Science Writer for Nerve@Columbia (Freelance, NYC)

Job Title:
Science Writer for Nerve @ Columbia, Columbia Translational Neuroscience Initiative

Freelance, Columbia University Medical Center (NYC)

Job Description:

In 2013, the Columbia Translational Neuroscience Initiative was established as an umbrella organization to coordinate, facilitate and represent the activities of Columbia’s Uptown neuroscience and disease-focused centers. Columbia Uptown has unparalleled critical mass in these areas – CTNI will enhance basic and translational neuroscience research, ensuring that resources and information be utilized as effectively as possible.

Nerve is CTNI’s newsletter, and is distributed weekly via email. This is an up-to-the-minute source of information on what scientists at Columbia’s uptown campus are doing. Nerve’s main purpose is to inform the 1000-strong neuroscience community at CUMC of what its 200 labs are all doing. To this end we interview the PIs and profile 3 labs per week -i.e. per newsletter.

These profiles are not intended to be a rehashing of the PI’s websites, rather a summary of current research interests, what resources they lack and what they could share. The idea is to spark opportunities for collaboration.

To this end we require a new science writer, to interview the PI’s in person at Washington Heights CUMC campus on 168th street and complete the write up. This is a part-time, paid position. It should also be noted that this is writing for the scientist, and not the lay audience. As such, we require a writer with a strong academic background in neuroscience, preferably PhD level. However, we would also consider a graduate student with research experience.

If interested, please contact the assistant editor, Hannah Butler:

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