Scientific Communications Editor

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Posting title
Scientific Communications Editor

Roles and responsibilities
Must be authorized to work in the United States
Some travel may be required
Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen

Columbus Technologies and Services Inc. is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Columbus 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 Scientific Communications Editor to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in MD.

This is a long-term position which offers:
- Competitive salary
- Tremendous growth opportunity
- Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center
- Learn more about what Columbus can do for you at

Job Description:
The contractor shall:
• Researching and drafting science news articles
• Researching and drafting content for video scripts, video production and editing
• Researching and drafting content for the website such as infographs, biographies, program summar-ies
• Researching and drafting social media content, content for apps, and educational tools for students and the public
• Researching and drafting content for public outreach and special events
• Developing a short and long-range social media plan to highlight NIBIB activities and advances
• Preparing briefing materials for senior leadership about science advances and agency activities.

Required Skills:
The contractor must have:
• In-depth knowledge and experience writing about biomedical research and public health topics
• Experience writing for different audiences, including scientists, health professionals, various educa-tional levels, agency leadership, and the public, and ability to adapt your writing style and voice to different requirements
• Demonstrated ability to copyedit for scientific accuracy, Associated Press style, plain language and adherence to brand standards
• Demonstrated experience developing an overarching social media plan and creating multimedia content/products for effective implementation.
• Ability to work collaboratively with team members using online tools like Teams and willingness to learn new tools.
• Expertise in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Adobe Creative Suite)
• Organized and detailed-oriented; ability to manage multiple ongoing projects and meet deadlines under pressure.
• Excellent interpersonal communications skills
• Bachelor’s degree in bioengineering, biology, chemistry, physics, or related field, plus at least five years of experience writing for a scientific or technical organization, news publication, marketing, or public relations firm; Master’s or PhD. degree and comparable experience preferred.
• Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
• Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.
• Willingness to be an active team member.

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