Science Writer for Parkinson’s Symposium (Freelance, NYC)

Job Title:
Science Writer, Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

part-time/freelance, New York, NY

Job Description:
The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) seeks a part-time freelance science writer to work on its 50th Anniversary Symposium, “Frontiers of Science and Clinical Advances in Quality of Life” which will be held Thursday and Friday, October 11 and 12 in New York City. The candidate will be expected to attend the meeting and translate complex scientific concepts presented at the meeting as well as other material into clear, lay language for a publication geared to the lay community. The project is expected to last for two to three months and will start in late-September. A strong background in science writing is needed. There is the potential for this project to lead to a permanent, part-time job at PDF.

Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience.

About the Parkinson’s Disease Foudation
The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is a leading national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy. PDF is working for the nearly one million individuals in the US living with Parkinson’s by funding promising scientific research and supporting people with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers through educational programs and support services.

Since its founding in 1957, PDF has funded almost $70 million worth of scientific research in Parkinson’s disease, supporting the work of leading scientists throughout the world.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit resume, writing sample and a cover letter stating your interest in this position to Christiana Evers at using the title of the position in the subject line.

No phone calls please.

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