With strong growth year on year over the past 5 years, AXON’s Real-World practice has an outstanding opportunity for a Principal Medical Writer to join its dynamic, friendly, international team. Our industryleading flexible working policy means you could be fully office-based, in London or New York, a hybrid worker, or even fully remote.

This is a chance to work on a wide variety of written deliverables, meetings, and stakeholder engagement programmes, across a diverse range of therapy areas. The team is at a particularly exciting stage in its growth and development at present, so there is tremendous potential for you to really make your mark.

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
  • Involvement in the design & implementation of targeted and systematic literature reviews, as well as evidence reviews and gap analyses
  • Content development for a wide range of meetings and stakeholder engagement programmes, such as steering committee meetings, advisory boards, and standalone educational meetings
  • Successfully managing client relationships and providing effective counsel to clients and leading formal client meetings
  • Review of team members work for style, strategy, content accuracy and data checking
  • Mentoring, coaching and monitoring the long-term career development of staff
  • Involvement in the Shadow Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and input into shaping the business, its culture and processes
  • Identifying and capitalising on business opportunities, including supporting new business development efforts through research, proposal development and pitching

At AXON we also actively encourage you to be involved in activities outside of your day-to-day work. Whether that’s being involved in our social, marketing or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) electives, attending industry & networking events, or participating in our extensive training & development programme. We have a keen focus on training and development and as a rough guide, suggest you 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:

  • A medical writer or healthcare communications consultant, with experience of working in an agency environment, either medical communications, real-world research, or market access
  • Interested in Real-World Evidence (RWE), value communications, and stakeholder engagement
  • Knowledgeable in a wide range of therapy areas, which will preferably include oncology, cardiovascular, and rare diseases, and able to get up to speed on new therapy areas quickly
  • Seeking to further your senior review and mentoring and coaching experience
  • An individual with flawless attention to detail and excellent quality control skills
  • Proactive in your approach to planning, developing, and reviewing written deliverables
  • A team-focused proactive person with a drive to develop, as an individual, and within a team
  • From a strong scientific background, educated to a minimum degree level in life sciences (MSc/PhD advantageous)

Please note that the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK or US 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 (at 50% basic salary) after 5 years’ service

*Benefits are contingent on successful completion of probation period. These benefits are for UK based candidates and may differ for US or international applicants.


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.