Springer Nature

Senior Science Writer

RA Capital

Boston, MA, United States

SENIOR SCIENCE WRITER

Essential function: The Senior Science Writer will be responsible for quickly and accurately distilling information from various sources into clear and concise, investment-focused analyses

Key accountabilities:
· Autonomously generate clear and concise, data-driven insights originating from landscape analyses and scientific conferences under deadline
· Effectively teach RA Capital writing style and mentor Writers and Associates on technique
· Demonstrate ownership of priorities and quality standards with flexibility to respond to changing needs
· Leverage experience in familiar content areas to anticipate key questions in other areas, leading to new implications for analysis
· Provides innovative solutions to complex problems
· Work collaboratively across internal teams

Education:
Advanced degree in a life sciences field required, PhD strongly preferred

Minimum work experience:
· 3-5 years professional experience writing, editing, and promoting original content in the medical and/or biotechnology environments, preferably outside academia and across a range of therapeutic areas/capabilities
· Experience working with a sense of urgency in deadline-driven environment that necessitates prioritization of multiple simultaneous projects

Technical & behavioral skills:
· Excellent scientific writing and editing capabilities
· Proven track record in biotech or medical writing; fluency in principles of drug development and interpretation of clinical trial data
· Basic understanding of investment principles and strategies
· Intellectually curious and open-minded about learning new skills and concepts
· Excellent interpersonal communication and teamwork skills
· Ability to rapidly learn and apply new writing styles and standards
· Ability to consistently provide both high-level conceptual feedback as well as very granular edits showing exceptional attention to detail
· Capable of balancing multiple projects with evolving priorities while maintaining a sense of urgency

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Senior Science Writer