Alto Marketing

Science Writer – Marketing Communications

Science Writer – Marketing Communications

B2B Marketing Agency


Type: Full time Location: Home-based/remote.
(Office is near Southampton)
Salary: From £25,000 (PhD level), dependent on experience
Benefits: Benefits include: workplace pension; 25 days holiday; 1 day paid Charity Day; work from home flexibility; easy working environment
Keywords: Science Writer; Life Science; Molecular Biology; Genomics; PR; Marketing Agency; Technical Writing; Science Communications; PhD


The COVID-19 crisis means we have had to work from home…and the good news is…it works. So, this is predominantly a home-based role. Depending on where the successful candidate lives, there may be occasional or regular trips to the office – we are flexible.

The role

We are looking for a PhD-qualified life scientist* who can write really well, and importantly enjoys the writing process. You’re someone who loves to find out and write about cutting-edge products, technologies and applications, and you’ll also be happy dealing with clients, interviewing customers etc. We’re looking for someone who can contribute from day one, so ideally you’ll have previous experience of writing scientific marketing communications (not the same as writing peer review papers).

 *possibly BSc/MSc if the candidate has thorough understanding of the scientific areas below and is already a great writer.

Working with the Account Managers – mostly remotely through Microsoft Teams/email/mobiles etc – you will work on 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, involving promotional and/or informational content – anything from press releases to white papers and promotional sales materials. For promotional content you’ll need to:

Because our clients’ products/services cover a range of scientific areas, and this can change as we get new clients on board, you must have an interest in all the sciences and be able to quickly understand the benefits of complex technical products and applications in eg:


Personal attributes:

Start date             ASAP

Please send your CV,  some examples of similar writing projects and a covering email explaining why you’re right for the role to:

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    Global Market Development Director, Advanced Cell Diagnostics Inc
  • “Alto has shown proven ability to provide high-quality work to demanding timelines with true enthusiasm. They are a pleasure to work with and are committed to understanding our needs and delivering results.”

    Director of Communications, Oxford Gene Technology
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    Marketing Manager, Fluidic Analytics
  • “It has been a pleasure to work with Alto’s digital marketing experts over the last 4 years. Their knowledge and expertise of how Google Ads can best be utilised by Life Science companies has really helped us develop the quantity, and more importantly the quality, of our Google Ads leads.”

    Digital Marketing Manager, Oxford Gene Technology
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    Director – Sales and Marketing, Quest Diagnostics
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    Sales and Marketing Director, Innovnano
  • “Always providing fresh ideas, Alto’s relationships with the media has gotten the IDT name out where it wouldn’t have been possible without them…and their service and response time is stellar.”

    Marketing Communications Manager, IDT Inc

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