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Careers – Science Writer/Account Executive (Science, PhD level)

Science Writer/Account Executive (Science, PhD level)

Type: Full time; 12 months fixed-term, likely to extend

Location: Nr Southampton

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Include: workplace pension; 25 days holiday; 1 day paid Charity Day; some ability to work from home

Keywords: Science Writer; Account Executive; Life Science; Molecular Biology; PR; Marketing Agency; Technical; PhD

The role

Learn about marketing in the scientific environment. We are looking for a PhD-qualified life scientist – someone who loves to find out and write about cutting-edge products, technologies and applications. You’ll also be dealing with clients and managing projects. This is a full time position initially for one year, though we expect to make it permanent.

Working with the Account Managers and others in the team (we have 4 x PhDs), you will take on responsibility for varied writing activities, involving research into technical topics, interviewing active researchers/key opinion leaders about their work and liaison with clients and the science trade media.

The projects involve a wide variety of writing styles, providing a balance between promotional and informational content and include:

Our science clients’ products/services cover a range of scientific areas – mostly, but not exclusively in the life sciences. So you must have an interest in all the sciences and be able to quickly understand the benefits of complex technical products and applications in for example:

You’ll also be involved with working with clients and the media, so you will be conversing with all types of people.


Personal attributes:


Start date          asap

Contact David now on 01489 557672.      


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