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Science Writer

Job Summary:

Do you love science and have the ability to turn the latest research discoveries into engaging stories with flair? The La Jolla Institute is seeking a thoughtful and creative individual to write and edit press releases, news and magazine stories. This position will work closely with the Chief Communications Officer, as well as the Advancement team, to proactively raise the Institute’s profiles and grow our audience in the public space. This position provides a unique chance to work with some of the world’s most influential scientists in immunology.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities include developing and maintaining working relationships with faculty members; staying abreast of their ongoing work and newsworthy publications; writing for the Institute’s magazine, Immune Matters; helping to produce multi-media content; proofreading and factchecking; supporting the Advancement team by providing science writing assistance.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and be highly motivated to learn quickly in order to become an actively contributing member of the team.

Leveling Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree
• Experience in scientific writing
• Excellent time management and organizational skills
• Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint

How to Apply:

Applicants should send their resume to be considered. Please apply here.

About LJI:
In 2019, LJI was ranked as one of the best places to work in San Diego by the San Diego Union Tribune. The Institute hosts 24 world-renowned faculty and postdoctoral researchers hailing from 21 different countries. LJI is located in the Science Research Park on the campus of UC San Diego, with easy access to the San Diego life sciences community and all that the area has to offer.

LJI provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, or pregnancy. This applies to all personnel practices, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, educational assistance, and social and recreational programs.