Biomedical Science Writer and Team Leader

Location US-MD-Silver Spring
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Palladian Partners, an Altarum Institute company, seeks a full-time biomedical science/health writer and writing team leader 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 potentially clients, to advance Palladian’s work in biomedical communications. You will work closely with the writing team to build skills, provide thought leadership, and advance writing best practices, as well as 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 have leadership experience including supervising or mentoring staff. 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 science of COVID, advances in gene therapy and editing, stroke risk factors, clinical research participation, messaging around viral outbreaks, and more.


  • Conduct literature searches and write web content about a wide range of biomedical research and public health topics
  • 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
  • Work collaboratively with clients and other staff members


  • Three+ years of science writing experience for websites and print materials
  • Two + years supervising writers or editorial teams
  • An advanced degree in science writing or a life science or extensive experience as a senior science writer and team leader
  • 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

  • Training or education specific to science writing for the public
  • Exposure to or experience developing content strategy
  • Plain language writing skills or writing and editing for low-literacy audiences
  • Experience crafting messages and using web writing best practices
  • Written video scripts and speeches
  • Working in a government contracting environment
  • Experience writing health content in Spanish

 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. Palladian prizes diversity in all its forms, and employees work in an environment in which all voices are heard and valued. 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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