ASPIRE Internship: Science Writer Intern, Editorial Department, BioCentury Inc., (remote)
BioCentury is looking for interns in a part-time role to write brief summaries of translationally relevant preclinical studies from top biomedical journals for our monthly Distillery feature. The position requires a minimum of 10 hours of work per week, and can run from three to six months.
Now in its 27th year, BioCentury Inc. is internationally recognized as the leading provider of value-added information, analysis and data for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, investors, academia and government.
BioCentury identifies and analyzes the strategic issues essential to the formation, development and sustainability of life science ventures. The company employs a fully integrated multimedia platform — including electronic publications, online data solutions, interactive websites, webcasts and conferences — to provide its audience with authoritative and up-to-date intelligence about corporate strategy, partnering, emerging technologies and biological targets, clinical data, public policy and financial markets. (Visit www.biocentury.com)
This work will be performed remotely under the guidance of a BioCentury Senior Editor. It is an excellent learning opportunity for self-motivated and independent candidates with a life sciences background who are interested in translational research, and who wish to learn more about the drug and diagnostics development ecosystem.
Candidates will be asked to identify the most translationally relevant experiments and conclusions of preclinical studies selected by BioCentury’s editorial team, and compose ~100-200 word summaries of each study, according to prototypes provided by BioCentury (see samples below).
The position will provide exposure to BioCentury’s leading industry analysis, including access to the company’s Editorial content and BCIQ database.
- A biology, pharmacy or medical background, and proficiency in reading and understanding primary research articles, is required.
- Candidates should be able to efficiently distinguish between translationally relevant data and basic science findings within preclinical papers.
- Ability to meet deadlines, adapt to feedback and communicate questions and uncertainty effectively are absolute requirements.
- All employees are obligated to meet the highest standards with respect to accuracy, conflict of interest, intellectual property rights, slander, confidentiality and respect for information sources and readers.
- Internship will run three months from July- Sept, 2021 with the possibility to extend through December (six months total) pending review
- Internship is paid, part-time (10 hours per week)
- Position is remote
Applications due by noon, Tuesday June 15, 2021
- Fill out the following ASPIRE Internship Application found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BioCentury_writer_July2021
- Submit a resume and cover letter to Ashley Brady at email@example.com (Please submit documents as pdfs with your last name_BioCentury_writer_July2021 in the file name and with subject line: BioCentury July 2021)
- Schedule a meeting with Ashley Brady via https://calendly.com/ashley-brady prior to the application deadline.
Your information will then be passed along to the host who will contact you directly to schedule an interview.
- Applicants must be a current Vanderbilt University PhD student or a current postdoctoral fellow.
- All PhD students must have completed all coursework for their degree prior to the start of the internship.
- Biomedical PhD students must also have passed their qualifying exams before the application deadline.
- Students and postdocs may not participate in more than one internship at a time. More than one application may be submitted at a single time, but only one position can be accepted.
- If you are not in a department supported by the BRET office, we will also require that you complete a form guaranteeing PI approval to participate in this program. Please contact Ashley Brady at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- If you are an international student or postdoctoral fellow, your visa status may affect your work eligibility. Please contact Ashley Brady (email@example.com) to discuss this further.
- Must be authorized to work in the US
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