Posted On: May 24, 2023
Media Organization: Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science.
Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world.
Brookhaven National Laboratory is seeking an experienced science communicator to fill a Sr. Public Affairs Representative position in the Lab’s Stakeholder Relations Office (SRO). The successful candidate will initially work 50 percent for SRO on general science communications efforts and 50 percent on internal and collaboration communications and outreach efforts related to the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC)—a one-of-a-kind nuclear physics research facility being built at Brookhaven in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). This position will report to the Manager, Media & Communications Office and the EIC Project Manager and is based in Upton, New York, 60 miles east of New York City in Suffolk County.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Raise the profile of Brookhaven National Laboratory and its mission, vision, capabilities, advances, and initiatives among key audiences, including internal stakeholders, existing and potential collaborators, the worldwide science community, policy makers, and media
Communicate to key audiences about the Electron-Ion Collider’s scientific advances, personnel, capabilities, news, and project developments through the production of activity and progress reports, posters, periodic newsletters, fact sheets, and other promotional materials in electronic, web-based, and hard-copy formats
Work with scientists and managers throughout the Laboratory to identify newsworthy events, accomplishments, and developments
Write content for the Lab's print, web, and social media outlets to communicate science research developments
Develop content for the EIC website
Coordinate EIC events and tours
Work closely with EIC staff to develop and distribute communications to the growing community of scientists who will conduct experiments at EIC when it is fully operational (EIC users)
Participate in outreach efforts related to scientific meetings, special events and tours
Work closely with the EIC Associate Laboratory Director and Project Manager on internal and user communications
Serve as a liaison with Brookhaven’s and Jefferson Lab’s communications offices and assist in the development of news releases; feature stories on EIC researchers, collaborators, and support staff; social media content; and other informational materials
Cover science developments at the Lab
Distribute news releases and pitch story ideas to local and national media
Write feature articles, news releases, social media posts, fact sheets, brochures, annual or special reports, video scripts, and displays for conferences and other uses