November 1, 2019

Closing date for applications: 30 November 2019


An exciting range of career opportunities exists in our expanding clinical development organisation. MAC Clinical Research manages clinical trials for the pharmaceutical industry and we are seeking to appoint an Associate Medical Writer to join our biometrics team. We are happy to be flexible with regards to location in the UK, so any of our clinical site locations may be considered.


This role would suit a candidate with a background or keen interest in life sciences, medicine or pharmacy.


The focus of this role is to assist the Medical Writing Department in researching, creating, reviewing and editing documents associated with clinical research in order to support MAC Clinical Research and its customers.


The successful candidate will be trained in regulatory medical writing and will join our friendly, dedicated and collaborative team here at MAC.


A working knowledge of electronic data capture systems, quality assurance, good clinical practice, clinical research management and medical terminology/experience would be an advantage.



  • Authoring clinical documents:

    • Assist in gathering, reviewing, analysing and evaluating pertinent resources to prepare, develop and finalise clinical documents for submission to regulatory authorities, including but not limited to: investigator brochures, study protocols, informed consent forms and interim and final clinical study reports.

    • Revise document drafts based on the review comments from team members or sponsors to ensure inclusion of all relevant input.

    • Publish PDF versions of final clinical documents to approved standards.

  • Quality Control - Provide medical editing review of draft and final documents prepared by other writers before internal or external distribution. This includes both copyediting and content review.

  • Support the preparation of, and participate in, client meetings and teleconferences.



  • Educated to at least Bachelor’s degree level, preferably in life sciences, medicine, pharmacy or a related discipline. (essential)

  • Passion for science and healthcare. (essential)

  • Ability to absorb and analyse complex scientific and clinical information to provide a clear, succinct summary targeted at relevant audience. (essential)

  • Well organised, flexible and able to plan work effectively to tight deadlines. (essential)

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Fluent in oral and written English. (essential)

  • A keen eye for detail across scientific content and editorial standards. (essential)

  • Good interpersonal skills. (essential)

  • Ability to work simultaneously across multiple projects. (essential)

  • Computer literate – Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet. (essential)

  • PhD in life sciences, medicine, pharmacy or a related discipline. (desirable)

  • Knowledge of drug development process including the relationship between the clinical research organisation industry and pharmaceutical companies. (desirable)

  • Experience with Adobe Acrobat. (desirable)



  • Competitive salary in keeping with pharmaceutical industry standards and will reflect experience

  • Free onsite parking

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing in increments to 30 days after 6 years long service)

  • Your birthday off work

  • Regular hours (including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day off)


MAC Clinical Research invites applications from highly motivated candidates, with a desire to achieve their full potential. You will be working within an organisation that sees you as an investment and is keen for you to achieve your career aspirations.


Please note that if we receive a high volume of applications this date may be brought forwards.

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