Alto Marketing

Science Writer – Marketing Communications

Science Writer – Marketing Communications

B2B Marketing Agency

Type: Full time


Negotiable. Mainly home-based/remote or office


From £26,500 (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

Start date:                         ASAP

TO APPLY: Read the job description and then send your CV, a covering email explaining why you’re right for the role, and if possible, some examples of similar writing projects to:

Now in our 20th year, Alto is a well-established B2B marketing communications agency and we have survived and prospered through economic crashes and pandemics! Our client base of UK and international companies ranges from global corporations to start-ups, and many have been working with us for a long time – some for over 15 years. That’s because we’re good at what we do, we’re enthusiastic, have in-depth scientific knowledge, great writing and marketing skills, and provide an excellent client service. What’s not to like?!
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. That said, when safety permits, we think it’s a good thing to meet in person from time to time and so 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. It’s likely that you’ve just finished your PhD and you’re looking for the next step, though if you’ve got experience in a similar role, it would be good to hear from you.

Working with the Account Managers – mostly remotely through Microsoft Teams/email/mobiles etc – you will work on varied writing projects. These 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:

Our specialist sectors

  • “Alto are always on hand to offer fast, friendly and industry-appropriate advice. From content creation to scientific PR they help with strategy, messaging, creative ideas, are always on time and always available. I can’t recommend Alto highly enough for the best industry knowledge and easiest team to work with.”

    Content Marketing Manager, Aptamer Group
  • “We’ve been really impressed with both the coverage they’ve helped us to secure, their excellent ideas, communication and the overall care they take with our brand. I would whole-heartedly recommend Alto to anybody looking for a PR partner in this industry.”

    Marketing Manager, Fluidic Analytics
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Alto Marketing is almost part of our company; an enthusiastic, innovative and industrious communications resource that has enabled us to reach out to our prospective clients, raise our profile and drive enquiries, worldwide.”

    Sales and Marketing Director, Innovnano
  • “Alto provides EKF with global PR, digital media planning/buying and campaign management. Their understanding of the global media, both digital and print, has allowed us to target our customers regionally throughout Europe, the US and South America. Our products can be complex but Alto’s clinical and scientific knowledge enables them to produce easily digestible PR materials. Alto are always available, and able to perform quick turnarounds.”

    Marketing Communications Manager, EKF Diagnostics
  • “My goodness they are a great resource for me. Professional, experienced and plain old good. Enthusiastic and happy customer of Alto Marketing.”

    Global Market Development Director, Advanced Cell Diagnostics Inc
  • “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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