Web & Social Media PR Campaign Manager with Parkure

Parkure is a new, Edinburgh-based drug discovery company. They have an innovative method to look for a cure for Parkinson’s disease. 

Location: Edinburgh
£7.65 per hour, part time for 10 weeks.
Mid-November 2014 start

The intern will assist with the development of the general PR strategy and the preparation of promotional material including: media, press and investor info packs. During the campaign the intern will disseminate the material online, on social media and on Parkure’s website, update the blog with material we provide and also redirect or where possible answer investor questions and requests. Throughout the campaign the intern will also assist the interaction with Parkinson's Disease (PD) charities, press and the media. See http://parkure.co.uk/ for more information.

This is an opportunity to be directly involved in the funding campaign of a promising start-up biotechnology company using an emerging approach for this industry. The unique positioning of the company as an ethical and focused entity will also provide an interesting angle, slightly different from these of traditional tech or health start-ups.


The ideal candidate will have a background in marketing and/or PR. You must have strong IT skills and be very social media savvy. Candidates do not need to have a science background however an understanding of the principles is needed. Good skills in content writing and publishing software will be required.


Closing date for applications is 30th October 2014, 5pm.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 5pm on the closing date. State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.