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Science Writer (Neuroscience & Psychology) - NIH

Kelly Services
Rockville, MD 20851
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 the leading medical research center in the world. We are seeking an individual to work as a Science Writer (Neuroscience & Psychology) at the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, MD.

This is a long-term contract position which offers:

- Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit package

- Optional health, vision, and dental plans

- Vacation leave as well as paid federal holidays and 401K plan.

- Access to NIHs unparalleled resources and niche scientific initiatives

TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall:

(1) Support the Science, Writing, Press and Dissemination Branch within the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) by writing and editing products that articulate, interpret, and explain a variety of subjects, tailored to specific media and audiences

(2) Draft accurate, compelling, audience appropriate print, web, and social media content on a range of important and emerging mental health topics, such as press releases, research highlights, consumer brochures, fact sheets, and web content

(3) Translate complex scientific information into plain language and tailor this information for a variety of audiences and channels

(4) Assess the newsworthiness and scientific importance of papers

(5) Respond to written email, standard mail, fax, and social media and telephone inquiries from members of the public including health professionals, scientists, researchers, patients and family members, and students in a timely, accurate, analytic, and articulate manner

(6) Stay abreast of NIMH, NIH, and other HHS news releases, research topics and findings and health information relevant to the Institute and other HHS entities

(7) Disseminate information and promote NIMH, NIH, and HHS products through a variety of communication channels

(8) Research and compile background information and/or talking points for presentations, media interviews, blogs, etc.

(9) Implement communication plans for specific NIMH initiatives and activities

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor ideally would have:

(1) Ph. D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, or a related discipline. Three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Masters degree in the above fields is equivalent to a Ph.D. or five (5) years of experience plus a Bachelors degree.

(2) Minimum of three (3) years of experience in science writing and editing about neuroscience or other biomedical sciences.

(3) Excellent writing and editing skills, especially demonstrated experience in writing news items and other material about advances in neuroscience accurately and in a way that non-scientists would find interesting, understandable and engaging.

(4) Experience assessing the significance of and writing about scientific advances and topics for varied national audiences with a broad range of scientific expertise, from scientists to clinicians, to the general public.

(5) Experience editing and verifying the scientific accuracy of material written by others, including those with scientific backgrounds and those with nonscientific backgrounds.

(6) Experience implementing communication plans.

(7) Experience using multiple software programs, platforms and tools, including Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and SharePoint.


When you apply, please know a Kelly Government Solutions Recruiter will review your resume and will contact you directly, if your skills and experience match the requirements of this position; a full job description can be made available at that time.

Due to the high volume of inquiries, we regret that we cannot accept phone calls. Even if you arent contacted for this position, you are still part of our talent network. All Kelly recruiters have access to your profile, which expands your opportunities even further.

As a specialty talent company, Kelly is committed to doing the right thing for our talent and clients. We stand up for equity, inclusion, fair treatment, and opportunity for all as these build the foundation of our Talent Promise. With a focus on safety, value, well-being, investment, and opportunity, Kellys Talent Promise confirms our commitment to those in search of a better way to work and live and to help discover whats next.

It is obvious things are different than they were just a few months ago. Kelly is at the forefront of ensuring the safety of our employees in this new working environment. Be well and stay strong.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Looking to connect with premier government agencies or the top 25 federal government contractors? Kelly Government offers a variety of full-time, project (SOW), seasonal, and surge support opportunities in science, engineering, technical, professional, and administrative support roles. Our experts will find you the opportunity that fits your schedule and interests and handle the details of transferring and processing all levels of security clearances. Its just another way we make the job search work for you.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (
Posted: 2021-09-06 Expires: 2021-10-07

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