Aspire Scientific

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.
Aspirations, real life experience in medical writing

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

How does Aspirations work?

  • 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
  • Successful applicants are offered a 3-month freelancer agreement in the first instance. At least one medical writing project is offered during the initial 3-month agreement period*

Are you eligible for Aspirations?

  • Suitably qualified life scientists (e.g. post-graduate, late-stage PhD, post-doctoral)
  • Looking to enter MedComms as a medical writer within the next 3–12 months
  • UK based (location can be anywhere in the UK)

How to apply

  • To apply for Aspirations, email Hannah Mace (hannah.mace@aspire-scientific.com):
    • Including your CV and a 250-word summary of your current/recent research focus, or a 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
    • Confirming your interest in joining MedComms as a medical writer within the next 3–12 months

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 hannah.mace@aspire-scientific.com. Places on the scheme will be allocated on merit

*Agreement includes clauses related to confidentiality, information security, and conflicts of interest, among others. A 3-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.