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Job Title: Science Writer/Editor
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Organization: The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
Posted: 2/4/2019
Type: Full-Time
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Bethesda,  MD   
Position Description: The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc. has an immediate need for a Scientific Writer/Editor to be based on-site at our client facility located in Bethesda, MD. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following tasks:

~Research, develop and draft articles, speeches, talking points, blogs, tweets, web content, presentations, and other materials for scientific and lay audiences.

~Perform extensive research through interviews and by reviewing existing documentation.

~Prepare a variety of documents such as reports, correspondence, and notes on oral instructions.

~Provide science and science policy writing and editing.

~Write in a timely manner for lay and professional audiences.

~Have a high level of computer literacy in Microsoft Word.

~Copyedit and proofread materials.

~Manage multiple editorial projects.

~Translate technical and scientific subject matter into clear and concise text.

~Ensure that written content is clear, concise, consistent, and free of bureaucratic or overly dense language.

~Develop brochures and fact sheets.

~Make recommendations to project leads on editorial or communications issues.

~Strong skills in Excel and Power Point preferred, but not required, including the ability to:

~Create title and bulleted list slides

~Format font, size, color, and alignment of text

~Change line and paragraph spacing

~Create multilevel bulleted and numbered lists

~Add text boxes, auto-shapes, and graphics to a slide

~Effective use of animation

~Insert table and chart slides into a presentation

~Use the outline view to modify and manipulate slides

~Use the slide sorter view to arrange and

~Manipulate slides

~Apply slide transitions between slides

~Add speaker notes for a slide

~Apply a design template to slides

~Modify the color scheme and background of a slide

~Edit and format master slides

~Print slides, handouts, and speaker notes

~Utilize shortcut keys while showing a presentation

Qualifications: Requirements:

~Prefer a PhD, or MD degree but not required.

~Minimum of ten (10) years of related experience in writing scientific materials for professional and lay audiences.

~Extremely broad knowledge of biomedical research areas so as to be able to conduct literature searches, to gather new information, identify topics, write and edit in-depth technical articles and articles for the lay public.

~Excellent judgment in interpreting findings, analyzing the gathered information, verifying facts, and drawing conclusions.

~Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

~Strong communications skills, both oral and written.

~Knowledge of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and style.

~Excellent analytical, organizational, and time-management skills.

Interested candidate should submit resume and cover letter stating salary requirements and explaining how you would be an asset to our team.

SCG is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Closing Date: 5/6/2019
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Contact Name: Human Resources,  Science Writer/Editor
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