Senior Public Relations Specialist – Science and Research, NYU Langone Medical Center
Full Time, New York, NY
NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC) is one of the nation’s premier centers of excellence in healthcare, biomedical research and medical education. Located in the heart of New York City, the Medical Center consists of the NYU Hospitals Center including Tisch Hospital, The Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Hospital for Joint Diseases, as well as the NYU School of Medicine.
In this highly visible role, you will contribute to and support the development and execution of strategic PR programs by highlighting key scientific and research activities. PR activities include developing media outreach strategies and pitches, fulfilling incoming media requests for experts, and serving as the key contact for select media outlets – all in support of the Medical Center’s mission and vision to be a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center. Additionally, you will interact daily with Medical Center faculty and leadership, including the Vice Dean for Research, representatives of the Office for Science and Research, Office of Clinical Trials, Office of Collaborative Science and individual scientists. The incumbent does not serve as spokesperson for the organization.
The qualified candidate we seek will possess a master’s degree in science (e.g. biology or chemistry); PhD preferred. Position also requires seven or more years of agency, government, non-profit or corporate communications/public relations experience translating complex scientific material for lay audiences, as well as in-depth knowledge of the PR landscape as it pertains to local and national scientific research. Existing relationships with key local/national science writers; and a proven track record of success in scientific communications are essential.
We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. For consideration, please send your resume to:
firstname.lastname@example.org. We are an equal opportunity employer.