Posts tagged Career Options: Medical Communications/Writing

Beyond the Lab: Erin Flynt, Medical Communications

Kate Stuart
April 13, 2016

In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  Today we highlight Erin Flynt, PhD, in one of our very first Beyond the Lab videos. We were so pleased that she (as well as Nicole Speed) went out on a limb and helped us launch this web series. Dr. Flynt spoke at a February 2013 PhD Career Connections seminar. 

Beyond the Lab: Leah Potter, Medical Writing

Kate Stuart
April 10, 2016

In the month of April, the Office of Career Development is featuring a Beyond the Lab video each day of the month, highlighting awesome alumni in the video series.  Today we highlight Leah Potter, PhD, who is a medical writer for Syncrogenix. We also hosted Dr. Potter at a PhD Career Connections event in Spring 2016. 

Internship Opportunity: NIGMS Summer Writing Internship

Kate Stuart
February 12, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is looking for an energetic science writer who will: Cover research from labs nationwide in areas such as cell biology, biophysics, genetics, pharmacology, biochemistry and computational biology. Produce by-lined stories for print, video and online outlets. Contribute to social media and multimedia products.

Communicating Science (ComSciCon) Workshop for grad students, June 2016

Kate Stuart
January 21, 2016
Posted in Announcements

Applications are now open for the Communicating Science 2016 workshop (, to be held in Cambridge, MA on June 9-11th, 2016.  Graduate students at US institutions in all fields of science and engineering are encouraged to apply.  The application will close on March 1st.

Medical Communications Happy Hour, 2/12/16

Kate Stuart
January 14, 2016

The Vanderbilt Editor's Club will be hosting a happy hour at the Flying Saucer at 6-8 pm on Friday, February 12th. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about science and medical writing as a career, as local members of the American Medical Writer's Association will be attending. Validated parking provided. For more information, contact

Call for Bloggers for NIH BEST Consortium

Ashley Brady
December 2, 2015
Posted in Announcements

Your school’s BEST career development program is part of a national effort to help biomedical PhDs and postdocs prepare for a variety of career options. Only a handful of schools have programs like yours and we want to give others a taste of your experience. We are looking for bloggers to write diary-style entries about the career development process to be published on the national NIH BEST website. OVERVIEW Audience: US biomed PhDs and postdocs

Job Opportunity: News writer,

Ashley Brady
June 18, 2015

The dynamic news team at (soon to be rebranded as Spectrum) needs a high-energy reporter to cover stories that educate, challenge and inspire our audience of scientists. This is an excellent opportunity for a science journalist to develop a beat in the fast-moving field of autism. Genetics, cognition and behavior, research ethics and molecular neuroscience must quicken your heart. You will cultivate sources, embed yourself in the community and be the first to know about trends and provocative advances.

Volunteer Opportunity: Editor, BRET Newsletter: Results and Discussion

Ashley Brady
May 11, 2015
Posted in Announcements

The BRET Office of Career Development is seeking a volunteer Editor to assist in the preparation and publication of the biannual newsletter, "Results and Discussion".  This newsletter highlights research accomplishments of BRET graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and features stories on activities and resources available to BRET trainees.  We are seeking a motivated and organized graduate student or postdoctoral fellow to serve as Editor of the newsletter.

Job Opportunity: Senior Medical Writer, PRIME

Kate Stuart
May 8, 2015

Title: Senior Medical Writer Location: Full-time, onsite, Tamarac, Florida   PRIME is committed to making a difference in the quality of healthcare education. We firmly believe that our staff is the most valuable asset and the reason we are successful. We promote a harmonious and productive environment where collaboration is encouraged and accomplishments are recognized. Come join our dedicated team!  

Job Opportunity: Managing Editor, Congressional Budget Office

Kate Stuart
April 15, 2015

The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress to aid in policy decisions. The Management, Business, and Information Services Division seeks an experienced editor to manage the day-to-day operations of editing and publishing—helping to ensure that CBO’s reports are clear and accessible to a broad audience, including Members of Congress, Congressional staff, researchers, and other members of the public. 

2015 BRET Annual Career Symposium: Science Careers That Put Your Communication Skills to Work!

The BRET Office of Career Development, in partnership with the Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Association and training grants in biomedical sciences, are happy to announce the annual Career Symposium – “Science Careers That Put Your Communication Skills to Work!” -- on Friday, May 29, 2015, at the Student Life Center on t