AXON IS GROWING, we are looking to hire a number of experienced Medical Writers, Senior Medical Writers and Principal Medical Writers.

We deliver across a broad spectrum of clients and therapy areas, so whatever level you join us at, your role will be truly varied, giving you the opportunity to expand and tailor your experience/career development Given our collaborative multi-office approach, you could be based in London or be 100% home-based outside of London. We are also open to hybrid (a mix of from the office and from home) and part-time working patterns (please see below for more information).

Your responsibilities will be dependent upon level, but will include:

  • Working independently and with more senior writers to research, write and quality control scientific documents for different media, purposes, and platforms (e.g., slide kits, publications, newsletters, conference materials)
  • Developing and maintaining professional relations with opinion leaders
  • Assisting, supporting or driving new business development
  • Successfully managing client relationships
  • Mentoring and coaching more junior writers

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.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Relevant writing experience spent in a medical communications/pharmaceutical environment
  • Broad knowledge of therapy areas Flawless attention to detail and excellent quality control skills
  • Strong scientific background, educated to a minimum degree level in life sciences (MSc/PhD advantageous)
  • A passion for communications and science
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • A proactive solutions-focussed attitude
  • Strong IT skills, being comfortable with Microsoft packages such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Please note that the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment.

Our benefits

As well as the basic salary, great social events and a culture of continual learning, our competitive benefits package* includes:

  • 25 days’ holiday (with the ability for it to rise to a maximum of 30 days alongside length of service) – in addition to bank holidays
  • 5% employer pension contribution
  • Private medical insurance (for you and your family)
  • Income protection insurance
  • Life assurance service insurance at 4x your salary
  • Travel insurance (for you and your family)
  • An annual ‘wellness’ benefit of £150 after one year’s service
  • Paid sabbaticals after 5 years’ service

*Benefits are contingent on successful completion of probation period.


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.