Biomedical Science/Health Writer

Location US-MD-Silver Spring
Job ID
PAL-AB-3357-20
# Positions
1
Pos. Category
Current Opening

Overview

Palladian Partners, an Altarum Institute company, seeks a full-time biomedical science/health writer to work at our Silver Spring, MD, headquarters (side note: we are teleworking during the current pandemic). Palladian Partners is a creative communications firm dedicated to disseminating information about new discoveries in health, medicine, and social science to professionals, educators, patients, families, and the public. In this position, you will interact with all levels of staff and use your outstanding writing skills on a wide range of print and web projects in support of high-profile clients.

 

To be considered for this position, you must be adept at writing for a variety of audiences, from scientific experts to the general public, about wide-ranging health-related topics including the latest advances in gene therapy and editing, stroke risk factors, clinical research participation, messaging around viral outbreaks, and more.

Responsibilities

  • Attend scientific conferences and summarize proceedings
  • Write and edit news releases, newsletters, fact sheets, and other print and digital products
  • Interview scientists and thought leaders at major U.S. research institutions
  • Contribute to social media and video projects
  • Conduct research and write web content about a wide range of biomedical research and public health topics
  • Work directly with clients and collaborate with other staff members

Qualifications

  • Three+ years of science writing and editing experience for websites and print materials
  • Bachelor’s degree in a life science, journalism, English, or similar field; advanced degree in a life science or science writing is a plus
  • Ability to translate very technical scientific content into lively prose for lay audiences
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver outstanding web and print content on deadline
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • At this time, we will only accept candidates who are presently eligible to work in the United States and will not require sponsorship

You’ll Earn Bonus Points if You Have Experience

  • Plain language writing or writing and editing for low-literacy audiences
  • Crafting messages and using web writing best practices
  • Attending and writing summaries of scientific meetings
  • Writing video scripts and speeches
  • Working in a government contracting environment

 Palladian employees are highly talented and are encouraged to think and work creatively and strive for excellence. Palladian offers competitive pay, excellent benefits, and the satisfaction that comes from working on interesting, meaningful projects every day. Palladian’s dynamic work environment emphasizes integrity, personal commitment, and teamwork. We invite you to explore exciting and rewarding career opportunities with us.

 

Palladian Partners provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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