JOB TITLE: Scientific and Research Communication Specialist
LOCATION: Mill Street Office Building
DEPARTMENT: Marketing and Communications
WORK SCHEDULE: Days
WORK TYPE: Full Time (1.0 FTE)
The Scientific and Research Communications Specialist is responsible for creating a wide range of published content about the scientific/research enterprise at Geisinger. Content target audiences would include the research community (national and international), general public, potential research participants and research/non-research employees. Created content uses include media pitches, press releases, feature articles, websites and a variety of social media channels dependent upon the target audience. Once developed, content should be usable across multiple platforms and with multiple target audiences.
Works closely with the Corporate Communications team to ensure content is usable for multiple communication channels and purposes and follows established style and brand. The Scientific Communications Writer would be responsible for the research enterprise editorial process as well as the editorial processes of the Corporate Communications office. Responsible for developing social media initiatives for research. This position may also help researchers and the public relations team to prepare papers or presentations for conferences or scientific journals.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrated excellence in writing and copy-editing
Experience writing about health, healthcare, and research for both general and clinical audiences
Experience writing for publication in research/medical journals
Experience writing for the web
Ability to manage multiple and rapidly changing priorities as required Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
Ability to work with staff at all levels of the organization
Ability to take broad guidelines of a task, initiate a course of action and then coordinate the activity through completion.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree in a specialized field such as Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Computer Science is highly preferred and/or a degree in journalism, English, Public Relations or Communications related area [i.e.: Health Communications, Public Health, Journalism, etc.] required.
Five years’ work experience as a science writer/journalist for a variety of media (print, digital, social media, websites, newspapers, etc.) and audiences (experts and/or laypersons) required.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in an office environment.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. * Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.