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Science Writer

We're looking for like-minded individuals to join our expanding team.

Our ambition over the coming years is to help bring 100 game-changing life science products to market to transform the world through the power of science. We’ll achieve this by working with some of the world’s most exciting companies, helping them to tell stories that educate, inform, entertain and inspire life science professionals across the globe in the pursuit of mutual growth and success.

We’re passionate about how science can improve the world around us. Ultimately, our work helps to ensure that companies, scientists and healthcare experts find and understand the technologies they need to drive discovery, cure disease, improve crop yields and make the world a better place.

It's our core values that 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.

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. Could this be you?

About the Science Writer role at BioStrata

Are you a bright, creative writer who is passionate about telling scientific stories? If so, BioStrata could be the right place for you.

We’re a fast-paced, 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 history and passion within the field of commercial science writing, editorial development or publishing, is a must.

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.

What skills are required?

Ideally, you would have:

  • At least 3 years of experience working in life science writing, content development, or publishing
  • 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
  • Experience and knowledge of the Pharma and Biotech, CRO and CMO sectors and a good understanding of analytical methods used across these sectors
  • Editing experience

We're also very keen to receive applications from writers with the experience required to take on a Senior Science Writer role, should that be a better fit for your expertise and track record.

What are the key responsibilities?

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.

Location and salary details

  • Location: Cambridge, UK (remote options also available)
  • Salary: £27k - £58k (dependent on previous commercial writing experience)

The wider package

At BioStrata, we are passionate about giving our people the power to pursue their dreams and follow their passions. We have committed to this through a range of investments, initiatives and innovations. These pioneering mechanisms will create an important backdrop to your overall package.

Our benefits package includes:

  • 25 days holiday, plus additional days rewarded for long service
  • A generous annual bonus system
  • Hybrid working enabling both home- and office-based working as you prefer
  • Contributions to employee pensions above the government standard rate
  • Protective insurances including life insurance, income and critical illness protections at no extra cost to you, giving you and your family that extra piece of mind
  • Paid days off to study and develop your knowledge
  • Optional paid time out of the office to volunteer
  • Personal and Professional aspiration goal setting - we want to help you achieve your personal and professional goals

We care about our team’s mental and physical health, that’s why our package also includes:

  • Perkbox, delivering hundreds of great benefits, including an Employee Assistance Programme offering a wealth of support and information on topics from childcare to legal advice, mental health support, discount vouchers and more.
  • YuLife, an app for you to track your physical health, with challenges that unlock discounts in a variety of stores, including Amazon, Apple iTunes etc.
  • An in-house yoga teacher who holds weekly classes at our offices in Cambridge, UK

If all of the above sounds like the ideal opportunity for you, then please apply here.

The closing date for applications is 31st March 2023.


Learn more about us before applying

Want to learn more about what it is like to work at BioStrata before you apply? Then check out our updated careers page, which includes info on our mission, values, company benefits and more. You can also learn more about our teamcompany and clients.