Vacancies at SCIAD

We're Hiring!
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/Account Manager

Two positions available with a fast growing communications agency based in Covent Garden, working across the healthcare, pharma, life sciences, biotech and related scientific and medical areas to deliver integrated communication strategies.

If you are an established senior PR Director or Manager seeking a new challenge, and you've worked with clients in the healthcare, pharma and/or life sciences sectors, please get in touch ASAP.


Role overview:

Due to growing demand, we are now looking to hire an Account Manager and an Account Director

You will be joining our exciting team working on a range of global and UK accounts, supporting the delivery of integrated communication services to our clients

The role offers enormous scope to gain experience as a rounded communications professional, giving you the opportunity to develop your skills across geographies and disciplines

Great opportunity to join a supportive and progressive culture with ongoing training and development programmes open to all employees


Key requirements:


2-5 years’ experience in a PR or marketing communications role for the Account Manager or 5+ years experience for the Account Director

Understanding of and interest in the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry

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 a life sciences subject or equivalent demonstrable experience

Excellent writing, communications and interpersonal skills

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office

Competence in social media

If this position sounds of interest and you have the relevant experience, please get in touch ASAP to discuss! Email Deborah Cockerill at with your CV and a covering email. We look forward to hearing from you!

Website Designer

This is a full-time role for a website designer 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 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

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 so that we can discuss more details about your experience and the role you're interested in. We look forward to hearing from you!