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Science Writer

Emulate Boston, MA
  • Posted: September 09, 2017
  • Full-Time

What if you could work at a company that is developing cutting edge technology poised to change the future of medicine? At Emulate, we work at the intersection of biology, engineering, and design to develop technologies that emulate human biology. Our products are enabling a new era of the development of applications for personalized health and safety. Our people are some of the most brilliant and passionate scientists, engineers, and professionals around - who are also amazing to work with! Join a company where you are making a huge impact as an individual - and you are part of an organization recognized by National Geographic as 'The Future of Medicine'!

Emulate is looking for a skilled science writer. In this role, you will create scientific editorial content for our public website, marketing efforts, and for a wide range of communications channels.

The science writer will tell the story of Emulate and communicate the impact our technology is having on the fields of drug discovery and development, variety of other industries, and precision medicine applications.

The successful candidate will have the ability to interview and discuss highly-technical scientific topics with world-class scientists and physicians. What's more, the science writer should have a proven record of thinking strategically about communications objectives and have contributed to strategic communications campaigns in the past. This position will also require the dedication of some time to supporting the science team to produce technical documentation such as protocols, summary of manuscripts to translate highly technical content to commercial teams. Writing scripts and / or producing video may also be part of the job.

In short, if you can grasp highly technical science and write about it, tell engaging scientific stories that puts the scientist at the center of the story, all the while thinking about how communications can drive and support the objectives of a quickly growing business, this job is for you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Write news-style blog posts about scientific research.
  • Work with the communications team to create content that supports our team's appearance at scientific conferences and other events.
  • Write and proof marketing collateral for our technology.
  • Contribute to the production of scientific and product documentation.
  • Write video scripts and work to produce videos with freelancers.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Five years minimum experience writing about biological science
  • Min qualifications Bachelor's in English, journalism, or biological sciences
  • Master's in science journalism (desired)
  • Strong editorial judgement and high editorial standards
  • Creativity, flexibility, and ability to work with people from different disciplinary backgrounds, including scientists, engineers, product designers, and sales

About Emulate, Inc.

Our Human Emulation System, which uses Organs-on-Chips technology, is being used by industry, government, and academia to understand how different diseases, medicines, chemicals and foods affect human health. The system offers researchers a new standard for predicting human response - with greater precision and control than today's cell culture or animal-based experimental methods. We are alsoleading a bold, new precision medicine initiative with our clinical partners. Named "Patient-on-a-Chip," the program is developing personalized chips with patients' own cells. This initiative will help transform the way each of us understands our own bodies and manages our own health.

Research conducted using our Organ-Chips has been published in high-impact scientific journals, including Science and National Geographic. In addition, Organ-Chips have been acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York for their permanent collection, and have also been awarded Product Design of the Year 2015 by London's Design Museum. Our founding team pioneered the original Organs-on-Chips technology during their residency within the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.

Emulate is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take unbiased action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Our methods for hiring include ensuring that all available opportunities are fairly promoted - via online globally available channels - in a manner accessible to all potential applicants.



Boston, MA

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