Medical Writer

What Our Medical Writers Do

This role is for talented individuals looking to use their scientific writing and creative skills in a more commercial environment.

Medical Writers work collaboratively in project teams with Senior Medical Writers and Publication Managers, typically being involved in a variety of projects spanning a range of disease areas. They work with clients and world-renowned opinion leaders to produce materials that communicate key scientific data to a wide audience. This includes abstracts and manuscripts, as well as posters and oral presentations for large international congresses. They provide ongoing publication support to clients, which calls for constant dedication to customer service and enables strong relationships to be built up with the healthcare professionals they support.

Following a successful induction period the role increasingly involves participation in teleconferences and face-to-face meetings with clients and key opinion leaders; the latter present opportunities for travel. Medical Writers work closely with more experienced staff, who provide one-to-one training on the technical aspects of the role, including good publication practice, strategic publication planning, project management and effective client communication.

Please click here to learn about current Medical Writer, Eleanor Thurtle’s, experiences since joining the company.

This position is suitable for those looking for an entry-level position in medical communications as well as those with some prior experience. We are looking for ambitious individuals with the potential to progress rapidly into more senior roles involving greater project management and client responsibility.

To read about a typical day in the life of a Medical Writer please click here

What We Offer

The starting salary for the role is £25,000 – £35,000. Please click here to learn about our reward package and the other benefits of working for Costello Medical.

What Background Should You Have?

We are looking for individuals who are collaborative, self-motivated and enthusiastic, with a positive attitude and passion for scientific writing.

Essential requirements for the role are:

  • A degree level or higher qualification in a scientific discipline (minimum 2.1)
  • Excellent written English
  • A close attention to detail
  • Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Organisational skills and the ability to work across multiple projects at the same time
  • Aptitude for and experience of scientific writing which could include dissertations, research summaries, lab reports, poster or oral presentations, peer-reviewed scientific publications, book chapters, grant applications, regulatory documents, and articles for websites or student magazines

How to Apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter via our online application form. In your cover letter you should explain why you think you would be suited to the role and why you would like to join Costello Medical.

If you wish to speak directly with one of our Medical Writers before applying please contact Emma King at