Senior Medical Editor

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Review, copy edit, style, format and proofread a variety of medical writing deliverables, including (but not limited to):
    • Journal articles
    • Abstracts, posters and slide decks for scientific meetings
    • Scientific platforms
    • Meeting reports
    • Training slide decks
    • Other training materials.
  • Perform other editor tasks, including:
    • Prepare manuscripts for submission to journals, ensuring adherence to each journal’s author guidelines and style.
      • Assist with submission of manuscripts to journals.
    • Prepare abstracts for submission to congresses and assist with abstract submission.
      • Provide editing support during development of subsequent posters/slide decks for presentation at congresses.
    • Check accuracy of statements and data in manuscripts, abstracts, slide decks and other deliverables against reference/source material, and prepare reference packs.
    • Style and format references using EndNote software (including amending EndNote styles).
    • Create and maintain PerfectIt styles, as required by account teams.
    • Amend figures and prepare simple figure redraws using software including PowerPoint and Adobe Illustrator.
    • Liaise with external design and digital teams during the development of figures and other deliverables, including creating and clearly communicating a brief, checking the returned work and requesting amendments as required.
    • Upload and manage data on various databases, including Datavision, Veeva and Zinc.
  • Advise on copyright-related matters, and apply, where necessary, for permission from rightsholders for reuse/adaptation of previously published content.
  • Be knowledgeable of best practice guides used in the industry, e.g. GPP, ABPI Code of Practice, EFPIA Code.
  • Assist in managing editor resource, including booking and briefing freelance editors.
  • Take responsibility for the management of your own work and as needed, that of other editors (in-house and freelance).


  • Bachelor’s degree in life science, English, journalism or other relevant subject.
  • Experience of editing in the medical communications, pharmaceutical or healthcare sectors.
  • Proficiency in a variety of software including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, EndNote, and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Ability to self-manage workload.
  • Ability to provide suitable documentary evidence of their right to work in the UK.

Aspire Scientific: Vision and values


  • We care for our team by fostering a people-first culture of trust, transparency, and flexibility that actively encourages a healthy and sustainable work–life balance.


  • We recruit, invest in, and retain outstanding people. We provide the resources and ongoing training and development opportunities to nurture talented, stable teams who excel at what they do.


  • We develop successful client partnerships through excellence in medical writing and communication, underpinned by therapy area knowledge, industry expertise and a commitment to best practices.