Science Writer, CSHL (FT, Long Island)

Job Title:
Science Writer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Full Time, Cold Spring Harbor, New York

Job Description:

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Public Affairs Department is looking for a trained scientist in the biomedical sciences with demonstrated ability and desire to communicate to non-scientific audiences.

The “science writer” job involves investigating and developing print and web stories and publications with CSHL researchers and the department’s creative team, pitching to the media, growing the Laboratory’s social media presence, and identifying public speaking and publicity opportunities to promote CSHL’s research and education programs locally, nationally and internationally. Join a fast-paced energetic team constantly pursuing new initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about one of the leading molecular biology and genetics research and education institutions in the world today.

Strong writing skills and an ability to translate science for general audiences are essential.

A Master’s or doctoral degree in molecular biology or genetics or other biomedical science is required; also open to certain candidates with a Master’s degree or concentration in writing, journalism, or science journalism (understanding of molecular biology will be critical for such candidates).

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please apply for this position online at:

Position Number 00250-A

Please include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned, private research and education institution with research programs in Cancer, Neuroscience, Plant Biology, Quantitative Biology, and Bioinformatics & Genomics. The research environment is highly collaborative, allowing CSHL scientists to work together across disciplines to solve biology’s most challenging problems. The ultimate goal is to apply this research on basic biological mechanisms to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, neurological disorders and other diseases.


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer

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