The professional development and progression of our team and ambitious future business growth plans mean that AXON is looking to hire experienced Principal Medical Writers.

Working alongside some of the strongest medical communications and healthcare PR professionals in the industry, you will have an opportunity to learn and grow within a supportive and collaborative environment.


Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing/updating/overseeing complex scientific documents and programs
  • Developing visually engaging and targeted presentations for complex clinical data, with/without elements of audience interaction
  • Guide our junior team members in developing and tailoring content for different audiences (including internal client, external, healthcare professionals, key opinion leaders, nurses, general practitioners)
  • Leading some client planning meetings, project-scoping meetings and client workshops, utilizing different communication styles to forge strong strategic partnerships with clients
  • Supporting junior colleagues with insights on client strategy and needs
  • Working with account handlers to develop accurate budgets that reflect project scopes while promoting fiscal responsibility among junior writers within their team
  • Flagging ongoing scope-of-work requests, paying particular consideration to the financial and timeline impact of client requests
  • Being aware of project timelines and working with project leads to plan to ensure appropriate medical writers/freelance resources are in place to meet project needs
  • Capitalizing on your network to help identify opportunities for new business within the pharma, biotech and medical device industries
  • Growing the business organically by providing leadership and direction to colleagues and day-to-day account teams and strategic guidance for clients

At AXON we actively encourage the team to be involved in activities outside of their day-to-day work. Whether that is being involved in our social, Diversity and Inclusion or CSR Electives, attending networking events, or running training sessions on topics in which they have a personal interest. 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 is 1 week a year dedicated to your development.

Candidate must have:

  • At least 6 to 8 years’ experience in medical communications or a relevant field, i.e., college or university degree or equivalent in a scientific discipline
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, experience line-managing junior colleagues successfully
  • Advanced writing skills with exemplary attention to detail and quality control
  • Advanced presentation and facilitation skills
  • Detailed knowledge on specific therapy areas and be the ‘go-to’ person for area of expertise, depending on practice group requirements
  • Knowledge and familiarity with issues in pharmaceutical industry and medical communications
  • The ability to learn quickly about the needs of clients and their service requirements, as well as being adaptable to different client situations and cultures
  • The ability to quickly immerse in and understand new therapy areas, treatment landscapes and client’s strategy/positioning in relation to these in order to provide sound counsel
  • The ability to collaborate with suppliers and partners on AXON’s and clients’ behalf
  • Strong organizational skills, including ability to prioritize, re-prioritize and to balance multiple tasks as well as ability to oversee and guide tasks of other team members


  • Excellent understanding of and consistent ability to apply local and international industry regulations and guidelines (e.g., ABPI/EFPIA/GPP3/CONSORT) to enable high-quality, compliant management of projects
  • Maintains and expands knowledge of industry issues and in areas of relevance to AXON and clients and proactively shares knowledge with the broader team as appropriate
  • Keeps up to date with Microsoft Office capabilities and champions new technologies relevant to our industry where possible
  • Compliance with/understanding of GDPR and instilling principles in more junior team members


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 a diverse organization, committed to a policy of equal opportunities. At all times, we aim to recruit, develop, and promote the very best people, basing judgment solely on suitability for the job.


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