Freelance Medical Writer

Job Description

We’re looking for a confident and experienced Freelance Medical Writer to join our rapidly growing team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a range of projects across the full spectrum of medical communications activities, including traditional and digital deliverables.


To be successful in your application, you have solid experience as a medical writer on a broad range of medical communications projects. You are capable of writing and developing high-quality scientific and medical content that meets and exceeds client expectations. You are adept at interfacing with clients, closely collaborating with Klicksters in other teams (strategy, science and regulatory, design, etc.), and supporting your fellow Klicksters on wider business needs. 

Please submit your resume in English

Scientific Knowledge and Skills:

  • Combines a thorough understanding of the therapeutic area with product strategy to ensure communication objectives are met on assigned projects.
  • Is able to identify and leverage relevant, focused resources to understand the underlying science and product strategy related to assigned projects.
  • Has the ability to work across multiple therapeutic areas.
  • Is able to learn new therapeutic areas quickly and apply this knowledge.
  • Demonstrates an ability to use a range of resources and tools for efficiency (e.g. scientific databases, approval software, referencing software).


  • Is able to conduct comprehensive but relevant research and literature reviews.
  • Is able to interpret and synthesize large amounts of scientific data to create compelling messaging, scientific stories, and narratives that align with client business goals.
  • Shows a solid ability to structure and write key medical communications documents, including scientific platforms, lexicons, manuscripts, posters, abstracts, peer-to-peer slide decks, website content, interactive training programs for client teams, advisory board reports, and more.
  • Has a passion for clear, articulate scientific storytelling.
  • Is able to adapt writing style to suit different audiences (e.g. primary and secondary care physicians, specialists, nurses, patients, and other stakeholders).
  • Is capable of working on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ensures work adheres to internal quality control standards.
  • Reviews projects for scientific accuracy, alignment with the project brief, and appropriate incorporation of internal and client/author feedback.
  • Effectively communicates feedback to other team members to ensure appropriate and accurate incorporation of feedback. 


  • If required, acts as a mentor to associate medical writers on straightforward projects, under supervision from the senior medical writer or higher.
  • Plays a pivotal role within the medical communications team, always leading by example and demonstrating knowledge of good practice/industry guidelines.
  • Is a team player, recognizing where s/he can use his/her skills to support colleagues in the medical communications team and other crafts

Client Service and Strategic Input:

  • Participates in the execution of established deliverables adhering to project deadlines, budgets and briefs
  • Assists Client Service and Project Managers in developing appropriate internal and external timelines.
  • Initiates discussions with the client services teams regarding any potential barriers to successful project completion and suggests solutions.
  • Is able to confidently and independently liaise with clients by email, audio/video-conference, and in person; always responds promptly to client requests.
  • Is fully aware of the expectations of a writer at client meetings, including active contribution and/or presentation.
  • Collaborates closely with medical strategy teams and demonstrates strategic thinking in internal meetings and proposal development workshops.
  • Suggests ideas for new projects to current clients that align with and potentially advance client business goals.
  • Contributes as a member of the pitch team and attends new business pitches, when required.

Who You Are:

  • You hold a degree in the life sciences, PhD or MD preferred. 
  • You have a thorough understanding of the life sciences and are able to leverage and apply this knowledge across a variety of therapeutic areas.
  • You have several years of experience working within medical communications, ideally in an agency environment.
  • You ideally have experience and expertise in digital healthcare communications.

Equal Opportunity

Klick embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We’re committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or family status. If you require disability-related accommodation during the application or interview process, simply let us know and we’ll work with you to ensure you have a positive experience.