Senior Scientific Editor

Senior Scientific Editor

Job Title: Senior Scientific Editor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Richmond
Salary: Highly Competitive
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 15670a SW
Contact Name: Sarah Memery
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 26, 2018 16:04

Job Description

Senior Scientific Editor required for busy healthcare communications agency located in Richmond, London.  Will suit a scientific editor with at least four years of medical/scientific editing experience at a medical communications agency.

Are you looking for something new and challenging?  

The Company is renowned for its innovative and award-winning programmes. With colleagues across the globe; in Europe, the US and Asia, they have retained their original boutique feel and service. Drawing on their consumer expertise, they get into the minds of their audiences to create compelling solutions for their clients that quantifiably affect behaviour in the real world.

By joining this reputable agency, you will engage with some of the industry’s biggest talents who are held in esteem among clients, key opinion leaders and patients alike. You will have exposure to their entire portfolio, with opportunities to get involved with their PR Comms and Consumer Health divisions, as well as access to, and collaborate with, our global colleagues.

They work across a diverse range of therapeutic areas such as rare diseases, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, diabetes, homeopathy, oncology, respiratory, skin conditions including psoriasis, neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis, and ophthalmology.

Programmes and projects range from pre-launch to launch and post-launch across global, region Europe and UK accounts. Their current activities include patient advisory work, animations, green screen videos, websites and virtual meetings in addition to the more traditional medical communications such as congress activities, core slide decks, data interrogation and publications.

Job overview

As the Senior Scientific Editor, you will be the guarantor of responsible science who works closely with the Scientific Services and Editorial teams and other members of the Health Education division. You will provide clarity, precision and accuracy to our scientific and medical materials.


  • Core responsibilities and capabilities
  • Editing and proofreading support
  • Project management
  • Industry knowledge and awareness
  • Relationship building
  • Team working


You will have a minimum of a 1st or 2nd class BSc qualification in Life Sciences or equivalent Level of experience and you will have at least one of the following types of experience:

At least four years of medical/scientific editing experience at a medical communications agency

At least two years of medical/scientific editing experience in a reputable publishing house and one year of experience at a medical communications agency




  • Excellency with respect to the following:
  • Proficiency in use of PowerPoint, Word, Excel and specialist software, including End Note, Data Vision, Veeva and Zinc
  • Attention to detail
  • Copy-editing
  • English language skills
  • Organisational skills and ability to multitask
  • Coaching/mentoring skills
  • Ability to prioritise and work under pressure

Are you looking for something new and challenging?  Are you passionate about science and the written word, committed to your team and do you flourish in a fluid work environment?

Please get in touch for the full job description and for more information about the agency.