HealthLumen is a leader in intervention modelling for non-communicable diseases (NCDs). We aim to improve global health outcomes by creating data-driven insights for decision making.

People are at the heart of our business. We have brought together a highly skilled and experienced multi-disciplinary team of epidemiologists, mathematicians, data scientists, population health researchers, and software engineers; together we aim to help answer the complex questions on how to prevent and reduce NCDs.

Due to continued growth, we now have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and ambitious Content Strategist to join our team.

Our microsimulation-based platform is used to generate evidence and quantify the future impact of interventions on NCDs when scaled across populations. Such interventions include prevention,  screening, and pharmaceutical treatments, with a focus on predicting the future burden of over 20 NCDs and related healthcare costs in over 80 countries.

HealthLumen works in both the public and private sector (primarily within life sciences), where the value proposition can be applied in many areas. Our modelling can help evaluate the impact (clinical, social and economic), of prevention strategies or treatments before expensive, time-consuming real-world implementation.

Role and responsibilities

As Content Strategist, you must have a good understanding of, and genuine passion for, the healthcare and life science sectors, and the ability to think creatively and analytically.

You will be responsible for creating high-quality and compelling content, and ensuring it is properly distributed across all relevant digital platforms, in adherence with our branding, in order to drive new business, and engage customers and prospects, by showcasing our expertise, and conveying trust and authenticity.

You should be adept at finding innovative ways to build our online presence, as well as using analytics in the formulation of a content strategy. Content is defined in its broadest sense, and includes blog articles, multimedia such as infographics, white papers, and educational webinars that help aid engagement. You will be responsible for creating and executing an effective cross-platform content strategy and calendar, and tracking progress against agreed short-term and long-term targets.

Constant “horizon-scanning” to keep abreast of industry trends, will be essential for staying up-to-date with developments and creating new ideas to engage the audience.

Qualifications, skills and experience
  • BSc and/or MSc in marketing or related field
  • Demonstrable experience in a content strategy/marketing or related role in the life sciences industry
  • Outstanding writing and editorial skills
  • Highly organised, excellent time management skills, and obsessive attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Project management skills to manage schedules and deadlines within ongoing campaigns
  • Experience with lead generation campaigns and familiarity with CRM systems (ideally SalesForce)
  • Proficiency with Google Analytics, social media analytics and SEO best practices
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work by initiative
  • Ability to work both independently, as well as alongside a multi-disciplinary team
  • Positive “can-do” attitude and enthusiastic approach

Working practices

This role is based in London. However, we will consider candidates who wish to work remotely but who are willing to attend regular meetings for 2-3 days a month in London.

This position reports directly to the CEO, and the remuneration comprises a competitive salary plus benefits, including share options.

How to apply 

If you wish to apply for this role, we’d like to get a flavour of your creative writing, with the following short brief:

The saying “All models are wrong, but some are useful” is attributed to the great statistician George Box.

  • What is your interpretation of this maxim, and the implications for HealthLumen?
  • Approach this as a potential blog post, of approximately 400 words.

Please email this, plus a cover letter on what interests you about the role and your CV, to Sue Connolly via email (

The deadline for applications is 21st February.