Vacancies at SCIAD

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We're always looking for talented individuals to work with us at SCIAD. Contact us to find out more about our vacancies in marketing and communications in science, tech and healthcare

Sciad Communications is a boutique agency specialising in branding, digital, and PR for companies spanning the science, tech and health sectors, from start-ups, to scale up, to multi-nationals.

We operate in most areas of science from drug discovery to consumer health, genomics to home cancer tests, neutron research to superconducting magnets and synthetic biology to biofuels.  Our strategies are devised to grow audiences, inspire customers, boost engagement and generate sales.

We’re a team of super savvy scientists, marketeers and creatives, and we’re committed to delivering integrated Brand, Digital and PR strategies that drive results. Every day we help businesses and brands reach and resonate with their intended audiences, by delivering compelling content that drives behavioural and attitudinal change. We unravel complex language and create meaningful campaigns to achieve clear goals.

Account Director/Senior Account Manager

London, Covent Garden / Flexible Hybrid Working £40-£50k+ Depending on Role & Experience.

A PR Account Director is needed to join our fast-growing science communications agency, we work with companies in the R & D space and early-stage Biotech companies focusing on science comms / PR. Working from the heart of Covent Garden, expect an exciting and varied role where you will work across the life sciences, biotech, healthcare, and related scientific and medical areas to deliver integrated communication strategies for leading international clients. 

The Account Director role offers enormous scope to build experience and leadership skills within a friendly, supportive and progressive culture that offers ongoing training and development programmes (CIPR Accredited) to all employees. 

Working with businesses at the cutting edge of innovation, our pioneering agency develops solutions for some of the biggest challenges facing the world today. We are renowned for turning complex science into a compelling brand story helping companies attract investment and reach their targets. Due to on-going success, we are now seeking a talented AD, who would relish the variety of this role working across PR / Digital & Design for an agency with a fantastic culture where your opinions are always welcomed. 

Joining as the Account Director you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day running of global client accounts. Whether you are developing communication strategies, networking and building relationships with clients, co-ordinating campaigns, producing compelling copy, or developing a deep understanding of client objectives, it will be your passion for healthcare / science that helps deliver excellent results for clients. 

To qualify… You should be a PR Account Director / Senior Account Manager / Account Manager / SAM / AD / Client Services Manager / PR or Marketing Account Manager or similar with a CV that demonstrates:

  • Strong experience in science or health public relations.
  • A passion for science communications and an up-to-date knowledge of the latest innovations that are transforming our world.
  • Excellent media relations skills – strong journalist network and track record of pitching stories.
  • Experience in a PR/marketing agency or in-house.
  • Degree educated, preferably in life sciences or science or equivalent demonstrable experience.
  • Excellent writing, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Competence in social media.

In return expect to join a lively team of agency professionals who are passionate about delivering first class Intelligent Science, Tech & Health Communications to their clients.  Please contact deborah@sciad.com with your CV to discuss the role further and we hope we can welcome you to the team.

Digital Marketing Optimisation Executive

Specialist in conversion rate optimisation

London, Covent Garden / Flexible Hybrid Working - expect and upgraded industry standard salary from your current role

A Digital Marketing Optimisation Executive is needed to join our fast-growing science communications agency, we work with companies in the R & D space and early-stage Biotech companies focusing on science comms / branding / websites / digital marketing. Working from the heart of Covent Garden, expect an exciting and varied role where you will work across the life sciences, biotech, healthcare, and related scientific and medical areas to deliver integrated communication strategies for leading international clients. 

To quality you should have experience in...

  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • PPC specialist - Google Ads, Microsoft Ads, LinkedIn Ads, Twitter Ads
  • PPC Ad optimisation designing and testing
  • Landing page optimisation
  • Conversion rate optimisation
  • Web marketing content writing and uploading skills
  • Familiarity with website CMS
  • Editorial and content
  • Google Analytics, setting up goals
  • Data studio and reporting

If you’re keen on coming in for an interview, send us your CV by email to Deborah Cockerill at deborah@sciad.com.

