See yourself in MedComms?

Do you have your eye on a career in medical writing?

Apply to join Aspirations and get paid to see if Aspire Scientific is a good fit for you.

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Aspirations is the only scheme of its kind, providing an opportunity to learn from our experienced team and work on real-life projects.

  • Paid, self-employed (freelance) medical writing experience (£25/hour, to a fixed maximum per project)
  • Work remotely, from wherever you are in the UK
  • Flexible alongside your existing commitments
  • Receive guidance from experienced professionals in the Aspire Scientific Aspirations team

Meet the Aspirations Team!

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Many Aspirations alumni have gone on to join Aspire Scientific, each starting as a Medical Writer. 

Several alumni have been key members of the team for years and have all since progressed to senior roles.

Are you eligible for Aspirations?

Suitably qualified life scientists (e.g. post-graduate, late-stage PhD, post-doctoral)

UK-based (location can be anywhere in the UK)

Looking to enter MedComms as a medical writer within the next 3–12 months

How to Apply

  • Send us an email confirming your interest in joining MedComms as a medical writer within the next 3–12 months.
  • Send your CV and a 250-word summary of your current/recent research focus, or another recent project if you are not currently in research. Your summary should be aimed at a scientifically or medically trained audience who are not specialists in your field, and should showcase your writing skills.
  • References will be requested during the application process.
  • If successful, a 3-month freelancer agreement is offered in the first instance. Scheme participants are offered at least one medical writing project during their 3-month agreement period.*
  • Aspire Scientific welcomes applications to Aspirations from people of all backgrounds who match our application criteria. Aspire Scientific will consider reasonable adjustments for candidates with disabilities, within the framework of the scheme, in which participants work on a freelance, self-employed basis. If you would like to discuss this further or make an adjustment request, please email Places on the scheme will be allocated on merit.

* Agreement includes clauses related to confidentiality, information security, and conflicts of interest, among others. Three-month agreement initially. The freelance nature of the scheme means that we cannot guarantee the number of hours we can offer, or that further projects or agreement extensions will be offered.  Upon joining the scheme, participants are contacted when a relevant project arises, to ascertain their availability.

Applications are open now. 
For more information, or to submit your CV and summary, 
email Hannah Mace (