Science Writer

Job title: Science Writer

Company: Johns Hopkins University

Job description: The Department of International Health is seeking a Science Writer who will provide communications and technical writing support to several immunization advocacy projects at IVAC focusing on translating and synthesizing technical scientific content into written materials suitable for a range of stakeholders and audiences.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for the development of a literature review and series of advocacy briefs and evidence summaries focusing on a variety of themes identified by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance addressing the topic of zero-dose children.
  • Develop evidence summaries, advocacy/policy briefs, reports, infographics, op-eds, blog posts, presentations, fact sheets, news items, press releases, and manuscripts.
  • The development of these materials will often entail collaboration with subject matter experts, conducting reviews of peer-reviewed literature and grey literature, and development of dissemination plans for written materials.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related technical/scientific field with 1 year related writing experience, or Bachelor’s Degree in a non-technical/scientific field with 2 years related writing experience.
  • Training in a field related to journalism, communications, or public health, previous experience with scientific communication, ability to independently conduct literature reviews and subject matter expert interviews, ability to provide a portfolio of examples of previous scientific communication work.
  • Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree.
  • Currently or previously enrolled in a graduate level scientific writing or communications program.
  • Graduate work in public health and/or scientific writing.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English.
  • Translating complex, technical information into accessible materials independently without oversight.

Classified Title: Science Writer
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC
Starting Salary Range: $51,210 – $70,480 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Casual / On Call
Schedule: various hours
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Telecommute
Department name: IH – Int’l Vaccine Access Center (IVAC)
Personnel area: School of Public Health

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at . For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit .

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:


Expected salary: $51210 – 70480 per year

Location: Baltimore, MD

Job date: Fri, 28 Jan 2022 03:48:36 GMT

Apply for the job now!

Leave a Comment