Scientific Research Web Writer
Job Title: Scientific Research Web Writer
Job ID: 129305
Location: Medical Center, Houston, TX
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: 8am - 5:pm
Salary Grade: 12
Texas Children's Hospital is an internationally recognized full-care pediatric hospital located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. One of the best pediatric hospitals in the United States, Texas Children's Hospital is dedicated to providing the finest possible pediatric patient care, education and research.
Texas Children's is nationally ranked in the top five among children's hospitals by both Child magazine and U.S. News & World Report. The hospital has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthrough developments in the treatment of cancer, diabetes, asthma, HIV, premature babies, and cardiogenic and attention-related disorders.
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The Scientific Research Writer – Web Marketing Specialist will provide content writing, editing and proof reading skills for Texas Children’s websites, with particular focus on the NRI and Cain Labs sites. The Specialist will be integral to ensuring that the websites contain fresh, relevant and compelling content highlighting research. The Specialist will also ensure that consistent and audience-specific voices are used in all web-based communication. The specialist will collaborate closely with key members of the research teams at the NRI, Cain Labs and other research-focused departments within Texas Children’s. This position will also work closely with other members of the marketing/public relations team to share and leverage content and translate these communications into web/SEO-optimized copy for Texas Children’s websites and for story ideas for the PR team.
The successful candidate will possess a deep understanding of research and scientific enterprises in an academic environment.The successful candidate will also demonstrate a thorough understanding of effective digital marketing communications principles and writing and editing standards through their previous experience and body of work.
The successful candidate will have had previous experience in research/scientific communications, demonstrate comfort in the category through previously published work, and possess the ability to express complex information in a highly readable manner that is accessible to scientists and non-scientists alike.
The successful candidate will also possess: exceptional writing talent; the ability to organize complex information into logical and readable communications; strong vocabulary; excellent grasp of grammar and style; well-developed organization skills and ability to meet simultaneous deadlines; a collaborative style; and an interest in joining a fast paced, growing organization. The candidate should also have ability to use a browser-based CMS to manage and update content on multiple websites.
The formal education and experience required for completely satisfactory performance in this job is as follows:
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English or related field; OR biology, chemistry or related field
Three (3) years of related experience in scientific writing (additional education may be substituted for experience).
The following is preferred:
M.S. or Ph.D. in in biology, chemistry or other science-related field.
Job ID: 129305