Careers in life science marketing and communications at BioStrata

Current positions available

BioStrata is currently looking to fill the following positions:

  • Public Relations Executive
  • Inbound Marketing Executive
  • Science Writer
  • Science Content Editor (and Writer)

To learn more about each role and to submit an application, please click on the relevant button below. Please note, we are currently accepting direct applications only (no recruitment consultants please).

We’re always keen to hear from passionate people looking to join our team, so even if you don’t see an interesting vacancy above, please do get in touch with us to see what other options might be available.

Public Relations Executive

 

We’re looking for a Public Relations (PR) Executive to join the growing PR team here at BioStrata. As a member of a bustling, progressive marketing agency you will have access to a broad array of expertise to further build your science communications and PR skill set. A background in science (BSc, MSc or PhD) and a passion for science communications is essential. Please note, this is an entry-level role that would suit someone straight out of university or someone with around 1 year of experience working in a PR or marketing agency.

 

What we do

We combine the worlds of science and communications to open eyes, change perceptions and support the growth and development of the life science community. Ultimately, the work we do ensures that companies, scientists and healthcare experts find and understand the technologies they need to drive discovery and improve the world around us. It’s why we are here. It’s our passion. It’s why we are one of the leaders in this field. We’re looking for people to join our growing team. Is this you?

 

The PR Executive role

This entry-level full-time role is perfect for someone looking to enter commercial scientific communications, with a particular interest in commercial story-telling and public relations. Ideally, you would:

  • Have a life science degree (BSc) e.g. biology, biotechnology, chemistry etc.
  • Have exceptional organisational and time-management skills
  • Have exceptional written and spoken English
  • Be comfortable conducting daily email and phone communications with clients
  • Be a fast learner with a passion for learning
  • Have an immaculate eye for detail
  • Be a self-starter and strong problem solver
  • Have a genuine interest in working within a commercial environment, backed up by experience where possible (e.g. internships, previous job roles)
  • Be a confident team player
  • Be familiar with the concept of PR and the value it provides to organisations looking to tell a compelling story and effectively reach their target audiences
  • Have an interest in developing the skills required to become a public relations consultant in the life science sector

 

What will you do?

You will work across a number of different executional activities, whilst learning how to build strategic communications programmes and comprehensive PR plans that cover everything from thought leadership content to new product launch initiatives. Tasks will include:

  • PR planning and strategy development, including media planning
  • Press release writing
  • Brainstorming, briefing and managing writing and other PR projects
  • Story pitching and managing editorial placements
  • Interview set up and management
  • Press conference outreach and set up
  • Social media planning, research and execution
  • Day-to-day client liaison and relationship management
  • Project management
  • Tracking programme metrics and reporting

 

Why choose a role in life science public relations?

PR is an essential tool that helps companies build, connect and engage with key audiences to change perceptions, generate demand for their products and drive commercial success. Every time you read a story in the press, see a speaker at a conference or on TV, or read a blog from a key influencer in your industry, there is likely a PR expert behind them, supporting them with creative story ideas and finding innovative ways to get these stories out into the wider world.

By embarking on a career as a life science PR professional, you’ll be developing a valuable and highly-translatable skillset that covers elements such as writing, story pitching, infographic development, media management and more. After all, a great story is only a great story if people can find it and engage with it. As a PR Executive at BioStrata, you’ll learn directly from industry-leading PR specialists about how we find ways to deliver compelling stories to key audiences, ensuring our clients are always a part of the ‘buzz topics’ currently lighting up our industry.

 

Apply today

If you want to work in a dynamic, friendly, creative environment and would enjoy being somewhere where no day is ever the same, then BioStrata is the place for you.

Salary: £20,000 – £25,000 depending on previous experience and qualifications + Bonus scheme
Job Type: Full-time
Job Location: Cambridge, UK

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Inbound Marketing Executive

We’re looking for an Inbound Marketing Executive to join the growing Inbound Marketing team here at BioStrata. As a member of our bustling, progressive marketing agency you will have access to a broad array of expertise to further build your marketing communications skills. A background in science (BSc, MSc or PhD) and a passion for science marketing and communications is essential. Please note, this is an entry-level role that would suit someone straight out of university or someone with around 1 year of experience working in a marketing agency.

 

What we do

We combine the worlds of science and marketing communications to open eyes, change perceptions and support the growth of the life science community. Ultimately, the work we do ensures that companies, scientists and healthcare experts find and understand the technologies they need to drive discovery and improve the world around us. It’s why we are here. It’s what we are passionate about. It’s why we are one of the leaders in this field. We’re looking for people to join our growing team. Is this you?

