Careers at Notch

We’re always looking out for talented and ambitious people to join our team, please contact us if you’re interested in finding out about current employment opportunities. We regularly participate in industry placement and work experience schemes with local universities and schools.


Current openings


Science Writer/Editor (Entry Level) - Manchester



Job description


Based in our Manchester, UK, office, your primary purpose will be to write and edit content for our science magazine as well as for clients’ projects, ranging from feature articles, to blogs, websites, press releases, brochures, advertisements, presentations and social media posts.

We work with clients across the life sciences, from laboratory equipment and reagents providers, to biotech, clinical trials companies, and fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals manufacturers. You will work with our teams to provide materials for several of our client accounts as well as for our quarterly magazine. You will also liaise with trade press editors, working on PR campaigns, press release distribution and attending industry events. You will uphold the Notch values and commitment to our clients in everything you do.

Training will be provided on the job and, depending on your competencies, there may be further scope to develop skills in marketing strategy and/or campaign management.


Person specification


Essential skills

As a scientific writer, you need to have a post-graduate degree in a life sciences-related subject. You should have excellent communication skills, including a high standard of written English and strict attention to detail. You should also be passionate about communicating scientific discoveries and technologies to diverse audiences.

You must be comfortable with researching and understanding academic science papers, and also have experience in using social media and other web-based communications channels. This role requires the ability to learn quickly about diverse scientific areas covering a broad spectrum of the life sciences, and likely extending beyond your existing specialist knowledge. As a member of a small and busy team, you should also be willing to help out on other tasks as required, and be comfortable working on several projects simultaneously.


Desirable skills

Ideally, you should have some published scientific papers or articles. Any marketing, branding or PR experience would be an advantage, but is not essential. Competency in other European languages would be beneficial. You should also have great initiative, self- motivation and organisational skills.


Principle tasks


  • Researching, editing and writing press releases, web content and articles
  • Editing and writing other campaign materials as required
  • Researching and learning about clients’ and their competitors’ technologies, products and services
  • Working with agency colleagues to brainstorm and plan campaign ideas
  • Inputting to Notch and clients’ social media strategies
  • Collating media coverage for PR accounts and reporting back to clients

  • For more information about this opportunity or to submit your application (consisting of a CV and covering letter), please contact:


    About Notch Communications


    Notch is a creative marketing & PR agency that’s focused on serving life science organisations. We provide a full range of creative, digital and PR marketing services to global and international clients, as well as to local start-up businesses. We are headquartered in Manchester, UK, and also have an office at the Uppsala Science Park in Sweden.


    “My year’s internship at Notch has given me an invaluable insight into the marketing and PR industry, something I’d never have had the opportunity to do during my degree.”

    Jordan Bulmer

    Jordan is a Zoology undergraduate at the University of Manchester and is currently spending an industrial placement year at Notch. His role at Notch focuses primarily on public relations, writing articles and monitoring press coverage for clients; he is also involved in various social media campaigns. In his spare time, Jordan is a qualified level 4 football referee and is a big football fan. He enjoys watching the latest films and TV series, particularly the comic book genre.

    Emily Walsh

    Emily is a Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate currently completing a year in industry as part of Notch’s placement scheme with the University of Manchester. Emily’s primary roles at Notch include being one of our market analysts and the resident Photoshop expert. In her spare time, Emily loves socialising with friends but is also partial to a quiet night in watching some unusual TV, her favourites include Location, Location, Location and 24 Hours in A&E. Coming from London, Emily enjoys spending her weekends exploring the leafy areas of the North West, particularly the Peak District.

    Emily Walsh

    Emily is a Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate currently completing a year in industry as part of Notch’s placement scheme with the University of Manchester. Emily’s primary roles at Notch include being one of our market analysts and the resident Photoshop expert. In her spare time, Emily loves socialising with friends but is also partial to a quiet night in watching some unusual TV, her favourites include Location, Location, Location and 24 Hours in A&E. Coming from London, Emily enjoys spending her weekends exploring the leafy areas of the North West, particularly the Peak District.

    “Working at Notch has been eye-opening and given me a great taster of the life science industry from a different perspective. My knowledge of marketing as well as the life sciences has grown exponentially this year.”

    Jordan Bulmer

    Jordan is a Zoology undergraduate at the University of Manchester and is currently spending an industrial placement year at Notch. His role at Notch focuses primarily on public relations, writing articles and monitoring press coverage for clients; he is also involved in various social media campaigns. In his spare time, Jordan is a qualified level 4 football referee and is a big football fan. He enjoys watching the latest films and TV series, particularly the comic book genre.

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