliver pioneering solutions that change behaviour, improve clinical practice and advance health outcomes.

We transform lives. Always. Get in touch to find out more.