 

The Inbound Marketing Executive role

This entry-level, full-time role is perfect for someone looking to enter commercial scientific communications. Ideally, you would:

  • Have a life science degree (BSc) e.g. biology, biotechnology, chemistry etc.
  • Have exceptional organisational and time-management skills
  • Have exceptional written and spoken English
  • Be comfortable conducting daily email and phone communications with clients
  • Be a fast learner with a passion for learning
  • Have an immaculate eye for detail
  • Be a self-starter and strong problem solver
  • Have a genuine interest in working within a commercial environment, backed up by experience where possible (e.g. internships, previous job roles)
  • Be a confident team player
  • Be familiar with the concept of inbound marketing (free training course available here for those keen to dive deeper)
  • Have an interest in developing the skills required to become an inbound marketing consultant in the life science sector

 

What will you do?

By joining our team, you’ll get a full perspective on working within an integrated marketing agency and the chance to work on life science clients across the globe. Your role would involve a mixture of marketing and communications activities working with clients to manage and execute integrated marketing programmes. You will gain experience and training across the full marketing mix, focussing on inbound marketing. This will include:

  • Inbound marketing planning and strategy development
  • Social media planning, research and execution
  • Website strategy and management
  • Brainstorming, briefing and managing creative design projects (e.g. infographics, sales collateral, eBooks etc.)
  • Brainstorming, briefing and managing writing projects (blog posts, whitepapers, social posts, eBooks etc.)
  • Project management
  • Day-to-day client liaison and relationship management
  • Tracking programme metrics and reporting

 

Why choose a role in life science inbound marketing?

Inbound marketing is a new and evolving approach to marketing communications that places the needs and interests of the customer at the centre of everything we do. It heavily relies on digital tactics like email marketing, social media, blogging, pay per click advertising (e.g. Google Ads, sponsored LinkedIn posts) and high-value content development (e.g. whitepapers, eBooks) to attract and convert customers by delivering information and educational content they will find useful and valuable.

 

Apply today

By embarking on a career as an inbound marketer, you will be developing a highly sought-after skill set in modern marketing, working with a team of world-leading life science inbound experts who will be on hand to provide support and training every step of the way.

Salary: £20,000 – £25,000 depending on previous experience and qualifications + Bonus scheme
Job Type: Full-time
Job Location: Cambridge, UK

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Science Writer

Are you a bright, creative writer that is passionate about telling scientific stories? If so, then BioStrata might be the right place for you. We’re a fast-paced, rapidly growing, international agency where you can put your scientific knowledge, creativity, writing skills and energy to good use. You don’t need to have any previous marketing experience, but a passion for science writing is a must. Previous experience in commercial science writing would be an advantage, but is not essential for this entry-level role.

 

What we do

We combine the worlds of science and marketing communications to open eyes, change perceptions and support the growth and development of the life science community. Ultimately, the work we do ensures that companies, scientists and healthcare experts find and understand the technologies they need to drive discovery and improve the world around us. It’s why we are here. It’s what we are passionate about. It’s why we are one of the leaders in this field. To learn more about what it’s like to be a science writer at BioStrata, check out this blog post.

We’re looking for talented individuals to join our awesome team. Is this you?

 

The Science Writer role

This full-time role is perfect for someone looking to develop within commercial scientific communications, has a passion for writing and wants to put their scientific knowledge and practical research experience to use as a subject matter expert within our client-based account teams. Ideally, you would have:

  • A PhD in a life science subject (ideally related to molecular biology)
  • The ability to write clearly and concisely
  • The skill to translate complex scientific ideas into compelling stories
  • A flair for creative writing (e.g. creating compelling, engaging social media posts)
  • Exceptional written and spoken English, including excellent grammar
  • An eye for detail
  • A passion for learning
  • An interest in working within a commercial environment
  • A desire to be a strong team player

 

What will you do?

By joining our team, you’ll get a full perspective on working within an integrated marketing agency and the chance to work with clients across the globe. Your role would involve writing a mixture of technical content including whitepapers, eBooks and blog posts, as well as creative content (e.g. social media posts, web copy, email copy, infographics etc.).

This role would suit someone who loves immersing themselves in a topic and writing for most of their day (although there is typically time each week allocated to working and brainstorming with the client account teams as part of briefing sessions). It would also appeal to someone who loves learning new things, craves variety (we write about many different scientific topics) and enjoys pushing themselves to develop outside of their comfort zone.

