The Scientific Writer/Technology Marketing Associate is responsible for developing and preparing marketing content and marketing materials for new technologies developed at the University and coordinating the marketing efforts for the University's intellectual property portfolio, ensuring a consistent approach to marketing those technologies and implementing marketing strategies. This position will write the technical content for marketing slicks and assist the licensing managers in marketing technologies and the Innovation Institute Office of Technology Management services to internal and external constituents, including education of faculty and preparation of informational brochures and materials.
The individual will also be responsible for developing technology related and content for the office website, social media, and special projects as needed, including assisting with editing office publications.
This position requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree in a technical field (life sciences, chemistry, and/or engineering), journalism, English, or communications; Master's degree or advanced degree is desirable. At least three years' proven writing experience in a technical field is needed; familiarity/experience with biotechnology and/or engineering is essential.
Experience in social media, electronic media, and web-based communications is a plus.
Minimum Related Experience Level Required
3-5 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position
This position requires a bachelor's degree in a technical field (life sciences, chemistry, and/or engineering), journalism, English, or communications; Master's degree or advanced degree is desirable. At least three years' proven writing experience in a technical field is needed; familiarity/experience with biotechnology and/or engineering is essential. Candidate must demonstrate an understanding and familiarity with life sciences and/or physical sciences and be able to write scientific texts and documents. Must demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to thrive in a team environment and work on multiple projects simultaneously are essential. Experience in social media, electronic media, and web-based communications is a plus.
Child Protection Clearances
The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Scheduled Work Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:
Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match
Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance
Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)
Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time
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