GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Under the general direction of the Chair, Program Direction or designee, the Senior Scientific Writer is responsible for collaborating with faculty, Departments of Communications and Development to promote internal and external communications to a wide range of constituents and assist in the development of grant proposals, scientific communications and publications.
Responsible for developing and submitting a variety of scientific materials for peer reviewed journals, internal and external print and website communications.
Plan and prepare major departmental grant initiatives
Work with Offices of Faculty Affairs and Research to facilitate faculty and staff virtual networks, and promote education and career events for department
Collaborate with Communications and Development to promote internal and external communications for the department/center.
Maintain social media presences for lay audiences
Plan and execute Symposiums and other focused events
Assist in the identification and development of training materials
Edits and proofreads articles, book chapters, grants, abstracts, posters, oral and visual presentations for style and content
Prepares figures and illustrations for publications
Conducts review of medical literature and summarizes findings
Work with the Chair/Director to identify and maintain a cost effective scientific and public communication plan
Perform other job duties as required.
Master's degree in a scientific, health care or communications field
5 years of related scientific/ health care communication experience
Demonstrated knowledge of social media communications
Experience with grant applications and scientific and publication
Experience in using computer-based tools (Microsoft Office, Adobe applications, webpage design tools etc)
Oral and written communication skills.
Excellent organization, analytical, and interpersonal skills required.
University Of Massachusetts Medical School