Scientific Writer

St.Jude Children's Hospital
November 30, 2022
Memphis, Tennessee
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The Scientific Writer works with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists, clinical investigators and administration to tell the story of research at St. Jude. The science writer works with researchers in a wide range of disciplines to communicate with scientific and mainstream media about St. Jude research, primarily research being published in scientific journals or presented at scientific meetings. The role requires an ability to manage multiple projects and develop appealing content on deadline for a variety of platforms (web, social media, print). The person in this position works collaboratively with a variety of departments and individuals at St. Jude and ALSAC to develop ideas and create content that communicates our science to different audiences.

The science writer plays a valuable role in enhancing the scientific reputation of St. Jude among the public, scientific community, and others.

*This position is located in Memphis, TN.


  • Conduct in-depth literature reviews and analysis to ensure evidenced-based communication practices provide the foundation for content development.
  • Develop processes and procedures to identify and highlight source material.
  • Create captivating and concrete material to ensure ongoing delivery of new and refreshed content that meets audience needs.
  • Write and edit copy for diverse communication tools such as articles, video scripts, webinars, infographics, case studies, blog posts, and ebooks.
  • Build effective web content based on abstract concepts to communicate high-level scientific information to different audiences through various media.
  • Work with and interview research and clinical staff, subject matter experts, St. Jude patients and families, and administration staff.
  • Collaborate with our partner agencies, internal creative services, communications personnel, information services, and other team members to develop compelling content.
  • Review, analyze, audit and organize existing content to ensure quality and accuracy in all projects as well as compliance with organizational standards to support business objectives.
  • Maintain regular and predictable attendance
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed in order to meet the goals and objectives of the department and institution.

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific field, communications, business administration, education, or other healthcare field required.
  • Master's degree preferred.

Minimum Experience

  • Five years of progressive responsibility and experience in the writing field, communications, public relations, education, or healthcare disciplines are required.
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