Careers in life science marketing and communications at BioStrata
Why work at BioStrata?
Our mission is to use our world-class marketing and communications skills to help connect people and technology to help drive scientific discovery and make the world a better place.
We cannot do that without you.
Our team is the magic ingredient that allows us to deliver an impact for our clients, facilitate scientific breakthroughs and develop on a personal level.
So if you’re looking for a team where you can fulfil your true potential and make a real difference then BioStrata could be the place for you.
Current openings at BioStrata
We’re growing rapidly and looking to add even more talent to our team. Is this you? Then check out the roles we have open below.
Account Director: PR
Account Manager: PR
We’re looking for PR Account Managers at all levels (Junior through to Senior) who are excited about helping our clients tell a compelling story that creates intrigue and engagement, delivered through a variety of media and comms channels. If you’re passionate about science and want to further develop your skills, take your career to the next level by joining our PR team.
Account Executive: PR
We’re looking for a bright scientific mind who is looking to move into the world of public relations. 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.
PR and Media Assistant
Our writing team delivers compelling content for our clients, including blog posts, articles, whitepapers, eBooks, infographics and more. If you have previous commercial writing experience and want to write about some of the most intriguing topics in life science, join our team.
Account Director: Marketing
Our team is going through a period of significant growth and development and we are looking for an experienced Account Director to join our Inbound Marketing team. This role will involve being the strategic lead across a number of client accounts, developing marketing plans and delivering programs designed to meet a range of client requirements.
Account Manager: Marketing
Account Executive: Marketing
Interesting in applying your science degree in a commercial marketing setting? This could be just the job for you. An entry-level role within our bustling, progressive marketing agency, where you can access a broad array of expertise to build your marketing communications skills.
Senior Marketing Manager for the agency
We’re investing in our internal marketing capabilities by hiring a dedicated person to oversee our own marketing across our BioStrata and Life Science Newswire business units. If you have experience helping an agency market itself then we’d love to hear from you.
What it’s like to work at BioStrata
We realise that making your next career move is a tough decision. How can you find an organisation that fits with your values, puts its people first, will support your development, and will make sure that you are rewarded for all your hard work?
With such questions in mind, we hope that the information below will help to give you a flavour of what it is like to be a part of the BioStrata team.
Everyone at BioStrata is passionate about making a difference through our mission and actions.
Firstly, our services connect scientists and other life science professionals with the tools, support and knowledge they need to drive scientific progress, improve healthcare and generally make the world a better place. Secondly, we’re in this business to do world-class work that we can be proud of (not just to through the motions). Finally, we want to feel fulfilled by our work, get better at what we do and enjoy hanging out with each other.
BioStrata as a company is really the sum of its people: our values, passions and work-ethic. To help ensure our core values drive every action, decision and behaviour, we’ve codified them into seven key statements: Do the Right Thing, Think Team First, Be an Analytical Thinker, Do a Ridiculously Good Job, Live to Learn, Be a Modest Expert, and Get Stuff Done.
If these values resonate with you then it is likely you would enjoy working at BioStrata (safe in the knowledge that your team mates have your back, share your passions and will work as diligently as you).
What We Do
We deliver integrated marketing and PR programmes to life science clients that get results. Our account teams work with our clients to set the their marketing and communications strategy and then collaborate with our writing, design and development teams to execute word-class programmes across a variety of tactics and channels.
Most of our clients go on to work with us for many years (in some cases, take us with them if they move to a new company). We can’t think of many better ways for them to show us how much they value our support.
How We Work
Our BioStrata Operating System is the framework that allows us to devote our energy, passion and knowledge to the “thinking work” (which also tends to be the most enjoyable).
At the same time, we are transparent and honest, sharing information across the team. This ensures that everyone is in the loop about where we are, where we are heading and how we plan to get there. We hold regular weekly meetings where every team member is encouraged and empowered to help solve our common challenges and improve the way we collaborate together to get the best results.
We think you’ll be surprised (and genuinely delighted) at how this approach really does create a dynamic, enjoyable, rewarding environment, where people actually enjoy going to meetings, excelling in their work and hanging out with each other (either at our office pool table, or via gif competitions on Skype!).
“Live to Learn” is one of BioStrata’s core values and something we believe is paramount to the success of our people and the team. Our proven talent development process includes access to a wide range of written, audio and video training materials. We also have a dedicated training budget that team members can access to pay for training they wish to undertake.
Support and mentoring are also a major part of how we help team members reach their full potential, with everyone receiving regular coaching and feedback from across the team, provided in a safe, friendly environment where everyone works to help each other be happy and successful. This includes scheduled one-to-one time with your manager monthly, quarterly and yearly, where you have the opportunity to discuss whatever is on your mind – a recent challenge, an upcoming opportunity or to help you define and achieve your personal vision for your career.
It’s important to us that our team are taken care of and rewarded. As part of this, we subscribe to Perkbox, which delivers hundreds of great benefits to our team, including access to an Employee Assistance Programme offering advice and support covering a range of emotional, legal and financial issues.
Our benefits package includes 25 days holiday per year, plus additional days added over time the longer you stay with the team (other loyalty awards include spa days, festival tickets, tech gifts, holiday contributions and more). Did we mention that we also have an in-house yoga teacher that visits once per week, contribute to employee pensions above the government standard rate, have a generous bonus system and run a “Giving Back” programme that allocates each person paid time out of the office to volunteer etc.? Well, we do all this too (and more besides, but we’ve run out of space!).
Five more reasons to join the BioStrata team
BioStrata Team Success Stories
Hear directly from members of BioStrata about their experiences working in life science marketing and communications, as well as what it’s like to be a part of our team.
The team filmed these videos while working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Senior Account Manager
Senior Account Executive
BioStrata Career Resources
On our blog, the BioStrata team often share what it is like to work within an agency environment, as well as their experiences of working in life science marketing and the questions they had before joining BioStrata.
We hope the info below will be helpful. If the three examples below don’t answer your immediate needs, check out the full list of career-themed blog posts here.
Four things I love about working as an inbound Account Manager
Find out why one Account Manager at BioStrata decided to move from a career in the lab to life science marketing, as well as what you can expect if you take a similar role within our team.
What is it like to be a Public Relations Executive for a marketing agency?
Interested in a role in PR? Want to know what it’s like to work in the PR team at BioStrata? Then take a look at the perspective of one of our PR Account Executives, who provides insights into his first year with BioStrata.
Marketing with purpose: How your marketing skills can help change the world
Marketing in the life sciences is about using your knowledge to help connect people with the technology and support they need to improve the world for everyone. Sound interesting? Then learn more in this blog post.