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Health Science Writer with a Science Degree - Part Time - NIH - Bethesda

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Job Title Health Science Writer with a Science Degree - Part Time - NIH - Bethesda

Jobid US3172RS_BH1427842

Location: Bethesda, MD, 20814, USA

Description Health Science Writer with a Science Degree - Part Time - NIH - Bethesda, Maryland

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 HEALTH SCIENCE WRITER to write of complex biomedical topics for a wide range of audiences (the public, Congress, the media, industry and healthcare professionals) to work at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Bethesda is 8 miles from Washington, DC.

This is a long-term part-time contract position which offers:
- Competitive salary with retirement benefit and PTO
- Opportunity to work at NIH, world's foremost medical research center
- Learn more about what Kelly can do for you at

Office of Communications and Public Liaison (OCPL)
Office of the Director (OD)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Bethesda, MD

TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall:
1. Research, write, fact-check, edit and revise a wide range of science-based materials designed to meet the communications needs of the NIH, the NIH Office of Communications and Public Liaison (OCPL) and the agency's diverse audiences.
2. Conduct research using background literature and source material sufficient to accomplish the development of high-quality, well-written, and accurate products.
3. Develop and complete written assignments, including articles, summaries of research findings, brief newsletter contributions, factsheets, brochures, website content and routine or special reports.
4. Work with NIH editors and Institute and Center-based public affairs staff to identify subject matter experts to interview.
5. Attend scientific seminars and presentations related to the topics being addressed.
6. Conduct interviews with subject matter experts and supply notes or transcripts of interviews to the editors if requested.
7. Draft materials for submission to editors for clearance, publication and final dissemination.
8. Apply editorial standards and applicable style guidelines to each work.
9. Work with editors to address feedback obtained in the NIH clearance process; rework, rewrite and revise sections to incorporate feedback.
10. Attend 1-2 staff and/or team meetings per week, either in person or remotely.
11. Maintain careful and strict records of source material, interviews, drafts, and final products and materials for archiving and compliance with applicable records statues, regulations, and guidelines.
12. Read, review and interpret appropriate scientific literature related to the topics being addressed.
13. Organize and express complex scientific concepts.
14. Complete and submit drafts and final products within specified deadlines.
15. Present information in a tone and style commensurate with each publication and its target audience.
16. Present information and ideas in such a way as to advance the agency's biomedical research mission and communication goals while helping to promote increased understanding of the value of publicly-funded research.
17. Prepare written products for use by a wide range of audiences with differing levels of comprehension: the public, Congress, the media, industry, healthcare professionals and others.

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:
1. PhD in a related discipline; three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Master’s degree is equivalent to a PhD; five (5) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a PhD.
2. Minimum of five (5) years of related experience, including federal government communications.
3. Extensive knowledge of web and social media platforms, with fluency in mobile technology.
4. Experience in media relations, either as a public relations professional or a journalist.
5. Experience using multiple software programs, platforms and tools, including MS Office Suite, Adobe and Acrobat Pro.
6. Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
7. Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

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. All qualified candidates will be contacted.

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