At AXON Communications we are looking to expand our Real World team with the addition of a passionate, dedicated and detail-oriented Associate Principal Medical Writer. Your role will be truly varied, giving you the opportunity to work on a wide variety of written deliverables, meetings, and engagement programmes.

Given our collaborative multi-office approach, the successful candidate could be based in either the US, London, Brighton or Copenhagen. We are also open to discussions regarding fully home-based working.

Your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • The creation of a wide range of documents, such as study protocols, study reports, publications and publication summaries, slide decks, and newsletters
  • Content development for a wide range of meetings and engagement programmes, such as steering committee meetings, advisory boards, and standalone educational meetings
  • Leading formal client meetings
  • Successfully managing client relationships and providing effective counsel to clients
  • Review of junior team members work for style, strategy, content accuracy and data checking
  • Line management of junior writers
  • Mentoring, coaching and monitoring the long-term career development of staff
  • Identifying and capitalising on business opportunities

At AXON we actively encourage the team to be involved in activities outside of their day-to-day work. Whether that’s being involved in our social, marketing or CSR Electives, attending networking events, or running training sessions on topics they have a personal interest in (some recent examples include mindfulness and nutrition). We have a keen focus on training and development and as a rough guide, suggest employees aim to complete 37.5 hours of learning a year.  Whether that be through online learning, classroom training, or attending external events, that’s one week a year dedicated to your development.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Relevant writing experience spent in a real-world research or market access agency environment
  • A strong understanding of real-world research and/or market access
  • Broad knowledge of therapy areas (preferably in oncology and rare diseases)
  • Senior review and mentoring and coaching experience
  • Flawless attention to detail and excellent quality control skills
  • A team-focused mindset and a drive to develop, as an individual, and within a team
  • Strong scientific background, educated to a minimum degree level in life sciences (MSc/PhD advantageous)

COVID-19 and Work Location

We will ensure that our office remains COVID-secure and in line with government guidance are conducting risk assessments and putting precautions in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff.

We want to create an inclusive environment for a diverse workforce and we know that everyone has different needs. We therefore offer flexible working and are open to having a conversation around what flexibility means for you (considering work location and working patterns).

Please note that candidates must have permission to work in the location for which they are applying.


AXON is a global healthcare communications agency that ignites change in healthcare. Through the power of life-changing communications, we contribute to medical advances that improve lives. At the core of every scientific innovation and advancement, there is a simple and compelling story to be told. We know how to tell that story, how to use the right tools to reach the right audiences at the right time, to provoke meaningful change.

We specialize in advising clients on medical affairs, clinical studies, real-world evidence, marketing, advocacy, and communications, all underpinned by insights and creative strategy. AXON has an international reach, with offices in Copenhagen, London, New York, and Toronto, and a worldwide affiliate network. Established in 2002, we have a deep heritage and expertise in healthcare strategy and communication, and we continue to learn and grow in the fast-changing healthcare sphere. AXON is proudly an AVENIR GLOBAL company.

Equal Opportunities

AXON is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and non-discrimination. At all times we aim to recruit, develop and promote the very best people, basing judgment solely on suitability for the job. We particularly encourage applications from those who associate as neurodiverse, those who have a disability, come from ethnic minority backgrounds or those from the LGBTQ+ community.


If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a copy of your CV to [email protected] or complete the form below.