The Science Writer is part of the Analytics and Evaluation team and is responsible for writing, editing, and coordinating the production of publications (reports, white papers, and scientific journal articles), posters, and other presentations for the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health. The Science Writer serves a liaison with Marketing, Communications and Public Relations to ensure maximum visibility of the organization’s work. In addition, the Science Writer will work closely with other teams and functional areas to proactively identify content that can be used for development.
**INCLUDE A WRITING SAMPLE (MUST BE THE PRIMARY AUTHOR) WITH YOUR APPLICATION.**
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of the Director, plan, develop, and implement science writing activities that elevate oral health, showcase CareQuest Institute’s programs and grant-making, and position the organization as a leading voice.
Write and edit self-published research reports, scholarly manuscripts for medical/dental journals, presentations, and other stakeholder-facing materials.
Assist the team in planning and executing on research, analysis and evaluation.
Assure that all deliverables are created in accordance with the organization’s style guide
Work with colleagues to understand the nature of the scientific work that is being undertaken. This includes conducting strategic scientific literature searches on databases such as PubMed, Google Scholar and others; manage End Note databases; and conduct scoping reviews or systematic reviews as appropriate
Provide strategic and tactical communications consulting, partnering with CareQuest Institute leaders on internal and external facing communication to build out thoughtful plans to support their initiatives.
Collaborate with CareQuest Institute Marketing team to ensure understanding and alignment with branding guidelines and activities.
Coordinate and plan all aspects of scientific publications, presentations and expert.
Review and analyze data to measure effectiveness, impact and engagement of scientific writing programs.
Develop and maintain a strategic awareness of the competitive landscape and conversations in our research focus areas
Provide strategic counsel regarding current science writing platforms and recommend new science writing practices.
Master’s Degree or higher degree in a relevant scientific or communications discipline (or related field) or equivalent, relevant work experience.
Minimum of three (3) years of experience in journalism, communications, or science writing.
A portfolio of written material and other digital and/or multimedia content, including materials created for external publication or release
Ability to work with highly technical information and communicate in a clear and concise manner with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
Extensive knowledge of English grammar with a familiarity with a standard style guide
Familiarity with the principles of clinical research
Ability to interpret and present clinical data and other complex information
Well-organized and superior organizational, written and oral communication skills, particularly presentation skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Proficient with general computer software including Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
Proven problem-solving skills.
Ability to make good judgment conclusions based on data available with minimal supervision.
Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks with tight deadlines.
Experience with project management.
Attends additional training as requested/deemed necessary
Experience in oral health research and publication
PhD or equivalent
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 3969
About CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
We are a nonprofit committed to building a future where every person can reach their full potential through optimal health.
We operate as a catalyst for systems change bringing forth ideas and solutions to create a more equitable, accessible and integrated health system for everyone. We do this through our work in grantmaking, research, health improvement programs, policy and advocacy and education as well as our leadership in dental benefits, care delivery and innovation advancements. But we don’t do it alone. Collaboration and partnership are key to achieving our mission — to improve the oral health of all.