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Are you passionate about human performance, exercise, and well-being? Curious about how new discoveries and innovations inregenerative medicine, digital twin technology, genetics, and molecular pathways impact human performance? The Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance at Stanford is seeking a highly motivated Science Writer and Communications Specialist, who can clearly and effectively communicate scientific research findings on such topics to a non-scientific audience and who is experienced inproducing engaging materials for multiple communication channels. This part-time (50% FTE) position offers flexible work arrangements,which includes hybrid and/or remote working.
What is the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance? The Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance at Stanford is a university-wide research initiative, housed under the Vice Provost and Dean ofResearch (VPDoR), that leverages Stanford's exceptional research, outstanding athletics, and innovative spirit. We are creating a communitythat draws on diverse efforts across campus to uncover the fundamental principles of peak performance. Through our programs, we are developing the knowledge, the people, and the tools to make optimal health more accessible to all. We hope you will join us in our mission and strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Our Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity The Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance believes inclusion, equity, access, and diversity are essential to the advancement of science. As an initiative under VPDoR, we champion the efforts and values outlined within the VPDoR Diversity Journey: * We create a hub of innovation through the power of diversity of disciplines and people. * We provide equitable access and opportunity to all members of the community in order to do their best work, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. * We listen to and value all colleagues who bring diverse perspectives to the advancement and development of a respectful community. * We promote a culture of belonging, equity, and safety. * We embed these values in excellence of education, research, and operation.
POSITION SUMMARY: An ideal candidate for the Science Writer and Communications Specialist position possesses the ability to compose and edit content fordiverse audiences, weave in strategic approaches to managing various social media accounts, and lead a project from inception tocompletion. This individual will report to and work directly with the Deputy Director of Communications at the Wu Tsai HumanPerformance Alliance.
CORE DUTIES: * Develop and research ideas for written publication/communication. Research will include reviews of scientific and technicalpublications and interviews with leading researchers across Stanford University and the other institutions that form the Wu TsaiHuman Performance Alliance. Key topic areas include regenerative rehabilitation, molecular and genetic pathways of humanperformance, computational modeling and prediction, wearable sensors, female athlete performance, exercise physiology,nutrition, and circadian rhythms. * Consult with internal and external customers to understand the need and purpose of a project. * Compose written material for diverse audiences, across a variety of channels. Materials include news releases, website content,newsletter content, fact sheets, scripts for digital products, announcements and updates for programmatic opportunities, andpitches for media. * Manage production of own publications/communications and adhere to deadlines. * Develop, compile and edit supplemental materials that support written communication (i.e., backgrounders, biographies,executive talking points, and other related materials). * Establish and maintain extensive contacts with key sources (media, news services, community organizations and other targeted audiences) to identify story themes and newsworthy events to promote and disseminate information. * Maintain department style standards.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and five years of related experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: * Proven success in writing for publication in print, web, and other platforms * Excellent writing, interpersonal, and oral communication skills with proven ability to present, write, edit, and organize thoughtsin a clear, concise, and well-organized manner * Ability to understand materials of moderate complexity and synthesize across multiple sources to produce materials for diverseaudiences * Ability to change voice and writing style to fit a particular audience and purpose * Firm understanding of web technologies and applications, including social networking, social media tools, and currentcommunication trends * Excellent interpersonal skills and able to interact effectively with a diverse array of people, including senior leaders * Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite * Ability to manage and prioritize multiple deadlines * Excellent time management skills * Organized and strong attention to detail
DESIRED REQUIREMENTS: * Master's degree in science communications, journalism, and/or advanced degree in the life sciences or engineering preferred * Communications experience in a nonprofit, national laboratory, or other research institution, including academia or industry
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*: * Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks. * Frequently stand/walk, sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, and use a telephone, writing by hand. * Occasionally reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, and sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects thatweigh up to 10 pounds. * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
WORKING CONDITIONS: * Occasional work on evenings and weekends. * A remote worker arrangement may be considered for candidates with the appropriate background and experience. Remoteworkers' schedules are based in the Pacific Time zone.
WORK STANDARDS: * Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations. * Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. * Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Why Stanford is for You Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with: * Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak. * A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources. * A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities.We also provide excellent health care benefits. * Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums. * Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory for all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or another other characteristic protected by law.
Why work at Stanford?Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career.At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment. How will it change you?
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