Science Writer

Posted On: January 21, 2014

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Company Description

Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is an international leader in virtually every area of medicine and has been the site of pioneering breakthroughs that have improved lives around the world. A major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, BWH has a legacy of excellence that continues to grow year after year. With two outstanding hospitals and over 150 outpatient practices with over 1,200 physicians, we serve patients from New England, throughout the United States, and from 120 countries around the world.

BWH is an internationally-known referral center for the most complex cases in nearly all areas of medicine. In fact, US News and World Report consistently ranks us among the nation’s top 10 hospitals and in the top 10 for specific specialty areas that in 2013 include cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gynecology, nephrology, and rheumatology.

Job Description

The Development Office at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is looking for full-time and freelance Science Writers to interview physicians, researchers, caregivers and other healthcare professionals to gain insights on the latest research findings, clinical applications, training programs and other initiatives funded with philanthropic support.

The Science Writers will also conduct independent research to create digestible, powerful reports that provide donors with a clear picture of how their sizeable gifts are changing the course of patient care. Science Writers will maintain a portfolio of reports covering areas such as newborn medicine, neurology, transplantation, cardiovascular health, women’s health, oncology and surgery, among others.

Minimum qualifications:

 Bachelor’s degree in the life sciences, English, journalism or a related field.
 3+ years of medical/science writing experience.
 Ability to translate complex information into lay-friendly language, yet maintain accuracy.
 Ability to conduct independent research and maintain strong customer service focus.

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Kathleen Hughes (