 

Website/Technical Content Executive

Specialist in web content and landing pages

London, Covent Garden / Flexible Hybrid Working - expect and upgraded industry standard salary from your current role

A Website/Technical Content Executive is needed to join our fast-growing science communications agency, we work with companies in the R & D space and early-stage Biotech companies focusing on science comms / branding / websites / digital marketing. Working from the heart of Covent Garden, expect an exciting and varied role where you will work across the life sciences, biotech, healthcare, and related scientific and medical areas to deliver integrated communication strategies for leading international clients. 

To quality you should have experience in...

  • Uploading content to websites
  • Good understanding of the in-house hosting/maintenance
  • Mid-level understanding of CMS’s WordPress/Drupal, others
    • Creating new pages
    • Move pages
    • Editing pages
      • Image editing
      • Meta tags
      • Layout
      • Titles/subtitles
  • Website UX
  • Website design, basic knowledge and interest
  • Technical knowledge
  • Website quotes
  • Website proposals
  • Email design
  • Email content creation
  • Familiarity with Mailchimp and Campaign Monitor
  • Familiarity with HubSpot
  • Project management skills

If you’re keen on coming in for an interview, send us your CV by email to Deborah Cockerill at deborah@sciad.com.

Website Designer and Developer

This is a full-time role for a website designer and developer interested in working in the science and health industry. This role will provide valuable experience across a broad range of website and graphic design projects and will include developing your skills in:

  • Design
  • Adobe XD for UX design
  • Front end development (HTML, CSS and Javascript)
  • Basic knowledge of PHP would be beneficial but not essential
  • Website planning
  • Sitemaps IA
  • Drupal
  • Drupal maintenance
  • Basic server management
  • InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Google Analytics
  • Liaising with clients via telephone and email

Who we’re looking for

You will be a bright, talented website designer with an ambitious, helpful character. You’ll need excellent design and technical skills with a positive attitude. We’re looking for someone who is professional, outgoing and friendly. You’ll have an eye for detail, a passion for website design and enjoy working in a team. The role can be home based or office based depending on where you live, your preference and taking into account current COVID-19 restrictions. We're a welcoming, friendly team looking for someone to join us and work together to create high quality design projects for our clients.

Advantages of working at Sciad:

  • Small, friendly team
  • Experienced scientists, communicators
  • Every job is different, not much repetition
  • Broad range of work B2B, B2C
  • Range of projects from small fast turn-around to larger slow burning projects
  • Good opportunity for an enthusiastic designer to apply and expand their skills quickly

If you’re keen on joining the team send us your portfolio and CV and we can arrange a video interview. Please email Paula Burton at paula@sciad.com to apply for the role.


Trainee Digital PR/Marketing Executive

This is a training role for people interested in science and health PR, especially digital communications. You will be exposed to a broad range of digital marketing communications projects including the following activities:

  • Search Engine Optimisation and Google Ads Management
  • Providing daily admin support to the Managing Partners and PR Account Executive
  • Data Entry
  • Editorial admin and proofreading
  • Preparing regular client reports and attending client meetings
  • Attending industry networking events
  • Liaising with clients and the media via telephone and email
  • Monitoring the media
  • Researching, writing and distributing press releases to targeted media
  • Social media including Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Email marketing support
  • Project management support for design and website projects

Who we’re looking for

You will be a bright, talented Graduate with a Science Degree or equivalent with an ambitious character. You’ll need excellent writing skills with a positive and willing to learn attitude. We’re looking for someone who is professional, outgoing and friendly, with excellent communication skills, a knack for networking and a passion for digital communications. You’ll be computer literate, have an eye for detail, an interest in digital marketing, enjoy writing, networking and working in a team. If you’re keen on coming in for an interview, send us your CV by email to Deborah Cockerill at deborah@sciad.com.


Freelance Designers and Website Developers

We're looking for Drupal website designers and developers, themers, PHP developers and designers to help work on new sites for our clients and design projects. We're also looking for creative designers with a strong background in producing ad campaigns for scientific, technical or medical companies or organisations. Send us your CV and let us know about your experience and rates. 

If you would like to contact us about vacancies or freelance work, please send your CV or portfolio to Paula Burton at paula@sciad.com so that we can discuss more details about your experience and the role you're interested in. We look forward to hearing from you!