BioStrata Marketing: Senior Science Writer

Are you a bright, creative writer who is passionate about telling scientific stories? If so, BioStrata might be the right place for you. We’re a fast-paced, rapidly growing, award-winning, 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 history and passion within the field of commercial science writing, editorial development or publishing, is a must.

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.

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

Our core values make us unique and are key to our success. They work to unify our team and align our efforts to deliver our shared goals for the company and our clients. Our core values are:

- Do the right thing
- Get stuff done
- Do a ridiculously good job
- Be a modest expert
- Live to learn
- Be an analytical thinker

The Senior Science Writer role

This full-time role is perfect for someone who is looking to further develop within commercial scientific communications, has a passion for writing and wants to put their editorial development skills and sector and scientific knowledge to use as a subject matter expert within our client-based account teams. You must have:

- 3+ years working in life science writing, content development, or publishing
- Experience and knowledge of the Pharma and Biotech, CRO and CMO sectors essential
- Good understanding of analytical methods used across these sectors
- The ability to write clearly and concisely
- The skill to translate complex scientific ideas into compelling stories with clear narratives
- A flair for creative writing (e.g. creating compelling, engaging social media posts)
- Exceptional written and spoken English, including exceptional 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

Ideally, you will also have:
- A PhD in a science subject (chemistry/biochemistry preferred)
- Editing experience

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. At BioStrata there are opportunities to develop your role in the future, potentially as a content editor where you could lead and manage a team of writers, though the desire to do this is not a requirement.

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: competitive, depending on previous experience and qualifications

Benefits: Full company benefits, bonus and pension available

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location: Cambridge, UK

Application Instructions: 

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV and supporting cover letter to OR apply directly via our website

Application Closing Date: 
31 December