Associate Science Writer

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POST DATE 8/9/2016
END DATE 10/25/2016

Broad Institute Cambridge, MA

Cambridge, MA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Associates Degree


Job Description:

We are looking for a talented writer to assist in preparing of a range of communications in support of the Director of the Klarman Cell Observatory (KCO) at the Broad Institute. The KCO is a pilot effort to systematically define cellular circuits in cell types that play critical roles in cancer, psychiatric disease, and immune disease. It builds on breakthrough technologies and collaborations across scientific disciplines.

The writer will work with supervision from the KCO Director and in close collaboration with the Director's Scientific Advisor and Senior Advisor. He or she will be responsible for collecting information for the Director, drafting or editing documents (many of which pertain to and contain scientific information), and keeping close track of deadlines. The ideal candidate will enjoy creating clear, direct, and concise writings for an array of audiences. Additional duties may include tracking and assembling nomination packages for major awards, and obtaining and analyzing information relevant to the Director and other scientists affiliated with the KCO and the Broad.

The Broad Institute is an amazing place - we apply our deep knowledge of human genetics to empower a revolution in biomedicine and accelerate the pace at which the world conquers disease. Through our partnerships with MIT, Harvard, and the Harvard teaching hospitals, we've become a worldwide hub of cutting-edge biomedical science. Requirements: You are a talented writer interested in gaining significant experience in a scientific research environment. You should be able to master several tones and types of writing, from warm and personal to clear-cut and straightforward. You have a Bachelor's degree in English, creative writing, communications, or a related field. Previous experience in writing about science is preferred but not essential. You should be able to manage and meet multiple deadlines on an ongoing basis, and must be able work independently and as part of a team.

The Broad Institute will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

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