Science Writer, Cold Spring Harbor Lab (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 online at:

Position Number 00416-A

Please include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and the names and contact information for three references.

For more information about CSHL please visit our Website:

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer

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