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Principal Medical Writer
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United Kingdom
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At PRA, we don’t make our 15000+ people great. It’s the other way around. As we have grown to a top-5 CRO, we have maintained the feel of a small company, dedicated to collaboration and passion for what we do.


We always have a desire to keep seeking new and better ways to operate. We don’t settle for the same old ways. Our passion for improving patient lives worldwide permeates all that we do.


Working fully embedded within one of our pharmaceutical clients, with the support of PRA right behind you, you’ll be at the heart of our client’s innovation.


At PRA we are heavily focused on career development. There is lots going on in the Medical Writing team, the role will grow and the selected applicant will be fulfilled. The team is constantly reviewing the needs of the team - so, if you are a motivated and ambitious Medical Writer, the sky is the limit.


Reporting to the Executive Director of Customised Solutions, you will be act as a lead medical writer on numerous programs and individual studies at a moderate to complex level, providing scientific and medical writing consultancy to clients and internal colleagues at a complex level.

Other responsibilities will include:


  • Researching, writing, and editing clinical documents by applying functional expertise and clinical drug development knowledge.
  • Leading a single team which guides medical writing activities within a designated therapeutic or functional area for key response documents and regulatory submissions.
  • Leading the writing strategy providing expertise including organization, content, timelines, and resource requirements.
  • As required, serve as lead writer for important regulatory response documents and key components of regulatory submissions.
  • Provide leadership on functional teams that address requirements or issues related to document preparation and production.
  • Be regarded as an expert in medical writing and perform work independently with minimal supervision


A team worker with the ability to influence in order to achieve objectives. You will have excellent organisational skills, flexibility and attention to detail along with a mind-set towards adherence to timelines.


You will be a highly motivated and dynamic medical writing professional with a strong commercial knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, a positive attitude and ambition to make things happen.


Here at PRA we want our employees to succeed and ensure that they are set up for this success through constant training, development and support. To enable success in this position you will have:


  • Bachelor’s degree in science, health profession, or journalism required. 
  • You will need substantial experience writing for pharma or biotechnology required. 
  • Experience as lead writer for key documents included in major US and/or international regulatory submissions required.
  • Experience managing writing activities for a major US or international regulatory submission (project or people management) preferred.



Your health, your family, your career, your money — the things that matter to you, matter to us. The benefits of PRA just get better and better.


PRA Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace.


For more information please visit our website:


Salary: Will pay a salary fully commensurate both with the significance of this appointment and with therequired calibre of the successful candidate.

Closing Date
 : 02.02.2018



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