 

Apply today

If you want to work in a dynamic, friendly, creative environment and would enjoy being somewhere where no day is ever the same, then BioStrata is the place for you.

Salary: £23,000 – £30,000 depending on previous experience and qualifications + Bonus scheme
Job Type: Full-time
Job Location: Cambridge, UK

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Science Content Editor and Writer

Are you a proven science writer with experience reviewing and editing the work of others? Are you passionate about telling scientific stories showcasing how technology can improve research, medicine and processes across a wide range of life science sectors? If so, then BioStrata could be the place for you.

We’re a fast-paced, international marketing agency looking for a new Science Content Editor keen to bring their scientific knowledge, creativity, writing skills and energy to our growing team.

 

What we do

The team at BioStrata combines the worlds of science and marketing communications to open eyes, change perceptions and support the growth and development of the life science community. Ultimately, the work we do ensures that companies, scientists and healthcare experts find and understand the technologies they need to facilitate discovery and improve the world around us. We do that by telling application- and value-driven stories that aim to educate, inform, entertain and inspire life science professionals across the globe. To learn more about what it’s like to be a science writer at BioStrata, check out this blog post.

We’re one of the fastest growing life science marketing agencies in the world and are looking for talented individuals to join our awesome team. Is this you?

 

Roles and responsibilities

This full-time role is perfect for someone looking to use their existing writing and scientific knowledge to produce exceptional content for clients, while also working with other writers in our team to help them hone their skills.

The role’s responsibilities include:

  • Writing blog posts, eBooks, whitepapers, social posts, application notes, case studies, promotional email copy, web copy, landing page copy etc. for our clients
  • Interviewing client specialists, thought leaders and customers to drive content production
  • Storyboarding and copywriting infographics
  • Reviewing and editing the work of other science writers, checking for effective story structure, clarity, grammar, style and delivery against the project brief
  • Coaching other writers to help them improve in these areas through constructive feedback and training
  • Working as part of our internal inbound marketing team to troubleshoot and optimise our service delivery model, while also breaking new ground and driving innovation within the agency

 

Skills and experience required

The ideal candidate would have the following skills and experience, which they would be able to demonstrate through examples and at interview:

This role would suit someone who loves immersing themselves in a topic and writing for most of their day (although there is typically time each week allocated to working and brainstorming with the client account teams as part of briefing sessions). It would also appeal to someone who loves learning new things, craves variety (we write about many different scientific topics) and enjoys pushing themselves to develop outside of their comfort zone.

  • A PhD in chemistry or biology (and experience working at the lab bench in academia or industry)
  • At least 5 years of experience creating marketing-related content for life science companies in a range of formats (including blog posts, eBooks, whitepapers, social posts etc., as outlined above)
  • Previous experience reviewing and editing the work of other science writers
  • The ability to write clearly and concisely, as well as translate complex scientific ideas into compelling stories
  • Experience writing content with SEO in mind
  • A flair for creative writing (e.g. creating compelling, engaging social media posts and email copy)
  • Exceptional written and spoken English, including excellent grammar
  • A keen eye for detail
  • A “get stuff done” mindset and an unrelenting desire to do ridiculously good work
  • A passion for learning and be a proven problem-solver
  • A desire to be a strong team player and a coaching mindset when it comes to working with other science writers in the team
  • Excellent organisational, time-management and problem-solving skills
  • An understanding of the inbound marketing process and how to create content targeting different buyer personas along the varying stages of their buying journey would be an advantage (but is not required)

 

Apply today

If you want to work in a dynamic, friendly, creative environment and would enjoy being somewhere where no day is ever the same, then BioStrata is the place for you.

Salary: £35,000 – £45,000 depending on previous experience and qualifications + Bonus scheme
Job Type: Full-time
Job Location: Cambridge, UK

Apply here

Our team

Our Team

Combining bench experience beyond PhD level and decades in marketing, we really speak the languages of science and business.

Our Approach

In our experience, marketing works best when it’s based on knowledge and research. We use this to craft you a unique position in the market. We then help you effectively communicate this to your targets.

Our Sectors

For us, ‘life science’ has a pretty broad meaning, from APIs and medicinal chemistry through to drug discovery and diagnostics.

Our Clients

We pride ourselves on the lasting relationships (and friendships) we build, working with everyone from start-ups to international corporations.

Our Blog

It’s our job to stay on top of the latest trends in science and marketing – our blog is where we share our ideas, findings and insights.

Contact Us

We’d love to discuss your needs in more detail and explore how we can help. If you want to know more or even get started right away, contact us now.