Head of Medical Science and Medical Writing

  • Salary: On Application
  • REF Number: 00048230
  • Consultant: Sam Whyley-Smith
  • Contact: 01246 580040
  • Date Published: 19.05.2020
  • Sector: Oncology
  • Location: Oxford, Oxon/Wilts
  • Discipline: Clinical Development, Medical Communications

CK Clinical are recruiting for a Head of Medical Science and Medical Writing to join a small and highly innovative biotechnology company at their site based in Oxford on a permanent basis.

The Company:

Our client is a highly innovative biotech focused on the development of gene therapies for the treatment of a range of solid tumour cancers administered using their unique proprietary platform.

The Role:

The main purpose of the role will be to lead for the company all medical science and medical writing activities (50/50 split; dependent on business needs).

This will include specifically:

  • Leading the analysis, interpretation and communication of data generated from clinical development programmes.
  • Leading the planning and co-ordination of medical writing activities to develop and maintain key clinical study documentation.
  • Developing, leading and overseeing the outsourcing strategy for medical writing deliverables, e.g. clinical documents and specified regulatory submission documents.
  • Generation of scientific and clinical narratives to support clinical, regulatory and external communication activities.
  • Maintaining a deep working knowledge of oncology and immuno-oncology fields, as well as maintaining working relationships with investigators and other external experts in the field.

Your Background:

  • Ideally a minimum of 3 years experience in a medical science or medical writing role.
  • Experienced as a significant contributor in planning and production of clinical documents for regulatory submissions.
  • Ability to assess trends and patterns in text and statistical data.
  • Experience of vendor contracting, management and oversight
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment.
  • Self-starter able to work in a team environment with minimal direction.


For more information or to apply for this Head of Medical Science and Medical Writing position, please contact Sam Whyley-Smith on 01246 580040 or email ssmith@ckclinical.co.uk, quoting job ref 48230.

It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK.

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