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Company Name KGS at the National Institutes of Health
Location Bethesda, MD, **
Date Posted 18, Monday 2014
Category Copywriter
Listing Type Hourly Rate


Science Writer / Communications – NIH – Bethesda, MD
Kelly Government Solutions is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Kelly Government Solutions offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world. We are currently seeking a Science Writer to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

This position offers:
• Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package
• Tremendous growth opportunity
• Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center
• Translate technical and scientific subject matter based on scientific papers and clinical trials information into understandable communications pieces, such as press releases, media availabilities, Q&As, Web content, talking points and social media items.
• Interview NIAID employees or grantees for the purpose of understanding sometimes complex scientific papers and then writing communication materials for the lay public.
• Ensure that written content is clear, consistent with NIAID style, and free of bureaucratic or overly dense language.
• Facilitate inquiries from reporters, follow SOP’s and support spokespeople in close coordination with the team.
• Keep apprised of events and media coverage related to HIV/AIDS and ongoing NIAID/NIH research.
• Make recommendations to project leads on editorial or communications issues.
• Handle and/or assist in special writing assignments.
• Research and track reporters covering HIV/AIDS.

• Master’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, or related scientific discipline. Two (2) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a Master’s degree.
• Minimum of four (4) years of specialized experience in writing and editing a range of high quality materials in addition to previous requirement.
• Knowledge of and skill in journalistic-style media writing. Specific work experience involving health related topics for dissemination to the general public.
• Specific experience in media/press relations (participated in news conferences or media briefing, developed or participated in the development of news releases; interacted with health and science reporters).
• Demonstrated experience in writing user-friendly communications for a scientific or medical-related organization.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, attention to detail, willingness to take initiative and work independently.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.

How To Apply

Note that the phone number for our NIH branch is not listed. Due to the high volume of inquiries, we regret that we cannot accept phone calls or emails. Qualified candidates will be contacted.
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